Local kid

Local kid achieves fusion in his bedroom lab.   This is a local story, because it has been done before.   The only newsworthy angles are that he is local, and he managed to set a new record as the youngest person to accomplish this, at age 12 (a day before his 13th birthday).   The previous record holder was a Texas kid who had been 13 when he got his fusion reactor working.

“Fusioneers” is a thing.   There is an active international group of hobbyists with their own home fusion reactors.   That sounds like the sort of thing some of y’all might actually do, so I noticed the headline.... [Read More]