[extropy-chat] Elvis Sightings (was: cold fusion warms up)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Mon Jan 22 18:59:15 UTC 2007

On Mon, Jan 22, 2007 at 11:48:43AM -0600, Damien Broderick wrote:

> decades.) The error Pons and Fleischman made, in my view, was largely 

I don't recall the details anymore, but the original Pons/Fleischman
experiments struck me as sloppy. This effectively stopped my scheme
of ordering some Pd wire and taking a go at that 98% heavy water bottle.

But it looked so good for a while :/


> one of bypassing some of the traditional filters to announcement (as 
> Steorn, of course, are also doing), and in contaminating their 
> earliest declared results with some errors on neutron counts. But it 
> now seems clear that a huge amount of consolidated work has been done 
> in the nearly 20 years since. The calorimetry looks good, the results 
> moderately repeatable (more so than IVF pregnancies let alone routine 
> animal cloning), the excess heat production anomalous and worthy of 
> study. But the sociology and politics of the evolving situation has 
> made that impossible for the moment. Have a look at Beaudette's book. 
> It's also fun to read.

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