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Tesla’s Death Ray: A Mysterious Murder Declassified looks at the man behind wireless technology – Nikola Tesla – whose death still perplexes everyone today… what was the cause?

Wireless connections have gone from a want to a need, with most things relying on wireless technology. Nikola Tesla – the brains behind it all – has a further 300 inventions behind his name, and still remains an icon of today’s time.

Watch Tesla’s Death Ray: A Mysterious Murder Declassified on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121) at 21:00 from Tuesday 6 February. Love true crime stories and documentaries? Check out our riveting playlist.

Wireless energy has become the most used technology today, with most devices only functioning with wireless connections.

Nikola Tesla was the brains behind this – he invented X-rays, lasers and wireless energy, and with 300 inventions to his name, the wonderful fruits of his mind continue to dominate the world today. However, his theories and style were controversial, and his mind was not only brilliant, but also dangerous.

On his road to riches, he not only made money, but a few enemies too. Following his mysterious death in 1943, his valuable research was seized and ransacked – and a conspiracy was born. Was it really natural causes which took his life, or did something more sinister happen? Now, recently declassified documents have opened a treasure trove of new information as to the whereabouts of Tesla’s research.

Tesla’s Death Ray: A Mysterious Murder Declassified investigates Tesla’s story and look for clues to discover whether this conspiracy theory is true or not.

Watch Tesla’s Death Ray: A Mysterious Murder Declassified on Discovery Channel (DStv Channel 121) at 21:00 from Tuesday 6 February.

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