The internet is just so fantastic. Just when you start taking it for granted you read an article like this...
The thought that a 13 year-old can just read how to smash hydrogen atoms together to create Helium and then do it on a £2,000 budget, is astonishing.
And when you think how quickly we've come this far - it really gives reason for hope.
"One day, I was looking on the internet for radiation or other aspects of nuclear energy and I came across Taylor Wilson," said the junior scientist who faced a race against time to complete the project before his 14th birthday on Sunday. "I looked at it, thought 'that looks cool' and decided to have a go." "You see this purple ball of plasma - basically it's like a star in a jar," he added.