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tesla coil

n.
A transformer that is used as a source of high-frequency alternating current, as for x-ray tubes.
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(1) Source and show a short video of a Tesla coil creating electrical arcs.
Tesla's 700-plus patents include the Tesla coil transformer, the rotating magnetic field, the fluorescent light, the loudspeaker, alternating-current power transmission, wireless communication, and radio.
VISITORS to Newcastle's Life Science Centre can this week enjoy a spectacular lightning Tesla Coil exhibit which creates dramatic arcs of electricity in time to music.
Although Freshwater was known to engage in these activities for years, he didn't run into problems until he used an electronic device called a Tesla coil to burn a small cross on a student's arm.
There'll also be the opportunity to make slime, see a jelly brain light up, play 'jukebox' with a Tesla coil, create comparable 'Hitchcock-like' screams of terror in the Foley studio, learn about stings and venom, play skull hoopla, get a gruesome cut or wound (a macabre twist on face painting) or become a blood splatter analyst in the pop-up forensic lab hosted by Northumbria University.
That being said, much of our holistic health machines collaborate with Tesla coils and give off extremely high voltage of "electrostatic power".
Headline makers at this month's faire include Lords of Lightning (you might remember them from the Great North Run Million extravaganza on the Tyne) who work scientific magic with lightning bolts generated by Tesla Coils (invented in 1891 by Nikola Tesla).
Dell's STS project was related to Tesla coils: Snell's focused on Native American artifacts.