16-year-old African teen to become first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor

16-year-old African teen to become first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor

- A Nigerian teenager identified as Steven Udotong is on his way to becoming the first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor

- Sixteen-year-old Udotong hopes to inspire a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly future for all through his invention

- The teenager is a high school junior in Southern New Jersey, United States

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Steven Udotong is a 16-year-old Nigerian who is on his way to becoming the first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor.

The teenager, who is a high school junior in Southern New Jersey, United States, hopes to inspire a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly future for all through his invention.

A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to nuclear fusion conditions.

16-year-old Nigerian to become first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor

Steven Udotong. Photo credit: @insideschoolngr/Twitter
Source: UGC

The machine induces a voltage between two metal cages, inside a vacuum.

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has lauded three Ghanaians who invented handwashing devices amid the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed five lives. The remarkable innovations of these students were featured in earlier reports by YEN.com.gh.

Kelvin Owusu Dapaah and Richard Boateng, both students of Obuasi Senior High and Technical School, developed an electronic handwashing tap to support the national effort in the preventive and containment of the coronavirus.

The two, who are members of the Robotics Club, converted a plastic bucket into an electronic handwashing tap to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. Water automatically flows when a user extends their hands under the electronic bucket-tap to wash.

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