In Brief: Elon Musk Donates $1 Million to Tesla Museum

By Norman Chan

Still a long way to go before we actually get a museum.

Webcomic artist Matthew Inman, creator of TheOatmeal, is a big fan of Nikola Tesla. That's not uncommon among us nerds, but Inman's the only one who helped raise over a million dollars to save the site of Nikola Tesla's old laboratory--known as Wardenclyffe Tower--in hopes of building a science museum there. The Shoreham, New York-based Tesla Science Center still needed $8 million to actually build the facility. Responding to a impassioned plea-by-webcomic, Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has today pledged to donate $1 million toward that goal. Happy 158th birthday, Nikola Tesla.