13-year-old builds working nuclear fusion reactor

CNET: UK schoolboy Jamie Edwards becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion reactor thanks to the backing of his school.

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ajax172790d ago

A fusion reactor?!! That kid better be working on flying cars soon!

GameSpawn2790d ago

This is fusion, not cold fusion. Fusion has been possible for years, but it still requires more energy (right now) to cause the reaction than you actually get out of the reaction -- which is why fusion reactors haven't replaced all the fission reactors all over the world. Cold fusion (a fictional concept) is the same thing, but at room temperature and requiring much less energy on the input with more on the output.

This is still a feat for a 13 year old kid and nothing to be overlooked. He obviously has a grasp on higher level physics and chemistry and deserves some recognition.

SITH2789d ago

No where in the entire article does it states this is cold fusion. I think you just wanted to talk about cold fusion, or you are not genuinely impressed with what this kid did.

iSpy2790d ago

One smart young kid who doesn't want to be a footballer, or go on The X factor

pompombrum2789d ago (Edited 2789d ago )

Until a year or two when he realizes nuclear fusion reactors won't get him laid at least.

kingmushroom2789d ago

there are plenty of hot nerdy girls out there.

Fluke_Skywalker2789d ago

A wise man once said to me "If you chase women you'll always be short of money. If you chase money, you'll never be short of women."
I really wish he'd said it when I was a lot younger!

Speed-Racer2790d ago

Now he needs to make a scalar weapon jk jk

SJIND2790d ago

This is a fantastic achievement!

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