U.S. teen designs compact nuclear reactor

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    Stephen Knight

    "... habitat other planets..."???

    Sounds like he needs to supplement his physics credentials with a little remedial English.

    I wonder what the broader scientific community thinks of his ideas.

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    IparryU

    English skills are not that big of a deal Stephen... I would rather have the kid make something that could change the world.

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    Jeff Ogrisseg

    Unfortunately, the global Energy Cabal will simply buy up his designs and patents and bury the device if it threatens their profit.

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    Wakarimasen

    Wasn't this on CSI just the other night?

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    Mohamed Al Hashimi

    Japan Safety first, Japanese should build three safety walls between every wall large distance and space so if the nuclear reactor leaks some radioactive will affect the first wall also may destroy the first wall so the second wall will be affected by the radioactive then the third wall will be in good condition hopefully. By Student Mohamed Al Hashimi

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    lostrune2

    Yeah but could it generate 1.21 gigawatts of electricity from trash?

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    sengoku38

    Terra Power also has had a similar design for several years now, but it will be nice to see more practical applications of clean energy.

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    basroil

    Stephen KnightMar. 01, 2013 - 10:53AM JST

    Sounds like he needs to supplement his physics credentials with a little remedial English.

    I wonder what the broader scientific community thinks of his ideas.

    They actually think the kid is brilliant and not worthy of your insults.

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    LFRAgain

    Stephen Knight,

    "Sounds like he needs to supplement his physics credentials with a little remedial English. I wonder what the broader scientific community thinks of his ideas."

    I'll second Basroil. The scientific community thinks pretty highly of Taylor, as do other notable entities in the U.S. field of nuclear technologies. According to a February 2012 Popular Science article:

    For the past three years, Taylor has dominated the international science fair, walking away with nine awards (including first place overall), overseas trips and more than $100,000 in prizes. After the Department of Homeland Security learned of Taylor's design, he traveled to Washington for a meeting with the DHS's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, which invited Taylor to submit a grant proposal to develop the detector. Taylor also met with then-Under Secretary of Energy Kristina Johnson, who says the encounter left her "stunned." "I would say someone like him comes along maybe once in a generation," Johnson says. "He’s not just smart; he’s cool and articulate. I think he may be the most amazing kid I’ve ever met."

    Yeah, I'd say he's pretty undeserving of your attempts to belittle him for a simple vocabulary error.

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    Kristianna Thomas

    I am not an advocate of the Nuclear Industry, whiich seems to me to be just an over rated steam engine just to do something simple; like turn a turbine; So we all get our own personal nuke that will be an end user to the giant nuclear giants; who will get these mini-nukes and who won't? Can you imagine the city of New York powered by a million mini-nukes? Who will by from the big producers; we can live on the nuclear wastes for at least; what is its half life? Nuclear is forever.

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