Having this all land on 60 minutes so quickly will neutralize the decades long bias working against cold fusion research and now spur an upsurge in new research. I for one would like to see dozens of programs launched.
When the first announcements were made twenty years ago, the surplus heat production was small enough to allow for other alternative explanations including simple experimental error. Today we have deuterium, a metal powder and way too much heat and no chemistry. If we did not have a fusion pathway, this result would be a mystery for the ages and would turn over everything.
That we are looking at 2500 times input energy is a good sign that we will get a heat engine out of this yet.
Yes, maybe it is time to get excited again.
Try to catch the show tonight. With Robert Duncan doing an audit of the experimental protocols, I see little reason room for the deniers here although I am sure someone will attempt to toss a little skepticism into the stew.
Energetics Technologies and Other New Cold Fusion Research Will Be on CBS 60 Minutes April 19, 2009
COLD FUSION IS HOT AGAIN - Presented in 1989 as a revolutionary new source of energy, cold fusion was quickly dismissed as junk science. But today, the buzz among scientists is that these experiments produce a real physical effect that could lead to monumental breakthroughs in energy production. Scott Pelley reports. Denise Schrier Cetta is the producer.
This site had videos of the American Chemical Society press conferences on Cold Fusion/Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).
Energetics Technologies’ proprietary SuperWave Fusion has already demonstrated the production of extraordinary amounts of excess heat. The SuperWave driven cells have generated OVER 25 times (2,500%) the amount of energy that was used to operate the system.
CBS asked Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research at the University of Missouri and an expert in low-temperature physics, to look into the LENR research. Duncan was referred to CBS by Allen Goldman, the head of the condensed matter physics group at the American Physical Society. Duncan spent several weeks (on his own time) investigating LENR in October. CBS paid his travel expenses to meet with researchers at Energetics' laboratory in Omer, Israel, and observe a working LENR excess-heat experiment. Duncan emphasized to New Energy Times his objectivity of and independence from the research. "‘60 Minutes’ asked the American Physical Society for a reference for someone like myself who’s done very careful measurements in related fields but not specifically in LENR," Duncan said. "I've never been involved in any 'cold fusion' research in the past, nor am I involved in any now."