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Science: Damn Good Man

Manhattan newsgatherers went last week, as they have gone annually for many a year, to interview Nikola Tesla on his birthday. This year it was his 71st...

AERONAUTICS: Tesla's Helicopter

Inventor Nikola Tesla drew plans for a helicopter that would fly straight up from earth until safely high and then would cock over to fly like any other plane...

Science: Tesla at 75

(See front cover) On Nikola Tesla's birthday in mid-July, the electrical term which his name has become is regenerated as a tall, meagre, eagle-headed man...

People, Jul. 18, 1932

"Names make news." Last week these names made this news: Henry Cabot Lodge, able journalist (New York Herald Tribune}, setting out after his...

Drone Home

A few months ago I borrowed a drone from a company called Parrot. Officially the drone is called an AR.Drone 2.0, but for simplicity's sake, we're just going to...

The Kickstarter Economy

"As many of you know, the entertainment industry is filled with incredible scripts written by incredible talent that have not or will never get made. Or worse,...

The 50 Best Inventions

Correction Appended: Nov. 18, 2011 REINVENTING THE INVENTOR In the age of Steve Jobs, it's all about perfecting the final product. Nobody remembers the guy who...

In Search Of The Real Google

It's time to make some big decisions, so the Google guys are slipping on their white lab coats. After eight years in the spotlight running a company that Wall...

Science: Superman of the Waldorf

The late Nikola Tesla was a spectacular eccentric scientist and showman. Sure that his name will outlive Thomas Edison's, Tesla's admirers hold that he and...

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