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Steve Jobs, an iconoclast entrepreneur and a co-founder of the game-changing technology giant, Apple Inc., was born in...
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You can be sure that Nikola Tesla has dramatically impacted our world, even if you may not be familiar with him. Tesla,...
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Steve Jobs, an iconoclast entrepreneur and a co-founder of the game-changing technology giant, Apple Inc., was born in 1955 in the bustling city of San Francisco, California. Raised in the epicenter of technological innovation, Silicon Valley, Jobs was adopted as an infant by Paul and Clara Jobs, who nurtured his unyielding passion for electronics and technology.
Jobs was driven by a thirst for knowledge and a love of invention from his early years. Despite enrolling at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, the rebel soul in him caused him to drop out after just a single semester. Undeterred, he returned to his birthplace in California and attended classes at the City College of San Francisco, only to eventually forge his own path in life.
In 1976, Jobs teamed up with his friend, Steve Wozniak, and founded Apple Computer, which would soon become a pioneer in the personal computer industry. With the release of the Apple I, the world's first fully assembled personal computer, in 1976, followed by the widely successful Apple II in 1977, Jobs' innovative ideas and impeccable attention to detail quickly established him as a critical player in the rapidly evolving technology landscape.
In the early 80s, Jobs' impact on technology was felt even more intensely with the launch of the Macintosh, which was released in 1984. This groundbreaking machine was the first personal computer to feature a graphical user interface and a mouse, making it far more user-friendly than its predecessors. Jobs' unwavering commitment to design as an integral part of technology helped shape the design philosophy that continues to influence Apple's products today.
However, despite his numerous successes at Apple, Jobs was unfortunately ousted from the company in 1985. Although this was a difficult period in his life, Jobs transformed it into an opportunity to pursue new interests. He co-founded NeXT Computer, a computer company focused on the education market, and also acquired the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd., which became the renowned Pixar Animation Studios.
At NeXT, Jobs continued to push the boundaries of technology and leave his mark on the world. The NeXT computer, known for its top-notch hardware and software, was a testament to his unwavering dedication to innovation. In 1997, NeXT was acquired by Apple, and Jobs returned to the company as CEO, ready to spearhead its growth and success once again.
Upon his return, Jobs led Apple through a period of tremendous growth and prosperity. He was instrumental in developing the iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad. These products have had a profound impact on the technology industry. Jobs was a master marketer renowned for his captivating keynote speeches that always left audiences eagerly anticipating the next one.
Despite his numerous achievements, Jobs faced multiple health challenges in his later life, including pancreatic cancer in 2003 and a liver transplant in 2009. Despite taking several leaves of absence, Jobs never lost his spirit of determination and always returned to work with renewed energy and focus.
In 2011, Jobs resigned as CEO of Apple due to his declining health, and on October 5th of that year, he passed away. Despite his untimely departure, Jobs' legacy of innovation, design, and excellence lives on. He will forever be remembered as a true visionary whose life is a testament to the power of creativity, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence.
You can be sure that Nikola Tesla has dramatically impacted our world, even if you may not be familiar with him. Tesla, a genius with an unquenchable hunger for knowledge, was born in Croatia in 1856. His parents encouraged his interest in science and math, and he eventually developed his abilities by studying engineering.
Engineer and inventor, he made many breakthrough discoveries that impacted the future of our planet. His most famous invention was the (AC) electrical system. It's the world's comprehensive standard for the delivery of electricity today.
Previously electricity was only possible with Thomas Edison's direct current (DC) technology. This technology made it challenging to offer energy to rural places due to the DC system's inefficiency and inability to carry electricity long distances. In contrast, Tesla's technology made it a non-issue to maintain power across great lengths. Consequently, everyone's house or place of work gained reliable and safe electricity. For the first time, everyone had access to electric lighting at night. It was an invention that has changed billions of lives.
A story worth telling:
In 1930, renowned inventor Nikola Tesla summoned his nephew, Petar Savo, to join him in New York City. Born in Yugoslavia in 1899, Petar was 43 years younger than his uncle and had lived under stringent conditions in his birthplace, Tesla's homeland. A summertime visit to Buffalo in 1931 unveiled Tesla's latest project - a modified Pierce Arrow luxury car financed entirely by the inventor himself.
The automobile's traditional gasoline engine had been replaced by a round, enclosed electric motor, approximately 1 meter in length and 65 centimeters in diameter, with a cooling fan at the front. The motor's manufacturer remains unknown, but rumors suggest it may have been produced by one of Westinghouse's divisions. The source of the car's power, an 'energy receiver' (gravitational energy converter) built by Tesla himself, was installed in front of the dashboard and contained 12 vacuum tubes and a long antenna.
With a flick of two protruding rods, Tesla proclaimed, 'Now we have power.' The electric motor reached a maximum speed of 1800 RPM. According to Tesla, the converter held enough power to run the car's engine and illuminate an entire house. Tested for a week, the modified Pierce Arrow achieved a top speed of 90 miles per hour with ease, leaving onlookers astounded by its performance and the absence of exhaust fumes from the tailpipe.
Unfortunately, the onset of the Great Depression resulted in Pierce Arrow ceasing production just a few months after the car's successful trial run. Studebaker acquired the tools and interconnection between the electric motor and transmission in South Bend, which would later merge with Nash to form American Motors. Despite efforts by Pierce Arrow enthusiasts to revive the luxury brand, their attempts proved unsuccessful.
What did this mean?
Tesla held patents on multiple wireless free energy devices. Hence, there is no doubt he had the mind and ability to create this prototype. So if true, it could have changed our planet's polluted, scarce, and costly energy history. Why were the car and his many designs related to free energy not mass-produced?
The answer is not unknown or a secret. Men like big banking money man J.P. Morgan did not like Tesla's wireless free energy devices because they could not put a meter on them. The financial elite wanted to make a fortune off of people's consumption of electricity and oil. Morgan denied Tesla funding for that reason. So his beautiful dream of a planet with clean and abundant free energy was squashed.
Despite not being allowed to put his 'free energy' inventions into mass production, he never lost his zeal for developing cutting-edge technological advancements. He continued to dream, always staying true to his art, constantly seeking to push the envelope of what was conceivable toward a better future for all.
When he passed away in 1943, he held over one hundred patents. Sadly his outstanding contributions to our planet were largely unrecognized at that time. But many engineers that followed him have been motivated and influenced by his legacy. Thus his life's work continues to grow even now.
In conclusion, Tesla profoundly impacted the world and continues to be an incredible role model. Indeed he may be the greatest innovator of all time. Let's commemorate this extraordinary unsung innovator and visionary who was ahead of his time.
And now, to end this post, his most important public statement:
'Electric power is everywhere, present in unlimited quantities, and can drive the world's machinery without the need of coal, oil, gas, or any other of the common fuels.' [Nikola Tesla].
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By Chad Estell, on February 14th, 2023.
Have you ever heard of Antoine Prioré? He was a true revolutionary in the world of cancer treatment. Born in Italy in 1912, he made Bordeaux, France, his home at the end of World War 2. By 1950 he had invented the wonderous machine called the 'Prioré Organizing Wave Generator' or the 'Prioré Ray.'
From 1950 until 1975, he used the machine to cure thousands of mice, rats, and dogs. It was a miraculous device. For the first time, a way to cure cancer without side effects was in use.
In 1954 his research took a significant turn when a better machine named the P-1 was built. He began secretly treating numerous cancer patients deemed incurable by their doctors. This could not have happened without the help of a general practitioner named Maurice Fournier. Together, they started a campaign that offered hope to those who previously had none.
Fournier kept a record of each patient in a massive file lodged with a lawyer until his death. A short time later, the unnamed attorney suddenly lost the file. Fortunately, a few pieces of information were preserved in letters found in an old dog-eared file.
Some of these, dating back to 1954, included a 12-year-old child named Alain B., whose diagnosis was a malignant type of Hodgkin's disease. His parents took him to Prioré, who irradiated him with the machine's healing rays. 12 years later, a Bordeaux physician confirmed that the youngster, now 24 years old, was disease-free following a checkup.
A second example discovered in an old file revealed that a patient with throat cancer was able to avoid a laryngectomy and was cured entirely following his treatment with the Prioré device.
Over the years, the official French medical establishment campaigned against Prioré and his team. Their campaign was ruthless. They lied about the results and financially threatened many team members. But they failed to stop the research, and the mission to end cancer for all time never stopped moving forward.
One of the team members most responsible for the moral and financial support was the mayor of Bordeaux, Jacques Chabans-Delmas, who became prime minister of France in 1969.
Here's a list of 8 other vital supporters:
1) The World Health Organization.
2) Robert Courrier - permanent secretary of the French Academy of Sciences.
3) Professor Raymond Pautrizel - France's leading Professor of Immunology & Parasitology.
4) The D.G.R.S.T. - France's top government scientific agency.
5) Professor André Lwoff - the 1965 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine.
6) The French military.
7) Members of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bordeaux.
8) Cancerologists at the Villejuif Institute for Cancer Research.
In 1967, Prioré lost his sister to cancer because he could not give her any treatments since his current machine was worn out and needed to be rebuilt. It was an ironic and sad event that was so devastating to him that he went into a period of profound isolation, so deep that it threatened to end the project since it could not continue without him.
Fortunately, Professor Raymond Pautrizel stepped in to help with the research. He was part of the Faculty of Medicine at Bordeaux. Later he was awarded the first academic chair in France for immunology. And he soon became known worldwide as the 'father of parasitological immunity.'
When he first started, he is quoted as saying: 'What stupefied me, and led me to ponder the question, was to see the control animals die from their tumors in 3 weeks, while at the same time, I could observe that the tumors in the animals under treatment were literally melting away...'
In 1974, there was a change in the Prioré friendly local government. As a result, his backers and their money for development disappeared. In response, an effort was made to put the technology into the public domain, but it was forcefully stopped.
The top 5 facts known as of now:
1) Prioré was a self-taught genius who invented a machine that cured thousands of animals and many people of cancer.
2) There was a vicious campaign by the elite of the French medical community to try and stop him and prevent his technology from being used or accepted.
3) His secretive personality prevented him from sharing how it actually worked.
4) Some independent researchers have replicated the technology in private settings worldwide.
5) More than one scientist has figured out how it worked and published the same.
Billions of dollars have been spent on cancer research, but no cure has been found. On the other hand, Prioré regularly cured cancer. The solution is obvious. Our scientists and politicians must wake up to the greatest cancer technology ever known and put cancer in the past where it belongs.
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By Chad Estell, on February 21st, 2023.