Could this be real cold fusion? Read the article and you'll realize that it still takes more energy to create fusion, than can be generated by the fusion, so this isn't a pie-in-the-sky claim. It may never break even, and be used as a source of energy, but may be used for very tiny scanning machines. The researchers used a very powerful electric field to slam atoms together. This is a different approach from what has been attempted in the past where scientists have tried to replicate the conditions on the sun by generating intense heat and pressure.
Coming in out of the cold: Cold fusion, for real | csmonitor.com