This 12-year-old built a nuclear reactor at home using equipment he found on eBay

 

Having a go on your PlayStation, going to the cinema with your friends, playing outdoors — that’s how the spare time of most 12-year-old children looks.

That’s not how it is for Jackson Oswalt though. Two years ago, the now 14-year-old achieved something even some of the most renowned scientists have been unable to: he carried out nuclear fusion, in his parent’s garage in Texarkana, Ark.

“One day I had a sudden epiphany,” wrote the teen on amateur physicist forum, Fusor. “I realized that I could be the absolute best at whatever video game, but in the end it still wouldn’t mean much. I realized that, in the grand scheme of things, video games had no role to play.”

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