Cold Fusion Going Commercial!?

Foreword: I gave Ric Werme permission to do this essay. I don’t have any doubt that the original Cold Fusion research was seriously flawed. That said, this recent new development using a different process is getting some interest, so let’s approach it skeptically to see what merit it has, if any. – Anthony Cold fusion…

New WUWT Solar Images and Data Page

I’ve done some house cleaning and maintenance today to replace the aging SOHO image on the sidebar (which had not been updating since January 11th, thanks to Ric Werme for reminding me) with a new image from the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) which provides stunning detail over the now 15 year old SOHO instrument. We…

Alarming trends

Over at Bishop Hill’s blog, he posted this graph below which is an output from a special Google Labs search query. It lists the percentage of books that are about nuclear war and climate change. Fittingly, the climate change graph (blue) is a hockey stick. Bishop hill came up with what I consider to be…

The Metrology of Thermometers

For those that don’t notice, this is about metrology, not meteorology, though meteorology uses the final product. Metrology is the science of measurement. Since we had this recent paper from Pat Frank that deals with the inherent uncertainty of temperature measurement, establishing a new minimum uncertainty value of ±0.46 C for the instrumental surface temperature…