You know the sound. Listen to Devo’s “Whip It” or Parliament’s “Flash Light.” Like countless modern pop songs, they’re full of sounds that aren’t made by acoustic instruments; the sound is pure synthetic. You’re listening to electricity manipulated by a machine.
The following excerpt is from The Boy Who Played with Fusion by Tom Clynes. The book, released today, tells the story of science prodigy Taylor Wilson, who by age 14 had built a 500-million-degree nuclear fusion reactor.
Got rid of a carefully crafted Spotify playlist that you later wish you hadn’t? Fear not, because Spotify keeps a list of the playlists you’ve deleted, and you can bring them back in seconds — here’s how to do it.