Friday, July 10, 2009

Google Honours Nikola Tesla

Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth.

The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter "g", which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer.

It pays tribute to the Serb born scientist, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current electric power (AC) systems, including the polyphase power distribution systems and the AC motor.
More in The Telegraph

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