The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge, a forthcoming interactive world-class science center where visitors of all ages can experience hands-on science and technology, see tomorrow’s technology today, and learn the history of scientific discovery in our area, welcomed over 2,000 attendees at its first annual Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the TUNE Building at Harford Community College.
In 2018, Jackson Oswalt achieved nuclear fusion in the playroom of his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 12. Guiness World Records confirmed his achievement. What surprised us is that he is not the first to do this. The previous record-holder was 14. And one of the experts who confirmed Oswalt’s achievement is “fusion researcher, Richard Hull, who maintains a list of amateur scientists who have achieve fusion at home.”
We have to admit that achieving nuclear fusion is a tough act to follow at the middle school science fair, but it does show what’s possible.