Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Cold fusion revisited

We all remember the cold fusion flap a few years ago. Chemists Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced at a press conference on March 23, 1989, at the University of Utah they had produced a radiation-free nuclear fusion reaction in an electrolysis cell on a lab bench – a discovery that implied a new source of cheap, boundless, commercial energy.

Their experimental results could not be reproduced by other scientists and both they and cold fusion were pretty much made laughinstocks in the scientific community.


Now Frank Gordon of the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, California recently demonstrated the cold fusion effect (it's now known as "low energy nuclear reactions", or LENR) at the August 2, 2006 Naval Science & Technology Partnership conference in Washington, D.C.

Conferees were "astonished", according to a November 10, 2006 report on the conference by The New Energy Times *.

Important to note, Gordon's experimental results have not yet been replicated or peer reviewed by other scientists, the steps that led to the downfall of Fleischmann and Pons. Normally, this takes at least several months, so stay tuned.

* New Energy Times™ is a project of New Energy Institute, an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation which provides information and educational services to help bring about the clean-energy revolution, according to a notice on their website. Digg Stumble Upon Toolbar propeller Furl


Anonymous said...


When someone bypasses the normal routes of scientific experimentation and goes straight to the media you know something is up. Don't be a fool.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like this could really work!


Stanley Pons