nuclear fusion taking place at temperature lower than ordinarily required, spec. at or near room temperature
Known as ‘cold fusion’ and still only a laboratory phenomenon, the new process requires neither uranium nor the million degrees of heat used in the other two atomic principles.
Knowledge—the knowledge that put cold-fusion power plants on all the Earth planets, in all the factories.
The first was the so-called ‘Cold fusion’ revolution, which brought about the sudden end of the Fossil Fuel Age and destroyed the economic base of the Muslim world for almost a generation…
I quickly explained that the kind of nuclear reactor I was planning to build was completely different. Cold fusion does what it says on the tin. Nuclear reactions at room temperature, not even hot enough to melt the butter in Dad’s frying pan. No radioactive waste, no chance of explosions. All the energy you need—totally safe and clean.
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