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This mature technology is already here. No pollution, no mess, no fuss. It should have spawned a gigantic wave of research, but for some reason hasn't yet. There is a apparently a deep obstacle operating here, whether it's conceptual, spiritual or emotional--mankind simply isn't ready to receive this incredible gift yet.

It is far simpler to consider that most researchers, or at least their supervisors, have a good apprehension of the likely effects of publishing on a topic that could obsolete the business model of a group of businesses that are major contributors to universities and politicians and have major interests in various media corporations. They don't even have to confer with anyone to know not to encourage research along these lines.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 01:03:04 PM EST
This research is being funded and carried out by major Japanese countries in Japan.  Slightly different dynamic.  
by ATinNM on Sat Jan 12th, 2013 at 01:33:58 PM EST
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Yes, in Japan, where all petroleum is imported. That is where one would expect such research to take place. I would not be at all surprised if the most immediate practical application of this work were to be in improved battery technology for electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

As the Dutch said while fighting the Spanish: "It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Jan 13th, 2013 at 12:15:42 AM EST
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I like the slip.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Sun Jan 13th, 2013 at 05:03:31 AM EST
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