News Headlines SCIENTIFIC BREAKTHROUGHS - Tuesday, July 17th 9p | 12a ET Cold Fusion Is Hot Again A report on cold fusion - nuclear energy like that which powers the sun, but made at room temperatures on a tabletop, which in 1989, was presented as a revolutionary new source of energy that promised to be cheap, limitless and clean but was quickly dismissed as junk science. Today, scientists believe that cold fusion, now most often called low temperature fusion or a nuclear effect, could lead to monumental breakthroughs in energy production. DARPA has budgeted $36 million to research LENR over the past two years with successful results. DARPA Nanotech Projects -$34 million investigating cold fusion and excess heat was found 1. Fundamentals of Nanoscale and Emergent Effects and Engineered Devices - IE Cold Fusion Investigation Funding FY2011 $16.745 million FY2012 $11.65 million FY2013 $5.5 million This is the project where DARPA is spending about $34 million to investigate cold fusion on the nanoscale. They have found and generated excess heat for at least 2.5 days.