nuclear reactors

nuclear reactors

Could Reactors Make Heat & Clean Water? | Siouxsie Downs + Conrad Farnsworth | TEDxYouth@MileHigh

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What is just over the horizon in nuclear energy? In this fascinating talk, two young makers explore the future of thorium nuclear reactors as energy source ... and show several more valuable yields from these promising devices. Siouxsie Downs and Conrad Farnsworth are passionate about nuclear power. Siouxsie has lived in Colorado for the past eight years and has helped start TinkerMil, created STEM education programs in northern Colorado, developed landmine detection hardware, and also plays roller derby. Conrad was born and raised in Newcastle, Wyoming and has been a tinkerer ever since his hands were capable of grasping the tools for the job. He became interested in nuclear fusion during his sophomore year of high school, and by the time he was in his junior year, he became the first person in the state of Wyoming to build a nuclear fusion reactor. The two have co-founded Farnsworth Downs Technology to bring their work to market. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx