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A 13-year-old boy in Preston just successfully built a home-made nuclear reactor

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Unlike nuclear fission, which is used widely in nuclear power plants, nuclear fusion is still an experimental energy-producing technology.

Nuclear fission involves the splitting of a large atom into two or more smaller ones. It produces many highly radioactive particles. In contrast, nuclear fusion involves joining 2+ lighter atoms into one larger one.

Jamie has set a new world record as the youngest ever ‘fusioneer’

The title was previously held by US citizen Taylor Wilson, who built his reactor in his parents’ garage at the comparatively mature age of 14.

Here he is giving a TED Talk about the project:

 
Unlike nuclear fission, which is used widely in nuclear power plants, nuclear fusion is still an experimental energy-producing technology. Nuclear fission involves the splitting of a large atom into two or more smaller ones. It produces many highly radioactive particles. In contrast, nuclear fusion involves joining 2+ lighter atoms into one larger one. Jamie has set a new world record as the youngest ever ‘fusioneer’ The title was previously held by US citizen Taylor Wilson, who built his reactor in his parents’ garage at the comparatively mature age of 14. Here he is giving a TED Talk about the project:
 
Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor:

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