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At age 11, Taylor Wilson told his parents that he wanted to build a nuclear reactor in the family garage. His parents never guessed he would do it, but three years later Taylor made history.

Since then Taylor has continued to amaze everyone around him with inventions like a cheaper way to make medical isotopes to treat cancer, and a better way to detect dirty bombs. Rock Center's Harry Smith hikes in the mountains of Western Nevada with this boy wonder to learn what makes Taylor Wilson tick.

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I'm 27 years old and I installed a shelf yesterday and had to reward myself with a couple of beers. Oy vey.

Author — RQType Gaming

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Hm... 5 years passed. Nobody heard anything of him again. Must have discovered weed and alcohol.

Author — alucard alucardidis

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We stop Iran from this but allow a 14 year old to do it in his garage lmfao

Author — William Porter

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God bless this young fellow today tomorrow and to come EVERLASTING LIFE says Christ in me . Good job Tylor. 👍

Author — William Iannucci

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"At the time I didn't have weapons grade plutonium laying around"

"At the time"

"AT.
THE.
TIME."

Author — Noah Hastings

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Everybody: Nuclear Fusion is 30 years away.
14 year old kiddo: Hold my dad's garage keys.

Author — Crimson Fanzine

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This is what happens when parents see and support the potential of their children.

Author — WVDM

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with effort I could maybe create confusion, not fusion

Author — James Griffin

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So the grown ups can't pull it off and now we must put our hopes on a teenager. I hope he succeeds, but someone please give him a hand if he fails.

Author — Profound Damas

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DAMN, who gets paid to skip college, how more badass can you get.

Author — M. Angulo

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You haven't heard from him because the government got thier hands on him.

Author — Adam Jones

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04:16 Wipes out Arkansas cause he sneezed

Author — rideordieguy rideordieguy

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What an amazing young man! My biggest contribution to science is converting chili beans to methane gas. I'm good at it.

Author — m dogg

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Just imagine if…
The Jerry Falwell's, The Billy Graham’s, The Jimmy Swaggart's, or a place like Liberty or Pat Robertson Universality.
Had gotten a hold of him, and Rotted his brain…

Author — Histopher Citchens

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This guy seems so chilled. Doesn't seem stuck up at all. Genuinely loves what he does

Author — Andile Mathebula

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Anyone else thinking that they might have seen this as an 80s movie, especially where the government spooks start chasing after him when they find out what he knows?

Author — Almonzo Wilder

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He is an alien posing as human or he is from the future. Beware

Author — Rick Miranda

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So smart but held back by the rules of don't out science your elders. Don't mess with the powers that be. He is a genius in a field of poison oak.

Author — Gadesht Mounigama

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"I knew the easiest thing would be to build a fusion reactor" Yea definitely

Author — Jamicheal Jordan

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"At the time, I didn't have weapons grade Plutonium laying around the house..."

Ummm, and now?

Author — MrWaalkman