Nikola Tesla's Amazing Wireless Power Towers Actually Exist in Russia

Built in the 80s by Russian scientists trying to achieve Tesla's dream of wireless power transmission, they are actually operational

Thu, Aug 20, 2015
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The original was built in 1901 in New York state
This article originally appeared at Slavorum

Many people still dream about wireless power transmission that Tesla developed back in 1870s. Scientists are still puzzled how the genius scientists managed to do this, however the “Wardenclyffe Tower” or more popular name Tesla Tower was built on the Manhattan Island in 1900’s.

Project was never completed, most likely due to lack of money income for his experiments. He believed that his Tower projects would be the most effective electric systems in world where he could produce and transfer vast amount of energy across great distances. Imagine the world without all those electrical cables in household, neighborhood and between cities? It sounds great, and that’s just what he had in mind!

Today scientists are close to wireless power transmission dream of genius Nikola Tesla. Funny thing is the person that is making the most progress on this area is again a person from Croatia, young scientist called Marin Soljačić. If Soljačić team manages to complete their wireless transmission it will be another scientific breakthrough that will change our world beyond recognition, to a better stance we hope!

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What Tesla had in mind and never managed to complete beyond mere trials is what now Croatian scientist might manage to do. With already built Tesla towers in Russia that have the option to store electrical energy but still need to transmit it via cables, we might be entering a new era of development of human civilization.

If you want to see how Tesla towers look like you can see them just 40km from Moscow and at the moment this is the only example of such electric generators in the world, and yeah it’s energy can supply the entire Russia (however just for 100 microseconds).

There experiments in Russia aren’t new, this is the legacy of Soviet Union that started these tests in 1980’s where they built towers which channeled energy from lightning storms for many reasons. However this is very unique and you won’t find it anywhere else. It would be nice if Croatian Marin Soljačić would team up with scientists of this facility and we might see real fully functional Tesla Tower before we imagine.

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This facility is not operational due to the high cost of it’s maintenance, so it is only turned on on special occasions.

Russian TV stations said that when it is turned on due to high voltage and static charge anyone standing anywhere close will make it’s hair bristle. What can we say, Slavs (in this case Serbs, Croats and Russians) might change the human civilization once again, for better!

 

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