Wednesday, December 8, 2004

Cold fusion reheated

/ herrings / not quite / red /
Turns out that cold fusion is still alive (though hardly kicking) and it's still worth investing money on.

According to the report, the panel was "split approximately evenly" on the question of whether cold experiments were actually producing power in the form of heat. But members agreed that there is not enough evidence to prove that cold fusion has occurred, and they complained that much of the published work was poorly documented...
...Although the reviewers remained sceptical, they were nearly unanimous in their opinion that the energy department should fund well-thought-out proposals for cold fusion.

Regardless... Pons' and Fleischmann's handling of the issue will still remain as an example of how not to announce earth-shattering technological discoveries...

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