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        Tesla: Early Experiments with Wireless Power

        Discover how a present-day cutting-edge technology, wireless power, was actually pioneered by Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla more than 100 years ago, in this digital short and video adapted from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Tesla. Tesla dazzled audiences in his time with experimental creations like “cold light” and the Tesla coil. But he never realized his vision of wirelessly transmitting electricity worldwide. Today, technology companies are building on Tesla’s concepts to meet the needs of many in our world, including developing ways to charge mobile devices without using power cords. This resource is part of the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Collection.

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        Video: Wireless Power Experiments

        Learn how Nikola Tesla’s experimentations with transmitting energy without wires or batteries led to two inventions, “cold light” and the Tesla coil, in this adapted video.

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        Video: Wireless Charging

        Discover how innovations that use wireless power to charge today’s mobile devices can be traced back to technology developed by Nikola Tesla over a hundred years ago, in this digital short.

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