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dont no why people arn't working on this stuff franticaly, it would be a super guaranteed
nobel prize for those who work it out and it would save the world and possibly allow fast space flight..... and so many other awesome things
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^ because they are not going to just give it all out on the cheap, its going to be tightly controlled and bring in lots of revenue. The people in power would never let rossi and focardi develop and market such a power source for themselves and humanity.

Its a very sticky situation they are in, but maximum respect that they seem to be treading very carefully. If you do some reading on it all the big american and european companies are getting it all tied up as we speak, with a major powerplant dealgoing ahead first.

Its likely that the technology will be kept a closely guarded secret, the prices of the fuel (although abundant) will skyrocket and become unobtainable in the correct form, and we will stil be charged a set rate for power.
    
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post #13 of 44
Very cool, but i still have my doubts.
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Originally Posted by Juliancahillane View Post
Its likely that the technology will be kept a closely guarded secret, the prices of the fuel (although abundant) will skyrocket and become unobtainable in the correct form, and we will stil be charged a set rate for power.
sadly im sure this is true but its still BS. itll cost less money to make the same amount of power but we will be charged more lol
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Cold fusion:
Heavy risk, but the prize...
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post #16 of 44
Last I heard, no third-party researchers have been able to examine the machine at all, but he let somebody examine the byproducts and the iron and copper isotopic ratios were that of natural iron and copper, not those produced by fusion reactions.

Rossi's a scam artist. Without independent analysis and ACTUAL results (not this isotope duping crap he's pulled), I'll never view him as anything more than that.

http://www.esowatch.com/en/index.php...ergy-Catalyzer

http://blog.newenergytimes.com/2011/...t-rossi-claim/
    
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post #17 of 44
It could be fake, and it could be real, but the idea that international patent offices refuse patents for cold fusion devices is rather strange. That means in order to prove it functions, he has to risk getting his design stolen and patented by someone else should it prove to be true.

Now suppose for a second that this device is real, and also suppose it could possibly be affordable where people could easily supply power to their house, off the grid, and for cheaper than the power companies sell them power?

A cold fusion reactor would be a direct threat to many current industries who have a whole lot of money and power, and they would have motive to do anything they could to keep the lid on something like this.

Cold fusion would immediately make hydroelectric, coal power, nuclear power, natural gas power, fossil fuels, solar power, wind power, all forms of green power, all obsolete. Any industries involved in any of the above would be getting put out of business by cold fusion.

I'm not arguing whether Cold Fusion is real or attainable or not, just that there is plenty of motivation, by plenty of very rich and powerful people and corporations to keep the lid on such a revolutionary technology.

Imagine if you could power your house for a year on a 5 dollar bar of nickel, and a $20 tank of hydrogen, completely off the grid? If you could power a house, you could also have a cold fusion engine driving your car that emits 0 emissions, and very rarely needs refueling.
Edited by chaosblade02 - 11/8/11 at 1:17pm
post #18 of 44
I call bull****. I'm going to bet $100 that this is fake. Even if it is real, I'll be too excited about this new technology to even care about my lost $100.
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I call bull****. I'm going to bet $100 that this is fake. Even if it is real, I'll be too excited about this new technology to even care about my lost $100.
If its real, I am going to buy a portable Cold fusion reactor as soon as they are made for sale in the public market, even if its $20000 dollars, I'll get a loan for one.
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The experiments in the eighties weren't fake.
while the scientists in charge say it was real, no one else could replicate it, might as well be fake
   
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