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Vindication 
25th-Mar-2009 07:25 am
science
Dubbed as nutters and near universally discredited and outcast by the scientific community, researchers Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons have their good name back. A US Naval laboratory has CONFIRMED that COLD FUSION EXISTS.

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Cold fusion experimentally confirmed


R. Colin Johnson
EE Times
(03/23/2009 8:43 PM EDT)

PORTLAND, Ore. — U.S. Navy researchers claimed to have experimentally confirmed cold fusion in a presentation at the American Chemical Society's annual meeting.

"We have compelling evidence that fusion reactions are occurring" at room temperature, said Pamela Mosier-Boss, a scientist with the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (San Diego). The results are "the first scientific report of highly energetic neutrons from low-energy nuclear reactions," she added. [...]

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Hooray! I feel their vindication because I have always believed them. Somewhere in my "dead tree" files I have a newspaper clipping stating that Los Alamos Laboratories had detected the excess heat. Another clipping showed that excess heat results were duplicated in Italy (confirmed at the end of the above article). Italy, so sure of their results, was even looking for a way to scale up for industrial power generation.

The issue with proof of fusion had always been the lack of neutrons. One can't have fusion without neutrons. The number of neutrons detected was so low that it was thought to be background radiation. Because of the lack of a suitably sensitive instrument, the resulting neutrons were never reliably accounted for and thus scientists the world over considered Fleischmann and Pons to be frauds. Those dissenters now have their arrogance shown in that they refused to believe that there was a possibility they could be wrong and the other guy right. They ignored the anomalous extra heat generation since it didn't fit in with their model for fraud. Some other few and brave scientists didn't discount the anomaly and continued research.

Now we see. Now we KNOW. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons were right all along.
Comments 
25th-Mar-2009 03:07 pm (UTC)
Confirmed, but not proven... that being said, the evidence looks pretty strong... certainly strong enough to merit using more serious instruments than etched plastic to detect the evidence.

Here's hoping it is both correct, and just the tip of the iceberg.
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