Cold Fusion in
Since cold fusion first burst into the
news on March 23, 1989 with the press conference by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley
Pons, media coverage of the field has been mixed. In this section we document
some of the more recent high-profile coverage it has received.
02/25/14 Dr. Peter Graneau Passes
12/30/13 Cold Fusion Programs at MIT
12/10/13 The New Paradigm by John Bockris Re-Released
07/01/13 Stanley Pons Writes Preface to Cold Fusion Book
09/27/12 ICCF17 Plenary Lecture of Sunwon Park and Frank Gordon
08/15/12 News from NIWeek and ICCF17
08/03/12 The Passing of Dr. Martin Fleischmann
09/19/11 Rossi/Defkalion Updates
06/26/11 Defkalion Green Technologies
Announces Thermal Energy Device
01/14/11 Focardi & Rossi 10 kW Cold Fusion Device
10/05/09 Cold Fusion Founder Martin Fleischmann Honored at ICCF15
04/19/09 CBS "60 Minutes" Takes on Cold Fusion
Read article. View video.
03/29/09 Science Channel Features Cold Fusion
The Science Channel (Discovery) show "Brink" featured a fairly positive segment on cold fusion, following a large media response to the Navy (Pam Boss) announcement at the American Chemical Society
02/15/08 New Energy Foundation Cold Fusion Oral History Project
01/02/07 Scott Chubb's Interview on "THE SECRET TRUTH":
hour 1 | hour 2
Response to the DOE Review (Charles Beaudette)
Department of Energy Will Review 15 Years of "Cold Fusion" Excess Heat
and Nuclear Evidence
01/01/05 Great, Not-So-Great,
and Realistic Expectations from the DOE Re-Review.
Cold Fusion Review Summary Posted Online
a summary of the DOE's December 2004 review of low-energy nuclear reactions.
12/02/04 The New York
on Cold Fusion Remains Inconclusive, New Review Finds" by Kenneth Chang of
The New York Times. In a new review of cold fusion the claim that
energy can be generated by running electrical current through water the
Department of Energy released a report yesterday that says the evidence remains
inconclusive, echoing a similar report 15 years ago...
Read article >>
03/20/04 Various News Media Report
New DOE Review of Cold
* Note: There are many
other articles which were published at the time of the DOE announcement of its
impending re-review of the cold fusion evidence. If you require these references,
please contact Infinite Energy.
20, 2004 the UK magazine New Scientist was the first to report that
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will undertake a new, long-awaited, and presumably
unbiased review of cold fusion. The article appeared in the "Upfront: News
in Perspective" section and was titled, "No Cold Shoulder" (p.
The New York Times
The New York Times story, "U.S. Will Give Cold Fusion Second Look, After
15 Years" (Kenneth Chang, p. A16) was a bit more in-depth and quotes Dr.
James Decker, deputy director of the science office of the DOE, as saying, "It
was my personal judgment that their request for a review was reasonable."
On March 31, 2004, Deseret Morning News
(Salt Lake City, Utah) featured the story in an article by Joe Bauman, "DOE
to Review a New Batch of Claims in Cold Fusion Quest."
The April 2004 edition of Physics Today contains the article, "DOE
Warms to Cold Fusion," by Toni Feder ("Issues and Events" Section,
Pure Energy Systems
Read recent online articles about the upcoming
DOE review, including: "Cold Fusion Heating Up-Pending Review by U.S. Department
of Energy," by Marc J. Plotkin, posted on the Pure Energy Systems website.
the related press release posted on
September 5, 2003
- The Wall Street Journal
covers the Tenth International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF10) in her weekly
science column "Science Journal" (Section B1). The article is entitled,
"Cold Fusion Isn't Dead, It's Just Withering from Scientific Neglect."
March 29, 2003 - New Scientist
Eight-page article by Bennett Daviss about the U.S. Navy's
2002 two-volume cold fusion report, "Thermal and Nuclear Aspects of the Pd/D2O
System: A Decade of Research at Naval Laboratories."
25, 2002 - The San Francisco Examiner
excellent, tell-it-like-it-is article on cold fusion from a very perceptive and
persistent journalist, Hal Plotkin: Cold
Fusion Rides Again: Science magazine publishes more evidence of tabletop
nuclear reactions. Infinite Energy magazine and Eugene Mallove
are mentioned, as well as the scandal of the 1989 MIT hot fusion lab data fudging
against cold fusion. The article focuses on the recent Science magazine
article on table-top fusion (March 8) and efforts to suppress it before publication.
But it also draws appropriate links to the cold fusion history of which the Science
article is a part.
fusion appears on Discover's list of "Twenty
of the Greatest Blunders in Science in the Last Twenty Years."
10, 2000 - The Boston Globe
Chet Raymo attacks cold fusion and Infinite Energy magazine, noting, "You
can't dress up in a clown suit and expect to be taken seriously."
10, 2000 - The Boston Globe
reported on the "Ig Nobel" awards panel naming of the top twenty flops and technological
screw-ups of the twentieth century. Needless to say, Pons and Fleischmann appeared
on the list.
December 28, 1999 - The Village
Landmark article about the work of Randell
Mills and BlackLight Power, Inc., "Quantum Leap: Dr. Randell Mills Says He Can
Change the Face of Physics, the Scientific Establishment Thinks He's Nuts."
July 7, 1999 - Air Talk Radio Program
KPCC 89.3 FM (Southern California)
segment featured a heated debate about cold fusion between Infinite Energy
Editor Eugene Mallove and American Physical Society Washington office director
June 14, 1999 - Time
Editors at Time Magazine are in need of some educating. For cold fusion
to make their list of "The
100 Worst Ideas of the Century" is appalling. It is joined on the list by
"Michael Jackson's Marriage to Lisa Marie Presley" and "Aerosol Cheese."
May 17, 1999 - The San Francisco Examiner:
War Against Cold Fusion, what's really behind it?
science journalist Hal Plotkin gets it
right by posing the questions many of his brethren fear. "What if there is truth
in the claims of excess energy? Is there potential for paradigm shifts in science
as a result of the work these scientists are doing? Why exactly has the resistance
to 'cold fusion' research been so vehement?" This article explores a few of these
questions, and approaches the answers with an open mind.
23, 1999 - The New York Times:
in a Test Tube, 10 Years Later"
its tenth anniversary, science journalist William J. Broad revisits the
drama and subsequent fallout of the Utah announcement by Drs. Fleischmann and
Pons. Broad presents an even handed account of the events of the past ten years,
presenting views and opinions from opponents and proponents of Cold Fusion alike.
While its tone is not overly optimistic, this high-profile article does leave
room for the possibility that the cold fusion phenomena are real.
November, 1 1998 - WIRED Magazine:
Wired Magazine, the funky, colorful, high-tech journal
of the digital age, took a giant leap forward for truth in science journalism
with its latest issue. Charles Platt's 18-page expose' feature article in the
November 1998 Wired, "Dirty
Science: The Strange Rebirth of Cold Fusion" makes it abundantly clear
that the world very likely is facing an energy and scientific revolution of unprecedented
scale. The article is cited on the cover of the magazine. A copy of this issue
of Wired may be purchased here
online. For Infinite Energy editor Gene Mallove's commentary on the article's
content and presentation please see the associated article here
January 21, 1998 December
18, 1997 - USA Today (page 6E)
ABC Television, The Oprah Winfrey Show
Celente, of the book Trends 2000, discusses important investment opportunities
in Cold Fusion and New Energy technologies.
chief investment officer of First Albany in Albany, NY, is quoted, in part: "Watch
hydrogen. That's all I would say. Just keep the word 'hydrogen' in mind. I don't
know if anybody knows about it." The comments appeared in an article titled, "Future
Shock: Global Changes Ahead After 2020."
11, 1997 - USA Today(page 9D)
Celente, of the book Trends 2000, picks advancements in Cold Fusion and
Zero Point Energy research as one of the top 10 trends to watch in 1998, and into
the new Millennia.
August 26, 1997 -
The New York Times
Times report was published on August 26, 1997, in an article titled "Japan,
Long a Holdout, Ending Cold Fusion Quest." Official Japanese New Hydrogen
Energy (Cold Fusion) Program to End - New York Times, Reuters, Nikkei.
* See related Infinite Energy news brief available online.
June 11, 1997 - ABC Television, Good Morning
Clean Energy Technology, Inc. (CETI) demonstrates
Excess Heat and Radiation Remediation in New Energy cell. * See
a transcript of this program available here online!
1995 - Analog Science Fiction and Fact
"Cold Fusion Conundrum," by Stanley Schmidt, pp. 4-10.
14, 1994 - Wall Street Journal
Scientists Press Search for Cold Fusion Despite Failure of '89," p. A1, A4
June 1994 - Final Frontier
editorial on cold fusion by Eugene Mallove.
1994 - Technology Review (MIT)
to Cold Fusion," by Dr. Edmund Storms, Los Alamos National Laboratory (a cover
August 1993 - Popular Science
"Cold Fusion: Fact or Fantasy," cover story by Jerry Bishop,
science editor of the Wall Street Journal.
19, 1993 - Newsweek
A special "Focus Update"
edition with added science coverage, received by tens of thousands, but not all,
subscribers: "Cold, But Not Dead-Scorned as Bad Science, Cold Fusion Makes a Comeback."
November 17, 1992 - New York Times
Fusion, Derided in U.S., Is Hot in Japan," p. C1, C12.
9, 1992 - Business Week
"Two More Telltale
Signs of Cold Fusion," p. 109
October 26, 1992
- Business Week
"Power in a Jar: The Debate
Heats Up," p. 88, 90; Editorial, p.120, "A Warming Reception for Cold Fusion."
October 23, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
Says Evidence of Nuclear Reaction Was Found in 'Cold Fusion' Experiment," p. B3.
October 19, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
"More Labs Report 'Cold Fusion" Results," p. B5.
October 2, 1992 - Science
Many Lives of Cold Fusion," p. 35.
28, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
Heat Source Reported from 'Heavy' Water Electrolysis," p. B3.
15, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
Report Cold Fusion Findings from Japan at MIT's Bastion of Skeptics"
6, 1992 - Chemical & Engineering News
Fusion Takes a Licking but Keeps on Ticking," p. 6.
2, 1992 - Business Week
"Cold Fusion Isn't
Dead in the Water Yet," p. 90, 92.