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Cold Fusion
Posted by: Dale Franks on Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center here in San Diego has just published a paper that indicates they may have found a method of creating a cold fusion reaction.
Appearing in the respected journal Naturwissenschaften, which counts Albert Einstein among its distinguished authors, the article claims that Spawar scientists Stanislaw Szpak and Pamela Mosier-Boss have achieved a low energy nuclear reaction (LERN) that can be replicated and verified by the scientific community...

Szpak and Boss now claim to have succeeded at last by coating a thin wire with palladium and deuterium, then subjected it to magnetic and electric fields. The researchers have offered plastic films called CR-39 detectors as evidence that charged particles have emerging from their reaction experiments.

The Spawar method shows promise, particularly in terms of being easily reproduced and verified by other institutions.
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Excellent... If this can happen (I mean really happen, in a reliable, semi-portable size), oil will become a worthless filler.

THINK about it. Absolutely amazing...
Written By: Scott
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oil will become a worthless filler.
Not quite. Still useful for plastics and other things.
Written By: Mark A. Flacy
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Interesting, but wake up me when:

A) Those other institutions HAVE verified and reproduced their results and

B) The technique is found to work on a -usable- scale. There are plenty of nifty reactions (physical, chemical, etc) that don’t scale well.
Written By: Lysenko
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meh. i remember back in houstion when the UH prof announced he’d found a way to allow superconductivity at temps above absolute zero. much hoopla; wild speculative scenarios about how we’d have energy coming out our ears; serious nods of agreement that this would soon change everything. ("electric cars! electric streets! ray guns!") this was.....geez....back in the late ’80’s, maybe? early 90’s?

and now i’m buying a gallon of gas for $3.50, and my electric bills this summer will top $400 a month. in other parts of the country, there’ll be rolling brownouts. here: in america. not uzbekistan or zimbabwe.

so i’m a tad skeptical on this one.
Written By: bloodrage bob
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Maybe, maybe not. The trick is sustaining the reaction and getting more energy out than you put in. Being able to turning lead into gold would be cool, but not at $1,000 a gram.
Written By: Jay Evans
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It will be most interesting to see if the SPAWAR work can be replicated. If so, you can be sure you’ll hear about it from us first.

Bennett Daviss’ article in New Scientist on May 3 is a follow-up piece to the in-depth article on the SPAWAR San Diego research by Steven Krivit and Daviss published in New Energy Times in November.

Apparently, New Scientist chose to neglect the term "low energy nuclear reactions," which those of us observing, and working in the field have now adopted.

The term "cold fusion" was never chosen by Fleischmann and Pons; it was wished on them by the press. It was and is a poor descriptor for the phenomenon. The concept of fusion remains highly speculative, a variety of phenomena are clearly not fusion, and then there is the Widom-Larsen not-fusion theory. (

Related New Energy Times stories:
Report on the 2006 Naval Science and Technology Partnership Conference (Sept. 10, 2006) (
Extraordinary Evidence (Nov. 10, 2006) (
Extraordinary Courage: Report on Some LENR Presentations at the 2007 American Physical Society Meeting (March 16, 2007) (
Charged Particles for Dummies: A Conversation With Lawrence P.G. Forsley (May 10, 2007) (

Steven Krivit
Editor, New Energy Times

Written By: Steven B. Krivit

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