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Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943) the inventor, physicist and electrical engineer. - 

Most techies are fans of Tesla, not the car company, the man, the myth, the legendary patent holder Nikola Tesla. The Serbian-born American inventor has been cast as Thomas Edison's more magical nemesis and contemporary -- and he's currently being celebrated at the New York Hall of Science.

Dan Wempa, who helped bring the exhibit to New York, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss.

Click on the audio player above hear the sounds from Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity exhibit which runs through the October 20.

Follow Ben Johnson at @@TheBrockJohnson