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Old 06-06-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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One smart kid. How would you like to be this smart?


At 18, Taylor Wilson has probably accomplished more than most people will in a lifetime.

He is the youngest person in the world to build a nuclear fusion reactor. And he won national acclaim for a counter terror device that sniffs out nuclear material in cargo containers. If that’s not enough, he built a prototype for a device that generates medical isotopes - a feat that could make diagnosing and treating cancer cheaper and more widely accessible to patients.

The 18-year-old who built a nuclear reactor – What's Next - CNN.com Blogs
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Old 06-06-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Thanks for the post that is great...
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:26 PM
 
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I feel like such a loser now, I so need to start working harder ( not that I have made attempts but ... )
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Old 06-23-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: North Eastern U.S.
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"Wilson started building the nuclear fusion reactor in his garaged but finished it at the University of Nevada, Reno. He did it initially because he was amazed by the power contained within the atom and obsessed with making things radioactive."

lol! Sounds like someone wanted to be the next Spiderman or the Incredible Hulk
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Old 06-29-2012, 01:58 PM
 
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This is kind of major. My understanding was that cold nuclear fusion wasn't possible currently. Is that what this kid built?
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Old 06-29-2012, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yeah, I read that he had built a fusion reactor. I'm waiting to see if that is true. For now, I'm skeptical.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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Yeah, I read that he had built a fusion reactor. I'm waiting to see if that is true. For now, I'm skeptical.
The only catch must be that the reactor consumes more energy than it produces.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Texas
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There's a guy who said he would have solar panels that will give us 95% of the light it takes in within five years.
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:32 PM
 
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There's a guy who said he would have solar panels that will give us 95% of the light it takes in within five years.
That's real fusion power since it's coming from the sun.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Since then, there've been some new tech coming up the pike. I'm sure he's been watching.
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