On This Date: May 17th, 1899. Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla in his lab.

On May 17, 1899, Nikola Tesla arrived in Colorado Springs to continue his experiments in electricity.  In his lab located near Foote Ave. and Kiowa St, Tesla conducted research for nearly nine months before returning to New York.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikola_Tesla#Colorado_Springs

Credited with over 700 patents worldwide, his name today is probably most well known in conjunction with Tesla Motors Company.  Tesla Motors  is an electric car company whose cars’ power systems are based on Nikola Tesla’s induction motor and alternating-current power transmission theories.

image courtesy Tesla Motors

http://www.teslamotors.com/

Another Colorado connection:

The CEO & Chairman of Tesla Motors is Elon Musk, who is the brother of Kimbal Musk, Owner/Chef of the popular Boulder restaurant “The Kitchen” on Pearl Street.  http://thekitchencafe.com

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