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The body of a 29-year-old woman missing since November was discovered in the back of a U-Haul in California 0 (0)

The body of a 29-year-old missing woman was found Wednesday in the back of a U-Haul in Fullerton, California, police said. Ashley Manning was wrapped in plastic sheeting and cardboard when employees found her while emptying the vehicle and called police, Anaheim Police Department spokesman Sgt. Shane Carringer told CNN. The vehicle was rented from…

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Dawn Olanick

New Jersey’s ‘Princess Doe’ Was Just Identified — 40 Years After Her Murder 0 (0)

In 1982, ‘Princess Doe’ was found beaten beyond recognition in a New Jersey cemetery. Now, investigators have identified her as a 17-year-old named Dawn Olanick. Forty years ago, the remains of a teenage girl beaten beyond recognition were found in a graveyard in Blairstown, New Jersey. Dubbed “Princess Doe,” she was buried by locals, who…

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Human Skull X Ray Image Isolated On Black

What to know about X-rays 5 (1)

X-rays are a vital imaging tool used around the globe. Since first being used to image bones over 100 years ago, the X-ray has saved countless lives and helped in a range of important discoveries. X-rays are a naturally occurring form of electromagnetic radiation. They are produced when charged particles of sufficient energy hit a…

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Nikola Tesla

The Death Beam 0 (0)

Of all Nikola Tesla’s inventions, one he never actually built has cast an outsized shadow on his legacy. Tesla described a “death ray” which could knock enemy airplanes from the sky. Tesla didn’t think the death ray would be used to inflict violence, however. On the contrary, he imagined it as a tool of peace….

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Tesla X Ray

Shadowgraphs 0 (0)

Although X-rays were invented by Wilhelm Röntgen on Nov. 8, 1895, Nikola Tesla had also been experimenting with what he called “shadowgraphs.” In the fall of 1894, Tesla became intrigued by damage to photographic plates during experiments to study radiant power on phosphorescent bodies. His early investigations were deterred, however, by a fire in his…

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Guglielmo Marconi

The Radio 0 (0)

Guglielmo Marconi, pictured, is largely credited with inventing the radio. However, Tesla beat Marconi to the punch — he just happened to run into some bad luck. Tesla had realized that Tesla coils had another purpose: They could transmit messages. But just when he was about to try it out in 1895, his lab burned…

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Niagra Falls Hydroelectric

Hydroelectric Power 0 (0)

Nikola Tesla was chosen over his rival, Thomas Edison, to create the hydroelectric power generator at Niagara Falls. Of the 12 patents used to construct the hydroelectric power plant, nine belonged to Tesla. The plant began to generate power in 1895. The following year, Tesla’s power plant was used to power the city of Buffalo,…

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