My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors | Taylor Wilson | TED2013

My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors | Taylor Wilson | TED2013

Taylor Wilson was 14 when he built a nuclear fusion reactor in his parents’ garage. Now 19, he returns to the TED stage to present a new take on an old topic: fission. Wilson, who has won backing to create a company to realize his vision, explains why he’s so excited about his innovative design for small modular fission reactors — and why it could be the next big step in solving the global energy crisis.

From Scouting.org: Like many kids, Taylor Wilson once dreamed of being an astronaut, but those plans changed about the time he became a Boy Scout.

Perhaps because of the Scouting connection, his grandmother bought him a copy of The Radioactive Boy Scout by Ken Silverstein for his 11th birthday.

Watch his first TED Talk:

Video Links:
https://www.ted.com/talks/taylor_wilson_my_radical_plan_for_small_nuclear_fission_reactors

https://www.ted.com/talks/taylor_wilson_yup_i_built_a_nuclear_fusion_reactor?utm_source=tedcomshare&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=tedspread
Scouting Link:
http://www.scouting.org/AlumniAlive/Profiles/2016_01_Taylor_Wilson_NuclearPhysicist.aspx

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