One high-school student´s successful quest to create atomic energy, just for kicks
By Gregory Mone
Posted 03.20.2007 at 2:00 am 3 Comments
Build a Homemade Nuclear Reactor Cost: $3,500 Time: 2 Years
Itching for a challenging science project, two years ago Thiago Olson decided to build a small nuclear reactor. He had limited funds, limited space in his garage, and little engineering know-how. After all, he was only 15.
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