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When a pair of scientists first introduced cold nuclear fusion in 1989 as a source of almost limitless energy, the scientific community quickly discredited the experiments. In some venues, these experiments are case studies in faulty scientific investigation. But now a respected scientist at SRI International is doing extensive research on the same process -- with promising results. This 12-minute investigative report by CBS 60 Minutes explores the renewed interest in cold fusion and its implications for society. This resource is available for free online viewing. A four-page text synopsis is also provided. It could be especially useful as a springboard for a lesson on the importance of objectivity in scientific experimentation.

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research design,Nuclear Physics,NSDL,experimental methods,Education Foundations,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Research Design & Methodology,Modern Physics,Validity,Other Sciences,junk science,Informal Education,Higher Education,Middle School,experimental design,fusion,Chemistry,Physics,nuclear fusion,General,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20101106221637617T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Education,fusion experiments

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