Tomislav Nikolic is on a campaign. One, he wants the world to know that scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla was awesome. And two, he wants the world to know that Tesla was Serbian. The first part's so far been a breeze. The second part, however, is taking a bit more work.
Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic unveiled a monument to Nikola Tesla yesterday at the Serbian-born scientist's former Wardenclyffe laboratory in Long Island.
We've been following non-profit the Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe's attempts to purchase the Wardenclyffe Tower property, site of inventor Nikola Tesla's last lab. Matthew Inman, creator of the webcomic The Oatmeal, ran an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign back in August to raise money to purchase the property…
In 1901, inventor Nikola Tesla built an 18-story tower on New York's Long Island, promising that it would deliver electricity wirelessly to the world. Now that mysterious tower and his lab may be destroyed.
Tesla is as known for what he couldn't manage to accomplish as for what he did, and his admirers are doing their best to save the site of his ballsiest, most outlandish failure.