Nikola Tesla and Guglielmo Marconi

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To celebrate the birthday of NIKOLA TESLA this week, take this class challenge – find out more about this amazing man and compare his story with that of Guglielmo Marconi! On June 2nd, 1896, radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi applied for the following patent – “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor”.

However, Guglielmo’s patent was not without controversy. Why? 

Marconi patent
Marconi patent, June 2, 1896
Marconi
Guglielmo Marconi

 

 

 

 

 

To appreciate fully the impact of this event on today’s technology, in particular radio, radar and television, we need to look into the research and work of both Guglielmo Marconi and Nikola Tesla. Their achievements led to the formation of the world’s first wireless telegraph companies. Both men developed their ideas to become the leading inventors of their time.

Tesla Patent May 1 1888
Tesla Patent, May 1, 1888
Tesla
Nikola Tesla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your challenge this week, is to research the history of these two great inventors and write a short article on your understanding of the controversy. Whatever your thoughts, they both played a vital role in the invention of the wireless telegraph. Then answer the following questions:- QUESTIONS: 

  • When was Guglielmo Marconi born?
  • He received a Nobel Prize in 1909….in what field?
  • In 1912, the Marconi wireless technology assisted in the rescue of survivors of what tragedy?
  • Many places and organizations have been named after Guglielmo. Name one from Ireland, Italy and America.
  • When was Nikola Tesla born?
  • He relocated to the USA. Who did he first work for?
  • In what year was the Tesla Electric Light and Manufacturing Co. formed?
  • His image was on the cover of what magazine in 1931?

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