No. 76: Jul-Aug 1991
Cold-fusion research continues in many labs, particularly outside the US, where minds seem more open. At a recent meeting in the Soviet Union, 45 coldfusion papers revealed intense foreign activity. The Soviets are spending 15 million rubles for further research. In Japan, a Japanese-American team has even set up an experiment a half-mile underground to cut out stray radiation. (R2) However, the US is doing something despite the ridicule from the popular and scientific media.
Those who believe in cold fusion are quite excited. "It's a world-turning experiment, a lollapalooza," says John O'M. Bockris, a physical chemist who has researched cold fusion at Texas A&M University in College Station. (R1)
R1. Pennist, E.; "Helium Find Thaws the Cold Fusion Trail," Science News, 139:180, 1991. R2. Broad, William J.; "There Still May Be Something Scientific about Cold Fusion," New York Times, April 14, 1991. (Cr. P. Gunkel) R3. Anonymous, "Pennsylvania Company Claims It Has Solved Cold Fusion Mystery," Butler (PA) Eagle, April 25, 1991. (Cr. E. Fegert) R4. Broad, William J.; "Two Teams Put New Life in 'Cold' Fusion Theory of Energy," New York Times International, April 26, 1991. (Cr. P. Gunkel)
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