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: