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> From: Michael Best [mailto:mbest@...]
> The Pons/Fleischmann cold fusion cell has been replicated
> many times, even in high school science fairs. The anomalous
> energy output is well documented, and oft replicated. Plans
> for a cold fusion cell are abundant on the Internet. I
> suggest that it is now as much a scientific fact as is any
> other oft repeated experiment.
> The difficulty is in the cost of the cell. The sacrificial
> precious metal electrode costs orders of magnitude more than
> the value of any energy the cell produces. So cold fusion is
> possible, just not profitable.
Fascinating theory but not at all backed up by any of the facts I have
tumbled too over the years. Aparently the P&F electrochemical anomaly is
not replicated when the cell energy output over time is accuratly
measured. And the physicists that were so excited about it were not
primarily interested in the possibility of making hot water heaters and
a couple of bucks with this physics. If the process did really work,
then the physics would have reproduced the effects and the papers would
be explaining how the effect works etc. Instead they found that the
effect relies on not doing the test right. And experamental error. Note
that after years of pissing away investors cash the demo still consists
of the same cobbled togather system with the same severe errors in
design. I would love to see this work. It just doesn't.