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At Last, Cold Fusion

Wanna stay wired while you chop your tomatoes? Try the attractively named GRD-267DTU from Korea's LG. This towering, Internet-connected icebox with its built-in...

Science: Putting The Heat on Cold Fusion

The spring meeting of the American Physical Society is normally a cool scientific congregation, but last week's gathering of 1,500 physicists in Baltimore was...

Science: Fusion Illusion?

Little more than a month ago, they were just two chemists, toiling in virtual anonymity. But B. Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann came last week to Washington...

To Our Readers: Apr. 16, 2001

Don't try to sell snake oil to TIME's science journalists. Or cold fusion, or any other unproven notion. "We pride ourselves on being sticklers for science,...

Best Inventions: Where It's At

What is "It"? For a week or so last January, that was the question on everybody's lips. After the Harvard Business School Press advanced $250,000 for a book...

Books: Voodoo Science By Robert Park

Not one to suffer fools gladly, Park takes aim at what he calls "pathological science, junk science, pseudoscience and fraudulent science." He has targets...

Cranks... Villains... ...And Unsung Heroes

[CRANKS] STANLEY PONS AND MARTIN FLEISCHMANN Producing energy through nuclear fusion is easy enough to do--provided you have a reactor that can generate...

The 100 Worst Ideas Of The Century

As a planet, we have celebrated almost every aspect of the 20th century. but let's face it, it wasn't all good. The past 100 years have seen plenty of dud...

Science: Fusion Fever Is on the Rise

Where will it all end? Fusion fever continued to rage throughout the scientific world last week, causing many ordinarily cautious scientists to jabber as though...

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