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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Nuclear Cold fusion: 23 Years later

Nuclear Cold fusion: 23 Years Later



Some of you are probably not too young to remember what happened nearly 23 years ago, on March 23, 1989. It was a dramatic announcement of the discovery of the so called Cold Fusion. Some people think that this was the greatest fiasco of the last century; others believe that this discovery was an important step toward future technology of pollution-free nuclear energy. The link to my free online book about Cold Fusion is:

http://ludkow.info/cf/403memoir.html

Please forward this post to those who might be interested. Thank you in advance. It is my third book written after the retirement.

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Old March 22nd, 2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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Nuclear Cold fusion: 23 Years Later



Some of you are probably not too young to remember what happened nearly 23 years ago, on March 23, 1989. It was a dramatic announcement of the discovery of the so called Cold Fusion. Some people think that this was the greatest fiasco of the last century; others believe that this discovery was an important step toward future technology of pollution-free nuclear energy. The link to my free online book about Cold Fusion is:

http://ludkow.info/cf/403memoir.html

Please forward this post to those who might be interested. Thank you in advance. It is my third book written after the retirement.

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this is very intresting what is the name of the book i am intrested in purchasing it
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Old March 26th, 2012, 04:19 AM   #3
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this is very intresting what is the name of the book i am intrested in purchasing it
Books written by Ludwik Kowalski are freely available online. Google will provide links. But you can also buy them at Amazon (either on paper or on Kindle).

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Old April 1st, 2012, 04:32 PM   #4
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Wow, I am honored to internet(ly) meet you, Dr. Kowalski. I have followed the CF debate for many years, while I don't profess any expertise. I sincerely sympathize with you about the lack of fairness that proper research has received since the Pons/Fleischmann debacle.

While the ephemeral positive results may be fleeting, and negative followups are not encouraging, it is silly to simply label serious research either worthless or vacuous. In the end, if CF is totally refuted, then that is science. However, to prematurely scoff at sincere effort is the antithesis of science.

And, as an aside, you have lived a really unusual life, to say the least. I look forward to discovering your unique perspectives on politics and humanity in general. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us, especially those that are personally traumatic to you. And presenting them online (without profit), certainly underscores the frankness of the views that you are sharing.

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Thank you for your interest

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... I look forward to discovering your unique perspectives on politics and humanity in general. ...
Thank you for your interest. Some of my "politics and humanity" comments have been made here in the past. These short contributions, and others, also appeared as OPED NEWS items. The list of links is at:

http://pages.csam.montclair.edu/~kowalski/my_opeds.html

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Old October 30th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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I just read this article in discover....interesting:

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In 1989 Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann made a sensational claim that would have changed the world—had it been true. They said they had achieved nuclear fusion at room temperature using a simple tabletop device, thus creating a revolutionary clean energy source they called “cold fusion.”
Unfortunately for the University of Utah chemists, multiple attempts to replicate their experiment over ensuing months failed. Cold fusion was considered debunked, and it has lived beyond the fringe of mainstream science ever since.
Yet quietly, more than 20 years later, two of the world’s largest mainstream scientific institutions—NASA and the European physics research center CERN—have revisited the controversial energy-generating experiment. A growing cadre of scientists now suspect that Pons and Fleischmann’s observations were the result not of fusion but of more plausible physical processes. Some are even cautiously optimistic that those processes could be exploited to generate abundant amounts of clean energy. “There’s enough evidence that says we need to look at this,” says Joseph Zawodny, a physicist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia."
http://discovermagazine.com/2012/nov...d-fusion-dream


Also a good read, if you are into LENR:
http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/NagelDJscientific.pdf
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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:22 PM   #7
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And Andrea Rossi?
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Old October 30th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #8
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And Andrea Rossi?
Likely a hack...few would accept his claims, the energy catalyzer (?) was never demonstrated to work in a peer reviewed setting, and his legal issues have damaged his credibility.
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