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Morning Start: A 12-year-old became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion

Your morning start for Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021

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Fun fact: A 12-year-old became the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion

Before turning 13, Guinness World Records crowned a 12-year-old American named Jackson Oswalt as the youngest person to achieve nuclear fusion.

According to Guinness, Oswalt used electricity to combine two deuterium atoms together in his fusor, which created helium-3 and released a neutron that is used to heat up water and turn a steam engine, which in turn produces more electricity.

“Building a fusor is a very dangerous process, mostly because of the high electricity that’s used in the reactor. The temperature in my fusor varies but it’s approximately 100 million degrees,” said Oswalt.

His hope is that nuclear fusion will one day become a great source of energy that can stop climate change.

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