Monday, January 24, 2011

Is "cold fusion" back?

Italian scientists claim to have demonstrated cold fusion (w/ Video)

Interesting, if true. Which it probably is not.

This, in particular, rings an alarm bell:
Further, the scientists say that the reactor is well beyond the research phase; they plan to start shipping commercial devices within the next three months and start mass production by the end of 2011.
It sounds like an elaborate investment hoax to me. Earthshattering discoveries like this just don't come out of nowhere in investment-ready state. It could also turn out that it's not actually fusion which is occurring. The authors of the study admit that they don't know what is happening, so this seems likely. A third-party research team needs to get their hands on one of these devices, study it thoroughly and see what is really going on.

Of course, in the unlikely event that this is the real deal, it may well save our collective asses. For now.



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