Be very scared, when major breakthroughs on nanopore sequencing, stem cells and cold fusion are reported within the same month. Either human beings have become very creative with their 80% functional genome, or our planet is very close to alien invasion :)
At least the cold fusion paper did not get fast-tracked to Nature or Cell, and only reached arxiv so far. The authors claim that they were able to replicate Andrea Rossi’s controversial cold fusion experiment reported two decades ago.
Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder
An experimental investigation of possible anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube named E-Cat HT is carried out. The reactor tube is charged with a small amount of hydrogen loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils inside the reactor tube. Measurement of the produced heat was performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras, recording data every second from the hot reactor tube. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth threephase power analyzer. Data were collected in two experimental runs lasting 96 and 116 hours, respectively. An anomalous heat production was indicated in both experiments. The 116-hour experiment also included a calibration of the experimental set-up without the active charge present in the E-Cat HT. In this case, no extra heat was generated beyond the expected heat from the electric input.
Computed volumetric and gravimetric energy densities were found to be far above those of any known chemical source. Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources.
A website titled ‘shut down rossi’ analyzed their paper line by line and claim that they are fraudulent.