Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Nuclear Teen 

According to this story, a Detroit-area teenager has become the 18th amateur in the world to create nuclear fusion. He uses a home-built apparatus he and his dad put together in the basement or the family home. Whether or not this kid has actually succeeded in achieving nuclear fusion, he has a bright future in science.

Solving the riddle of commercially viable controlled nuclear fusion would provide more energy than the world could use, from a practically inexhaustible source. It would also have untold geopolitical effects, the main one being to make access to and control of petroleum and natural gas resources almost irrelevant.

Go here for more information on this kind of fusion experiment.

Thanks to Drudge for the pointer.

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