DailyDirt: Cold Fusion Sounds Like A Free Lunch (There Ain't No Such Thing)
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Clean, cheap and reliable (pick 2!) energy sources would significantly change how the world works. But so far, the technology has eluded us. Various forms of nuclear fusion always seem just a few years in the future — and meanwhile the sun taunts us with its enormous proof-of-concept activity, just happily turning hydrogen into helium only one astronomical unit away. With that in mind, here are a few quick links on some sorta sketchy ways to get something for nothing.
- Creating copper from nickel and hydrogen — and producing energy in the process — sounds like a scam. But when these “Mr. Fusion” units are (or aren’t) being exported from Italy later this year, we’ll know for sure. [url]
- The Casimir effect and the Casimir-Polder force have been observed in 1948 — demonstrating that a vacuum isn’t really nothing. Here’s your free lunch, amateur physicists. Enjoy! [url]
- According to WikiLeaks, Libya traded its nuclear material enrichment program for millions of dollars in other equipment. Did Libyans read The Mouse That Roared in jr. high, too? [url]
- To discover more stuff on alternative energy, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
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