Now I’m no avid scientist myself, but I find it incredible that a 17 year old High School student can build a nuclear fusion reactor in his basement. And amazingly enough, the thing actually works.
After 2 years of scrounging parts and over a 1000 hours in research, Thiago Olsen finished construction of what he calls “The Fusor” (pictured above). While this is not a scientific breakthrough, it does show the dedication and spirit of a young scientist in the making. With this accomplishment out of the way at such a young age, who knows what he will be able to accomplish in the future? Keep an eye on this one, folks. I can almost guarantee we’ll be hearing more about this young man in the future.
[Found via Detroit Free Press]