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The boy who played with fusion: extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star

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[2015]
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How an American teenager became the youngest person ever to build a working nuclear fusion reactor By the age of nine, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At eleven, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate new ways to produce medical isotopes. And by fourteen, Wilson had built a 500-million-degree reactor and become the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents and teachers about how to support high-achieving kids? In The Boy Who Played with Fusion , science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Taylor Wilson's extraordinary journey--from his Arkansas home where his parents fully supported his intellectual passions, to a unique Reno, Nevada, public high school just for academic superstars, to the present, when now nineteen-year-old Wilson is winning international science competitions with devices designed to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material into the country. Along the way, Clynes reveals how our education system shortchanges gifted students, and what we can do to fix it.
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subject_facet Fusion reactors, Gifted boys -- United States -- Biography, Nuclear fusion, Wilson, Taylor, -- 1994-
title_display The boy who played with fusion : extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star
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title_short The boy who played with fusion :
title_sub extreme science, extreme parenting, and how to make a star
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