and were impressed by "undeniable proof" tells us nothing.
That experiment is yet to be performed- and they are performing it. And we are bound by NDA not to say who it might be- which should tell you a lot. sorry if it doesn't suit your 1970's based scenario of how science should be done, I'm amazed that the history of cold fusion so far has taught you so little.
1. Has the flogging to improve morale stopped
2 is at some point Inside 2019?
3. is at some point inside East Anglia?
1.No- but it has slowed down a little.
2. I hope and expect so
3. I couldn't possibly say beyond 'UK'