The remote control system, recognitions

In the last room of the Museum are shown Tesla's experiments and achivements in the field of remote control system. The reconstructed model of a small ship is exhibited, with which he laid the foundation of remote control system, when he, in New York in 1898, showed how the ships and mechanical gadgets in general could be controlled on a wireless principle.

The enlarged photograph of the antenna of Tesla's "World's radiostation" which he constructed in Long Island in the vicinity of New York, testifies his farsightedness and ingenuity. His idea was that this station, build in 1900 should by remote wireless control transmit throughout the world not only the news but music and photographs as well. However, that great plan could not be carried out becouse Tesla did not have sufficient resources to do so. That seems to be the direct cause for Tesla'a withdrawing from people and leading an isolated life. Yet his great work remained as a testimony of his creative life, as well as meny diplomas of recognition given to him by many well-known world universities and scientific institutions.

The greatest among all the recognitions, however, is the one given to him posthumously (in 1960) by the International Commision for Electrical Engineering, at its session in Philadelphia. That Commision decided that the unit of magnetic induction is to be universaly called Unit "tesla" (as well as formula)

So Tesla was included among the most outstanding scientists such as Volta, Ampere, Faraday, Kelvn and others.

The exhibition ends with the posthumous mask of Tesla, with the words of American inventor Armstrong next to it:

"The world will long have to wait for a mind
equal to Tesla's, a mind of such creative possibilities
and such wealth of magination."

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