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Boy, 14, becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion reactor in his BEDROOM
Boy, 14, becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion reactor in his BEDROOM using $10,000 worth of spare parts from eBay bought by his parents 

Jackson Oswalt (inset), from Memphis, is believed to be the youngest person to build a functioning nuclear fusion reactor when he first accomplished the feat aged 12. His contraption (main) smashes together atoms with enough force to fuse them into one and create vast amounts of energy and was built in a converted bedroom. The machine was built from customised vacuums, pumps and chambers bought on eBay by his parents - costing a total of $10,000. Deuterium gas - an isotope of hydrogen - is heated in a plasma core with 50,000 volts of electricity within a vacuum chamber to force the atoms together. The commercial viability of nuclear fusion as a source of electricity remains to be accomplished and Jackson says this flaw is 'why I'm not a billionaire'.
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