The Lives and Times of Nikola Tesla

Legends being what they are, it’s safe to suggest that Nikola Tesla’s profile of today, even if one doesn’t credit the ramifications of that legend, is much higher and more salutary than the man – or men, if one wants to add Marconi to the pile – who thoroughly eclipsed him in stature, rapture and success at the time: Thomas Edison. Tesla comes with mystery and aspiration attached, sparks the imagination, inspires movies, books, comics and brands of car, suggests great untold, or suppressed, discoveries and inventions, offers the lure of exotic and ennobling scientific endeavour in all its unrestricted,

Antimatter

Antimatter is exciting stuff, combustible and incredibly dangerous – a bit like nuclear that way – and one wouldn’t be advised to use it as fuel source, except that everyone invariably does. In science fiction. So, a bit like nuclear that way. The same stuff doesn’t tend to be nearly as inspiring in the cold, harsh clinical light of theoretical science. But that doesn’t mean the reality, which tends to give official science a wide berth, isn’t less than scintillating. Physics tells us antimatter is made up of antiparticles of reversed charge, parity and time. It will tell you, if

The Appliance of Science

Science, or science-fiction in many cases, as much of what we’re told is bunkum, even as those who tell it thumb a superior nose at the alt- or unproven (by their weights and measures) field, is perhaps the most fertile “authoritative” ground for the obfuscation of the truth. Well, that and official history. It sells us ideas as germs, whether or not they have any substance, in order to perforate an already prescribed paradigm – are we living in a simulation? Is the multiverse real? – while submerging us in inconceivable quantities of nonsense, both in terms of our physical