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Did you know that our fascination with cold fusion — unlimited energy created at room temperature — all began with the holder of the first patent for the television?

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Transcript - Loki: Good evening Mr. Nye. My name is Loki and I have Cerebral Palsy so I'm sorry if I sound weird or look weird, but my question to you is on cold fusion. Was it something that actually had merit or was it something that the scientific community legitimately had reasons for banning it. Your thoughts please.

Bill Nye: Loki, Loki, Loki, you don't look that weird it to us sir. You look fine. About cold fusion, so here was the idea. There's a guy who really had the first patent on television was the mythic, this is really his name, Philo Farnsworth. And it is said he told people that he had the idea for television by plowing his uncle's potato field as a kid and he looked at the way the furloughs went across the field and inferred that would be a way to make a moving picture. That same guy got it in his head that he could make neutrons do whatever he wanted, like he had this one success and he got it in his head that he could influence neutrons and he created a device which he called a phaser and that word has later been used to describe rotating vectors in light waves and heat waves. Read Full Transcript Here: https://goo.gl/s8flkB.

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