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Tesla Eponyms

Nikola Tesla Boulevard

Nikola Tesla Airport

In 2006, Airport in Belgrade (Serbia) changed its name from ‘Surcin Airport’ to ‘Nikola Tesla Airport’.


Unit for Magnetic Induction

(The tesla (symbol: T) is the unit of magnetic flux density.)

At the IV Session, the Eleventh General Conference on Weights and Measures, in October 18, 1960. the Resolution 12 was voted, by which it was decided that the magnetic induction unit in the International System of Units be named ‘tesla’ with symbol (T). This was the greatest international award by which a permanent monument was erected to Tesla, and his name entered into the legislation of the countries all over the world, according to the saying of the Meter Convention ‘for all times and for all nations’.


Tesla Crater on the Moon

Tesla is a lunar impact crater that is located on the Moon's far side, just to the southeast of the larger H. G. Wells. About one crater diameter to the southwest of Tesla is Kidinnu, and to the southeast is Van Maanen.

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Tesla is the name of a Minor Planet and an Asteroid.

Nikola Tesla Boulevard

The City of Hamilton, ON, Canada, inaugurated Nikola Tesla Boulevard on July 10th, 2016.



Tesla Coil

In 1891 Nikola Tesla Invented the Magnifying or Resonant Transformer.


Tesla Band


Tesla (band) is an American rock band formed in Sacramento, California.
The band derived their name, certain album and song titles, and some song content from events relating to inventor and electrical engineer Nikola Tesla.


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Tesla Turbine


The Tesla turbine is a bladeless centripetal flow turbine patented by Nikola Tesla.

Tesla Turbine

Tesla's Egg of Columbus


Tesla's Egg of Columbus was a device exhibited in the Westinghouse Electric display at the 1893 Chicago World's Columbian Exposition to explain the rotating magnetic field that drove the new alternating current induction motors designed by inventor Nikola Tesla by using that magnetic field to spin a copper egg on end.


Tesla's electro-mechanical oscillator


is a steam-powered electric generator patented by Nikola Tesla in 1893. Later in life Tesla claimed one version of the oscillator caused an earthquake in New York City in 1898, gaining it the popular culture title "Tesla's earthquake machine".


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Tesla Valve

A Tesla valve, called a valvular conduit by its inventor, is a fixed-geometry passive check valve. It allows a fluid to flow preferentially in one direction, without moving parts. The device is named after Nikola Tesla, who was awarded U.S. Patent 1,329,559 in 1920 for its invention.


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Tesla (Czechoslovak company)

Elektra was founded on 18 January 1921 and renamed Tesla on 7 March 1946.


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TESLA: From iconic radios to the Tamara radar

Say “Tesla” and most people think of electric cars. But here in Czech Republic people associate the brand name with a wide variety of electronic products they grew up with. During the communist era Czech households relied on Tesla radios, Tesla TV sets, Tesla gramophones, cassette recorders, CD players and a great deal else.

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