Moves to Norway and later the USA, where his work on bioenergy leads him to develop the concept of "orgone energy". Develops "orgone accumulator box" which works like a tanning-bed for this orgone energy. Is widely ridiculed for this as well as his subsequent claim to have found a cure for cancer, and a weather-changing machine. Yet his "orgone box" repeatedly saves the lives of mice injected with cancer cells and placed inside it.
Puts ten milligrams of radium in an orgone box- the result is everyone in the 3-story building gets radiation sickness and radiation detectors 120 miles away pick up trace amounts of radioactivity.
His "orgone boxes" are destroyed by the FDA when he attempts to sell them across state lines.
He then moves from New York to Arizona to continue his weather research. he is hired twice by farmers who want him to make it rain and on both occasions DOES. One week after his arrival in a small arizona town a torrential rainstorm breaks out and more rain falls in a week than did inthe previous 40 years.
Still continues to sell "orgone boxes". In 1955 FDA hauls his ass into court. Sentenced to a year in jail in '56. Dies on Nov. 3rd 1957 aged 60.