Nuclear power plants have their share of criticism and issues but it looks like an 18 year old scientist may have something that could make them more efficient and transportable.
Taylor Wilson reportedly built a nuclear fusion reactor right at their garage since age 14. Now that nuclear reactor has been unveiled and looks to be more promising and efficient compared to existing nuclear plants we have today. Taylor talked about his nuclear reactor over at TED 2013.
His modular nuclear fission reactors was built using parts from old decommissioned reactors without using water. They achieve 10 to 15 percent more efficiency and have a 50-100 MW capacity. This means they could possibly provide power for up to 100,000 homes, according to Taylor.
With no need for refueling—an advantage that helps minimize safety risks—the modular nuclear fission reactors would be buried underground and could run about 20 years before they’re shut down. Check out the video: