Tesla’s life. Tesla was born to Serbian parents in Smiljan, Croatia. His father was a priest of the local Serbian Orthodox Church. Tesla was very clever as a child and liked to write poetry and experiment. His parents wanted him to follow his father and become a priest, but Tesla developed an interest in scientific pursuits. He studied engineering at the Technical University in Graz, Austria.
Tesla’s work. In 1881 Tesla went to Budapest as an engineer for a telephone company and a year later took up a similar position in Paris. He went to the United States in 1884 and worked for American inventor Thomas Edison for a year before setting up his own workshop. Tesla worked with American industrialist George Westinghouse. Tesla became a United States citizen in 1889. His mother died in 1892. In 1912 both he and Edison were proposed for the Nobel Prize in physics, but Tesla refused to be associated with Edison. Neither inventor received the prize. He lived his last years as a recluse and died in New York.
Tesla Coil: Nikola’s greatest invention. A transformer that could change both the frequency and magnitude of an alternating current. Using this device, Tesla produced an electric spark 41 m long in 1899. He also lit more than 200 lamps over a distance of 40 km without the use of intervening wires. Tesla outlined a scheme for detecting ships at sea that was later developed as radar. Many of his inventions, including electrical clocks and turbines, remained in his head because he had no money to put them into practice.
John Hutchison inventor of the Hutchison effect.
Hutchison’s Life. John Kenneth Hutchison is a Canadian self educated scientist. He stumbled onto his effect in 1979 when he was studying the longitudinal wavelengths of Nikola Tesla. He did not take notes or read machine manuals; he simply worked as an artist.
The Hutchison effect. He crammed in one room in his home in Vancouver a variety of devices that emit strong electromagnetic fields such as Tesla coils, Van de Graff generators, radio frequency transmitters and many others. He turned all of them on at the same time and he was astonished to see that a metal bar that was placed on the ground near him floated in the air for about a second and then fell back to the ground.
The abnormal results of the Hutchison effect. The Hutchison effect has many effects such as: -Levitation of heavy objects such as a cannonball. -jellification of metals. -Fusion of dissimilar materials such as metal and wood. -anomalous heating of metals without burning adjacent material. -spontaneous breaking of metals. -both temporary or permanent changes in the crystalline structure of metals.