Planet Desk | 24 February 2019 | 7:39 pm
An American schoolboy, who is now 14, has sent waves to the scientists’ community across the world. The boy Jackson Oswalt from Memphis in US state of Tennessee successfully made a nuclear fusion reactor when he was just 12. He made the machine using customized vacuums, pumps and chambers bought online by his parents. Even Jackson built the machine in his family’s spare room!
Jackson found the information on how to build a nuclear reactor online. He was just learning online how previously several persons made the machine. In that way of leaning, he got interested in making one by himself. And just hours before his 13th birth day on January 19 last year, Jackson’s reactor turned out to be successful. It cost his family a total of 10k dollars.
The previous record as the youngest successful person was held by Taylor Wilson, who achieved the feat just at 14 back in 2008. Also Jamie Edwards from Preston built a nuclear reactor in 2014 when he was 13. Source : Daily Mail