Thiago Olson, a high school cross country and track runner, created a fusion reactor in his basement in Oakland County, Michigan.

In the basement of his parents’ Oakland Township home, tucked away in an area most aren’t privy to see, Thiago is exhausting his love of physics on a project that has taken him more than two years and 1,000 hours to research and build — a large, intricate machine that , on a small scale, creates nuclear fusion.

His mother would not let him create a hyperbaric chamber. My guess is that this kid is going to do well in college; I hope he finds time to keep up his running.