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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watch the Space Center Staff's Dinner Show for its EdVenture Camp. You Won't Believe Your Eyes. Tesla's Birthday. The Imaginarium



Hello Troops,
Something strange happened during the CMSEC's EdVenture Camp dinner break last night.  So strange in fact, that I asked Dave Daymont to film it for me to share with you.

For the first time ever, the Space Center staff performed a line dance for their camper's dinner entertainment. Needless to say, the Happy Buckets were in heavy demand! 

Sit back and enjoy the show.  If you like what you see, consider inviting them to entertain your guests at your next family or company event.  Contact Megan Warner for rates.  Ask her about the special discount offered only to Troubadour readers.  You'll be glad you did.




Happy Birthday Nikola Tesla

Today is Nikola Tesla's 157th birthday.  Tesla was the champion of imagination, creativity and engineering in his day (think of the Tesla Coil).  The Troubadour wants to celebrate his birthday.  Please take a minute and read about this engineering pioneer.





Tesla was born in modern day Croatia on July 10th 1856, became a naturalized American citizen at age 35, and died in New York at age 86 on January 7th, 1943. Unfortunately for Tesla, much of his work was either the basis for future popular inventions or created in parallel by other inventors. He worked on a radio before Marconi invented his, an X-Ray machine before Roentgen invented his, an induction motor at the same time Ferrari invented his, and conducted an experiment to find “small charged particles” years before Thomson proved the existence of electrons.
Despite his setbacks with the scientific community, Tesla managed to collect around 300 patents in his lifetime, many of them for various motors and power generators, but also a few zany ones like a radio-control boat and a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. Above all, though, Tesla will always be best known for his work on alternating current (AC) and his feud with Edison during the “War of Currents.”

Like so many other extraordinary minds, Tesla did not receive due respect in his time. While he was offered many scientific awards, the fact that he died penniless and in debt shows how little care we take of our most intelligent and productive scientists and inventors if their work doesn’t yield immediate financial reward. We owe so much of our industrial world to Tesla, but in the end his obsession over creating a wireless power transmitter, the Wardenclyffe Tower, caused him to lose everything. Including much of his sanity.

Like so many other extraordinary minds, Tesla did not receive due respect in his time. While he was offered many scientific awards, the fact that he died penniless and in debt shows how little care we take of our most intelligent and productive scientists and inventors if their work doesn’t yield immediate financial reward. We owe so much of our industrial world to Tesla, but in the end his obsession over creating a wireless power transmitter, the Wardenclyffe Tower, caused him to lose everything. Including much of his sanity.

The Imaginarium

Where the boring ordinary is transformed through massive imagination wattage into the extraordinary!





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