CNBC Commentary on Cold Fusion

CNBC has published a commentary article written by James Burgess of entitled, “Is Cold Fusion Finally Being Accepted by Scientists?”

It’s a fairly short article in which Burgess touches on the history of cold fusion research since 1989 and looks at some of the activity going on today. He states:

“Following recent LENR demonstrations at reputable institutions such as MIT, the University of Missouri, and the University of Bologna, as well as presentations by the world’s largest instrument companies, National Instruments, a report by the European Commission’s research and development center that suggests LENR has its place in the future of renewable energy, and most impressively of all, the fact that NASA is interested and reportedly filed two LENR patents last year; serious companies are now considering the possibilities of LENR and investing in certain research projects.”

Much of the information in the article has been touched on here and in other specialist web sites, but it’s significant that CNBC has chosen to feature the topic again after a rerun of the 60 Minutes cold fusion segment a few weeks ago. It seems that little by little, cold fusion is making an entrance into the pubic consciousness via sources outside the blogosphere where most of the coverage has been up until now.

  • Omega Z

    It’s mentioned in the Report that Spawar was forced to shut down their research because of unwanted attention.

    I recall another report that the research had been transferred to the NAVY which seemed credible, Thou Specifics were withheld.

    MY Opinion is it was consolidated to work with the E-cat purchased from Rossi, Involving continued work By Rossi.

    The Navies heavy dependence on Energy & their History of working on energy solutions along with Congressional mandates of recent years would be supportive of this possibility.

    • Ron

      I watched a program on the new Curiosity Mars rover called Martian Mega Rover (Nat Geo). Amazingly, the rover launch had to wait another 26 months until 2011 because of all the problems found in testing that could not be solved in time. Remember this was not the first rover. All went well but cost about $2.6 Billion with around 1000 people working on it.

      Do we expect that a new form of energy and its evolution should move much faster? We all want it to be released now but Rossi and others don’t have anywhere close to the resources of NASA. I was an engineer at Dell and it was almost impossible to get a new server designed in the 9 months we typically had and Murphy’s law was always present. I am amazed at Mr. Rossi’s team progress.

  • Tom

    “pubic consciousness”. Funny, funny.

    It’s a downright mystery why this hasn’t happened sooner. I guess we still need solid, irrefutable, hands-on proof to go viral for the public consciousness to take real notice. I believe Rossi holds the gun there and is ready to pull the trigger soon. Then again, if Michael Moore or Al Gore did a movie on it would fire up the couch potato majority of the population.