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Taylor Wilson:
My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

TED2013 · 12:53 · Filmed Feb 2013
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Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors
12:53 · Filmed February 2013 at TED2013 · Subtitles available in 23 languages

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.

Nuclear scientist
At 14, Taylor Wilson became the youngest person to achieve fusion — with a reactor born in his garage. Now he wants to save our seaports from nuclear terror. Full bio
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