Talk:Cold fusion

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This article was the subject of mediation during 2009 at User_talk:Cryptic C62/Cold fusion.

Forked page?[edit]

The entire "Fleischmann–Pons experiment" section on this page seems to be replicated in Fleischmann–Pons experiment. There are various tweaks and differences, but essentially they're the same couple of thousand words.

Looking at the history, it seems there was an attempt at a split in December 2015 which never really went anywhere, and I'm wondering if the new page created as a result was just forgotten about at the time.

Should it just be redirected back here? Edits to the new page since the split seem fairly minimal, save for a new section at the end that briefly praises one of the recent theories, and very little directly links to it. Andrew Gray (talk) 19:54, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

I've gone ahead and redirected this back to Cold fusion#History. There don't seem to be any substantive changes needing merged in. Andrew Gray (talk) 18:58, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Large investments in the Industrial Heat corporation[edit]

Several media reports describe substantial investments by prominent people in a company called Industrial Heat. See: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/14/brad-pitt-and-laurene-powell-jobs-are-reportedly-invested-in-a-mysterious-cold-fusion-energy-company.html (and many others). Industrial Heat is reportedly working on cold fusion technologies. Would it be helpful to add a section to the main article on "commercial interest" or even "commercial frauds" related to cold fusion? Thanks! --Lbeaumont (talk) 10:56, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

Who, the guys that licensed the Energy Catalyzer and spent years trying to reproduce Rossi's "results" before going to court? I'd be embarrassed too, if I had to admit sinking $10M into that custom-built water heater. They might even be tempted to divert their investors' attention from the facts. LeadSongDog come howl! 16:45, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

Problematic reference[edit]

In the following reference:

<ref name="last_challenged">{{harvnb|Labinger|Weininger|2005|p=1919}} Fleischmann's paper was challenged in {{cite journal |ref=harv |last=Morrison |first=R.O. Douglas |title=Comments on claims of excess enthalpy by Fleischmann and Pons using simple cells made to boil |doi=10.1016/0375-9601(94)91133-9 |journal=Phys. Lett. A |volume=185 |issue=5–6 |date=28 February 1994 |pages=498–502 |bibcode=1994PhLA..185..498M |url=http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/Fleischmanreplytothe.pdf |deadurl=no |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20170921233652/http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/Fleischmanreplytothe.pdf |archivedate=21 September 2017 |citeseerx=10.1.1.380.7178 }}</ref>

Please replace http://www.lenr-canr.org/acrobat/Fleischmanreplytothe.pdf with https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0375960194911339 and remove the archive url.

The link to lenr-canr.org is deceptive, as what it presents is not the peer-reviewed challenge but an editorialised and apparently unpublished email "debate" between the authors and Fleischmann published on a cold-fusion apologist website with no obvious evidence of copyright release. 82.1.159.160 (talk) 16:18, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

 Done, thank you. —Nizolan (talk · c.) 19:18, 19 July 2019 (UTC)