publication date: Monday, November 5, 2012 (part of Fall 2012)

category: Inventions

clue: This Serbian-American inventor is best remembered for the alternating-current electric coil that bears his name, though he's also the name of a magnetic density measurement and a heavy metal band.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, Steve Dunn, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, Kelly Hardie, and Laurie Laczkowski

Man or Machine?: Modern society has been transformed by technology, which makes life safer and more convenient. Each of these five men shares his last name with a famous machine. Can you invent a method for solving them?

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