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[–]DrStrangelove 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Way cool. Everyone thinks Tesla was all volts and coils and death-rays, but his mechanical inventions are pretty impressive too. For instance; the blade-less Tesla Turbine

[–]JasonCarswell[S] 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Fucking eh!!! Brilliant invention. At first I thought the holes would have to be offset, but really once it gets going, there's no need. Would love to see it in more common usage.

A friend of mine likely knows all about that. He was working on a pneumatic transmission for cars. He's most likely in Toronto, maybe Ottawa. I haven't been involved in the Burning Man communities for about a decade, so I haven't seen him since.