The Boy Who Played With Fusion!!!!!
[url=http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/boy-who-played-fusion]A long read but worth it.[/url] All I can say about this kid is "Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" But if this isn't proof that the top of the curve is the most underserved I don't know what is. Kids like this make the characters in "The Big Bang Theory" look like morons.
Shortly after his 14th birthday, Taylor and Brinsmead loaded deuterium fuel into the machine, brought up the power, and confirmed the presence of neutrons. With that, Taylor became the 32nd individual on the planet to achieve a nuclear-fusion reaction. Yet what would set Taylor apart from the others was not the machine itself but what he decided to do with it.