Back in 1989 a pair of chemists announced that they had achieved “cold fusion” in an apparatus that could sit on a table top. There were only two problems, no one could actually replicate their results and it requires new laws of physics. But despite being thoroughly debunked as a fusion reaction, a lot of people remained interested in the experiment and particularly in determining what exactly was going on in it. Now NASA and CERN are looking at one of the theories about what really occurs. This new theory uses existing physical laws, which is one reason it has attracted attention.
Experiments are still in progress but it just may be possible that this could become a realistic source of energy.
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