Tesla's dream of death ray

Nikola Tesla a great inventor, genius and wizard of his time had always astonished us with his great inventions. He was too much further of his time. His inventions were unbelievable for the time in which he invented them. His greatest inventions which we use now and shall use further are Alternative Current (AC) motor and AC generation & transmission technology.  He also invented Tesla Coil, Wireless Power Transfer, Tesla turbine, Tesla's oscillator and many more. Today we will take a look on one of his greatest invention and we can call it a dangerous invention, Tesla Teleforce or Death Ray.

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About Teleforce or Death Ray:  
         A weapon that emits light rays with too much of energy and speed which can destroy anything in range of 200 miles very quickly, was the idea behind the Death Ray. It was the dream and theoretical project of the great wizard. There are many beliefs and conspiracy theory about this topic. Tesla announced that he had achieved the functioning of the Teleforce (Theoretically) and he will be making the working model for that soon.
From 1920's to 1930's scientists Guglielmo Marconi, Harry Grindell Matthew &  Edwin R. Scott claimed that they have achieved the death ray but none of them were able to display their functioning models.

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        Tesla explained that his invention was different from other scientists as the invention of other scientists requires too much of energy to work which isn't efficient at all and almost unable to produce. If we convert the energy consumed by a big city and transmit into ray, as per physics laws, it will be spread widely and won't have much effect on target and can cause minimal effect. But Tesla's machine was unique as the rays emitting from his machine was thinner than the hair & will use less electricity which ultimately gives the ray more power and it can travel long distance. He proposed to attain power from the ionosphere, which he termed as "an invisible ball of energy around Earth". He had done this with the help of 50-foot Tesla Coil.

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The apparatus/components of this invention include: 
  • An apparatus for producing large amount of energy in free air instead of in a high vaccum.
  • A mechanism for generating tremendous electrical force.
  • A means of intensifying and amplifying the force developed by the second mechanism.
  • A new method for producing a tremendous electrical repelling force. This would be the projector, or gun, of this invention.

Research papers of Nikola Tesla: 
           Many conspiracy theories arises about Tesla's research papers. When he died at hotel his papers were totally misplaced, windows were broken and everything in the room was total mess. Many beliefs arose after his death on 7th January, 1943 in New Yorker hotel in Manhattan, where he was staying for a decade from 1933-1943, US government's Office of Alien Property Custodian undertook his research paper as they were afraid that the research paper may help their enemy country to make many weapons and can cause problem for USA. 

Tesla described his Teleforce in 1934-

"My apparatus projects particles which may be relatively large or of microscopic dimensions, enabling us to convey to a small area at a great distance trillions of times more energy than is possible with rays of any kind. Many thousands of horsepower can thus be transmitted by a stream thinner than a hair, so that nothing can resist." The nozzle would send concentrated beams of particles through the free air, of such tremendous energy that they will bring down a fleet of 10,000 enemy airplanes at a distance of 200 miles from a defending nation's border and will cause armies to drop dead in their tracks. - source Wikipedia

            Some people believe that after Tesla's accident in 1937, he wasn't able to heal completely and he destroyed his all research papers as they could be misused after his death by any nation or military. He was peace loving and wanted to end wars completely. He thought military of any nation can make death ray and can use for war so he destroyed his research paper completely.

No doubt why Nikola Tesla is considered as a futuristic inventor for his time. Do comment down below your views about Nikola Tesla and his futuristic inventions.



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