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Italian scientists claim to have demonstrated cold fusion

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posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 03:21 AM
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From Physorg www.physorg.com...

Article posted on Jan 20 2011


PhysOrg.com) -- Few areas of science are more controversial than cold fusion, the hypothetical near-room-temperature reaction in which two smaller nuclei join together to form a single larger nucleus while releasing large amounts of energy. In the 1980s, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleishmann claimed to have demonstrated cold fusion - which could potentially provide the world with a cheap, clean energy source - but their experiment could not be reproduced. Since then, all other claims of cold fusion have been illegitimate, and studies have shown that cold fusion is theoretically implausible, causing mainstream science to become highly speculative of the field in general.




Rossi and Focardi say that, when the atomic nuclei of nickel and hydrogen are fused in their reactor, the reaction produces copper and a large amount of energy. The reactor uses less than 1 gram of hydrogen and starts with about 1,000 W of electricity, which is reduced to 400 W after a few minutes. Every minute, the reaction can convert 292 grams of 20°C water into dry steam at about 101°C. Since raising the temperature of water by 80°C and converting it to steam requires about 12,400 W of power, the experiment provides a power gain of 12,400/400 = 31. As for costs, the scientists estimate that electricity can be generated at a cost of less than 1 cent/kWh, which is significantly less than coal or natural gas plants.



Any thoughts? It'd be pretty dang awesome if it actually worked, but I'm as skeptical as anyone else. The claim that its bunk just b/c they can't explain it is BS in my opinion though. If it works, it worksm wether they can explain it or not. Hopefully this isn't another "Orbo" fake.




posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 03:28 AM
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Already been posted.



posted on Jan, 23 2011 @ 05:36 AM
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Originally posted by FalselyFlagged
Already been posted.
You mean this thread?

Focardi and Rossi demonstrate Cold Fusion!!
Yes that's pretty much the same topic as this thread, though the article this thread refers to is a few days more recent. I probably would have posted it in the existing thread, we can join the ongoing discussion there.



 
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