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                        COLD FUSION EXPLAINED

Energy is produced when the nuclei of atoms are either split (fission) or united (fusion). Fission occurs when a heavy nucleus splits into two or more lighter segments. Fusion is the combining of two light nuclei to form a single, heavier nucleus. The energy released by the fission or the fusion of nuclei, in the form of heat (like our sun), light, or other radiation, is called nuclear energy. Like energy from any other source, nuclear energy can be used to do work

Very few Americans seem to know what is happening.  It's all over the world, except the United States.  There are hundreds of laboratories doing it, they've got patents all over the place. The prototypes are on sale now.  There are so many vested interest.   There is a large literature on this subject. Probably the best way is to start with the two books,

     1. Mallove "Fire From Ice"
     2. Close "Too Hot to Handle".

These two books take opposite points of view and describe the early history very well, as well as the technical aspects. Having read these books, if you want more, start browsing through the web.  There are other books, and around 1200 scientific papers for the intrepid. There are archives and a news group. Good luck.                


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Hi jenice & debrecki.

"ColdFusion" is Allaire Corporation product for developing a large WEB sites for corporations. All info you can find at


    Sorry about the little joke : )  Dedushka is right!
    COLDFUSION BY ALLAIRE is nothing more than software

     ColdFusion is used by thousands of companies worldwide to unite content, transactions, and personalization into network applications for electronic commerce, business information systems, collaboration and interactive publishing

     ColdFusion is a proven development platform for integrating browser, server and database technologies into Web applications. With the latest release, Allaire is providing scalability enhancements to support complex, large-volume sites, while maintaining a commitment to developer productivity. New scalability features include support for delivering server clusters with load balancing and fail over. New productivity
features include visual programming tools, enhanced team development services and remote interactive debugging. The company has also focused on improving integration with enterprise technologies and enhancing security.  Enhanced Development Productivity ColdFusion 4.0 provides new technology for rapid application development. The release includes powerful new visual programming tools for prototyping HTML pages. To enable better team development,     ColdFusion 4.0 offers server-side source control and secure remote development for distributed teams and hosted servers. Most importantly, the new release of the ColdFusion integrated development environment,

ColdFusion Studio, supports remote interactive debugging. The visual debugging tools give developers a highly productive way to analyze applications in order to identify and fix problems before they are discovered by end users.  Built-in Scalability   ColdFusion 4.0 builds on the strength of the core application server with native support for server clusters.  Using an embedded version of the award- winning BrightTiger ClusterCATS, ColdFusion 4.0 supports dynamic load balancing across multiple servers to deliver scalable performance. In addition, ColdFusion 4.0 clusters offer automatic server failover for high-availability on the most demanding e- commerce sites and corporate intranets.

     Extended Technology Integration  Expanding on the existing Web database integration, ColdFusion 4.0 includes native database drivers for Oracle and Sybase as well as support for OLE-DB. The new release adds additional support for the
    Extensible Markup Language (XML) and expands connectivity to distributed object technology with support for the Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). ColdFusion 4.0 also offers a new model for building extensions to both the core server and the visual tools, which means customers will be able to extend the product to handle a wide range of specialized needs.

     Security Enhancements
Enhanced security features provide developers with more flexibility and control over development and deployment. ColdFusion 4.0 will integrate with network operating system security including LDAP directories and Windows NT Domains, so server administrators can take advantage of existing investments in network security. The new release also includes support for server sandbox security, a feature that allows companies to host multiple secure applications on a single server.

 Pricing and Availability

     The ColdFusion Web application server is licensed for deployment on Web servers as ColdFusion Server 4.0. The visual tools are licensed for development on workstations as ColdFusion Studio 4.0.

                     System Requirements

                          IBM PC or compatible, 486 or higher                           (Pentium recommended)
                          Windows 95/98/NT 4.0 (Service Pack 3                           required)
                          50MB disk space
                          32MB RAM (64MB Recommended)
                          Web Server
                          CD-ROM drive

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