14-year-old kid safely and legally plays with nuclear material
This narrative, told by Popular Science, is awe-inspiring and fills me with no small amount of envy.
Taylor would transform the family’s garage into a mysterious,
glow-in-the-dark cache of rocks and metals and liquids with unimaginable
powers. Before he would conceive, in a series of unlikely epiphanies,
new ways to use neutrons to confront some of the biggest challenges of
our time: cancer and nuclear terrorism. Before he would build a reactor
that could hurl atoms together in a 500-million-degree plasma
core—becoming, at 14, the youngest individual on Earth to achieve
This kid’s mind not only allows him to develop new ideas in a rapid and ordered manner but he is capable of applying of these concepts towards an executable reality.