Life Stories

  • Nikola Tesla: The Extraordinary Life of a Modern Prometheus

    By Richard Gunderman | The Conversation - 6 min -

    The 75th anniversary of Tesla’s death on Jan. 7, 2018 provides an opportunity to review the life of a man who came from nowhere yet became world famous; claimed to be devoted solely to discovery but relished the role of a showman; attracted the attention of many women but never married; and generated ideas that transformed daily life and created multiple fortunes but died nearly penniless.

    The eccentric inventor set the stage for many modern technologies amassing a fortune in the process. Yet he died nearly penniless.Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts...

  • Nikola Tesla: The Extraordinary Life of a Modern Prometheus

    By Richard Gunderman | The Conversation - 6 min -

    The eccentric inventor set the stage for many modern technologies amassing a fortune in the process. Yet he died nearly penniless.Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with these biographical facts...

  • The Confessions of Marcus Hutchins, the Hacker Who Saved the Internet

    By Andy Greenberg | wired.com - 62 min -

    At around 7 am on a quiet Wednesday in August 2017, Marcus Hutchins walked out the front door of the Airbnb mansion in Las Vegas where he had been partying for the past week and a half. A gangly, 6'4", 23-year-old hacker with an explosion of blond-brown curls...

  • The Untold Story of Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell’s Visionary 1980s Tech Incubator

    Fast Company | Benj Edwards - 18 min -

    After bringing us Pong and Chuck E. Cheese’s, the legendary entrepreneur built a startup factory that tackled 21st-century ideas with 1980s tech.