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Cold Fusion in the News
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.

05/07/14 Summary of the 2014 LANR Colloquium at MIT Thomas J. Dolan, University of Illinois

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 meeting.

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

05/22/05 More Response to the DOE Review (Charles Beaudette)

03/20/04 U.S. 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.

12/10/04 DOE Cold Fusion Review Summary Posted Online
Read a summary of the DOE's December 2004 review of low-energy nuclear reactions.

12/02/04 The New York Times
NY Times logo"Evidence 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 >>

05/14/2004 Dr. Eugene F. Mallove June 9, 1947 - May 14, 2004

03/20/04 Various News Media Report


New DOE Review of Cold Fusion
* 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.

New Scientist
03/30/04
On March 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. 6).

The New York Times
03/25/04
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."

Deseret Morning News
03/31/04
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."
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,595052693,00.html

Physics Today
April 2004
The April 2004 edition of Physics Today contains the article, "DOE Warms to Cold Fusion," by Toni Feder ("Issues and Events" Section, pp. 27-28).
http://physicstoday.org/vol-57/iss-4/p27.html

Pure Energy Systems
03/27/2004
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.
http://www.pureenergysystems.com/news/exclusive/2004/ColdFusion_DOE/

Read the related press release posted on this site.

September 5, 2003 - The Wall Street Journal
Sharon Begley 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."

March 25, 2002 - The San Francisco Examiner
An 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.

October 2000 - Discover
DiscoverCold fusion appears on Discover's list of "Twenty of the Greatest Blunders in Science in the Last Twenty Years."

October 10, 2000 - The Boston Globe
Globe columnist 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."

January 10, 2000 - The Boston Globe
The 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 Voice
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)
Weekly science segment featured a heated debate about cold fusion between Infinite Energy Editor Eugene Mallove and American Physical Society Washington office director Robert Park.

June 14, 1999 - Time
TimeThe 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:
The SF Gate LogoThe War Against Cold Fusion, what's really behind it?
Respected 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.

March 23, 1999 - The New York Times:
"Tempest in a Test Tube, 10 Years Later"
NY Times logoOn 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 - 11/98
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 online.

January 21, 1998
ABC Television, The Oprah Winfrey Show

oprahGerald Celente, of the book Trends 2000, discusses important investment opportunities in Cold Fusion and New Energy technologies.

December 18, 1997 - USA Today (page 6E)
Hugh Johnson, 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."

December 11, 1997 - USA Today(page 9D)
Gerald 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
NY Times logoThe 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 America
Clean Energy Technology, Inc. (CETI) demonstrates Excess Heat and Radiation Remediation in New Energy cell. * See a transcript of this program available here online!

January 1995 - Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Editorial: "Cold Fusion Conundrum," by Stanley Schmidt, pp. 4-10.

July 14, 1994 - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal"Some Scientists Press Search for Cold Fusion Despite Failure of '89," p. A1, A4

June 1994 - Final Frontier
Guest editorial on cold fusion by Eugene Mallove.

May/June 1994 - Technology Review (MIT)
"Warming Up to Cold Fusion," by Dr. Edmund Storms, Los Alamos National Laboratory (a cover story).

August 1993 - Popular Science
"Cold Fusion: Fact or Fantasy," cover story by Jerry Bishop, science editor of the Wall Street Journal.

July 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
NY Times logo"Cold Fusion, Derided in U.S., Is Hot in Japan," p. C1, C12.

November 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
"NTT 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
"The Many Lives of Cold Fusion," p. 35.

September 28, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
"Predictable Heat Source Reported from 'Heavy' Water Electrolysis," p. B3.

April 15, 1992 - Wall Street Journal
"Physicist to Report Cold Fusion Findings from Japan at MIT's Bastion of Skeptics"

April 6, 1992 - Chemical & Engineering News
"Cold Fusion Takes a Licking but Keeps on Ticking," p. 6.

March 2, 1992 - Business Week
"Cold Fusion Isn't Dead in the Water Yet," p. 90, 92.


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