Im guessing the university of utah is both sighing with relief and praying this
ends the embarrassment while alternately cringing that this farce is once again
in the spotlight, even if only for a day or two. Either way it was, and still
is, a very public humiliation for this state and the university of utah. Tier
one research school.....lol!
DuckhunterIt's not embarrassing, what's embarrassing is
your hate for all things Utah. Science is about trial and error. Yes, it may
have been premature to claim they had 'found' it. But if no one
sought to find knowledge about how our world works, we'd be stuck in the
stone age. Utah is a very good research school and has science and engineering
programs that BYU would love to have. Find something more constructive to do
with your time, I promise you'll feel much better inside when you let go of
all your hate and angst towards the University of Utah.
@utahute16Uh......yes it was an embarrassment, a huge one. Many
university employees lost their jobs over that debacle. It remains to this day
this single biggest farce in sientific history. I challenge you to name a bigger
UtahUte16Give it a rest. It's no different than BYU losing
54-10 last year. Every school has it's embarrassing moments. 'Cold
Fusion' is good poke in the eye especially after all the hoopla of Utah
supposedly being 'chosen' to be included in the PAC 10 conference
because of it's 'resurch skool' credentials. If you followed half
of anything on these comment boards for a length of time you would see the humor
in Duckhunter's comment. It's not hatred, it's sarcasm, irony,
school rivalry and good ol' fun.It's just a reminder that
life should not be taken so seriously as a Ute or BYU fan.If you
would have watched the movie 'The Saint' you would already know that
cold fusion was figured out a long time ago by Elizabeth Shue.
Actually, I'm kind of with UtahUte16 on this one, in that those who
don't have good feelings for the UofU should nevertheless let it rest. I
am not from Utah, and remember this episode as being wildly embarrassing--yes, I
will disagree with my Utah colleague on that one--for the entire state. I
remember Garrison Keillor (among many others) having great fun with it on TV,
something like this: "Cold fusion in Utah? Why, you can't get a cold
beer in Utah!" So while inside the state, there may be those who relished
the U's humiliation, the rest of the country certainly saw the entire state
in a negative light. I wish this had never occurred for the sake of *all*
residents of Utah.
"Real Popular Cold Fusion" "Low Energy Nuclear Reaction:
The Realism and Outlook" by Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA
Langley Research Center NASA LENR (cold fusion) Device - patent
"Method for Producing Heavy Electrons"
Don't forget Mario Capecci's Nobel Prize.