Nuclear fusion in your garage!

August 9, 2011

Here’s something to do on a Saturday afternoon…build your own nuclear fusion device! I heard a mention on the news about a guy in Sweden who was trying to sustain a nuclear reaction in his kitchen, so when I looked that up, it led me to a guy in Brooklyn who was building a nuclear fusion reactor, which led me to the site for all the folks to who do these things.

Philo T. Farnsworth

It turns out the granddaddy of the “fusor” movement was none other than Philo T. Farnsworth, the inventor of television. He apparently invented the fusor technology and did some experiments, then, according to legend, became frightened by the idea of the world having unlimited power, and dismantled his machine!

But you can build it…

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