Back in 1989, Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann stunned the world by announcing a new form of fusion that could take place at nearly room temperature. That’s not particularly cold, but it’s much colder than the temperatures of the sun, fusion bombs, and most controllable fusion proposals. On March 23 in ’89, cold fusion was born.
I still have a copy of the very first paper Pons and Fleischmann released. It had been faxed (yep faxed!) from lab to lab in universities across the US and around the world. Many technical details were omitted, presumably because the cold fusion pioneers were eager to turn the revolutionary discovery loose to make the world a better place.
In honor of a quarter century cold fusion research, I’ve compiled the top ten advances in the field since that momentous spring day.
Actually, there haven’t been any advances in cold fusion. Sorry.
So here’s a picture of a bunny with a pancake on it’s head.