March 5, 2004

Bubble Fusion

Not to be confused with bubble wrap, or bubble tea...

Apparently researchers at Purdue University managed to create Nuclear fusion reactions using sound waves.

I am somewhat pessimistic, after the debacle of Cold Fusion, that this will in the end pan out to be useful. OTOH the results and experiment have been replicated at Rensselaer. The process is nowhere near the break-even point, and its unknown if this will "scale up" to a level where it can produce useful amounts of energy. It might in the end be more useful not for energy generation but for generation of neutrons.

Via Apostropher.

Posted by Jvstin at March 5, 2004 8:37 AM