Genius Inventor: The controversy about the work of Randell by Thomas E. Stolper

By Thomas E. Stolper

The publication is neither a biography of generators nor a heritage of his corporation, BlackLight strength. The booklet attempts to reply to the query, why hasn't their paintings had a friendlier reception? One solution: the 1989 chilly fusion fiasco, with which generators’ critics falsely pointed out him after he surfaced within the ny instances in 1991. one other resolution: generators’ sweeping problem to the theoretical physicists, who magazine editors, scientists, graduate scholars, technology writers, technological know-how managers, enterprise capitalists, the investment companies, Congress, and the attentive public alike are nonetheless taught to carry in awe, even if astronomy has now proven that their puppy theories can clarify lower than five% of every little thing available in the market. The booklet is broadly documented if you wish to learn extra approximately any of the themes pointed out. The book's desk of Contents and Index can be found as a loose PDF obtain from the author's own online page at

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11 7 Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons. " JO/lrl/o/ ()IL/l:'dr()(lI1o~r/i(:o/ ('hcl1Iisliy 261 (1989). pp. 301-308. X David Goodstein. '". A 1/1cricoll Sc/IU/or 63, 4 (1994), pp. 527-)41. 'othis one would bc a good choice. 1J N. S. Lewis, et al.. " NU/lIrc3-tO (August 17,1(89), pp. 525-530. 10 D. Albagli, et al.. "Measurement and Analysis ofNcutron and Gamma-Rav Emission . Other Fusion Products. J' 9,2 (1990). pp. 133-148. II ,"'Ol/lrl:' 344 (29 March 19(0), p. indley. ihid.. pp. 375-376. - Cold Fusion Rejected As the distinguished his book about the cold heat they found instead fusion story might have 2) Langmuir's 19 physicist Frank Close wrote in the penultimate paragraph of fusion fiasco.

Ilot fusion and cold fusion alike traded on the fascination with taming the power of the Sun, even though neither onc of thcm came close to matching the sophist icateu and benign process that illuminates Earth. The term fusion might have Inst much of (,l) William R. GlJod, Mills' director l)frc~carch. 1993. Cold Fusion Rejected 37 its all ure if people had real ized that the fusion bei ng talked about wasn't the power of the Sun but something more dangerous. The BBCICBC program liked to show the Sun and talk about the Sun, but the kinds of fusion its speakers were discussing didn't power the Sun, any more than the neutron-spewing reactions of the hot fusioneers did.

The definitive work. The tenor of the reviews implied hope that it would also be the last book on cold fusion. Only one good thing had come out of the cold fusion episode, thought reviewers: good science had triumphed over bad. Let young researchers heed lesson. June 21. 1993. Curt Supl~e. "Lost in the Laboratory," Ibid. 44 45 the WushingfOn Posl Book World, July 25,1993. arey, op. cll. ' G bbn 47 48 49 . en. op. cil. Nicholas Wade. "The good, bad and ugly," Na/llre 364 (August 5, 1993), p. 497.

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