Congress Is Suddenly Interested in Cold Fusion
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 @ 12:54:38 EDT
From Popular Mechanics/Science/Energy: A powerful committee is demanding a report on the technology by the Secretary of Defense.
Cold fusion is rising again, thanks to allegedly successful experiments and demonstrations. Now interest in the field, also known as low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), has reached the highest levels, as the House Committee on Armed Services has asked the Secretary of Defense to provide "a briefing on the military utility of recent U.S. industrial base LENR advancements" by September 22.
The Committee quotes a Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) assessment that says if cold fusion works, it would be a disruptive technology that could revolutionize energy production and storage.
That is putting it mildly. Commercial cold fusion as claimed by Andrea Rossi and others, outlined in our April article, would remove dependence on oil or other fossil fuels, domestic or imported. In military terms, it would enable ships, aircraft, and tanks to continue indefinitely (or at least for months) without refueling, with abundant power for lasers or other directed-energy weapons.
Full article: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a20874/us-house-cold-fusion/?mag=pop&list=nl_pnl_news&src=nl&date=051616