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By Richard Gunderman
Indiana University 

Nikola Tesla: The extraordinary life of a modern Prometheus


August 14, 2020

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

(THE CONVERSATION) Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts:

- Spoke eight languages

- Produced the first motor that ran on AC current

- Developed the underlying technology for wireless communication over long distances

- Held approximately 300 patents

- Claimed to have developed a "superweapon" that would end all war

The match for each, of course, is Tesla. Surprised?...

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