Author Topic: Some kids build clocks, others fusion reactors  (Read 636 times)

Seriati

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Some kids build clocks, others fusion reactors
« on: February 19, 2019, 04:46:24 PM »
This is literally too much for words.  https://www.foxnews.com/science/teen-builds-working-nuclear-fusion-reactor-in-memphis-home

Any idea if this is a hoax?  I'm assuming not.  Wonder if they'll put him on a watch list.

TheDeamon

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Re: Some kids build clocks, others fusion reactors
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 08:48:43 PM »
A Fusion Reactor is highly unlikely.

But various other flavors of Nuclear? Possible, it's happened before.

TheDrake

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Re: Some kids build clocks, others fusion reactors
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 02:17:58 PM »
Fox shouldn't use the word "reactor" in this context, for the general public it connotes a sustained reaction.

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Throughout the process, Jackson posted his results to the Open Source Fusor Research Consortium up until the point when he was able to achieve fusion on Jan. 19, 2018 — hours before his 13th birthday. In Jackson’s case that meant combining two atoms of deuterium gas in the fusion reactor’s plasma core which ejected a neutron into a device that slowed it down and detected nuclear fusion.

It's still going to win the science fair, which often goes to the kid whose parents spend the most money...

you can do it too