Posted: Mar 14, 2010 5:48 pm
by twistor59
cateye wrote:Interesting! Is there any info on the energy balance? Sounds like it's good as a neutron source, but I can't imagine how to gain net energy from that...

I'm not really sure what to make of it either. It sounds like there's a "club" with a handful of aging physicist/chemists still doing this work on a shoestring budget, and they've found some evidence of heat generation and neutron production, (but not with the usual accompanying gamma ray bursts). However, they don't seem to be able to convince the majority of scientists to take it seriously. Is this because their experimental techniques really are poor, or is it because the establishment is too closed minded to check it out ?

I assume "the establisment" did check out Pond and Fleischmann's work and were unable to reproduce it, so I could easily imagine their attitude being "why should we waste any more time on this". I guess a balance needs to be struck between being open minded and having your time wasted, like on this perpetual motion technology, which has even attracted funding recently.