PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC LEDGER
November 2, 1933
Tesla 'Harnesses' Cosmic Energy
Inventor Announces Discovery of Power to Displace Fuel in Driving Machinery Calls Sun Main Source
A principle by which power for driving the machinery of the world may be derived from the cosmic energy which operates the universe, has been discovered by Nikola Tesla, noted physicist and inventor of scientific devices, he announced today.
This principle, which taps a source of power described as "everywhere present in unlimited quantities" and which may be transmitted by wire or wireless from central plants to any part of the globe, will eliminate the need of coal, oil, gas or any other of the common fuels, he said.
Dr. Tesla in a statement today at his hotel indicated the time was not far distant when the principle would be ready for practical commercial development.
Asked whether the sudden introduction of his principle would upset the present economic system, Dr. Tesla replied, "It is badly upset already." He added that now as never before was the time ripe for the development of new resources.
While in its present form the theory calls for the development of the energy in central plants requiring vast machinery, Dr. Tesla said he might be able to work out a plan for its use by individuals.
The central source of cosmic energy for the earth is the sun, Dr. Tesla said, but "night will not interrupt the flow of the new power supply."