Cold fusion rehabbed?

‘Cold fusion’ moves closer to scientific acceptance

“A potential new energy source so controversial that people once regarded it as junk science is moving closer to acceptance by the mainstream scientific community. That’s the conclusion of the organizer of one of the largest scientific sessions on the topic – “cold fusion” – being held here for the next two days in the Moscone Center during the 239th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

“Years ago, many scientists were afraid to speak about ‘cold fusion’ to a mainstream audience,” said Jan Marwan, Ph.D., the internationally known expert who organized the symposium. Marwan heads the research firm, Dr. Marwan Chemie in Berlin, Germany. Entitled “New Energy Technology,” the symposium will include nearly 50 presentations describing the latest discoveries on the topic…

The presentations describe invention of an inexpensive new measuring device that could enable more labs to begin cold fusion research; indications that cold fusion may occur naturally in certain bacteria; progress toward a battery based on cold fusion; and a range of other topics. Marwan noted that many of the presentations suggest that cold fusion is real, with a potential to contribute to energy supplies in the 21st Century.

“Now most of the scientists are no longer afraid and most of the cold fusion researchers are attracted to the ACS meeting,” Marwan said. “I’ve also noticed that the field is gaining new researchers from universities that had previously not pursued cold fusion research. More and more people are becoming interested in it…

Research papers at the ACS symposium openly refer to “cold fusion” and some describe cold fusion as the “Fleishmann-Pons Effect” in honor of the pioneers, Marwan noted.”

Apparently new instruments have been developed to better measure the results from experiments.

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