Belated inquest on cold fusion blast

April 1992
New Scientist;4/25/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1818, p6
Reports on a series of tests that will be conducted on wrecked equipment from a cold fusion `cell' that blew up in January at SRI International. Why tests we re delayed by three months; What scientists will look for; The lack of radiation detected at the scene of the blast.


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