Cold Fusion was first imagined in 1989 thanks to the efforts of Martin Fleishmann and Stanley Pons, who claimed they had achieved virtually limitless power using a tabletop device. Since then it has been moved into the realm of science fiction according to several scientists who maintain it simply cannot be done. But a new study indicates the scientific community is moving toward a wider acceptance of the potential for cold fusion as a viable alternative energy.
A symposium being held in Berlin, Germany is showing over fifty presentations which will inform the scientific community of the latest developments on the topic of cold fusion. One of the most ingenious developments from recent years regarding cold fusion will be a new measuring device that will lower the expenses considerably for cold fusion research and allow more labs to conduct their research simultaneously. Another presentation example indicates that cold fusion may not be a purely human endeavor, and that in fact some types of bacteria may actually demonstrate cold fusion at work naturally. Since so many of the presentations have consistently indicated that cold fusion is a reality, it is being considered that it may be developed in a useable form sometime within this century.
While pro cold-fusion advocates are excited about the potential future of limitless technology, they also indicate that there is some strong resistance in the field to the idea. Many scientists indicate that the principles behind cold fusion are largely ‘junk science,’ but their voices are getting quieter as research gradually proves repeatedly how little we truly know about what can “never” be done.
Of course this controversy comes from the period shortly after the Fleishmann experiments concluded that they had essentially created a means of creating “free” energy. Those attempting to reproduce the results in another lab (an integral part of the scientific method) were unable to do so, and as a result the original findings were called into question. Fleishmann claimed the source of the energy was ordinary salt water, a gallon of which would be the equivalent to 16 gallons of gasoline. And of course any such system would have no major dangerous emissions on a small or large scale. With the inability to reproduce their results, however, Pons-Fleishmann ended their careers in humility, shunned by the scientific community. Scientists since then have stopped using the controversial term “Cold Fusion” in favor of one carrying less of a history, “Low energy nuclear reactions.” At least until recently, when “Cold Fusion” saw wide use once again. The growing scientific minority who believe in the project, however, are referring to the experiments run by Fleishmann and Pons as the work of pioneers who would later be vindicated by the scientific community.
A world where electricity was plentiful, and even free, would be completely different from the one we have today. And since the primary concerns of the world are largely based around either transportation or power, the assistance of robotics and electrically powered vehicles powered from central Cold Fusion nodes would make the world a far easier place to live in for those in developing nations.