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Author Topic: 14 Year old Thiel Fellow creates his own nuclear fusion plant  (Read 1284 times)

IainB

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Re: 14 Year old Thiel Fellow creates his own nuclear fusion plant
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 07:28:40 AM »

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Re: 14 Year old Thiel Fellow creates his own nuclear fusion plant
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 11:17:47 AM »
Haven't watched the whole video yet, but why exactly are they prospecting for radioactive materials again?

If this is Fusion it doesn't need anything of that nature to get it started.

I'll have to watch the rest of it after I get home from work and see just how badly misrepresented this is. Because they've definitely got it mislabeled if not entirely wrong.

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Re: 14 Year old Thiel Fellow creates his own nuclear fusion plant
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 11:47:38 AM »
+1 w/SL

I half watched it a while ago and I didn't see where he actually did any such thing. (Current record for a sustained controlled fusion reaction is something like 30 5 seconds btw.*) But maybe I missed something?

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*Corrected the time. The record for a fusion reaction is roughly 5 seconds. The record for plasma containment in a fusion reactor is 30 or so seconds. Not the same thing.
« Last Edit: November 21, 2013, 04:07:32 PM by 40hz, Reason: correct time on fusion reacytion »

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Re: 14 Year old Thiel Fellow creates his own nuclear fusion plant
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 04:44:00 PM »
The video mentions that he did this at 14...but he is 19 now. It also mentions that he collects everything and anything that is radioactive, so I assume the video shows the prospecting as part of his...ehm "hobby"?

Seems like a smart kid, but the video wasn't that interesting to be honest.