“Congress is Suddenly Interested in Cold Fusion” (Popular Mechanics)

Thanks to Mats Lewan for posting a link to this new article in Popular Mechanics written by David Hambling titled “Congress is Suddenly Interested in Cold Fusion” (http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a20874/us-house-cold-fusion/)

It covers the news we have discussed here recently where the US House Armed Services Committee has directed the US Secretary of Defense to report back to the panel about the “military utility of recent U.S. industrial base[d] LENR advancements”. Hambling suggests some of possible military applications:

“Commercial cold fusion as claimed by Andrea Rossi and others, outlined in our April article, would remove dependence on oil or other fossil fuels, domestic or imported. In military terms, it would enable ships, aircraft, and tanks to continue indefinitely (or at least for months) without refueling, with abundant power for lasers or other directed-energy weapons.”

As much as many of us would hate to see LENR used for destructive purposes, I don’t think there has been any breakthrough technology that has not been adapted for military use. Electricity, automobiles, aeroplanes, telecommunications, nuclear power, computers, robotics, etc. have all found many military uses, and I don’t think that LENR will be any different — and this is evident from this directive from the House panel.

  • US_Citizen71

    I’ll have whatever he is smokin’ it seems like some powerful stuff!

    • Mats002

      And I’ll have what he drink, good stuff!

  • Omega Z

    That was sarcasm,
    However, If the E-cat quark produces direct electricity, look for rail guns, high powered lasers, some type of shields etc, etc, etc,,,

    I find proclamations that something would have military potential kind of silly. Everything of use has military potential. Rocks become projectiles and sticks became spears. Canned goods were specifically created for military use to feed troops, thus lessening the need to scavenge for food. Even GPS was developed for military purposes.