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Tesla Monument to Be Unveiled in New York

A monument to Croatian-born Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla will be shown in Belgrade before its planned erection in New York in September.

BIRN
Belgrade

The monument by Serbian sculptor Nikola Koka Jankovic will go on show in Belgrade's SANU Gallery from August 21 to 28.

Jankovic's work is then travelling to New York, here it will go up in September in front of the laboratory in Shoreham, New York, where he lived and worked.

This is one of a series of events marking 70 years since the death of the great inventor.

In July, New York hosted an exhibition of Tesla's inventions including details of his life at the Hall of Science in Queens.

Tesla was born in Smiljan, Croatia, on July 10, 1856, and after completing his education moved to New York in 1884, where he worked at a company owned by Thomas Edison, the inventor and businessman.

In 1891, he introduced to the world wireless energy transmission known as the Tesla Effect, as well as the Tesla Coil, an electrical resonant transformer circuit used to produce high-voltage, low-current, high-frequency alternating-current electricity.

Later he experimented with X-rays, remote radio control, and a steam-powered mechanical oscillator known as Tesla's oscillator. In all, Tesla held nearly 300 patents in 26 countries.

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