posted on Dec, 17 2010 @ 11:47 PM
Originally posted by Arken
Cold Fusion, although virtually ignored by mainstream academic research, has continued underground through the efforts of brave and dedicated
scientists. I am now pleased to bring you the technological and theoretical breakthrough we've all been waiting for... Clean, virtually inexhaustible
energy in the form of sea water! Let the Cold Fusion Revolution begin!
You're pleased to bring it to me? So where is it?
I think you're jumping the gun a bit here.
Toyota spent $20 million on cold fusion research, I wouldn't call that underground, that's a major corporation. They didn't have much luck, so they
finally just gave up and stopped funding the research.
I wouldn't call the U.S. Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center "underground" either, are you saying they are "underground"??
They've produced the most interesting results to date which you cited, however further research is needed to confirm if what they are seeing is
really cold fusion, or something else. Here's an article looking at the pros and cons of their research:
Neutron tracks revive hopes for cold fusion
Steven Krivit, editor of the New Energy Times, has been following the cold fusion debate for many years and also spoke at the ACS conference.
"Their hypothesis as to a fusion mechanism I think is on thin ice … you get into physics fantasies rather quickly and this is an unfortunate
distraction from their excellent empirical work," he told New Scientist.
Krivit thinks cold fusion remains science fiction. Like many in the field, he prefers to categorise the work as evidence of "low energy nuclear
reactions", and says it can be explained without relying on nuclear fusion.
I would have thought after 21 years and millions of dollars spent on
research, we'd have a better explanation for what's going on, but apparently the research and the debate continues.
Don't count your chickens before they hatch, my friends. Cold fusion is still an egg and interesting, controversial results have emerged, but no
"chickens" or feasible technology/conclusions. Maybe after another 21 years we'll have a better idea what all this research means. But today, after
21 years, we apparently still don't know for sure.