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The Doctor Who theme song, performed on Tesla coils

Yes, you read that correctly. And yes, it’s every bit as excellent as it sounds. Bad Astronomer Phil Plait was recently asked to deliver a talk about asteroid impacts at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Engineering Open House – an unassumingly named science and engineering festival that actually attracts thousands of people from around the… Read More

Niagara Falls, Power and Tesla

I was thinking of the beauty of the falls, mostly, and a chance to be on a vacation alone with my husband. What I found at Niagara Falls was an incredibly geeky place, starting with Nikola Tesla’s longest lasting achievement, … Read More

Happy Birthday, Nikola Tesla!

One hundred and fifteen fifty-three years ago, Nikola Tesla was born in the small village of Smiljan, Vojna Krajina, in modern-day Croatia. Beside the eponymous Tesla coil, Tesla is known for his contributions to the field of science, especially regarding … Read More