Perhaps the most exciting thing I've heard about lately (other than quantum wells) is cold fusion. Does anyone remember Pons and Fleischman? In 1989 they announced to the world that they'd actually been able to make cold fusion work. I clearly remember just how excited I was but unfortunately no one could replicate their work. Almost as fast as they became famous they were run out of the scientific community as a couple of crack pots. Now, twenty years later it appears that they may have been right after all. You really need to watch this episode of 60 minutes that aired on Sunday. As you watch this just remember that all cold fusion does is generate heat. If you ever get cold fusion in your laptop or car it will be quantum well thermoelectrics that converts that heat into electricity. We really do live in a very exciting time and I'm thrilled to be positioned right on the cutting edge.
**** how sad, they removed the video I wanted to show ****