Monday, October 13, 2014

Here we go again...

Here we go again...  A group of three Italian researchers are claiming that they have verified the cold fusion reactor of a fourth Italian researcher.  The verifiers' report is available online.  The device they tested for 32 days produced 1.5 megawatt/hours of electrical power, with a very high energy density that cannot be explained (according to the verifiers) by any known chemical reaction.  The verifiers – cautiously – speculate that cold fusion is the source of the power they observed.  To me, the most striking result is the reported change in isotope mix during the test – if that's real, and not some artifact of measurement, then there had to be nuclear reactions occurring.

Needless to say, if this turns out to be for real, it will be a world-changing discovery.  Our civilization's energy infrastructure would be completely upended.  We'd all have fusion generators in our homes and cars, power lines and gas lines would go away, gas stations would go out of business – and that's just for starters!

Let the accusations of fraud, ad hominem attacks, and scientific detective work begin!

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