Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Purdue's Bubble Fusion Panel Submits Report

This embarrassing and continuing saga of the bubble fusion fiasco has taken another step. The panel set up by Purdue University at the urging of the Office of Naval Research has issued a finding.

A Purdue University panel that reviewed misconduct allegations against a scientist who claims he produced "tabletop fusion" has concluded that "several matters merit further investigation."

The finding was announced without elaboration in the case of Purdue nuclear engineering professor Rusi Taleyarkhan.

Which means that this will go on and on and on and on....

Nature's news report can be found here (link may be available for free only for a limited time).

This is the third inquiry run by Purdue, which was criticized earlier this year by both scientists and lawmakers for its handling of concerns raised by scientists about bubble-fusion claims at the university. Purdue has not said publicly what exactly in Taleyarkhan's work it might investigate further.


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