Normally, if a grown man talks about building a fusion reactor and wants your 13-year-old to hang out in his garage, we’d expect you to smile, back away slowly, and perhaps alert the authorities.
But this is what Microsoft program manager Carl Greninger doing exactly.
The science fanatic recruited a team of teens, as young as 13, and worked with them to build a Farnsworth–Hirsch Fusor — a (comparatively) simple nuclear reactor that smashes together atoms and produces neutrons.
Check out the nearly 20-min video showing a bunch of high school kids generate a ball of ionized plasma.
source: Channel 9