With the latest fuss around the subject, one might think that low energy nuclear reaction, or LENR, would be a hot topic of study in universities all over the globe. While this is not the case, it’s still interesting to notice that since the October unveiling of the E-Cat plant, some university professors are starting to sit up and take notice of this technology.
Andrea Rossi, inventor of the E-Cat, has been the first to push in the flashlight a device that uses hydrogen and nickel to generate heat. If produced in sufficient quantities, the heat can be used to power boilers in power plants, eliminating the need for classic power plants.
Since the unveiling of his technology, many people (including professor Brian Josephson) have come forward to speak in favor of studying cold fusion in the university setting. Josephson, recipient of the Nobel Prize, is professor of Physics at Cambridge University. Josephson has begun work in attracting the attention of the scholarly community in studying cold fusion and in analyzing the E-Cat ever since last year.
He even said that the main reason he thinks that cold fusion is not taken seriously by the academic community is because of the influence of “unscientific attitudes“.
When the results from the first cold fusion device, developed by Pons and Fleischman, were not duplicated in later tests, skeptics immediately ridiculed the whole idea. And, immediately after the largest part of the scientific community jumped on the band wagon. Now, with the advancements of Andrea Rossi’s energy catalyzer and the research and development of other scientists across the world, Josephson calls on academia to embrace the very real science of cold fusion. Success in this would change the face of energy production as we know it. And, without the strip mining of fossil fuels and wars over oil fields, the face of the planet may be changed, too.
What do you think? Should cold fusion be part of the university curriculum?