'Cold fusion' scientist Martin Fleischmann dead at 85

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  • MrRed Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2013 1:41 a.m.

    Don't forget Mario Capecci's Nobel Prize.

  • Greg Goble Berkeley, CA
    Aug. 14, 2012 7:05 p.m.

    "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"

  • Cougar Passion Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 7, 2012 11:16 a.m.

    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.

  • sammyg Springville, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 11:18 p.m.


    Give 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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 9:56 p.m.


    Uh......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 one.

  • UtahUte16 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 9:02 p.m.


    It'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.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Aug. 6, 2012 4:58 p.m.

    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!