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Bubblegate News and Press Releases Index

 

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The main purpose of this page is to provide a comprehensive index of news items related to Bubblegate. This index includes some minor overlap with the Bubblegate Library Index because there are key news items that have played such a significant role in the events that they are also included in the Library Index.

March 14, 2011 - Nature/Reich: US free-speech law offers protection - at a price
Feb. 2010 - Photonics Spectra/Laurin: Finding falsification—and fighting it
Nov. 28, 2009 - Journal & Courier/Weddle: Navy blocks Purdue professor's federal funding
Nov. 23, 2009 - Science: Debarment story refers readers to New Energy Times
Nov. 23, 2009 - Nature/Reich: Bubble-fusion scientist debarred from federal funding
Nov. 20, 2009 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Special Edition #33
Feb. 20, 2009 - Richard Lahey: Letter to Popular Science
Feb. 20, 2009 - Richard Lahey: Letter to Physics Today (Incl. response from Marty Hanna)
Jan. 12, 2009 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue Knew: Purdue's Persecution of Professor Rusi Taleyarkhan
Jan. 12, 2009 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Sonofusion Research Scuttled: Putterman and Suslick's Response to Taleyarkhan's Discovery and Other Science Misdeeds
Jan. 2009 - Popular Science/Josh Dean: "This Machine Might Save the World"
Dec. 17, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubblegate Special Report
Dec. 14, 2008 - New York Times/Ann FinkBeiner: No Light at the End of the Test Tube
Nov. 8, 2008 - Physics Today/Barbara Goss Levi: Bubble Fusion Scientist Disciplined
Nov. 5 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Lawyer: 'Bubble fusion' prof will sue Purdue
Nov. 1, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: 'Education is key' as Purdue steps up ethics efforts
Oct. 31, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Rollock named vice president for ethics and compliance
Oct. 30, 2008 - Charles Seife: Sun in a Bottle: The Strange History of Fusion and the Science of Wishful Thinking
Oct. 20, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue University Changes Rules for Misconduct Investigations
Oct. 14, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue Research Integrity Committee Fabricates Allegations
Oct. 13, 2008 - Associated Press: Reprimanded Purdue Scientist Claims Defamation
Sept. 24, 2008 - Nature/Reich: Researcher punished for misconduct wins NSF grant
Sept. 12, 2008 - Comments from Former SNE Student, Implicates Lykoudis
Sept. 5, 2008 - Science/Service: News Item: Grievance or Lawsuit Pending
Sept. 4, 2008 - Cho: Letter of Support to Taleyarkhan
Sept. 3, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubblegate: Send Lawyers, Affidavits and Money
Sept. 1, 2008 - Nature India/Jayaraman: Bubble fusion discoverer says his science is vindicated
Aug. 29, 2008 - Newspost Online (India): Indian origin nuclear engineer formally reprimanded for research misconduct
Aug. 28, 2008 - Nature Blog/Cressey: Fusion scientist reprimanded for misconduct
Aug. 28, 2008 - Taleyarkhan: Repsonse to Request for Comment from "Best Wishes" Reich
Aug. 28, 2008 - Physics World (UK): Bubble-fusion researcher loses professorship
Aug. 28, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue punishes professor
Aug. 28, 2008 - Purdue Exponent: Committee denies prof's appeal
Aug. 27, 2008 - Hateful and Racial Comments from USA Today Reader's
Aug. 27, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue University Punishes Bubblegate Researcher
Aug. 27, 2008 - New York Times/Chang: Purdue, Citing Research Misconduct, Punishes Scientist
Aug. 27, 2008 - Journal and Courier: P.M. Update: What's next in Purdue's 'bubble fusion' controversy?
Aug. 27, 2008 - Indianapolis Star/Wallheimer: Purdue's Rusi Taleyarkhan loses appeal in 'bubble fusion' inquiry:Panel rejects appeal by scientist found guilty of research misconduct
Aug. 27, 2008 - Associated Press: Purdue Reprimands Fusion Scientist for Misconduct
Aug. 27, 2008 - Lewis and Wilkins: Taleyarkhan Press Release
Aug. 27, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Sanctions Professor for Research Misconduct
Aug. 26, 2008 - Lewis and Wilkins: Taleyarkhan Press Release
Aug. 26, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubble Fusion Researchers Publish Again
Aug. 26 - Lewis and Wilkins Press Release: Bubble Fusion Studies Vetted and Cleared by NED
Aug. 13, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue researcher's appeal delayed 10 days
July 30, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: What the researcher's appeal says
July 30, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue researcher lays out misconduct defense
July 28, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Welcome to Bubblegate
July 25, 2008 - Science/Service: SCIENTIFIC MISCONDUCT: New Purdue Panel Faults Bubble Fusion Pioneer
July 25, 2008 - [Reprinted from Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier] Iowa City Press-Citizen/Wallheimer: Timeline of the Purdue investigation
July 25, 2008 - [Reprinted from Lafayette (Ind.) Journal & Courier] Iowa City Press-Citizen/Wallheimer: Purdue research controversy continues
July 25, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Sides square off on researcher's misconduct case
July 23, 2008 - Purdue Exponent/Hoffman: Professor found guilty will appeal decision
July 21, 2008 - Scientific American/Minkel: Bubble Fusion Researcher Charged with Misconduct
July 19, 2008 - Los Angeles Times/Maugh: Purdue Physicist Found Guilty of Misconduct
July 19, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue probe finds researcher guilty
July 19, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Findings complete, but controversy is hardly over
July 19, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Details of what the university's investigation found
July 18, 2008 - Reuters/Dunham: College accuses fusion scientist of misconduct
July 18, 2008 - Science/Service: The Bubble Bursts
July 18, 2008 - Associated Press/Martin: Purdue panel finds misconduct by fusion scientist
July 18, 2008 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Committee Completes Research Misconduct Investigation
May 10, 2008 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue University Professor Rusi Taleyarkhan Files Legal Complaint
April 26, 2008 - Associated Press: Purdue finishes probe of embattled scientist
April 23, 2008 - Purdue Exponent:Mahasneh: Professor files defamation lawsuit
April 23, 2008 - Nature News: Bubble-fusion engineer sues other scientists (Comments)
April 23, 2008 - Nature News: Bubble-fusion engineer sues other scientists
April 17, 2008 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Defamation Lawsuit Filed by Purdue Researcher
March 23, 2008 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue preparing new guide for ethical conduct of research
Oct. 5, 2007 - Purdue Exponent/Thomas: Tension mounts between faculty members regarding controversy
Sept. 14, 2007 - Science/Service: News Item: C-22 Inquiry Advances to Investigation
Aug. 17, 2007 - Purdue Exponent/Thomas: Córdova Reviews Misconduct Standards Amid Debate
May 22, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Failure to Reproduce Fuels Fraud Claims
May 22, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Strife Dogs Purdue in Research Allegations
May 19, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Letter That Cleared Embattled Researcher Surfaces
May 19, 2007 - The [Purdue University] Exponent/Warner: Bubble fusion criticism continues, despite replication
May 18, 2007 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: [article missing?]
May 15, 2007 - Nature/Reich: Third Inquiry Into Bubble Fusion Is Under Way
May 11, 2007 -New York Times/Chang: Purdue Will Reinvestigate Its Professor Who Claimed Desktop Fusion
May 11, 2007 - Science/Service: More Trouble for Taleyarkhan
May 11, 2007 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: Research misconduct: Congress chides cursory probe
May 11, 2007 - Journal and Courier/Wallheimer: "Taleyarkhan Decries 'Smear Campaign'"
May 11, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Press Release from Miller
May 10, 2007 - Purdue News Service: Purdue to continue review of 'bubble fusion' research
April 25, 2007 - Purdue Exponent: Academic Squabble Hides Breakthrough
April 6, 2007 - Journal & Courier/Wallheimer: Purdue Gives Research to Congress
April 6, 2007 - AP: Congress May Make Purdue Fusion Probe Documents Public
April 2, 2007 - Chronicle of Higher Education/Vance: The Bursting of Bubble Fusion
March 30, 2007 - AP: Congress seeks Purdue documents on inquiry into fusion claims
March 23, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Congress Asks Purdue for Fusion Claim Findings
March 22, 2007 - Congress/Miller: Press Release from Congressman Brad Miller
Feb. 27, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Practical Fusion, or Just a Bubble?
Feb. 17, 2007 - New Scientist: Table-top Fusion, Back With a Pop
Feb. 13, 2007 - Nature/Reich: Disputed Inquiry Clears Bubble-Fusion Engineer
Feb. 13, 2007 - New York Times/Chang: Researcher Cleared of Misconduct, but Case Is Still Murky
Feb. 9, 2007 - IEEE Spectrum/Guizzo: Purdue Inquiry Clears Bubble Fusion Researcher
Feb. 9, 2007 - Associated Press: Panel Clears Nuclear Engineer
Feb. 9, 2007 - Chicago Tribune/Manier: Tabletop Fusion Claims Ignite a Furor at Purdue
Feb. 7, 2007 - Science/Service: Second Inquiry Exonerates Taleyarkhan
Feb. 7, 2007 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Integrity Panel Completes Research Inquiry
Dec. 7, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Purdue Attacked Over Fusion Inquiry
Oct. 16, 2006 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Purdue University's Tsoukalas Resigns
Sept. 10, 2006 - New Energy Times/Krivit: Bubble Fusion Discoverer Taleyarkhan Strikes Back
Sept. 2006 - Scientific American/Gibbs: Plan B For Energy (excerpt)
July 30, 2006 - Cambridge University/Josephson: Reich or Wrong? Nature on the Attack
July 20, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Concerns Grow Over Secrecy of Bubble-Fusion Inquiry
June 30, 2006 - IEEE Spectrum/Putterman, Naranjo: For the Record
June 20, 2006 - Purdue News Service: Sonofusion Research Examination Committee Completes First Investigation
May 10, 2006 - Nature/Reich: Bubble-fusion group suffer setback
May 6, 2006 - IEEE Spectrum/Guizzo: Bubble Fusion Research Under Scrutiny
March 17, 2006 - Science/Service: Researchers Raise New Doubts About 'Bubble Fusion' Reports
March 10, 2006 - New Energy Times/Krivit: On Science, Journalism, and Nature
(Google News reported a total of 67 articles on this story at the end of day two, mostly reprints of the wire service articles.)
March 9, 2006, 1:00a.m. - Boston Globe: Purdue investigates scientist over 'cold fusion' claims (Dead link)
(Reprints Reuters story, reuses CNN title) 
March 9, 2006, 1:00a.m. - Indianapolis Star: Purdue scientist is under scrutiny
March 9, 2006, 1:00a.m. - Los Angeles Times/Maugh: College Reviews Physicist's Tabletop Fusion Claims 
(Publishes several direct and indirect allegations from Suslick and Putterman of fraud.)
March 9, 2006, 1:00a.m. - New York Times/Chang: Scientist Says He Stands by Fusion Data
(Follow-up story)
March 9, 2006, 1:00a.m. - Washington Post/Vedantam: Tabletop Fusion Research Under Review
March 8, 2006 - Purdue News Service: Purdue Initiates Objective Review Of 'Bubble' Fusion
(By 11:30 p.m. on March 8, 2006, Google News reported that this story had appeared in 54 news outlets. Only four outlets appear to have performed original reporting on this story, and everyone else is ripping and reading it. Two of the three wire services apparently did not do original reporting.)
March 8, 2006, 2 p.m. - AP: Purdue probes 'tabletop fusion' study
(AP performed original reporting)
March 8, 2006, 11 a.m. - UPI: Purdue investigates professor's research
(Their article was based on the New York Times article)
March 8, 2006, 9 a.m. - CNN: Purdue probes 'cold fusion' fraud claim
(They repackaged the Reuters article)
March 8, 2006, 7 a.m. - Reuters: University checks "bubble fusion" fraud claim
(First to use "fraud." They repackaged the Nature articles)
March 8, 2006, 6 a.m. Nature/Reich: A sound investment?
(Part of the 4-part story. Title does not match article. The article does not ask, it asserts that it is an unsound investment.)
March 8, 2006, 6 a.m. Nature/Reich: Bubble fusion: Silencing the Hype
(Part of the 4-part story. Title reveals agenda)
March 8, 2006, 6 a.m. Nature/Reich: Is bubble fusion simply hot air?
(Part of the 4-part story. Title does not match article. The article does not ask; it asserts that that bubble fusion is entirely a mistake.)
March 8, 2006, 6 a.m. Nature/Reich: Bubble bursts for table-top fusion
(Part of the 4-part story)
March 8, 2006, 12:30 a.m. - New York Times/Chang: University to Investigate Fusion Study
(Breaks story, sort of breaking embargo.)
March 3, 2006 - Science/Kennedy: Editorial - The Mailbag
Jan. 10, 2006 - Nature/Peplow: Desktop fusion is back on the table
July 18, 2005 - Telepolis/Lietz: Bubble Fusion Takes Next Hurdle
May 5, 2005 - IEEE Spectrum/Richard T. Lahey Jr., Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, and Robert I. Nigmatulin: Bubble Power
May 2005 - Physics Today/Levi: Evidence for a Plasma Inside a Sonoluminescing Bubble
March 15, 2005 - New York Times/Chang: Tiny Bubbles Implode With the Heat of a Star
March 4, 2005 - Science Now/Granmar: Hotter Than the Sun
March 2, 2004 - Purdue News Service: Evidence Bubbles Over to Support Tabletop Nuclear Fusion Device
Sept. 2002 - Photonics Technology News/Burgess: Researchers Probe Chemistry of Bubbles
July 29, 2002 - Chemical & Engineering News/Ritter: Single-Bubble Microreactors
July 25, 2002 - BBC News: Fusion Experiment Disappoints
July 25, 2002 - Scientific American/Sarah Graham: New Bubble Reaction Findings Make Fusion Claims Unlikely
July 25, 2002 - Chicago Tribune/Manier: U. of I. study casts doubt on bubble fusion report
July 25, 2002 - Nature/Lohse: Sonoluminescence: Inside a micro-reactor
July 25, 2002 - Nature/Lohse: Sonoluminescence: Bubble Power
July 24, 2002 - Physics Web/Sarah Graham: New Bubble Reaction Findings Make Fusion Claims Unlikely
July 24, 2002 - New Scientist: Bubble bursts for bench-top nuclear fusion
July 24, 2002 - ScienceNOW Daily News/Seife: Chemistry Casts Doubt on Bubble Reactions
July 24, 2002 - Inside [University of] Illinois/Kloeppel: Scientists measure energy dissipation in a single cavitating bubble
July 24, 2002 - United Press International/Choi: Researchers say bubble fusion more difficult to reproduce than once thought
April 2002 - Physics Today/Levi: Skepticism Greets Claim of Bubble Fusion
April 2002 - Physics World/Pennicott: Bubble fusion: fact or fiction?
March 25, 2002 - San Francisco Chronicle/Plotkin: Cold Fusion Rides Again
March 12 - 19, 2002 - Letters to Science: Robert H. Austin (Princeton University) and Edson Minatti (QMC, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina)
March 9, 2002 - Science News/Peter Weiss: Star in a Jar? Hints of Nuclear Fusion Found—Maybe
March 8, 2002 - Science/Kennedy: Science/Kennedy - To Publish or Not to Publish
March 8, 2002 - Science/Seife: "Bubble Fusion" Paper Generates a Tempest in a Beaker
March 5, 2002 - New York Times/Chang: Claim of Small-Scale Fusion Produces Early Skepticism
Oct. 21, 1999 - Nature/Gee: Bubbling Hot