Thursday, 26 March 2009
One of my long term interests apart from environmentalism is the so-called discredited field of cold fusion. Back in 1989, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons at the University of Utah announced the tantalising prospect of abundant, almost-free energy, but their claims of fusion reactions in a tabletop experiment were dismissed by nuclear physicists. Most people forgot about it but a never-say-die contingent of experimental scientists continued to investigate.
There have been thousands of papers published (check out LENR-CANR.ORG for links to 500+) and a number of people have been reporting on progress in the field and being "cold fusion advocates" since 1989. I am one of them and I occasionally do a bit of work for an online e-magazine that follows the topic (NEW ENERGY TIMES) - for a sample issue click here
Anyway, some very reliable experiments have been done over the last few years and a particularly good example has just hit the media which will be hard for mainstream science to ignore. The guardians of scientific orthodoxy have been rubbishing the topic for 20 years. Here's a link to the New Scientist report
Cold fusion resurfaces