Nigerian teenager, Steven Udotong, has invented a nuclear energy fusor, making him the first black student to attain such feat.
A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to suitable condition for nuclear fusion.
The machine generates an electric potential difference between two metal cages inside a vacuum.
Udotong, a 16-year-old high school junior in Southern New Jersey, in an interview on blavity.com, expressed hope that his invention would inspire a cleaner, more environmentally-friendly future for all.
To achieve the feat, Udotong created a GoFundMe page to raise $1,500 for supplies, a goal he achieved in just one month.
“I grew curious after we flew by the topic of nuclear energy in my chemistry class last year. I decided to do more research and I soon learned that I could actually make a nuclear fusor,” he said.
“That sparked my interest. I want people to know that there are alternate methods for obtaining power and energy.”
“I want to examine more clean energy products and stop the fear of the word nuclear. Nuclear energy is a lot safer than people think,” he added.
This is so cool.