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Existence of a cold fusion confirmed


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Please describe the Wild Card (approx. 150 words)
Since the 90s, there have been struggles among nuclear researchers over the issue of a cold fusion, achieved by electrolysis. As the scientific and technological development advanced along the time, new nuclear processes were discovered. This resulted in confirmation of the cool fusion phenomenon; nuclear fusion at normal temperatures.


cold fusion, nuclear power, research, temperature, electrolysis


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Cold fusion is irrefutably proved by nuclear researchers.


Closest timeframe for at least 50% likelihood
Please use one of the following options:

Type of event

Human planned (e.g. terrorist attack or funded scientific breakthrough)

Type of emergence

please select (if any) describe related trend or situation
A new development/situation
(e.g. a Romani state is established in central Europe; A message from an alien civilisation existing on a distant planet is received and understood, etc.
extreme boom of nuclear power sources
A counter trend/development/situation
(e.g. There is a massive decline in mobile phone usage due to fears of health hazards; Considerations of privacy lead to the banning of video surveillance in public spaces
rapid decline of importance of other energy sources

Type of systems affected





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please select
Level 4: important for the whole world

Latent phase

Obstacles for early indentification

information/communicational filters (media/editorial interests, language, reasoning)
cultural/religious filters (values, traditions, faith, spiritual beliefs)
political filters (party or ideological interests)

Manifestation phase

Type of manifestation

In a probably enclosed way (e.g. geographically, sectorally)

Aftermath phase

Important implications
Transformation of a system (e.g. new applications, change in stakeholders relations/influence)

Key drivers or triggers

Provide up to 2 possible drivers or triggers of HIGH importance. Click on HELP to see examples:
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Driver / Trigger 1
please describe
Driver / Trigger 2
Technological/Scientific ehnanced support to R&D

Relevance for Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Energy security/dynamics
Economic prosperity/dynamics
Innovation dynamics
Sustainability and climate change

Relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
ICT - Information & communication technologies
Environment (including Climate Change)
Transport (including aeronautics)
Nuclear research
Regional development
Science in society

 Features of a research-friendly ecology contributing to deal with the wild card

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please justify:
particularly relevant
Strengthening the actors in the research-friendly ecology
(i.e. Research funding organisations, universities, businesses, Research and Technology Organisations, Researchers and Citizens)