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"Cold Fusion" and LENR Historical News Archive

This is a list of selected stories related to the field of low-energy nuclear reactions that appeared in the news from 1956 to 1999. Click on any title to see the full story.

Dec. 29, 1999 - Wired/Leander Kahney: A Century of Spectacular Failure
Oct. 21, 1999 - Nature/Henry Gee: Physics: Bubbling Hot
March 30, 1999 - New York Times/Letter to the Editor: Sciences on the Fringe
March 23, 1999 - New York Times/William J. Broad: A Tempest in a Test Tube, 10 Years Later
Sept. 12, 1997 - New York Times: New Video Releases: The Saint
Aug. 26, 1997 - New York Times/Andrew Pollack: Japan, Long a Holdout, Is Ending Its Quest for Cold Fusion
Dec. 20, 1994 - New York Times/Malcolm W. Browne: New Shot at Cold Fusion By Pumping Sound Waves Into Tiny Bubbles
March 6, 1994 - New York Times/William Safire: On Language; Presenting: OLBWS
Feb. 19, 1994 - Corriere della Sera/Foresta Martin Franco: Siena scopre l' energia pulita Fusione fredda all' italiana? (Francesco Piantelli press conference, in Italian)
March 9, 1993 - New York Times/Eugene Mallove Letter to the Editor: Cold Fusion Slips Away
Nov. 17, 1992 - New York Times/Andrew J. Pollack: Cold Fusion, Derided in U.S., Is Hot In Japan
Sept. 28, 1992 - The Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Predictable Heat Source Reported from 'Heavy' Water Electrolysis
May 23, 1992 - New York Times/Edmund L. Andrews: Cold War Secrecy Still Shrouds Inventions
Spring 1992 - Invention & Technology/James Hansen: Secretly Going Nuclear
Jan. 4, 1992 - New York Times: Lab Explosion Kills Cold-Fusion Scientist
Dec. 17, 1991 - New York Times: James J. Brophy, 65, Who Played Major Role In Cold Fusion Effort
June 27, 1991 - New York Times: U. of Utah Selects First Non-Mormon Chief
April 26, 1991 - New York Times/William J. Broad: 2 Teams Put New Life in 'Cold' Fusion Theory
April 14, 1991 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Ideas & Trends: There Still May Be Something Scientific About Cold Fusion
April 9, 1991 - New York Times/Letter to the Editor: In Commercialized-Science Era, Fraud Thrives; Error of Judgment
March 24, 1991 - New York Times: Scientist in Fusion Dispute May Lose His Job
March 17, 1991 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Cold-Fusion Claim Is Faulted on Ethics as Well as Science
March 17, 1991 - New York Times/William J. Broad: From Top of Their World to Professional Ostracism
Jan. 14, 1991 - New York Times/Walter Goodman: Telling a Detective Story On Cold Fusion in a Jar (TV review)
Jan. 10, 1991 - New York Times: Scientist Is Given Deadline to Prove His Cold Fusion Research
Jan. 8, 1991 - New York Times: Scientist to Give Up Teaching and Pursue Cold Fusion Studies
Nov. 20, 1990 - New York Times: Texas Panel Finds No Fraud In Cold Fusion Experiments
Nov. 9, 1990 - New York Times: Fusion Researcher Discusses Findings
Nov. 7, 1990 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Turning Up the Heat on `Cold Fusion': Researchers Find Hints Of Nuclear Reactions
Oct. 30, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Cold Fusion Still Escapes Usual Checks Of Science
Oct. 30, 1990 - New York Times: The Rise and Fall of Cold Fusion
Oct. 27, 1990 - New York Times: Utah Fusion Scientist Agrees To Meet State Review Panel
Oct. 26, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Utah to Start Search for Cold Fusion Scientist
Oct. 25, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Cold-Fusion Scientist Missing as Key Review Nears
Oct. 9, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Next Bold Step Toward Fusion Proposed
June 15, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Fraud in a 'Cold' Fusion Lab Is a Concern, Magazine Says
June 13, 1990 - New York Times: Head of U. of Utah Quits Amid Furor Over Cold-Fusion Funds
June 8, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Contamination at 3 Labs Casts Doubt On Results Pointing to Cold Fusion
April 11, 1990 - MIT Tech Talk/Eugene Mallove: The Cold Fusion Mystery Continues: One Year Later
April 11, 1990 - MIT Tech Talk/David Lampe: Hot Fusion Progress Noted
April 3, 1990 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Many Scientists Still Give `Cold Fusion' Cold Shoulder a Year After Initial Claim
April 3, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: 'Cold Fusion' Claimants Review Puzzling Results
April 1, 1990 - New York Times/George Johnson: A Birthday Party For Cold Fusion
March 30, 1990 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Researcher Defends 'Cold Fusion' Work But Draws Criticism
March 30, 1990 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: 'Cold Fusion' Chemists Reiterate Claim; Other Scientists Report Similar Results
March 29, 1990 - Nature/David Lindley: The Embarassment of Cold Fusion
March 29, 1990 - Nature/Sir John Maddox: Farewell (not fond) to Cold Fusion
March 29, 1990 - New York Times: Utah Monitor of 'Cold Fusion' Casts Doubt on Its Validity
March 16, 1990 - New York Times/Malcolm W. Browne: Scientists Seem Nearer Their Dream for Hydrogen: Making It Metal
March 2, 1990 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: 'Cold Fusion' Research Dispels Some Doubts
Nov. 4, 1989 - New York Times: U.S. Panel Finds No Evidence of Cold Fusion
Oct. 31, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Despite Scorn, Team in Utah Still Seeks Cold-Fusion Clues
Oct. 23, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Cold Comfort on Cold Fusion Front
Oct. 19, 1989 - New York Times/Warren E. Leary: Recent Tests Said to Justify More Cold Fusion Research
Sept. 24, 1989 - New York Times/Robert Crease and N. P. Samios: Cold Fusion Confusion
Sept. 8, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: 'Cold Fusion' Still Generates Some Heat
Aug. 15, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Fusion Scientist Criticizes Former Lab
Aug. 8, 1989 - New York Times: Utah Votes $4.5 Million For Cold Fusion Studies
Aug. 1, 1989 - New York Times: 'Cold Fusion' Research Enjoys a Boom in Utah
July 16, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: On Cold Fusion, It Looks Like Utah Stands Alone
July 13, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Panel Rejects Fusion Claim, Urging No Federal Spending
July 3, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Richard L. Hudson and Jerry E. Bishop: Two 'Cold-Fusion' Scientists Still Insist New Data Will Confirm Their Claims
June 30, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: G.E. and U. of Utah Join in 'Cold' Fusion Pact
June 27, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Evidence of 'Cold' Fusion Cautiously Cited
June 20, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Britons Abandon 'Cold' Quest
June 14, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Effort to Verify Fusion Experiment Collapses
June 10, 1989 - New York Times/Edmund L. Andrews: Patents: A Design to Start A Fusion Reaction
May 30, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: At Conference On Cold Fusion, The Verdict Is Negative
May 30, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Vindication Comes to Fusion's Silent Man
May 28, 1989 - L.A. Times/Edmund Newton: Claims of Cold Fusion in Utah Tantalize Scientists at Caltech
May 26, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Reactions Differ at 'Cold Fusion' Meeting: More Scientists Agree Heat Is Produced, but Debate Continues Over Its Cause
May 25, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Scientists Dispute Findings on Fusion
May 25, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: New Evidence Supports Fusion Finding Made by Less Controversial Utah Group
May 24, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Conference on Cold Fusion Told of Failure to Find Key Byproducts
May 24, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Texas Group Reports More Signs Of 'Cold Fusion' at U.S. Meeting
May 24, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Lack of Evidence Fails to Sway Claim on Fusion
May 21, 1989 - L.A. Times/Edmund Newton: Burst of Energy but No Fusion in Caltech Labs
May 21, 1989 - L.A. Times/Daniel Wiener: Letter to the Editor: Here's Betting That a Commercial Use of Cold Fusion Is Closer Than Many Experts Think
May 18, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Pons, Fleischmann Don't Plan to Attend U.S. 'Cold Fusion' Conference Next Week
May 15, 1989 - Chemical & Engineering News/Worthy and Dagani: Utah Chemists Back Off from Some Fusion Claims
May 15, 1989 - Chemical & Engineering News: Letters to the Editor (pdf)
May 15, 1989 - Newsweek/Sharon Begley: Fusion Fever Cools Down
May 15, 1989 - Time/Dick Thompson: Putting the Heat On Cold Fusion
May 12, 1989 - L.A. Times/Peter D. Zimmerman: Fusion Flap Proved an Elementary Axiom: Glitter Isn't Gold
May 10, 1989 - L.A. Times/Patt Morrison: Regardless, There's Electricity in the Air
May 10, 1989 - Washington Post/Philip J. Hilts: Fusion Researcher Admits Error
May 10, 1989 - L.A. Times: The Value of Scientific Method
May 10, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Fusion Genie's Still in Bottle
May 10, 1989 - New York Times/Sandra Blakeslee: 2 Chemists Defend Fusion Experiment
May 10, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Fusion Brouhaha May Be Settled Soon by Helium Test (also published in another edition as Fusion Claim May Be Settled Soon by Test)
May 9, 1989 - New York Times: British Fusion Effort Fails
May 9, 1989 - L.A. Times/Patt Morrison: Hopes Outweigh Doubts
May 9, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Scientists Fail To Offer New Evidence of Fusion
May 9, 1989 - The Tech (MIT)/David P. Hamilton: PFC Results Said To Deal Blow to Fusion Claims
May 7, 1989 - New York Times/George Johnson: IDEAS & TRENDS: On Fusion, the Chemists Have the Ball Now
May 3, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Cold Fusion Dispute Boils; Panelists Ridicule Claims
May 3, 1989 - New York Times: Physicists Debunk Claim Of a New Kind of Fusion
May 3, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Physicists Outline Possible Errors That Led to Claims of Cold Fusion
May 2, 1989 - New York Times/Malcolm W. Browne: Physicists Challenge Cold Fusion Claims
May 2, 1989 - L.A. Times/Thomas H. Maugh II: Cold Fusion Claim in Error, 2 Experts Say
May 1, 1989 - Inside Energy with Federal Lands/David Kramer: DOE Labs Advise Hill: Wait On Cold Fusion
April 30, 1989 - New York Times/Opinion: The Utah Fusion Circus
April 28, 1989 - New York Times/Andrew Pollack: Beating a Path to Fusion's Door
April 27, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: House Panel Hears Debate on Fusion
April 27, 1989 - Nature: Hopes for Nuclear Fusion Continue to Turn Cool
April 26, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Fusion Researchers Seek $25 Million From U.S.
April 26, 1989 - Washington Post/Philip J. Hilts: Researchers Defend Results of Fusion Tests; Debate May Erupt Today at Hill Hearing (Light water results)
April 25, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Pons Has Faith in New 'Cold Fusion' Tests (Light water results)
April 24, 1989 - New York Times/John Noble Wilford: Fusion Furor: Science's Human Face
April 21, 1989 - New York Times/William E. Schmidt: Utah, Thinking of Fusion, Dreams of Gold
April 20, 1989 - Nature/Richard Garwin: Consensus On Cold Fusion Still Elusive
April 20, 1989 - New York Times: Researchers in India Say They Repeated Fusion Experiment
April 19, 1989 - New York Times/Marlise Simons: Italian Researchers Report Achieving Nuclear Fusion
April 19, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop and Amal Kumar Naj in New York And David Stipp in Boston: Fusion Tests to Focus on Measuring Heat
April 18, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: A Frenzy Over Fusion in Hundreds of Labs
April 18, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Stanford Reports Success
April 18, 1989 - New York Times/William E. Schmidt: Chemist Asserts Backing on Fusion
April 14, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: Georgia Tech Team Reports Flaw In Critical Experiment on Fusion
April 14, 1989 - New York Times: Prices of Palladium Close At Highest Level Since 1980
April 14, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Two Graduate Students Add a Piece To Puzzle of Utah 'Fusion' Experiment
April 13, 1989 - New York Times/William J. Broad: "Cold Fusion" Patents Sought
April 11, 1989 - New York Times/Malcolm W. Browne: Claim of Achieving Fusion in Jar Gains Support in 2 Experiments
April 11, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Fusion Test Matched, but Mystery Persists
April 7, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop and David Stipp: Science: Fusion Findings in Utah May Take Months to Verify
April 3, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Heat Source in Fusion Find May Be Mystery Reaction
April 1, 1989 - New York Times/Walter Sullivan: New Fusion Gain Reported in U.S.
[~ April, 1989] - [Source Unknown]/Richard Hayes: Letter to the Editor: The World Also Scoffed At Copernicus, Galileo
[~ April, 1989] - [Source Unknown]: Nuclear Fusion Editorial
March 29, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Second Fusion Discovery Comes to Light: Findings at Brigham Young Are Shrouded in Secrecy, Seem Less Controversial
March 28, 1989 - New York Times/Malcolm W. Browne: Fusion in a Jar: Announcement by 2 Chemists Ignites Uproar
March 27, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Scientist Sticks to Test-Tube Fusion Claim -- But Pons Says Other Reactions May Also Be Present
March 24, 1989 - The Times [London]/Pearce Wright: Scientists Claim Energy Breakthrough
March 24, 1989 - AP/Michael White: Fusion Claim Generates Hope, Skepticism
March 24, 1989 - AP/Paul Recer: Scientists Skeptical, But Intrigued By Utah Fusion Claim
March 24, 1989 - Financial Post [Toronto]/Clive Cookson: Fusion Find Revolutionizes Energy
March 24, 1989 - Wall Street Journal/Bishop and Wells: Taming H-Bombs? Two Scientists Claim Breakthrough in Quest For Fusion Energy
March 24, 1989 - L.A. Times/Stammer and Maugh: Nuclear Fusion Experiments Were Started `for the Fun of It'
March 24, 1989 - L.A. Times/Lee Dye: Fusion Research: 4 Decades, Millions of Dollars Haven't Yielded Much
March 24, 1989 - L.A. Times/Maugh and Dye: Pair Proclaim Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough
March 24, 1989 - UPI/Ralph Wakley: Chemists, Using Sea Water, Discover Fusion Reaction
March 23, 1989 - The Wall Street Journal/Jerry E. Bishop: Science: Development in Atom Fusion to be Unveiled
March 23, 1989 - Financial Times/Clive Cookson: Nuclear Fusion in a Test Tube
March 23, 1989 - Financial Times/Clive Cookson: Test Tube Nuclear Fusion Claimed
Dec. 30, 1956 - New York Times: Cold Fusion of Hydrogen Atoms