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Teenager builds anti-terror nuke detecting device

Taylor Wilson built a functioning device that can detect nuclear weapons smuggled in cargo containers. He’s 17. It works via a nuclear fusion reactor that he also built. When he was 14. Taylor Wilson was just honored at the Intel International Science Fair for his project, which he’s dubbed “Countering Nuclear Terrorism.” It’s a scanner that can automatically check to see if a cargo container might have a nuclear bomb hidden inside. Today that has to be done manually, and given the scope of how many containers come into the country, that essentially means most aren’t checked. Wilson wants to solve that. [Source]


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