What’s in a Name? The Tesla

Taking Measure Blog
What’s in a Name? The Tesla Header image of Nikola Tesla, electricity, and an MRI machine Do you enjoy flipping on the light switch or plugging in that favorite electrical device? Well, you can thank Nikola Tesla — born 167 years ago today — for that amazing invention.  You may think of Thomas Edison as the main pioneer in electricity. But Nikola Tesla brought us alternating current (AC) electricity, which is the type of electricity that is widely used in our homes and buildings today. As the name implies, alternating current reverses direction at regular intervals, and it turns out that it’s much better for moving electric power over long distances.  Read More