Nikola Tesla

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People who prefer to solve problems by themselves are more likely to invent things. Photograph: iStock

Innovation is clearly of critical importance for progress. It depends on invention, which in turn depends on ideas. Only a tiny minority of people pro(...)

Tenet showcase

The ranking of Christopher Nolan films is an industry in itself. A director with a fanatical following, the Englishman hit the ground running with Mem(...)

“Cars is a money-losing market and that’s why you see our competitors coming into semi trucks now.”

Another week, another rocketship rise in value for a newly founded car maker. Previously, it was Tesla outstripping the market values of car manufactu(...)

Thomas Edison carefully fashioned an image as a hands-on inventor and built social capital with other inventors, financiers and wealthy families.

Many of those involved in innovation fail to win the funding, talent, technical support or other resources required to progress their plans, despite h(...)

Nikola Tesla: developed Faraday’s  induction invention

I detest power cords and cables for my various smart devices and domestic appliances. Why is it that almost every device seems to require a different (...)

Rock to the Top, Ciarán Taylor for South Dublin County Council In Context 4

Rock to the top: Ciarán Taylor Meeting Point: Rua Red, Tallaght Arts Centre, Dublin Aug 26 incontext4.ie – They say that faith can move mountains, bu(...)

A detail of Red Weed, part of Astronomical Mashup at the Lab, Dublin by Lucy McKenna. Photograph: Peter Varga

Lucy McKenna isn’t what you would expect. From her work I had imagined someone intense, nerdy and scientific in a scary way. Her artist’s CV includes:(...)

Dave Elkington: “My goal is to build a great business and create huge value for our customers. At the end of the day an IPO is just a funding event.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The cold-call is dead and few will mourn its passing. With the rise in sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) technology, it is now almo(...)

Flowers from the Muslims of France Association are left outside the church where a priest was killed on Tuesday in Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray. Photograph: Francois Mori/AP

From now on the small, terraced bungalow at 35 Nikola Tesla street will be known as “the terrorist’s house”. After 19-year-old Adel Kermiche and an a(...)

Nikola Tesla (blurred at centre) performs an electrical experiment for writer Samuel Clemens (left), aka Mark Twain, and actor Joseph Jefferson in 1894

As well as being a gifted writer, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was fascinated with technology. When he was born in 1835, sailing was the usual means o(...)

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