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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.
08/27/2023 ICCF25 Conference
The 25th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF25) was held for the first time in Poland in August 2023.
02/17/23 U.S. Department of Energy ARPA-E Program Awards $10 Million for LENR Projects
Te U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced that eight research teams will receive funding from a $10 million program for LENR Research.
09/15/22 Cold Fusion Comic Book
Learn more about the limited edition comic book Discover Cold Fusion by author Ruby Carat and artist Matt Howarth, and read the interview with author Ruby Carat in IE 151/152.
07/25/22 ICCF24 Solid-State Energy Summit
The 24th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF24) was held in Mountain View, California from July 25-28, 2022.
10/20/21 Ludwik Kowalski Obituary and Website Archive
Dr. Ludwik Kowalski passed away on October 20, 2021. Read the obituary by Thomas Grimshaw that appeared in Issue 159. Kowalski’s "Learn Cold Fusion" website archive is also housed on the IE site.
09/04/21 14th International Italian Workshop
The 14th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals was held from August 29 to September 1, 2021 in Angeli, Italy. The organizers have provided videos of the presentations.
12/01/19 New Book on Tesla-Inspired New Energy Inventors
The 2019 book Hidden Energy: Tesla-Inspired Inventors and a Mindful Path to Energy Abundance (Jeane Manning and Susan Manewich) covers the work of various new energy inventors. See a short review. The book is available from Infinite Energy.
03/05/19 Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT
The 2019 Cold Fusion/LANR Colloquium marks the 30th anniversary of the initial cold fusion announcement on March 23, 1989 by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. It will be held on March 23-24, 2019 at MIT (location TBD). For information and registration, visit the JET Energy page.
03/04/19 Cold Fusion at 30
Huw Price on the site 3 Quarks Daily writes about the cold fusion field in “Icebergs in the Room? Cold Fusion at 30”.
01/01/19 ICCF22 Announced
The 22nd International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science (ICCF22) is scheduled for September 8-13, 2019 at the Hotel and Conference Centre Domus in Assisi, Italy. See the ISCMNS website for more information.
06/03/18 ICCF21 Coverage
05/01/18 Miles & Fleischmann Letter Collection
05/01/18 Collection of Letters Between Melvin Miles and Martin Fleischmann
01/01/17 The Rossi / Industrial Heat Lawsuit
11/18/16 Photos from ICCF20
07/27/16 Judge’s Decision on Industrial Heat Motion to Dismiss Rossi Complaint
07/18/16 Foreign Policy Magazine Story on Gene Mallove
07/13/16 Melvin Miles: The Correlation of Excess Heat and Helium (Cold Fusion Now New Video)
06/14/16 House Committee Requires LENR Briefing from Secretary of Defense (a press release from LENRIA)
11/18/15 Congress Views Brillouin Energy’s LENR Boiler Reactor Systems for Generating Thermal Energy
Read more about Brillouin Energy
09/27/15 Fortune.com interviews Tom Darden, CEO of Cherokee Investment Partners, about their investments into LENR technologies.
Read Marianne Macy's interview with Darden for Infinite Energy.
09/05/15 Cold Fusion Pioneer Richard Oriani, 1920-2015
09/02/15 LENRIA, the New Industrial Association for Commercialization of LENR
08/28/15 On the Quest for a Commercial LENR Reactor with Robert Godes and
08/24/15 Report of Excess Heat & Neutrons from Russian Experiments
03/28/15 Current Science Journal Publishes Special Cold Fusion Issue
01/09/15 Sentencing in Gene Mallove's Murder
12/31/14 MIT 2015 Cold Fusion IAP Course Offered
10/09/14 New E-Cat Report Shows Large Energy Release, Isotopic Changes
09/18/14 ICCF19 - April 2015
07/09/14 Storms Interview with Cold Fusion Now
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
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. CBS News Report.
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
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 Times Reports on the DOE Review
05/14/2004 Dr. Eugene F. Mallove June 9, 1947
- May 14, 2004
03/20/04 News Media Reports of 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.
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,
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."
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