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Cold Fusion Not So Hot!

The Japanese government's funding for that country's 5-year, $25-million cold fusion program will cease in March 1998. The work had been pursued at the New Hydrogen Energy laboratory, near Sapporo. IMRA, a foundation sponsored by Toyota, has also contributed financial support. Reason for the loss of government support: The program "failed to find heat generated by cold fusion."

(Anonymous; "Japan Ends Funding for 'Cold' Fusion Project," Nature, 389:10, 1997.)

Comment. No longer will funds-starved American cold fusion enthusiasts be able to say, "Look at what Japan is doing." We need more money to compete."

From Science Frontiers #114, NOV-DEC 1997. 1997-2000 William R. Corliss