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]