March 6, 2014
Schoolboy, 13, creates nuclear fusion in Penwortham (BBC, 3/06/14)
Posted by Orrin Judd at March 6, 2014 12:58 PMA 13-year-old Lancashire schoolboy has become one of the youngest people in the world to carry out nuclear fusion.Jamie Edwards, a pupil at Penwortham Priory Academy, created the project from scratch with help from his school."I can't quite believe it - even though all my friends think I am mad," he said. [...]"One day, I was looking on the internet for radiation or other aspects of nuclear energy and I came across Taylor Wilson," said the junior scientist who faced a race against time to complete the project before his 14th birthday on Sunday."I looked at it, thought 'that looks cool' and decided to have a go.""You see this purple ball of plasma - basically it's like a star in a jar," he added.