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Edison vs. Tesla

Edison vs. Tesla

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Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Alva Edison
Thomas A. Edison in his "Invention Factory," 1901. | Photo courtesy of the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Some surprising facts about one of the most prolific inventors in U.S. history -- Thomas Edison.

Top 11 Things You Didn't Know About Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla in or around 1890, when the inventor was in his mid-30s. | Photo is in the public domain. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

Learn facts about Nikola Tesla, one of history's most important energy-related inventors and engineers.

Videos

VIDEO: Who Was the Better Inventor, Tesla or Edison?

“Who was the better inventor, Edison or Tesla, and why?” In our new video, we explore the famous rivalry between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.

From Tesla's Lab to Los Alamos: Powerful Magnets Come Full Circle

Learn about the most powerful non-destructive magnet in the world -- and how Nikola Tesla's work more than a century ago makes it possible.