[extropy-chat] cold fusion warms up

Lúcio de Souza Coelho lucioc at gmail.com
Thu Dec 21 21:29:42 UTC 2006

On 12/21/06, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> Nobel physicist cites this favorably:
> http://sanfrancisco.dbusinessnews.com/shownews.php?newsid=101077

Well, "cold fusion" (technically, Low-Energy Nuclear Reaction, LENR),
has been slowly warming up through the past ten years. Lets say that
when LENR was first proposed it was deemed impossible by basically
everyone. Nowadays though I would think that there is a split in the
academia between people that have some reasons to suspect that some
LENR may be occurring and people who still don't buy it at all.

That said, I am not specially enthusiastic about the claims of that
company. Every few years or so a company pops out of nowhere claiming
that they unlocked the secret of LENR. (Or any other "free energy"
stuff.) Quickly those companies pop back to nowhere. Maybe this case
will be different, but anyway I am not holding my breath.

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