COLD FUSION TIMES
"The journal of the scientific aspects of loading isotopic fuels into materials and the science and engineering of lattice-assisted nuclear reactions"
Welcome to the Latest, Uncensored Scientific News on Cold Fusion, now known as Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions (LANR), Condensed Matter Nuclear State Physics (CMNS), Solid State Nuclear Reactions, and (misnamed) Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR). COLD FUSION TIMES is the OLDEST periodical, newsletter and website-covering the field of COLD FUSION (LENR, LANR) and its Role in Energy Production and Energy Conversion.
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May 21, 2013 - "The second introductory cold fusion course offered at MIT during its Independent Activities Period (IAP) was held from January 22-29. ...Dr. Swartz presented what many consider the well-researched evidence for existence (and development) of cold fusion in an understandable four plus hours (two each day) of scientific detail, not only reviewing decades of cold fusion experiments but also presenting many how-to’s of the successful processes. The reason we need cold fusion now, Swartz explained, is the fact that we simply do not have a reproducible, highly efficient, clean source of energy production. .... Swartz detailed the impact of what further use of this energy source, and its secondary pollution, would be on our quality of life, including generating serious health and financial problems. He focused on recent news, including the tragic pollution situation in Utah which is another glaring indictment of that energy production system. For every gigawatt per day a city requires the “burning of 9,000 tons of coal. . .Each one of those makes (as pollution) yet another 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), 600 tons of sulfur dioxide (SO2), 80 tons of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and tons of other pollutants. These obviously are things we could avoid with a cold fusion system,” Swartz said. He then demonstrated how all those pollution problems go away with cold fusion. With LANR systems, the equivalent fuel is only about 4 pounds of heavy water to generate a small amount of helium per day."
May 15, 2013 - Program: “Applying the Scientific Method to Understanding Anomalous Heat Effects:
Forskare från Uppsala universitet och Stockholm KTH har genomfört mätningar av den producerade värmeenergin från en anordning kallad E-cat. Det är en så kallad energikatalysator uppfunnen av den italienska forskaren Andrea Rossis.
May 23, 2013 - "ELFORSK AB, the Swedish energy R&D organization established by utilities and manufacturers in the country has issued a statement on its website commenting on the 3rd party Report which it funded, along with the Alba Langenskiöld Foundation.
"Researchers from Uppsala University and KTH Stockholm has conducted measurements of the produced heat energy from a device called the E-cat. It is known as an energy catalyst invented by the Italian scientist Andrea Rossi. The measurements show that the catalyst produces significantly more energy than can be explained by ordinary chemical reactions. "
Forbes - "Published on May 16, the paper titled "Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device" would appear to deliver what we wanted. The paper was authored by Giuseppe Levi of Bologna University, Bologna, Italy; Evelyn Foschi, Bologna, Italy; Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; and Hanno Essén, of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. While some of these people have previously been public in their support of Rossi and the E-Cat they are all serious academics with reputations to lose and the paper is detailed and thorough."
"Computed volumetric and gravimetric energy densities were found to be far above those of any known chemical source. Even by the most conservative assumptions as to the errors in the measurements, the result is still one order of magnitude greater than conventional energy sources"
Help End "Heavywatergate" and the 24 YEAR USPTO Coverup
The US Patent Office has claimed falsely that there is "no utility" to cold fusion. Really? Does anyone believe that lie? Clean, efficient energy production has no use? Despite past open demonstrations, and hundreds of peer-reviewed publications, they claim falsely that there is no operability. There have been months of open demonstrations of cold fusion at MIT to which the USPTO Examiners were invited. They did not care; did not come; and continued to lie. But YOU do, don't you!!!!
Andrea Rossi’s Third Party Report RELEASED
"Indication of anoalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder
May 20, 2013 - "Three different ECAT HT Tests was conducted. "…experiment the device was destroyed in the course of the experimental run, when the steel cylinder containing the active charge overheated and melted. The partial data gathered before the failure, however, yielded interesting results which warranted further in-depth investigation in future tests. Although the run was not successful as far as obtaining complete data is concerned, it was fruitful in that it demonstrated a huge production of excess heat, which however could not be quantified. The device used had similar, but not identical, features to those of the E-Cat HT used in the December and March runs." Noticeable at this test was that temperatures reached was so high at the outer surface, (>800 C), that one could visually see local power differences and hence see more and less active areas of the charge within the reactor, distinctly from the generated power from the resistors.
"Si chiama ECat HT ed è un prodotto miracoloso per la produzione energetica. Fumoso fino a ieri, i primi test indipendenti e autorevoli confermano tutto. Può battere plutonio e benzina, e costa meno."
May 20, 2013 - "A report has been released detailing a third party investigation into the anomalous heat produced from reactions inside the E-Cat HT (High Temperature) machine. High resolution thermal imaging cameras were used to record the heat of the reaction tube of the E-Cat, with the data recorded on a second by second basis; and the electrical power input was measured using a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer."
"Il tanto sospirato report sui test svolti da terzi indipendenti sull’E-Cat e’ finalmente stato pubblicato, e bisogna dire che gli esiti son stati estremamente positivi."
May 20, 2013- "Glowing HotCatA group of Italian and Swedish scientists from Bologna and Uppsala have just published their report on two tests lasting 96 and 116 hours, confirming an anomalous heat production in the energy device known as the E-Cat, developed by the Italian inventor Andrea Rossi. .... The conclusion of the report is that the heat production is orders of magnitude beyond any conventional chemical energy source, beaten only by nuclear based power sources. ... In the tests, about 5.6 and 2.6 times the input energy was produced respectively (COP). "
"Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder. .... The reactor tube is charged with a small amount of hydrogen loaded nickel powder plus some additives. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils inside the reactor tube. Measurement of the produced heat was performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras, recording data every second from the hot reactor tube."
03 giugno 2013, Brussels. New advancements on the Fleischmann-Pons Effect: paving the way for a potential new clean renewable energy source? Evento co-organizzato da ENEA presso il Parlamento Europeo. Con il patrocinio dell’On. Amalia Sartori, Chair del Comitato ITRE c/o Parlamento europeo, l’evento vede tra i partecipanti il Commissario ENEA Giovanni Lelli, il Direttore dell’Industrial Technologies Directorate Herbert Von Bose, il Direttore del the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (USA) Graham Hubler, e il Vice-cancelliere per la ricerca, University of Missouri (USA) Robert Duncan.
May 12, 2013 - "And to think that here we are in the 21st century and fossil fuels are our main source of energy, it’s a fossil idea. ... And the special interests are big roadblocks. Do you think the coal or oil or gas industry wants to see a competitor that could put them out of business?" Celente asks. "Can you imagine Exxon Mobile going out of business? Think of what refrigeration did to the ice business. There’s no more icemen around!" "Necessity is the mother of invention, and I think out of necessity, we’re going to see that new invention, if it doesn’t come first out of the human spirit. But again, there’s so much holding it back. .. The biggest factor, of course, is money"
Regarding the problems that independent labs have protecting their intellectual work, Celente says, "We’ve written about the strangle-hold the patent office has on new patents, too. Without the achievable goal and the money, it’s all small ventures, and people are trying to protect their rights as well as trying to develop the system, so it’s very difficult without the money." ... He wonders when the billionaires are going to "do something really big with their money. They could make this thing happen in no time."
May 7, 2013 - "In the early part of the 20th Century physicists theorized that a mysterious force held the nucleus of an atom together. When it was demonstrated that this force could be tapped, releasing tremendous amounts of energy, a wave of excitement swept the scientific world. ... In the first step of WLT, (knock off of others' idea, unattributed) a proton captures a charged lepton (an electron) and produces a neutron and a neutrino. No Coulomb barrier inhibits the reaction. In fact, a strong Coulomb attraction that can exist between an electron and a nucleus helps the nuclear transmutation proceed. ... These ultra low momentum neutrons, which do not escape the immediate vicinity of the cavity and are therefore difficult to detect, yield interesting reaction sequences. ... Robert Godes of Brillouin Energy Corp., claims that WLT explains some, but not all, of the observed LENR phenomena. As Godes understands the process, metal hydrides stimulated with precise, narrow, high voltage, bipolar pulse frequencies ("Q-pulse") cause protons or deuterons to undergo electron capture. ... Other well-known LENR theorists have implicated the weak force, including Peter Hagelstein, Tadahiko Mizuno, Yasuhiro Iwamura and Mitchell Swartz. ... Scientists have focused on the strong nuclear force due to the immense power that can be released from breaking the nuclear bond. Less attention has been paid to the weak force, which causes transmutations and the release of energy in more subtle ways."
May 3, 2013 - "picture of the hot cat ... pushed to its limits"
(Coming May 7; 4:30 pm Eastern) to discuss recent updates including the April 30 E-Cat plant status
May 1, 2013 - "In 2011, Celente put new energy as a top trend for 2011 and called cold fusion the greatest investment opportunity of the 21st century. While the earlier inclusions focused on Andrea Rossi‘s Ecat technology, this piece focuses on the differences between Rossi and Defkalion’s prototypes. In contrast, Defkalion’s machines reportedly produce heat at precise temperatures that customers require and can be shut off within a few seconds. The devices also produce energy up to 10 kilowatt-hours, not single watts as others have. The nickel-hydrogen fuel modules can easily be pulled out and replaced when depleted, a task that should need to happen only every few months. ... While a large-scale coordinated research strategy would most likely accelerate the engineering of a usable technology, the absence of funding and patent protection forces hopes on the efforts of small independent labs, most of whom are working in isolation from each other."
April 30, 2013 |- "Andrea Rossi has confirmed that three of his one megawatt ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) units were shipped to the USA in April. In posts on his blog Rossi said that one industrial ecat unit and two experimental ecats were shipped to his unidentified USA partner. Rossi stated that the units are going by ship and that it will take about 20 days for the units to reach the United States. ... Rossi stated that the Units to be delivered will include: one low temperature industrial plant capable of generating one megawatt (1MW) of heat. His Leonardo Corporation will also ship one gas fired one megawatt ecat and one hot ecat plant capable of producing temperatures of around 800 degrees Celsius. Those units will be studied for industrialization. ... The plants are being assembled at Rossi’s factory in Ferrara Italy near Bologna from which they will be shipped to a port for shipment to the USA. "
Cold fusion: Dr. Martin Fleischmann denied due credit
Nature 490, 37 (04 October 2012) doi:10.1038/490037c Originally published online 03 October 2012 - "Philip Ball's obituary of Martin Fleischmann (Nature 489, 34; 2012), like many others, ignores the experimental evidence contradicting the view that cold fusion is 'pathological science'. I gave an alternative perspective in my obituary of Fleischmann in The Guardian (see go.nature.com/rzukfz), describing what I believe to be the true nature of what Ball calls a “Shakespearean tragedy”. The situation at the time of the announcement of cold fusion was confused because of errors in the nuclear measurements (neither Fleischmann nor his co-worker Stanley Pons had expertise in this area) and because of the difficulty researchers had with replication. Such problems are not unusual in materials science. Some were able, I contend, to get the experiment to work (for example, 55–56; 1994; et al. J. Electroanal. Chem. 368, and Fusion Technol. 17, 680; 1990) and, in my view, to confirm both excess heat and nuclear products. Scepticism also arose because the amount of nuclear radiation observed was very low compared with that expected from the claimed levels of excess heat. But it could be argued that the experiments never excluded the possibility that the liberated energy might be taken up directly by the metal lattice within which the hydrogen molecules were absorbed.
In my opinion, none of this would have mattered had journal editors not responded to this scepticism, or to emotive condemnation of the experimenters, by setting an unusually high bar for publication of papers on cold fusion. This meant that most scientists were denied a view of the accumulating positive evidence. The result? Fleischmann was effectively denied the credit due to him, and doomed to become the tragic figure in Ball's account."
Dr. Eugene Mallove: "One important implication of cold fusion is that there are, at least, 300 gallons of gasoline equivalent in every gallon of ordinary water. If you take the heavy hydrogen contained in one gallon of water, normal water that you drink, or get at the pond or the lake or the ocean, and fuse that heavy hydrogen into helium, which is what is happening in cold fusion. This gives you heat, and that amount of heat is the equivalent of 300 gallons of gasoline. That means that in only one cubic kilometer of ocean, we have the energy equivalent of the entire known oil reserves on Earth. And that means total energy independence from any localized supply of oil plus the environmental benefit of not producing CO2 and other noxious pollutants.
Pamela Mosier-Boss, Frank Gordon, Stan Szpak and Larry Forsley receive US Patent 8,419,919
System and method for generating particles
Publication Date: 04/16/2013, Filing Date: 09/21/2007 - "A method may include the steps of supplying current to the electrodes of an electrochemical cell according to a first charging profile, wherein the electrochemical cell has an anode, cathode, and electrolytic solution; maintaining a generally constant current between the electrodes; exposing the cell to an external field either during or after the termination of the deposition of deuterium absorbing metal on the cathode; and supplying current to the electrodes according to a second charging profile during the exposure of the cell to the external field. The electrolytic solution may include a metallic salt including palladium, and a supporting electrolyte, each dissolved in heavy water. The cathode may comprise a second metal that does not substantially absorb deuterium, such as gold. The external field may be a magnetic field."
April 16, 2013 - "Congress mandates that NASA offer licensing of patented technologies to U.S. industry. NASA meets this requirement through the NASA Technology Gateway where LENR patent licensing opportunities are offered. NASA publishes Spinoff magazine annually, showcasing the technologies from previous years’ licensing process, and their benefits to industry."
Prof Peter Hagelstein, Infinite Energy, 2013(108)
After posting their faux "Invitation to a Dialogue: Action on the Climate", the New York Times avoided what could have been a random act of real journalism on their part, but instead as usual ignored the response of Nobel Laureate Dr. Brian Josephson, which has been covered by Cold Fusion Now.
April 7, 2013 - "1973 Nobel laureate Dr. Brian Josephson responded to the April 3 New York Times letter Invitation to a Dialogue: Action on the Climate by Robert W. Fri asking for social scientists to become more engaged in promoting low-cost energy alternatives. Fri is Chairman of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Alternative Energy Future project and a visiting scholar at Resources for the Future.
"The introductory cold fusion course offered at MIT during its Independent Activities Period (IAP) in 2012 returned for its second consecutive year recently with much anticipation. ...Prof. Peter Hagelstein began the first two-hour class with an overview of how cold fusion began—its science, the structure, materials and output of the Fleischmann-Pons (F-P) effect, and skeptics’ arguments. He began by discussing the long slog cold fusion has had since 1989, when the announcement became public, and a then-and-now walk-through on how cold fusion advanced. ...Hagelstein presented a clear, cogent and smooth weave of physics theory and experiments, pausing to encourage questions, carefully following through with "take away messages."
March 29, 2013 - "For twenty-four years, Dr. Cravens has been experimenting with the anomalous heat effect (AHE), and in that time, he has focused attention on gathering criteria and methods to initiate and trigger excess power. Heat, pressure, current, radio-frequency, chemical, laser, acoustic, magnetic field– all were investigated by Cravens and longtime research partner Dennis Letts."
May 15, 2013 - "Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center Dr. Dennis Bushnell has authored a new report Advanced-to-Revolutionary Space Technology Options The Responsibly Imaginable which includes cold fusion [low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR)]. This particular report focuses on how humans might visit Mars. "In general revolutionary goals [such as Mars-Humans] require revolutionary technology," writes Bushnell, and LENR is part of NASA Langley’s portfolio of solutions."
May 19, 2013 - "Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of the existence of other universes beyond our own, following analysis of the radiation left behind by the Big Bang. Data gathered by the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft enabled researchers to map the "cosmic microwave" of background radiation left behind when the universe began 13.8 billion years ago. ... The map showed anomalies that cosmologists believe could only have been caused by the gravitational pull of other universes outside our own.
BEST CF/LANR MEASUREMENT PRODUCT EVER
May 2, 2013 - "Sidestepping previous research bottlenecks, where experimental tokamak fusion reactors devoured more power than they produced, the ITER fusion reactor has been designed to produce 500 megawatts of output power for 50 megawatts of input power. ITER’s construction of the facility began in 2007, and the first plasma is expected to be produced in 2020."
April 24, 2013 - "Inspired by the camouflage abilities
of marine organisms, such as the cuttlefish, US researchers have created striped ellipsoid particles using controlled self-assembly of diblock copolymers. By swelling and rotating the particles their colour can be changed, which could lead to a variety of optical applications including computer displays and better camouflage.
Cuttlefish blend into their environment because their skin has cells containing striped structures ... a layer of reflecting plates called iridophores. By contracting and relaxing muscles attached to chromatophores they can control the amount of pigment revealed and the degree of reflection. This is similar to the way in which Bragg reflectors work, and they are made from multiple layers of alternating materials with varying refractive indices, and commonly used as waveguides in optical fibres.
Finding ways to mimic this optical trickery has received a lot of attention in recent years. A team at the University of Bristol, UK, recently created artificial muscles and chromatophores using elastic polymers that respond to an electrical stimulus. Another team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US, is developing a cuttlefish-inspired display using an electrical system to control the spacing between layers of polystyrene and poly(2-vinylpyridine)."
April 24, 2013 - "On January 21, 2013, the Phillips Company sponsored a Catalytic-Carbon Hydrogen-on-Demand Equipment Design Conference (CC-HOD) to demonstrate their technology, which produces hydrogen from water at an unprecedented rate of 30 gallons per minute. According to the following equation, the reaction requires: water; a metallic oxidizing agent such as aluminum pellets to produce heat and hydrogen; a proprietary carbon catalyst to lower the activation energy and accelerate the rate of reaction; a thermal source to initiate the reaction; and a continuous source of low level DC voltage to reduce the formation of a reaction-inhibiting layer of aluminum hydroxide layer on the aluminum pellets. ... The critical and proprietary aspect of the technology is the catalytic carbon named by the developer as Catalytic Carbon (CC). To begin the reaction, an external source of heat is applied to the system. Once hydrogen production begins, the temperature of the system starts to rise. The Catalytic Carbon, which increases the rate of this reaction, simultaneously causes a rapid rise in the temperature of the system. This heat is sufficient to maintain the reaction without an external source of energy."
April 22, 2013 - "The Shockley-Queisser efficiency limit asserts that the ultimate solar cell conversion efficiency can never exceed 34% for a single optimized semiconductor junction. Researchers at MIT have shown they have a way to blow past that limit. In a standard photovoltaic (PV) cell, each photon knocks loose exactly one electron inside the PV material. The loose electron then can be harnessed through wires to provide an electrical current. MIT’s new technique has each photon can knocking two electrons loose. This makes the process much more efficient: In a standard cell, any excess energy carried by a photon is wasted as heat, whereas in the new system the extra energy goes into producing two electrons instead of one. ... The team uses an organic compound called pentacene in an organic solar cell in a kind of "coating" for a conventional optical trapping scheme. While that material’s ability to produce two excitons from one photon had been known, nobody had previously been able to incorporate it within a PV device that generated more than one electron per photon."
April 18, 2013 - "University of Missouri (MU) engineer Randy Curry and his team have developed a.... way to make the plasma form its own self-magnetic field, which holds it together while it travels through the air. Curry’s device launches a ring of plasma as far as two feet. The plasma doesn’t emit radiation, and it is completely safe for humans to be in the same room with it, although the plasma reaches a temperature hotter than the surface of the sun. ... "Our innovation allows the plasma to hold itself together while it travels through regular air without any need for containment."
April 15, 2013 - "Though it is believed to make up a quarter of our Universe, dark matter - true to its name - has never been seen. .. Dark matter is believed to interact only very rarely with the normal matter we know well. Deep within a mine in the US state of Minnesota, CDMS - which stands for Cryogenic Dark Matter Search - tries to catch those rare interactions as dark matter particles bump into the nuclei of atoms in a detector that is held at temperatures near that of deep space." 16, 2013 - "On April 15th, an update has been made to the Rossi patent application at the European Patent Office. "
April 27, 2013 - "The international nuclear fusion project – known as Iter, meaning "the way" in Latin – is designed to demonstrate a new kind of nuclear reactor capable of producing unlimited supplies of cheap, clean, safe and sustainable electricity from atomic fusion. This week the project gained final approval for the design of the most technically challenging component – the fusion reactor’s "blanket" that will handle the super-heated nuclear fuel. "It is the largest scientific collaboration in the world. In fact, the project is so complex we even had to invent our own currency – known as the Iter Unit of Account – to decide how each country pays its share," says Carlos Alejaldre, Iter’s deputy director responsible for safety.
"We’ve passed from the design stage to being a construction project. We will have to show it is safe. If we cannot convince the public that this is safe, I don’t think (hot) nuclear fusion will be developed anywhere in the world," Dr Alejaldre said. ... Richard Pitts, a British nuclear physicist working on the project, said that even though Iter has a nuclear operator’s licence and will produce about 10 times as much power as it consumes, the Iter machine will still remain a purely experimental reactor, with no electricity generated for the French national grid. ... The plasma will be heated to temperatures as high as 300 million C to force the atomic nuclei close enough together to cause them to fuse into helium, a harmless and inert waste product that could be recycled as an important industrial raw material. Giant electromagnets powerful enough to trap an aircraft carrier will contain the plasma within a spinning vortex held by the magnetic bottle of the tokamak reactor. ... The origin date for "first plasma" was scheduled for November 2020 but delays with the construction and commissioning phases have pushed ths back to October 2022."
Presto pubblici i risultati dei test sull’Hot Cat? - Gli ormai famosi test svolti da terzi indipendenti sull’hot cat inventato da Andrea Rossi si sono conclusi e la curiosita’ sui risultati cresce di giorno in giorno.
April 15, 2013 - "The now famous test conducted by an independent third party on 'hot cat invented by Andrea Rossi ended and curiosity is growing day by day. ... Meanwhile circulating more and more 'persistently voices argue that most of the tests have been carried out in Sweden, at the Svedberg Laboratory in Uppsala. "
April 13, 2013 - "An article on the Swedish site Osunt ... has been published about the E-Cat which reports on a rumor that there has been testing going on at the Svedberg Laboratory at Upplsala University in Sweden. ...As one of few institutions to have had access to an e-cat, the Svedberg Laboratory in Uppsala has examined it, tested it long-term (+100 h) and preliminarily determined that surprisingly, there was an energy surplus. Preliminarily because the energy could only be measured in the form of radiation, not calorimetrically (eg submerged in water), which would had given an accurate result, but it is still a strong indication."
April 10, 2013 - "Physicists created a BEC that can persist at up to 1.5 times hotter than the critical temperature at which it normally decays. The BEC can survive in the superheated regime for more than a minute when different components of the boson gas are not in equilibrium. ... As the physicists explain, a superheated BEC is reminiscent of superheated distilled water (water that has had many of its impurities removed), which remains liquid above 100 °C, the temperature at which it would normally boil into a gas. ... In BECs and distilled water, the inhibition of a phase transition at the critical temperature occurs for different reasons. In general, there are two types of phase transitions. The boiling of water is a first-order phase transition, and it can be inhibited in clean water because, in the absence of impurities, there is in an energy barrier that "protects" the liquid from boiling away. On the other hand, boiling a BEC is a second-order phase transition. ... In the new study, the physicists experimentally demonstrated that a BEC could persist in the superheated regime (at temperatures above the critical temperature) for more than a minute."
"The first data from the $2bn Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment on the International Space Station has confirmed a stange antimatter signal coming from space. ... The antimatter signal that AMS has confirmed was first announced in 2008 by researchers using another space-based detector. The PAMELA satellite (Payload for Antimatter Matter Exploration and Light-nuclei Astrophysics) .... discovered more positrons, the antimatter counterpart of the electron, than researchers were expecting.
April 4, 2013 - "Producing soft networks of droplets is now much less laborious and time consuming ... they can arrange hundreds and thousands of these small droplets to create complex three-dimensional networks than can even fold up into more complicated geometries. The resulting soft networks can be further encapsulated to create a water-in-oil-in-water system – the water droplet assembly is held together in a larger oil droplet that is then surrounded with water."
Marh 27, 2013 - "Among those European nations still wedded to nuclear power is Britain, where it generates roughly one sixth of the country’s electricity from 16 operational nuclear reactors at nine NPPS. ... nuclear energy’s share of the nation’s electrical grid slumping from its peak in 1997 of 26 percent to less than 16 percent a decade later. Britain is going forward nevertheless with a new generation of NPPs ... to be built by French companies."
Japanese scientists have found vast reserves of rare earth metals on the Pacific seabed that can be mined cheaply ... The team have found deposits just two to four metres from the seabed surface at higher concentrations than anybody ever thought existed. ....These are now thought to be 1000 times all land-based deposits, some of it in French waters around Tahiti. The latest discovery is in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone in deep-sea mud around the island of Minami-Torishima at 5,700 meters below sea level. Although it is very deep, the deposits are in highly-concentrated nodules that can be extracted using pressurised air with minimal disturbance off the seafloor and no need for the leaching."
There seems to be little or no help for low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion research in President Obama’s new energy policy proposal. This is surprising in light of all the recent progress in the field. Some of which has even come from a US government agency NASA.
March 17, 2013 - "Transatomic, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology spinoff is developing a nuclear reactor designed to overcome the major barriers to nuclear power. .. the design offers to burn up the existing spent fuel ... in a design that doesn’t offer a chance for a meltdown. ... The detailed design is years and $4 million more dollars away. Wilcox estimated that it will take eight years to build a prototype reactor – at a cost of $200 million. "
March 19, 2013 - "At NASA, two scientists' enthusiasm for research on low-energy nuclear reactions (LENRs) has led to the production of public-relations materials. ... Forbes.com itself lists 13 articles involving LENRs from 2011 and 2012. .. McMahon cites and quotes Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Bushnell: " Something real is happening. The weak interaction theories suggest what the physics might be. There are efforts ongoing to explore the validity of the theories."
March 30, 2013 - Wired UK - "There has been steady progress in the world of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), better known as Cold Fusion, in the last few months. The main commercial players have been quiet. .... The MFMP's experiments are based on the work of Italian physicist Francesco Celani, who has made the details of his research available to the group."
March 14, 2013 - "(A) Higgs boson decays into two particles called Z bosons, each of which then decays into two particles called muons. Although not yet entirely conclusive, current measurements show that the new particle has no spin (as opposed to 1 or 2 quantum units of it) and positive parity, researchers reported today at a meeting in La Thuile, Italy. That's exactly what the standard model predicts for the Higgs boson."
March 15, 2013 - "Recycling old magnets, so that rare-earth metals can be re-used, could help to solve an urgent raw material supply problem in the electronics industry. Researchers from the University of Leuven, Belgium, have used ionic liquids to separate neodymium and samarium from transition metals like iron, manganese and cobalt."
"ICCF-19 will take probably in Europe, perhaps in Italy. If it will be the conference of paradigm change, a good motto will be: "Solving the useful heat source problem."
March 6 , 2013 - " A new round of voting is underway on the Future Energy Ultra Light Startups website for energy projects that have the chance of being featured at upcoming events in Boston, New York and Silicon Valley. "
March 12, 2013 - "University of Missouri Vice Chancellor for Research Rob Duncan has announced that Graham K. Hubler, a nuclear physicist who worked for the Naval Research Laboratory for 40 years, has been named director of the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR) at MU.
March 7, 2013 - "At some point during the fall of 2010 there was a large policy shift in hedging crude oil on the NYMEX futures exchange by the big banks and the oil companies. Up to that point the hedgers of crude have largely been the producers as they want to hedge their production against future price movements. On the buy side there was the big financial institutions (Swap Dealers = JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, etc), and the money managers (large pension funds, hedge funds, etc.), that speculate in a price increase. But during the fall of 2010 this state of affairs changed. From being net-long 200 thousand contracts, the banks became net-short in a couple of months. Their selling has since continued. And now, by March 2013, they are net-short 300 thousand contracts (300 million barrels of oil = $30 billion). See the green lines in the chart above. ... Something real is going on, but what? Why are the producers abandoning their decade long hedging strategy? ... What if the first customer of Rossi actually is the US Navy? What if the US Navy know for sure that the 1MW E-cat works (because they have bought several)? What if they actually knew this even before the first public demo of the E-Cat in January 2011? Since the test was decided upon sometime during the fall of 2010 and Rossi himself says he had run a heater in a Bologna factory during a year before that, it looks reasonable. So let’s assume that this is the case. It is certainly in the big banks interest to know about these things,....LENR might already be a technological fact on the industrial scale, and not further away in time than the banks can manage to keep it secret. This makes a huge difference on the outcome. Maybe this is exactly what they know. It certainly would not be surprising if they have verified the E-Cat and actively trade on that information. The information advantage is huge and so are the potential profits."
Feb. 23, 2013 - Ruby Carat presented an ultrashort survey at the LASER event hosted by Art/Sci on Thursday, February 21 on the UCLA campus. "Multiple materials are known to initiate excess heat and transmutation products. Gas-loaded cells and nano-particles have become a focus. One local researcher at University of LaVerne uses nano-palladium loaded zeolites exposed to D gas to initiate excess heat. ... This is nuclear power, but no radioactive materials are used, and the transmutation effect offers a (possible) path to ridding the planet of nuclear waste."
"The recent widespread adoption of compact fluorescent lamps (CFL) has increased their importance as a source of environmental Hg. Stable isotope analysis can identify the sources of environmental Hg, but the isotopic composition of Hg from CFL is not yet known. Results from analyses of CFL with a range of hours of use show that the Hg they contain is isotopically fractionated in a unique pattern during normal CFL operation. This fractionation is large by comparison to other known fractionating processes for Hg and has a distinctive, mass-independent signature, such that CFL Hg could be uniquely identified from other sources. The fractionation process described here may also explain anomalous fractionation of Hg isotopes in precipitation."
"Structurally, silicene looks a lot like graphene, which is also a honeycombed sheet, but of carbon atoms rather than silicon. Silicene’s two-dimensional structure should lead to strange quantum effects and allow electrons to streak across it at incredible speed ... Silicene could even have some extra attractions. It is predicted to have characteristics similar to topological insulators — materials that conduct electrons only on their outer surfaces ... There’s just one problem: silicene is super sticky."
March 14, 2013 - "On February 28 Lawrenceville Plasma Physics’ (LPP) experimental plasma focus device was fired and the team observed a record 380 Gigawatts (GW) of peak power in the ejected ion beam ... a four-fold improvement. From a power standpoint the beam only lasted 5 nanoseconds."
March 12, 2013 - "A thin film of bismuth telluride (Bi2Te3) on top of gallium arsenide (GaAs) converts heat into electricity or electricity to cooling creating cooling devices for electronics or generating electricity from heat sources."
Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in Josephson microwave metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
[ What the review does not discuss is that the 1/f noise was found to be dominated by volume noise when graphene was more than 7 layers thick (2.5 nm). ]
"(L)ow-frequency electronic 1/f noise, also known as pink noise and flicker noise...is a signal or process with a power spectral density inversely proportional to the frequency. It was first discovered in vacuum tubes in 1925 and since then it has been found everywhere from fluctuations of the intensity in music recordings to human heart rates and electrical currents in materials and devices. The importance of this noise for electronics motivated numerous studies of its physical origin and methods for its control. For example, the signal's phase noise in a radar or communication gadget such as smart phone is determined, to a large degree, by the 1/f noise level in the transistors used inside the radar or smart phone. However, after almost a century of investigations, the origin of 1/f noise in most of material systems remained a mystery. A question of particular importance for electronics was whether 1/f noise was generated on the surface of electrical conductors or inside their volumes. "
Feb. 28, 2013 - Poll asking the age of people following the LENR/E-Cat/CF story
NASA Cold Fusion Update
Feb. 25, 2013 - NASA: A Nuclear Reactor To Replace Your Water Heater.
"When the final figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 are in, the world will have a new crude oil production record: the total for the first three quarters was about 1 percent ahead of the 2011 total. ... But the most remarkable story has been unfolding in the United States, where horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing (commonly referred to as fracking, pioneered on a large commercial scale by natural gas producers) have been rapidly adopted by oil drillers and have led to a remarkable turnaround in U.S. crude oil extraction. "
Feb. 27, 2013 - "U.S. oil production averaged 7.013 million barrels a day in November, the first time since 1992 that the average daily production during a month has exceeded 7 million"
Feb. 22, 2013 - The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration, FMV has therefore financed some very rudimentary experiments with nickel and hydrogen, trying to experimentally reproduce the excess heating power clashed by Andrea Rossi and Sergio Focardi and described e.g. in the Swedish technical newspaper Ny Teknik. ... Four different reactor chambers were built, in which different forms of nickel were tested in contact with hydrogen at different pressures and temperatures. Some of the nickel samples also contained other metal as "catalysts" like lithium, potassium and irons. In some of our samples the nickel was e.g In micrometer large crystal grains, In other samples the nickel was In the form of nanometer grains embedded in zirconium oxide. Contacts were taken with many active researchers in the field, including Andrea Rossi, asking for guidance to find a functioning solution. Andrea Rossi could not reveal his catalyst for us but thought that we would get a small indicative response using just pure nickel and hydrogen. He also mentioned that a hydrogen pressure of at least 200 bar and a temperature of 500 °C was necessary in order to see any effect without the catalyst. Piantelli, who is another researcher in the field has stated that "No catalyst is necessary. The trick is In the preparation of the nickel". Neither significant excess heats nor any radiation indicating nuclear reactions, have however been detected in our experiments. We can though not completely exclude that a reaction, resulting in a very small power output, took place."
.... regarding (Ed. some types of)) nickel and hydrogen reactions - "No abnormal heat generation could be perceived."
LENR-CANR SITE's SYSTEMIC CENSORSHIP:
New Energy Times reports on continuing CF/LANR/LENR Censorship at the "LENR-CANR" Web site noted for the years involving ICCF-6, ICCF-7 and ICCF-8, augmenting previous reports of censorship for ICCF-9, ICCF-10, and ICCF-14 and discusses the cornucopia of CF/LANR information which can be found elsewhere, such as the uncensored ISCMNS web site :
Individual papers at : http://www.iscmns.org/library.htm
Feb. 20, 2013 - Steven B. Krivit - "A lot of significant work happened in the first decade of LENR research. .... As I was digitizing the table of contents from ICCF-6 (1996), ICCF-7 (1998) and ICCF-8 (2000), I glanced through them for papers that caught my attention. I looked at two dozen papers. Only two of them were available to download from the LENR-CANR.org site, and most of the others were not listed there. ... 1996 was a particularly rich time for creative research and occasionally stunning results in LENRs."
| Graphene Can Multiply the Power of Light
Feb. 25, 2013 - "Researchers at the Institute of Photonic Science (ICFO), in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Germany, and Graphenea S.L. Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain have demonstrated graphene is able to convert a single photon such that when it’s absorbed it releases multiple freed electrons."
Feb. 22, 2013 - "The mainstream media or at least tech media has finally picked up on the low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or cold fusion work being done at NASA and some of its implications. At least three stories about Joseph Zawodndy’s work at the Langley Research Center in Virginia are floating around online. ... This media attention indicates that NASA is serious about LENR and might soon be able to produce some sort of credible evidence to back up these claims. ... Dennis Bushnell as saying that 1% of the world’s nickel production could meet the world’s energy needs at a quarter of the cost of coal if LENR is perfected."
Feb. 24, 2013 - "Hanford, Washington, was, along with Oak Ridge, Tennessee, one of the two Manhattan Project nuclear plants ... currently houses 149 single-wall nuclear waste storage tanks, along with 28 newer tanks with double walls. ... roughly 56 million gallons of highly radioactive waste in aged and corroded underground storage tanks ... have leached roughly one million gallons of radioactive waste has leached into the surrounding soil and groundwater beside the Columbia River, with specialists estimating that the newly discovered leak may be adding an additional 150-300 gallons a year, though no one knows when it began. ... According to a new Department of Energy report, cleaning up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation will now set back taxpayers a cool $114.8 billion, an increase from the 2012 estimate of $112 billion."
Feb. 20, 2013 - "Charles Chase of aerospace giant Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) talks about a project of inventing and developing is working on a nuclear fusion (‘hot’, not ‘cold’) process on a compact scale, something that could be built on a production line rather than a massive ITER-like tokamak reactor. ... He says they hope to be able to create a 100 MW prototype plant in five years and in ten years hope to build a commercial 100 MW plant."
Feb. 9, 2013 - "Many scientist have figured out ways to combine materials, like nickel with hydrogen, and generate excess heat. After adding energy the metal transmutes (nickel turns into copper for example) and huge amounts of excess heat are given off. ... And after the heating events take place, the total mass of what was in the heat chamber goes down. So it’s claimed that the thermal energy that was produced must be explained by e=mc2. And if the mass was converted into energy, e=mc2 tells us that a nuclear reaction took place. The video below is from a MIT course given in January 2013 on LENR by Dr. Mitchell Swartz. ... He talks about the experiments they use to show that the excess heat – meaning heat beyond what any chemical reaction would give off – is really occurring."
Feb. 09, 2013 - "The LENR (Low Energy Nuclear at reaction) is a more technical term for this so-called Cold Fusion. (Ed. It is nonsensical, invented by Luddites and censors to stop progress in this field. Cold Fusion (CF/LANR) is high energy, not low energy). These effects are observed at conventional temperatures (60 ° C-1500 ° C), which suggest a nuclear origin, and in any case much more energy than chemistry (50 to 1000 times more chemicals). Yet it does not look like the fusion of stars, or the fission nuclear reactors. There is almost no radioactivity, no radioactive waste, no stellar temperature ... "Les LENR (réaction Nucléaire à Basses Énergies) sont un terme plus technique pour ce qu’on a appelé la Fusion froide. Ce sont des effets observés à des températures classiques (60°C-1500°C), qui laissent penser à une origine nucléaire, et en tout cas bien plus énergétique que la chimie (50 à plus de 1000 fois la chimie). Pourtant cela ne ressemble pas à la fusion des étoiles, ni à la fission des réacteurs nucléaires. Il n’y a presque pas de radioactivité, pas de déchets radioactifs, pas de température stellaires… Le mot de fusion froide est semble-t’il un abus, mais on n’en sait rien en fait."
"The main story about Cold Fusion, alias LENR, starts in 1989 with an announcement by Dr Fleischmann (A leading electro-chemist of that time) who published results about heat production, beyond what chemistry would allow, during very long electrolysis (months) of heavy water with palladium electrodes, needing very tricky calorimetry."
Feb. 21, 2013 - Nobel prize winning physicist Brian Josephson posted today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics and asked whether the 3rd party testers might be able to provide an update, since Rossi is not able to. "
"The spark spread is a common metric for estimating the profitability of natural gas-fired electric generators. The spark spread is the difference between the price received by a generator for electricity produced and the cost of the natural gas needed to produce that electricity. It is typically calculated using daily spot prices for natural gas and power at various regional trading points. ...
Feb. 8, 2013 - "Eight companies from this list will be chosen based on voting by the general public. Among these companies is LENUCO, founded by University of Illinois professor George Miley who has been engaged in LENR research and development for many years. "
Highlights this week include: report of the second week of Cold Fusion 101 at MIT; Fleischmann Memorial Project coverage and updates, crowdfunding initiative pending; Rossi says they are working hard on manufacturing plants, and the third party results will be published, whatever the results.
"The main story about Cold Fusion, alias LENR, starts in 1989 with an announcement by Dr Fleischmann (A leading electro-chemist of that time) who published results about heat production, beyond what chemistry would allow, during very long electrolysis (months) of heavy water with palladium electrodes, needing very tricky calorimetry. He also claimed neutron detection, but was advised by the administration of University of Utah not to publish results for He4 production. It attracted much media buzz, much hope for an energy revolution. However it also attracted some furor, because the neutron measure was an artifact, because some conflict on publication customs, because it appeared to be inconsistent with what is known for hot- fusion in plasma, and some say, because it was endangering the status-quo and, most of all, budgets.
Many experiments were quickly done, many failed, and few succeeded. Influential labs (MIT, Caltech,…) quickly ran experiments that failed, perhaps helped by some tweaking of the data (see Eugene Mallove), lack of patience, and lack of knowledge of the key conditions to trigger the reaction, and possibly by poor calorimetry (see Miles calorimetry paper at ICCF17)"
| Black Swan Creator’s Latest Work - Implications for LENR
A limitation of the spark spread calculation is that it does not take into consideration other costs associated with the generation of electricity, such as pipeline costs or fuel-related finance charges, and other variable costs (like operations and maintenance costs), taxes, or fixed expenses. In that sense, a spark spread is an indicator of market conditions, but it is not necessarily an exact measure of profitability for any one specific generator."
Deep Space Industries - As soon as 2015, the McLean, Virginia-based company, founded last month, plans to launch a small fleet of 55-pound spacecraft, called FireFlies, that will take one-way trips to near-Earth asteroids to take pictures and samples. ... Many near-Earth asteroids contain iron, nickel, titanium, platinum, water, oxygen, and hydrogen. "
Monju operator said it checked key equipment, but it hadn't
ASAHI SHIMBUN - The operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has admitted dislodging broken equipment weighing 1.5 tons and sending it falling further into a pool where fragile nuclear fuel rods lie.
The Ecnomist - "IT HAS taken the Japanese government more than 18 months since the earthquake and tsunami that hit Fukushima to pay tribute to a group of brave men, once known as the "Fukushima 50", who risked their lives to prevent meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant from spiralling out of control. But when the prime minister, Yoshihiko Noda, belatedly offered official thanks to them on October 7th something strange was afoot: six of the eight men he addressed had their backs to the television cameras, refused to be photographed and did not introduce themselves by name ... they were scared of stigmatisation for being involved in the disaster, such as might lead to the bullying of their children and grandchildren."
Feb. 4, 2013 - ".. excellent article at the Cold Fusion Now web site reporting on the recent MIT Cold Fusion 101 short course that was put on by Drs. Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz"
MIT IAP Course on Cold Fusion 1.01 - Brief Summaries of Week 1 and 2
Jan. 28, 2013 - On day 5, Dr. Mitchell Swartz continued with the substantial experimental proof for cold fusion (lattice assisted nuclear reactions). After discussion of the materials involved in the desired reactions, he surveyed the methods of calibration of heat producing reactions including the copious controls, time-integration, thermal waveform reconstruction, noise measurement and additional techniques, as well as those methods which are not accurate. Many examples of excess heat generated by CF/LANR systems were shown, using aqueous nickel and palladium systems. Then using the Navier Stokes equation, he developed the flow equations for both "conventional" cold fusion and codeposition. Optimal operating point operation was shown to have the ability to determine the products, and how the OOP manifolds demonstrate that CF is a reproducible phenomenon, applicable to science and engineering. He focused on the salient advantages of the LANR metamaterials with the PHUSOR®-type system being one example. Returning to the experimental results and engineering methods developed to control cold fusion, he surveyed "heat after death" and its control and useful application, and the use of CF/LANR systems to drive motors.
Jan. 29, 2013 - On day 6, Dr. Mitchell Swartz continued with the discussion of cold fusion (lattice assisted nuclear reactions) in aqueous systems, beginning with the near infra red emissions from active LANR devices, and the use of CF to generate electricity. Problems in the feedback loop were discussed. Then the focus was on the new dry, preloaded nanomaterial CF/LANR materials. After discussing their novel characteristics and electrical breakdown (avalanche) issues, and which electric drive regions actually generate excess energy, he presented the development of several types of the NANOR®-type CF electronic components. Using multiple ways of documenting the excess energy produced, he presented the results of the latest series of such devices, such as were shown at MIT over several months in the second series of open demonstrations of cold fusion by JET Energy, Inc . With energy gains from 14 and greater, these electronic components, in conjunction with advanced driving circuits, were shown to have excess energy documented by temperature rise, heat flow, and calorimetry; heralding their revolutionary potential to change the energy landscape in circuits, distributed electrical power systems, artificial internal organs, propulsion systems, space travel, and more.
Jan. 22, 2013 - On day 1, attendees intently focus on Prof. Peter Hagelstein's lecture on palladium hydrides and the role of the highly loaded lattice, beyond the miscibility gap, as required for achieving successful deuterium fusion in cold fusion (LANR) as initially (correctly) reported by Drs. Fleischmann and Pons in 1989.
Jan. 23, 2013 - On day 2, Prof. Peter Hagelstein presented his original theory involving de novo helium formation in CF/LANR, specifically at vacancies surrounded by loaded octahedral sites, and made very clear -in that light- exactly why early attempts at reproduction of CF were so difficult to achieve. The roles of loading (Volmer, Tafel, and Heyrovsky reactions), chemical potential, sigma-bonded hydrogen, codeposition, embedded atom theories, vacancy diffusion and stabilization by loading, and the important differences between Pd and Ni were also made clear; as he tied these together based upon years of condensed matter data.
Jan. 24, 2013 - On day 3, Prof. Peter Hagelstein went through the experimental proof that de novo He4 production is commensurate with excess energy (Miles, and Case, and SRI experiments), and its rate of production is commensurate with excess power (Gozzi). He discussed the role of cell temperature in positive feedback in the CF/LANR system (Fleischmann, and Cravens, and Storms, and Swartz); and then focused on the problem associated with helium occupancy at the critical sites of CF/LANR in active systems. Moving through Rutherford issues to the Hamiltonian, he also demonstrated the roles of deuteron flux as well as loading. Finally, using an analogy similar to Corkum's mechanism, he led the way towards the spin boson model of Cohen-Tannoudji, but demonstrated exactly where it was insufficient to explain CF/LANR in the absence of his discovery of the role of destructive interference and other loss and dephasing issues.
Jan. 25, 2013 -On day 4, Prof. Hagelstein began with evidence, based upon PdD and D2O as the detectors, that de novo Helium 4 must be "borne" with energies below 10 keV or less, and that the upper limit for neutron production must be less than 0.01 neutrons/joule. Then, having demonstrated that destructive interference in the spin boson model prevents its use in CF/LANR, he corrected that, and expanded the Hamiltonian to now include coupling parameters and examined the quantum exchange characteristics based upon coherence. Successful energy transfer was demonstrated to require interactions of all the atoms in the lattice. For further analysis, a donor-receptor system was then included. At that point, he showed how the Coulomb barrier need not be overcome, because by this method the factor is linear, rather than quadratic (needed for classical analysis of D+D interactions). Supporting this analysis is the Karabut data in glow discharge on Pd which yielded both diffuse emissions and collimated x-radiation. with beamlets of energy bandwidth which were consistent with the theory Prof. Hagelstein developed. Finally, he used the Foldy-Wouthuysen rotational operation, and demonstrated how this analysis is becoming assymptotic with what is being observed in CF/LANR, with the use of his corrected condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS) Hamiltonian. Finally, with the addition of nonlinear Rabi oscillations (which yields Dicke superradiance), his model was shown to also be near-complete and consistent with both the observed pulse emissions and the wide bandwidth.
HEAVYWATERGATE continues at the USPTO led by a corrupt Group Art that mischaracterizes facts about cold fusion on federal documents using mail fraud. For example, the Patent Office has claimed falsely that there is "no utility" to cold fusion. Really? Does anyone believe that lie? Clean, efficient energy production of no use? It has been 24 years since the announcement of cold fusion, the crash of Exxon Valdez, and the start of the coverup of cold fusion (Heavywatergate). Ask your Congressmen and women to DEMAND INVESTIGATIONS, and the Removal of the corrupt USPTO Examiners and their Supervisors.
Jones Beene and Dr Mark Snoswell
"The field of LENR (low energy nuclear reactions) formerly known as Cold Fusion was demonstrated by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons in Utah in 1989. The release of excess heat energy had been seen as far back as 1909-1927 when Nobel scientist Irving Langmuir observed an excess of heat released from atomic hydrogen in a plasma. However it was Pons and Fleischmann (P&F) who captured the world’s attention when they announced the discovery of Cold Fusion at a well-attended Press Conference. This created much notoriety at the time - landing them on the cover of Time magazine. In retrospect, it was probably a premature announcement, since the effect was known to be difficult to reproduce. However perhaps their largest mistake was calling the new effect Cold Fusion -- it was not anything like classical hot fusion which people mistakenly tried to compare it with. "
Feb. 6, 2013 - "Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL) ... chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. ... the fuel is coal that’s been ground into a powder, and the metal beads are made of iron oxide composites. ... The coal and iron oxide are heated to high temperatures, where the materials react with each other. "
Feb. 7, 2013 - "... harnesses the energy of coal producing heat while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction."
Polariton Bose–Einstein condensate at room temperature in an Al(Ga)N nanowire–dielectric microcavity with a spatial potential trap. A spatial potential trap is formed in a 6.0-µm Al(Ga)N nanowire by varying the Al composition along its length during epitaxial growth. ... Excitation is provided at the Al(Ga)N end of the nanowire, and polariton emission is observed from the lowest bandgap GaN region within the potential trap.
Feb. 6, 2013 - "Bose-Einstein condensation is a dramatic phenomenon in which many particles act as though they were a single entity. ...These systems typically require temperatures near absolute zero. ... These polaritons formed a Bose-Einstein condensate at room temperature.... The nanowire was an alloy of aluminum, gallium, and nitrogen, but with varying amounts of aluminum. The irregular composition created a de facto "trap" for the polaritons. "
Feb. 1, 2013 - " The bacterium Delftia acidovorans secretes a molecule that binds to dissolved gold and turns it into shiny, solid gold, scientists have discovered."
After lithium-ion batteries caught fire on Boeing's new Dreamliner, stories popped up about how dangerous they are. Turns out they're the same kind of batteries President Obama is forcing into U.S. cars.
'Father of the Prius' Declares Electric Cars 'Not Viable'
Feb. 4, 2013 - "Hybrid car pioneer and "father of the Prius" Takeshi Uchiyamada says the billions poured into developing battery electric vehicles have ultimately been in vain...there are just 30,000 electric cars on American roads."
Feb. 4, 2013 - "Japan is backtracking on battery electric-car development ..."
Feb. 2, 2013 - "The following documents provide the evidence for the promising scenario [and political and industrial challenges] that will be experienced, in the emergence and global transformation from combustion to electric power for the car and all road vehicles"
Feb. 1, 2013 - "Researchers at Princeton University and Rutgers University have moved a step closer to harnessing nature to produce hydrogen by taking inspiration from bacteria. ...The team’ innovation is using bacterial enzymes called di-iron hydrogenases that make hydrogen from water. ... Whatever the process hydrogen production has the problem of the freed oxygen released during the separating reaction. ... The researchers found that they had also created a catalyst that is tolerant to oxygen without sacrificing efficiency."
Jan. 29, 2013 - "Even before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 jets this month, the lithium-ion batteries used on the aircraft had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability."
Jan. 26, 2013 - "A new measurement finds that the proton is about 4 percent smaller than previous experiments suggest. ... For years, physicists have used two indirect methods to determine the size of the proton. They can fire an electron beam at protons and measure how far the flying particles get deflected. Alternatively, physicists can study the behavior of electrons in hydrogen atoms. They shoot a laser at an atom so that the one electron jumps to a higher, unstable energy level; when the electron returns to a low-energy state, it releases X-rays whose frequency depends on the size of the proton. Both methods suggest the proton has a radius of about 0.88 femtometers, or 0.88 quadrillionths of a meter. That measurement was not in doubt until 2010, when physicist Aldo Antognini at ETH Zurich and his team developed a new technique to probe proton size. They also used hydrogen atoms, but replaced the electrons with muons — particles similar to electrons but more than 200 times as massive. ... After measuring the X-rays emitted by muons shifting between energy states, Antognini’s team published a paper in Nature saying that the proton radius is 0.84 femtometers — about 4 percent less than previous estimates. ... . The new study eliminates the possibility of certain systematic errors and reduces the measurement’s uncertainty by 40 percent."
Jan. 25, 2013 - There has been much speculation regarding the Battery Fire on Japan Airlines B-787. One vocal unscientific supporter of the knock-off W-L theory (based upon data uncorrected for electrodeposition) has used the battery fire as alleged "proof" of that theory. However, the NTSB CT scans, images and early analysis were released yesterday. The computed tomography and other evidence demonstrates these fires to be conventional and secondary to an electrical short circuit and then thermal runaway (actually as expected from previous problems discussed in a metallurgical context).
Jan. 25, 2013 - "The lithium ion batteries that are used in the Boeing 787 are not good enough– they have runaway overheating and discharge smoke and fumes. ... As the forensics are reported at this writing NTSB has performed an exam and teardown of the JAL battery at its Materials Laboratory. ... The battery itself comprises 8 GS Yuasa prismatic Li-ion cells each with a nominal capacity of 75 Ah, with a nominal voltage of 3.7 V. "
"Another short course in cold fusion will be offered at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in late January. The course: Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments will be conducted by long low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) enthusiast and Electrical Engineering Professor Peter Hagelstein and inventor Mitchell Swartz of Jet Energy. Swartz is the man who built the Jet Energy NANOR that was displayed and tested in Hagelstein's laboratory at MIT last year. This is the second year in which the course will be held. Last year's course was attended by Canadian patent attorney David J. French. French was so impressed with the course that he wrote a report called Conclusively Demonstrating the Energy Effect of Cold Fusion."
Home Experiments show Independent Inventors are the futureJan. 13, 2013 - "Recent developments show that independent or back room inventors are the future of cold fusion and possibly nuclear energy in general. ... First they are not bound by bureaucracy, politics and red tape. .... Second such lone wolves are free to pursue areas of research that may not be considered appropriate, politically correct or respectable by the people who write the checks. ... Third independent inventors have limited resources so they pursue the cheapest, easiest and most practical approaches. ... Fourth most independent inventors are not wealthy and have to pay their own bills so they have an important incentive to create technologies that can be quickly adopted and commercialized. .... Examples of such inventors abound. Some of the few I can think of include the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, Jet Energy, Han S. Nee, George Miley, Pirelli High School in Italy, Francessco Piantelli and Robert Godes. Those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head. There are probably thousands, perhaps tens of thousands of others all over the world."
"One of the visions of cold fusion was to create small, self-contained energy sources that would cost very little to fuel and maintain. This vision has been a long time coming, but it will come at least in some form eventually. ... One of the greatest changes that a self-contained energy producer would facilitate would be the ability to live with greater independence from the grid structures of society. ... The systems being sold today and the ones foreseen in the next ten years or so based on known technologies under development will not offer the independence of the self-contained units that are being considered possible given evidence over the last few years in the new energy field. ... The trend toward distributed systems is driven by technology and is inevitable. It will be resisted strongly by those that will be disrupted either for economic reasons or control reasons but all they can do is slow it up to the detriment of society; they cannot stop it."
Jan. 15, 2013 - "Defkalion Europe, a joint venture between Defkalion Green Technologies Canada Ltd. and Moses Ltd., today announced the developments in research ... the reaction is triggered and modulated by a plasma discharge"
Volume 10 of the JCMNS is now online at : JCMNS Volume 10. (2013) (pdf)
Characteristics and Energetics of Craters in LENR Experimental Materials - David J. Nagel
PATENT WARS? Stremmenos on Piantelli's Patent
Jan. 20, 2013 - Christos Stremmenos, Prof. of Chemical Physics, University of Bologna: "I was very much surprised, upon reading the "Description of Prior Art" in the publication of European Patent EP 2368 252 B1 (Jan 16th 2013, priority 24/11/2008) granted to inventor Francesco Piantelli, to find out that the inventor was said to have been working with nickel nano-powders since 1998. This is completely inaccurate. At that time, the only one who, together with Prof. Focardi, was making use of Ni and Pd nano-powders (prepared at Prof. E. Bonetti’s laboratory at the Department of Physics of the University of Bologna) was the present writer. ... The current technique for preparing powders by grinding under vacuum allows one to obtain granulometric dimensions varying from several micrometers for micro-phases, to a lower limit of 10-15 nanometers for nano-phases."
While a few corrupt Examiners at the USPTO continue to deceive and destroy documents and Evidence (without accountability):
Jan. 23, 2013 - "... nano-sized particles of silicon to react with water produces hydrogen almost instantaneously. ... When combined with water, these particles reacted to form silicic acid (a nontoxic byproduct) and hydrogen a potential source of energy for fuel cells. ... (Versus) 100-nanometer particles ...The maximum reaction rate for the 10-nanometer particles was about 150 times as fast."
With the head scientist at NASA Langley research saying LENR is confirmed along with confirmation from Labs at Toyota, Mitsubishi, and STMicroelectronics as well as Amaco, the US Navy research labs, along with a course on the Fleischmann/Pons effect at MIT and working replications of the Celani reactor at academic sites around the world as well as hundreds of confirmed and peer reviewed experimental paper, that professors and Nobel prize winners are saying it is real and that Patents now being granted, the case that LENR is a real working system of cold fusion is proven. ... The fact that in August President Obama signed a rare executive order that combined heat and power units can be licensed and sited in any factory in the USA, that the EEC has started a crash funding project for LENR research.... All point to one fact: The world is about to change.
Cold Fusion 2013 - a review of scientific progress (pdf)
The University of Eindhoven and the Dutch Association of Engineers KIVI NIRIA are pleased to host a colloquium by prof. Jean-Paul Biberian ... In about an hour, prof. Biberian will give an up-to-date overview of cold fusion research, focusing on experimental results obtained by research groups worldwide at institutions like MIT, the US Naval Research Laboratory, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and many more.
Jan. 12, 2013, - "Ever since the German government started subsidizing solar energy, demand for solar installations went up like clockwork, towards the end of each year. But recently released data from German regulators shows that number of solar installations in December 2012 was down 88% from the previous year. In fact, 2012 saw the lowest number of installations since 2008. ... The German government wants to cut back on solar energy installations because their whole drive to switch to renewable energy has ended being far more expensive that they thought it would be.
Jan. 2013 - "The MuCap experiment at the Paul Scherrer Institute has measured the rate ?S of muon capture from the singlet state of the muonic hydrogen atom to a precision of 1%. A muon beam was stopped in a time projection chamber filled with 10-bar, ultrapure hydrogen gas. Cylindrical wire chambers and a segmented scintillator barrel detected electrons from muon decay. ?S is determined from the difference between the µ- disappearance rate in hydrogen and the free muon decay rate. The result is based on the analysis of 1.2×1010 µ- decays, from which we extract the capture rate ?S=(714.9±5.4stat±5.1syst)??s-1 and derive the proton's pseudoscalar coupling gP(q02=-0.88mµ2)=8.06±0.55.
Jan. 14, 2013 - "Today's Light Water Reactors (LWR) ... were originally developed in the late 1940s as a compact power source for nuclear ships and submarines. ... A LWR uses ordinary H2O, plain water, which flows through the reactor core absorbing the heat and circulating with steam to a conventional steam turbine that turns the heat into electricity. ... After perhaps 18 months, the fuel is 'spent' and has to be removed - even though it still contains better than 90% of its original energy. ...in May 1974 India set off a nuclear bomb made with plutonium extracted from reactor fuel. ... Last year the DOE launched a cost-sharing program for Small Modular Reactor (SMR) development. The main interest in the SMR are some designs called high temperature reactors that generate steam at up to 1,000 °C, much hotter than the roughly 300 °C available from light-water reactors. ... The high temperatures would make the reactors more efficient at producing electricity....(T)he Molten Salt Reactor (MSR) ...offers extreme safety - after all the meltdown is part of the design - with fuel that operates in a melted state. The MSR fuel can be uranium, spent fuel, plutonium and thorium mixed with lithium fluoride and beryllium fluoride called FLiBe. However the MSR is a self-poisoning system, so the working fuel is circulated through an external recycling unit that extracts the fission products continuously, keeping the fuel active. If the recycling stops the reaction soon stops."
| Nanoparticle alloys allow heat to be focused or reflected just like electromagnetic waves
Jan. 11, 2013 - "An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors. The approach relies on engineered materials consisting of nanostructured semiconductor alloy crystals. ... The new approach is similar to recently developed photonic crystals that can control the passage of light, and phononic crystals that can do the same for sound. The spacing of tiny gaps in these materials is tuned to match the wavelength of the heat phonons ... "Phonons for sound can travel for kilometers," Maldovan says-which is why it's possible to hear noises from very far away. "But phonons of heat only travel for nanometers [billionths of a meter]. That's why you could't hear heat even with ears responding to terahertz frequencies." Making alloys of silicon that incorporate nanoparticles of germanium in a particular size range accomplished this lowering of frequency ... 40 percent of the total heat flow is concentrated within a hypersonic range of 100 to 300 gigahertz, and most of the phonons align in a narrow beam, instead of moving in every direction".
Jan. 10, 2013 - "Currently, there are 435 nuclear power reactors operating in 21 nations, with a combined capacity of over 370 gigawatt hours. In 2011 these provided 2518 billion kilowatt hours, roughly 13.5 percent of global electricity needs.... Huaneng Shandong Shidao Bay Nuclear Power Co Ltd. is developing a $476 million civilian nuclear power project that will be the first in the world to put a reactor with fourth-generation ... a designed capacity of 200 megawatts."
Jan. 6, 2013 - "While there are an increasing number of professors engaged in cold fusion research at schools and colleges, not all departments and schools officially support that activity. In some cases, research is fully-endorsed and funded, such as at University of Missouri and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. At other schools, faculty are forced to conduct research without official funding. This is the case at one of the premier scientific research institutions in the U.S., the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In all cases, funding is small, and because of the hostile environment, many of the professors who would love to teach you about cold fusion ..., will tell you that the job prospects for research in the field are nil."
Jan. 1, 2013- Participants in the course will learn about cold fusion from a top theorist in the field, as well as one of the industry's leading technologists. In January of last year, a successful demonstration of the NANOR energy generator attracted the attention of state lawmakers. The cold fusion energy cell built by Dr. Mitchell Swartz of JET Energy produced excess heat continuously for months on the MIT campus. Described as a zirconium-oxide nanostructured quantum electronic device, the phenomenon was observed by both students and the condensed matter nuclear science (CMNS) community as well as members of the general public. Patent lawyer David J. French attended the 2012 Cold Fusion 101 course and filed a report Conclusively Demonstrating the New Energy Effect of Cold Fusion describing the NANOR capabilities in detail.
Dec. 31, 2012 - "2012 has seen a lot of progress and news in low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) particularly important have been the revelations about Brillouin, Defkalion, NASA and George Miley and the public demonstrations of the Celani and NANOR reactors. .... The new fire probably won't be lit in 2013 but more of the ground work necessary to making it a reality will be laid in the next year.
Dec.30, 2012 - "An interesting patent application has been published of U.S. based inventor Han S. Nee by the Wordwide Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for "Nickel Alloys for Hydrogen Storage and the Generation of Energy Therefrom". The hydrogen-storing nickel alloy structure comprises a nickel alloy skeletal catalyst mixed with an oxide. The applied electric potential, and the increase in the gas pressure and temperature of the hydrogen from the applied heat, create a reaction between hydrogen nuclei and nickel nuclei in the nickel alloy structure whereby thermal energy is generated by the emission of phonons from the nickel alloy structure.
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Jan. 9, 2013 - "Researchers from Belgium, France, and Canada inspired by the nighttime twinkling of fireflies have been inspired to modify the light-emitting diode (LED). The firefly design is more than one and a half times as efficient as the current art. ... The research team uses the pattern of jagged scales that enhanced the lanterns' glow applying the knowledge to LED design to create an LED overlayer that mimicks the natural structure. The overlayer, which increases LED light extraction by up to 55 percent."
Second Year For Short Course on Cold Fusion at MIT:
Prof. Peter Hagelstein, Dr. Mitchell Swartz
Jan-22-30, 2013 - "Excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga's three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment;observed excess power in PdD and in NiH LANR systems; techniques of calibration; problems with flow calorimetry and other detection systems; importance of verification by calorimetry, heat flow, noise measurement, and thermal waveform reconstruction; Q-1-D model of loading, optimal operating manifold lessons; high impedance, codeposition, and PHUSOR aqueous LANR systems; introduction to LANR emissions, pathway control, and coupling to the electrical and propulsion systems; overview of nanomaterial and NANOR LANR systems; Prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.
While the USPTO subverts clean energy in the USA, the Italian Parliament has recognized cold fusion (LANR/LENR):
Dec.27, 2012 - "On 21 December last year, while many were concerned about the end of the world as we know it today, someone gave its contribution to end it really, as soon as possible, and to see rise to the era in which a range of knowledge, now confined within the fences of experience of Chemistry and Physics, for example, will finally be joined together to give life to the commercial and industrial exploitation of LENR and the scientific recognition of a "heresy" whose authors, today, are condemned to the stake by the Inquisition academic scientist for the mere fact of naming it: the ability to "catalyze" clean nuclear reactions with certain technical procedures ... "
Jan. 3 2013 - "It may sound less likely than hell freezing over, but physicists have created an atomic gas with a sub-absolute-zero temperature for the first time. ... Schneider and his colleagues reached such sub-absolute-zero temperatures with an ultracold quantum gas made up of potassium atoms. Using lasers and magnetic fields, they kept the individual atoms in a lattice arrangement. At positive temperatures, the atoms repel, making the configuration stable. The team then quickly adjusted the magnetic fields, causing the atoms to attract rather than repel each other. ... But the team also adjusted the trapping laser field to make it more energetically favourable for the atoms to stick in their positions. .... Rosch and his colleagues have calculated that whereas clouds of atoms would normally be pulled downwards by gravity, if part of the cloud is at a negative absolute temperature, some atoms will move upwards, apparently defying gravity. Another peculiarity of the sub-absolute-zero gas is that it mimics 'dark energy', the mysterious force that pushes the Universe to expand at an ever-faster rate against the inward pull of gravity. "
2013 HISTORY OF COLD FUSION CALENDAR (Ruby Carat)
August 12-17, 2012 in Daejon, South Korea .
ICCF18 - the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion
- July 21-27, 2013 the University of Missouri
December 7, 2012 - "Point of light Enlarge Engineers at Caltech have created a device (illustrated here) that can focus light into a point just a few nanometers (billionths of a meter) across ... The waveguide ... is made of amorphous silicon dioxide-which is similar to common glass-and is covered in a thin layer of gold. Just under two microns long, the device is a rectangular box that tapers to a point at one end. ... the new device focuses these coupled electron oscillations, called surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs). "
Dec. 10, 2012 - "U.S. institutional politics, government agencies, and academic science have been caught in denial so strident they're now shouting "no" while stark raving naked. The nakedness is because of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR, or an evolution of the famed cold fusion. .... Toyota is being said to have used a LENR deuterium-permeation transmutation method that Iwamura invented. This follows the information that Osaka University and Iwate University had previously reported similar replications. ... Now Mitsubishi and Toyota, two major international industrial firms are releasing information."
Report: Toyota Replicates Mitsubishi LENR Transmutation Experiment
Dec. 7, 2012 - "Transmutation Reactions Induced by Deuterium Permeation Through Nano-Structured Pd Multilayer Thin Film", Yasuhiro Iwamura, Takehiko Itoh (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.), Yasuko Terada (Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute), Tetsuya Ishikawa (Coherent X-ray Optics Laboratory, SPring-8/RIKEN)
David J. French
Nov. 25, 2012 - "This is a report of the technology presented at ICCF-17 but released in the sspring of 2012 following demonstrations held at MIT over January 30-31, 2012. I personally attended those demonstrations .... This may be the technology that demonstrates Cold Fusion in a way that can be observed by anyone around the world. The year 2013 will be the year in which the dam of disbelief respecting the Fleischmann & Pons phenomena will finally break. ... JET Energy has developed a demonstration Cold Fusion reactor that relies on a simple core element that is essentially the size of an ohmic resistor. This "Nanor" T contains nanostructured pellets of Palladium embedded in zirconium oxide insulation that are pre-loaded with high pressure deuterium and sealed into a small cylinder with electrical connections at the respective ends. These experiments demonstrate the unequivocal generation of unexplained excess energy. ... JET Energy's Nanor represents a demonstrated, operational system for researchers to explore the Cold Fusion effect. It is ideally adapted to being integrated into a unit suitable for sale to universities and laboratories..."
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Dec. 9, 2012 - "The physicist, Yasuhiro Iwamura, told the ANS audience that the Toyota researchers confirmed that nuclear changes from one element to another took place without the use of high-energy nuclear physics. ... Toyota used a LENR deuterium-permeation transmutation method that Iwamura invented."
Dec. 5, 2012 - "Francesco Celani announc(ed) a successful 3rd party replication of his LENR system"
Dec. 7, 2012 - "... a Swiss company called STMicroelectronics has replicated the Celani Cell in Italy. "
MFMP Celani Nov 12th Cell Live Run Thread
Nov. 12, 2012 - "We are expected to go for first active loaded wire test at 8 am central American time Monday 12th November 2012. Our H2 loading was a complete success and matched Celani's findings"
A live data feed can be viewed here - see Celani Cell #1
Nov. 12, 2012 - "The project to replicate Francesco Celani's LENR reactor will possibly be starting the first experimental run today. ... Today the loading has leveled off. The resistance of the Celani wire is at 15.3 ohms, and has been for the last several hours, giving an R/R0=0.83. ... Then we will let it cool again, give it a light vacuum pumping down and refill with the 75%H and 25%Ar back to 3.5 bar."
COLD FUSION TIMES - "Your Most Complete, Uncensored, Cold Fusion Scientific and Engineering Resource" - The COLD FUSION TIMES like this wampum belt (of Hawkeye) "is a record of the days of our struggle for clean, efficient energy, and speaks for our truth".
Nov. 23, 2012 - "Francesco Piantelli has filed a new international patent application for a cold fusion device. International Patent Application No: PCT/IB2012/052100 "
Kenneth P. Green
Dec. 6, 2012 - "One kind of momentum is technological momentum. When a technology is deployed, its impacts reach far beyond itself. Consider the incandescent bulb, a current objet d'hatred of many environmentalists and energy-efficiency advocates. The incandescent light bulb, invented by Thomas Alva Edison, which came to be the symbol of inspiration, has been developed into hundreds, if not thousands, of forms. ... By far the biggest type of momentum that comes into play when it comes to changing our energy systems is economic momentum. The major components of our energy systems, such as fuel production and refining and electrical generation and distribution, are costly installations that have lengthy life spans and that have to operate for long periods of time before the costs of development have been recovered. When investors put up their money to build, say, a nuclear power plant, they expect to earn that money back over the planned life of the plant, which is typically between 40 and 60 years. "
Dec. 10 2012 - "When you count toxic sludge from making solar panels, noise from windmills placed too close to residential areas, or changes in land use patterns from cultivating biofuel crops, you find that alternative energy has negative externalities of its own that offset its low-carbon benefits at least in part, and sometimes entirely."
Scientific and Commercial Overview of ICCF17 (pdf)
Prof. David J. Nagel
Nov. 9, 2012 - "The topic of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), initially and still known as "cold fusion" (had) .... hundreds of scientists and engineers globally who spend significant time on the experimental or theoretical study of these reactions (at t)he 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF17). There were 46 oral and 43 poster papers on the agenda ... 48 were reports on experiments, 26 were on theory and 15 were on other topics. .... There have been only a few exhibits and demonstrations at previous ICCFs. Reiko Notoya had a Ni light-water electrochemical cell on display at ICCF3. At ICCF10, Mitchell Swartz and Gayle Verner (Jet Energy Inc.) ran a demonstration of their LANR PHUSORT at a site near the meeting. It produced excess power of about one-third of a watt with an energy gain of 2.3. At that same conference, Dennis Letts (LettsLab) controlled an experiment in his Texas laboratory over the internet from the podium during his presentation. ICCF17 was distinguished by having a sophisticated demonstration operating in the meeting room throughout the conference. Francesco Celani from the Frascati National Laboratory took his experiment from Italy to the National Instruments meeting in Austin, Texas, the week before ICCF17, and operated it successfully there. .... The demonstration was powered by 48 watts and produced up to 18 watts of excess power during the conference. ... The different kinds of evidence for the occurrence of LENR have different credence to different people, depending on their interests. For example, measurements of transmutations, or the emission of energetic particles or radiation, are of great scientific interest, but might not be of practical value in the near future. That is, they tend to interest only scientists. However, the generation of excess heat is important for both scientific and pragmatic, even commercial, reasons."
From the "Let's Just Ignore the Neutrons and Induced Radioactivity" Dept:
From the "Let's Just Continue to Ignore the Real Data" Dept:
"The Saint - Movie Clip
Oct. 29, 2012- - "It's tough not to admire the steely resolve of cold fusion advocates, who have faced derision, suffered in their careers, and labored to build their own scientific enterprise from scratch: their own meetings, their own journals, their own community. ... The new dynamic duo of cold fusion is SRI International chemist Michael McKubre and MIT physicist Peter Hagelstein. Its biggest problem is the lack of reproducibility, even in the experiments of the most respected members of the cold fusion community. McKubre, for instance, admitted to Weinberger that out of 50,000 hours of experiments, only 50 recorded instances have occurred that "unmistakably" produced excess heat. ... Wired article quoted cold fusionist Mitchell Swartz as saying the question now is not whether the experiments can generate excess heat, "It's can we can get a kilowatt? Can we get a small car moving ..." ... Should cold fusion advocates one day beat the odds and provide truly reproducible, compelling evidence for low-energy nuclear reactions, the stodgy old scientific establishment might grumble a bit, but ultimately it will accept those findings and alter its theories accordingly. Because that's what the scientific method is all about."." Oct. 30, 2012 -More on Cold Fusion in Scientific American (discussion)
| Unexpected 'Ridge' seen in CMS collision data againOct. 31, 2012 - The first data from proton-lead collisions at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN include a "ridge" structure in correlations between newly generated particles. According to theorists in the US, the ridge may represent a new form of matter known as a "colour glass condensate". ... At very high energies, protons can fluctuate into quantum states that incorporate not just three quarks - their normal constituents - but a swarm of accompanying gluons, the carriers of the strong force."
THE TWO BIGGEST REASONS FOR COLD FUSION Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel PoolsOct. 29, 2012 - "What Fukushima taught us is that doesn't stop the decay heat. You need the diesels to keep the reactors cool. 26 plants in the East Coast are in the area where Sandy is likely to hit. Fuel pools not cooled by diesels, no one wanted to buy them. .... The only fall-back if power is lost is to let fuel pools heat up. ... The unit at Oyster Creek is the same as Fukushima Daiichi No. 1 .... Oyster Creek is the same design, but even older than Fukushima Daiichi unit 1. It's in a refueling outage. That means that all the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, but it's over in the spent fuel pool. And in that condition, there's no backup power for the spent fuel pools. So, if Oyster Creek were to lose its offsite power... there would be no way cool that nuclear fuel that's in the fuel pool until they get the power reestablished."
From the BBC Archive : Too Close to the SunOct. 28, 2012 - "Created back in 1994 for the BBC Horizons TV program. .... a surprisingly sympathetic treatment of the subject of Cold Fusion created five years after the Fleischmann and Pons announcement at the University of Utah (50 minutes) ... and it highlights how the discussion surrounding CF has barely changed over the years.
Spooky Quantum Entanglement Gets Extra 'Twist' Nov. 6 2012 - "(P)hysicists at the University of Vienna in Austria have "virtually intertwined" or entangled ... two photons that had a high orbital angular momentum ... To create entangled photons, Fickler and his team sent a laser through a beam splitter, dividing the laser beam into two. Two photons were sent down separate optical fibers and their waves were twisted, and twisted, and twisted some more, ramping up their angular momentum - imagine a wave shaped like a spiral, spinning faster and faster. .... their momentum .. differed by a factor of 600, a higher value than any seen previously. The photons spinning rapidly in opposite directions, meanwhile, were still entangled."."
From the "Let's Ignore the rest of the Real Data" Dept (see paper below):
Oct. 26, 2012 - "(P)ractical cold fusion generators could, in theory, power entire data centers for next to no cost and provide power in locations far from the grid. And the existing power grid would, itself, be potentially obsoleted by fusion power generation. As for the impact on transportation ... imagine a car that could be driven from coast to coast several times without refueling for a few cents! That's the promise of cold fusion power."
A new look at LENR/LANR/CF research: a response to Shanahan (pdf)
Marwan, J.; McKubre, M. C. H.; Tanzella, F. L.; Hagelstein, P. L.; Miles, M. H.; Swartz, M. R.; Storms, E; Iwamura, Y.; Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P. G. - In his criticisms, Shanahan has raised a number of issues in the areas of calorimetry, heat after death, elemental transmutation, energetic particle detection using CR-39, and the temporal correlation between heat and helium-4. These issues are addressed by the researchers who actually conducted the original work that was discussed inaccurately.
Oct. 26, 2012 - "Germany is conducting an energy war, using the erratic and unpredictable wind as a covert weapon against its neighbors. Germany is dumping electricity on its unwilling neighbors and by wintertime the feud should come to a head. ... Renewable energy around the world is causing problems... At times, the glut can be so great that utilities pay consumers to take the power and get rid of it. ... Big wind energy generates large and erratic power irregularities in the grid, on an almost instantaneous basis. These large power shifts cause expensive damage to critical power backup infrastructure, and significantly shorten the useful lifetimes of backup systems worth tens of billions of Euros or more."
Oct. 25, 2012 - " THE BELIEVERS focused mainly on the Martin Fleischmann - Stanley Pons story involving their announcement of Cold Fusion in 1989, and the aftermath to follow. Using this theme as a home base, the film weaved in some of the current crop of researchers, scientists, advocates and still skeptics..... Besides the event and aftermath of the '89 Cold Fusion announcement, the film touches on patent issues. "
Oct. 24. 2012 - Tyler van Houweligen
Oct. 23, 2012 - "Dr. Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center, ... describes recent interest by NASA in Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), more commonly known as "Cold Fusion" as discovered by Pons and Fleischmann in 1989. According to Bushnell, experiments over the last 23 years have led to a substantial body of evidence that supports the existence of LENR effects, which he hopes may be harnessed to provide power for future spaceflight."
Oct. 21, 2012 - "Take the latest DGT report. I agree that this is a possible step forward in the sense that it appears to indicate that tests have in fact been conducted in the presence of outside parties who were able to place their own instruments wherever they saw fit. .... We were told long ago by DGT that they can control the reaction and in their tests never see a COP below 19 in a package that can deliver a power-range that includes 45kW. We are now presented with a report of a test that is unduly complicated and observed by people that are easy to (unfairly or not) attack."
Defkalion Self-Leaks CatalystOct. 22, 2012 - "Hydrogen is not the only leak coming from Defkalion - maybe. ... Much of the stuff we've seen before, but the claim that Potassium is a catalyst is new to me. Reading between the lines, they seem to say that it changes the Ni powder in some way to enhance the reaction."
Oct. 22, 2012 - "A new generation is not prejudiced by authoritative decrees from a previous era. Thus, when Andrea Rossi burst upon the digital environment 01/11/2011 with his demonstration of the Energy Catalyzer, or E-cat, a thermal energy generator powered by some as-yet-unknown nuclear process in a safe environment, without any dangerous radioactive materials, and far away from the seething core of the Sun, the planet tuned browsers and iPhones to northern Italy servers to sample the digitally-cloned experience. Public awareness has been accelerating ever since. ... The issue of openness, and the sharing of scientific data is another matter, and researchers will tell you fully-detailed, third-party tests and original data should be made available to the community for the sake of advancing the field. But without patent protection, those who have sacrificed decades of labor are not giving it up so easily. ... The black box doubly represents the mysterious cold fusion reaction, as well as the secrecy that surrounds the object of Featherstone's focus, Mr. Rossi's generator, and the secrecy that blankets a sector where the Patent Office refuses to give scientists the attention demanded of a paradigm-changing energy technology. Without patents, without academic support, without a process that encourages honesty, a developing technology will growing haltingly, in isolated pockets, and in secret.".
Cold Fusion Gets More Real
Oct. 21, 2012 - Forbes -"Cold fusion, otherwise called Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR), is, theoretically, the fusing together (rather than a chemical reaction) of elements at "normal" temperatures such that they release more energy than is required to fuse them. .... Hot fusion, on the other hand, is the process by which elements would be fused together at temperatures and pressures only found naturally in stars..... Hot fusion is also guaranteed to have radioactive waste products. Unfortunately it turned out that the Fleischmann and Pons experiment was not reliably reproducible. In the academic fracas that followed, both men's reputations were ruined and the field was quickly relegated to the domain of "fringe" science along with perpetual motion, telekinesis, and anti-gravity. While mainstream science was apparently quite happy with this situation and went about spending billions of dollars on "hot" fusion (there are many who claim that cold fusion was systematically marginalized and deprecated by establishment scientists), a few "rogue" researchers continued with cold fusion research and, over the last few years, evidence has piled up that cold fusion may, in fact, be real."
Forbes' Mark Gibbs on Defkalion Report
Popular Science Covers Rossi, Cold Fusion (LANR, LENR)Oct. 22, 2012 - ""Andrea Rossi's Black Box" by Steve Featherstone in the November 2012 issue of Popular Science, is the kind of article that might attract the attention of a new audience of readers who haven't been following the cold fusion story closely. ... He then goes on to provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the history of cold fusion, starting with Pons and Fleischmann through to the present day. Looking at all the evidence, he says that it seems like there might be something going on, and discusses the idea that cold fusion may not really be fusion in the way that physics defines the term. ... The article concludes with ... a visit with Francesco Celani ... "He pointed to a narrrow glass cylinder that resembeled an oversize hypodermic needle resting on its side. It had been running for six weeks straight, Celani said. .... I could feel the heat coming off it. It was difficult to fathom that nuclear reactions thousands of times more energetic than any known chemical reaction were occurring on the hair-thin wire coiled inside the gas-filled cylinder . . . he opened his logbook to show me a "very nice correlation" between a decrease in restivity of the wire and an increase in heat production."
Penon High-Temperature E-Cat Test Results Posted
|Movie Review: "The Believers"Oct. 17, 2012 - "The first premiere of "The Believers", a new cold fusion documentary produced by 137 Films occurred last night at the Chicago Film Festival."
A Chemist Comes Very Close to a Midas Touch
Oct, 15, 2012 - "Dr. Chirik, 39, has learned how to make iron function like platinum, in chemical reactions that are crucial to manufacturing scores of basic materials. ... Dr. Chirik's chemistry essentially wraps an iron molecule in another, organic molecule called a ligand. The ligand alters the number of electrons available to form bonds. It also serves as a scaffold, giving the molecule shape."
E-Cat Rossi enthusiasm after Pordenone
From the "LET'S IGNORE COLD FUSION Department:
October 9, 2012- "Yesterday Dr Francesco Romanelli, Leader of the European Fusion Development Agreement (EFDA) and the Joint European Torus (JET) Leader, delivered a summary of the JET results at the IAEA Fusion Energy Conference in San Diego. The JET is Europe's premier magnetic confinement fusion facility, based at Culham, UK, JET has completed eleven months of tests to simulate the environment inside the ITER and to prototype key components. For the tests JET was transformed successfully into a 'mini-ITER' with an inner confinement wall made of the same materials - beryllium and tungsten - that ITER plans to use. The JET is another tokamak fusion reactor, that's a ring-shaped vacuum vessel in which very hot plasma is confined using magnetic fields just outside the vessel - something the Soviets thought up and 'gifted' to the West during the Cold War. The concept has proven not to be improbable, only improbably expensive. .... All of the fusion efforts look to electric ratepayers or technology transfers to make the research worthwhile. It takes a lot of faith driven emotional energy to think that tokamak fusion is ever going to be worth the trouble."
Celani's Wire Reactor - Can clearly show that the active component produces way more energy than can be explained by conventional means, it is economical to reproduce the equipment and has scaleability and wide areas for improvement and further study, things that Celani himself welcomes. This is the first and most promising technology to demonstrate. JET Energy NANOR, Using different technology, this can show large energy gains in a small package, is easy to transport and to run long term standardised tests.
Brillouin Energy Boiler, They could provide a number of small test configurations for replication.
Leonardo Corporations' E-Cat, A number of these could be distributed to qualified testing bodies."
Oct. 1, 2012 - "For the month of September alone, there were already two patents for different technologies related to LENR.
An Ultralight Graphene Structure Oct. 12, 2012 - "Chemists in China claim to have created the lightest graphene framework to date. ... Last year, engineers in the US presented a material made of hollow metallic tubes in a micro-lattice. With a density of 0.9mg/cm3, the material was 100 times lighter than styrofoam. Yet that record was beaten in July, when material scientists in Germany produced what they called aerographite: a network of carbon microtubes with a density of just 0.2mg/cm3. Although the latest material, which has a density of 2.1mg/cm3, does not approach these records, it is the lightest graphene framework to date. .... Finally, the material can generate a capacitance of over 480F/g, approaching the theoretical limit for pure graphene.VSof power"
Good Tin Whiskers for BatteriesOct. 2, 2012 - "Electrical engineers have been trying to minimize the problem of tin whiskers for over 60 years. The tiny needle-like structures growing on tin-plated electronics get up to ten millimeters long, and can cause short circuits. ....This report suggests that the tin anode would be considerably cheaper to produce than traditional graphite anodes.."
'Star Trek' fusion impulse engine in the worksOct. 2, 2012 - "The University of Alabama in Huntsville's Aerophysics Research Center, NASA, Boeing, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are collaborating on a project to produce nuclear fusion impulse rocket engines. .... It would be capable of taking a spacecraft from Earth to Mars in as little as six weeks. "The fusion fuel we're focusing on is deuterium [a stable isotope of hydrogen] and Li6 [a stable isotope of the metal lithium] in a crystal structure."
Sept. 28, 2012 - "A new report published by Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) entitled "Program on Technology
Sept. 29, 2012 - "American scientists have built a giant laser, now the size of a football stadium, that takes target practice on specks of fuel smaller than peppercorns. The device, operating since 1993, has so far cost taxpayers more than $5 billion, making it one of the most expensive federally financed science projects ever. But so far, it has not worked. Unfortunately, the due date is Sunday, the last day of the fiscal year. ..."It's kind of an amazing device," said William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University who directed federal energy research for the first President George Bush. "Still, it's not science if you don't fail now and then. But you do have to have some wins."
WAVEMAKER - Film Featuring Dr. Irving Dardik
Sept. 25, 2012 - "There's an upcoming film called THE WAVEMAKER which features Dr. Irving Dardik and his Superwave Principle. "There is a lot of science and theory behind Dardik and his SuperWave Principle, but at the end of the day this film is a human story about a man who believes so deeply in his theory and has sacrificed so much for it," said Benzing. "
Sept. 21, 2012 - "Dr. George Miley's .... results demonstrate a COP of 7 after a few minutes but rises to a COP of 70 over 4 hours. However, it appears that the nanoparticles he is using begin to break down after 4 hours. They are working on methods to try to overcome this problem and already have conceptual designs for a 3KW home unit and 30KW industrial unit. Miley then presented results from a series of deuterium gas loaded nanoparticle experiments running at the 100-300 watt level. Results were shown where the energy gain (LENR/chemical) started at about 7 after a few minutes, but increased another order of magnitude over four hours. Longer runs had problems due to deterioration of the nanoparticles, attributed to sintering."
"Andrea Rossi will publish a full report on the science behind his ecat low energy reaction (LENR) technology when he receives an international patent for the device. Rossi made this claim to the Italian radio station Citta del Capo Radio Metropolitana. In the same interview Rossi admitted that a lot more work will need to be done before he can deliver a home ecat or an industrial ecat. .... Rossi also admitted that there were many faults with his 1 megawatt (megawatt of heat not electricity) ecat unit which has reportedly been sold to an unidentified military customer. The internet rumor mill indicates the "military customer" was the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the United States which conducts advanced research for the Pentagon. The faults make the device unsafe so it is still at his facility in Bologna. The faults were apparently so great that Rossi has had to build a second 1 MW unit for the customer. Rossi didn't say when that plant will be ready."
Cold Fusion / LENR / LANR: Not Dead YetOct. 5, 2012 - "At the American Nuclear Society national meeting in San Diego, there will be a panel discussion on LENR, on November 14, from 08:30 to noon. "Cold Fusion" is far from dead. A number of websites keep close watch on progress in the LENR field, including Cold Fusion Times. Brian Westenhaus provided an LENR update about a month ago. We have been recently informed by independent US researcher Brian Ahern that LENR can provide 45 times as much energy by weight, as diesel. One of the most broadly informative internet news sources on LENR is Pure Energy Systems, which has been providing a comprehensive weekly report."
Oct. 1, 2012 - "Muon catalyzed fusion has been observed for decades, inconsistently and at productivity insufficient to be considered a viable energy source. [Ed. and previously discussed in the early issues of the COLD FUSION TIMES] At least three efforts are underway, in Australia, Japan and Canada. One, which seems well funded and has some of the wraps off, is the Australian Firm Star Scientific Limited. Star Scientific says it follows the natural process where a muon displaces the electrons in a deuterium pair. ..... Its also known the muon isn't finished at one pair, a muon can go on to drive a fusion better than 300 more times. .....The catch has been getting the muons."
Confidence in Nuclear Power is on the Rise Again
Sept. 30, 2012 - "This latest survey found that Americans strongly favoring nuclear energy outnumber those strongly opposed by a two-to-one ratio, 29% versus 14%. The new numbers improve on a poll conducted in September 2011, six months after the Fukushima accident, when 62% of American favored nuclear energy, with 35% opposed....The problems won't be the fuel, it will be the bureaucracy and using the opportunity in the used fuel."
Rossi Ecat not Ready for Investment Yet Defkalion Testing in Canada
Trying to Catch Up with Cold Fusion:A Giant Step Forward in Hot Nuclear Fusion
Sept 25, 2012 - "ITER will be ready to test its fusion reactor in about 2019 or 2020, and will trigger the reaction by containing the plasma fuel in powerful magnetic fields, and then heating it with particle beams and radio waves. NIF has already started testing its design, whereby it uses a very powerful laser pulse to crush a tiny capsule filled with plasma. Unfortunately it has not yet achieved any significant levels of energy production. Researchers at the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are on track to test their reactor before the end of 2013, and have high hopes that it will reach break-even. .... The process involves placing a tiny cylinder, about 7mm in diameter, filled with the deuterium and tritium plasma, inside their Z machine. The Z machine is an electrical pulse generator, capable of delivering 26 million amps in a short pulse lasting just milliseconds. As the vast current passes along the walls of the cylinder it creates a magnetic field that exerts a huge force on the walls, instantly crushing the cylinder and compressing the fuel inside. After initial tests the scientists discovered that the Z machine was not powerful enough to produce sufficient heat to trigger a break even reaction."
Sept. 22, 2012 - "The commercialization of [LANR or] cold fusion will have a profound effect on many sectors of the economy and many industries. .... One of the first sectors to be impacted by cold fusion would be electricity production. Robert Godes the President of Brillouin has predicted that his company's LENR boiler technology could replace coal burning boilers in power plants in a few years. This would be a sea change in energy use it if it takes place. .... The replacement of natural gas with LENR wouldn't be as fast as some people think because natural gas is still fairly cheap. Many people would wait until their existing water heaters or furnaces wore out to replace them. The big impact would be on propane use because propane is very expensive."
Japan Steps Away from Nuclear Power
Sept. 20, 2012 - "As Japan and France move away from nuclear energy, is it the endgame for nuclear proponents? ...An alternative relentlessly pushed by Western corporate interests is nuclear power, whose proponents never cease to remind their potential audience that nuclear power plants (NPPs), unlike those fired by coal or oil, emit no greenhouse gases, no small consideration in the world community worried about global warming."
Articles On Cold Fusion/LANR
Sept. 21, 2012 - "Two important feature articles have been recently published and provided a positive discussion on the said field. Wired UK website published the article "Cold Fusion: smoke and mirrors, or raising a head of steam?" by David Hambling. CleanTech Blog, on the other hand, published the article written by David Niebauer entitled "Is the "Weak Force" the Key to LENR?"."
THROUGH THE "NANOR EXPLORERT"
Septe. 14, 2012 - The article concludes on a positive note and indicates the potential for practical applications of cold fusion technology."
Sept. 18, 2012 - "from Sterling Allan of PESN, Question & Answer session with Andrea Rossi and Fulvio Fabiani"
Sandia: New Type of Fusion Device
Sept. 18, 2012 - "Sandia is testing a concept called MagLIF (Magnetized Liner Inertial Fusion) that will use magnetic fields and laser pre-heating in the quest for net energy fusion.....In the freshly completed dry-run experiments cylindrical beryllium liners remained reasonably intact as they were imploded by huge magnetic field of Sandia's Z machine, the world's most powerful pulsed-power accelerator. Had the cylindrical tubes overly distorted, they would have proved themselves incapable of forcing together nuclear fuel - deuterium and possibly tritium - to the point of fusing them."
David Niebauer on the Weak Force
Sept.17, 2012 - " Of the four fundamental forces (gravity, electromagnetism, strong nuclear force and weak nuclear force), the "weak force" is the most enigmatic."
Rossi: New Interview with Aldo Proia, E-Cat Licensee
Sept. 16, 2012 - "When asked whether he is sure of the E-Cat's validity, he says that he has never had any doubts. ... He sees no serious competitive threat to the E-Cat on the horizon - the only threat that could come, he says, is from someone who got unauthorized access to Rossi's technology."
Sept. 14, 2012 - "Italian inventor Andrea Rossi admitted that he has been receiving various questions from many people who have been following the e-cat story. One of the questions being asked is this: "Is it possible to invest in the Hot Cat?" Rossi made a straightforward answer:"No, it is not. Because the reactor for high temperatures is not ready, is not as product, is a prototype subject to research and development and I want not to put anybody at risk before the Hot Cat is not yet a product."
CF/LANR Nanostructured Materials Colloquium at MIT
The JET Energy NANOR ExplorerT Produces CF/LANR Results
Sept. 11, 2012 - Cambridge, MA. - Continuing to address the unique lattice material science (including the optical and acoustic properties) and electrical engineering aspects of cold fusion (lattice assisted nuclear reactions (CF/LANR) Dr. Mitchell Swartz (JET Energy, Inc.) and MIT's Prof. Peter Hagelstein continued their Colloquia at MIT on September 6, 2012. This series featured updates on CF/LANR nanostructured materials, and the impact of magnetic fields on CF/LANR nanomaterials, such as ZrO2-PdNiD. Dr. Swartz presented data showing augmentation of conventional cold fusion using magnetic fields impacting NANORT CF/LANR devices, observed when driven by the JET Energy "NANOR Explorer". Dr. Brian Ahern of Vibronics, Inc. shared data showing possible energy gain in nanostructured ferrites. The next engineering meeting anticipates discussion of Prof. Hagelstein's physics theory of understanding He4* de-excitation through lossy processes involving spin bosons, recent CR39 investigations involving NANORs and other CF/LANR devices, and rapidly developing technologies.
Kalldusch för Rossis kalla fusion
E-CAT: Fusione fredda, in tre mesi sarà completato il processo di validazione dell'Hot Cat Cold fusion, will be completed in three months
E-CAT: Le 5 domande dell'Homo Scepticus
Sept. 14, 2012 - "David Niebauer, attorney and general legal counsel for Brillouin Energy, published an article today entitled Is the "Weak Force" the Key to LENR? Mr. Niebauer discusses the current state of LENR theory and considers the [Ed. unattributed so-called] Widom-Larsen Theory and Robert Godes Brillouin Theory. He also discusses why he thinks the field has had difficulty advancing-the lack of a cogent theory to guide experimentalists."
HEAVYWATERGATE continues at the USPTO led by a corrupt Group Art that mischaracterizes facts about cold fusion on federal documents. Why? To cowtow to higher-ups who have competing financial interests such as energy stocks and other commodities. Not to mention the fact that this helps their own foreign counties while America remains at War over energy -- and millions die every year because of inadequate energy for clean water
The Patent Office has claimed falsely that there is "no utility" to cold fusion. Really? Does anyone believe that lie? Clean, efficient energy production of no use? The corrupt USPTO Examiners dare falsely purport that there is "no utility" to the science and engineering of cold fusion - the technology of ultraclean, highly efficient alternative energy, while hiding their own tax returns and stock investments.
It has been 24 years since the announcement of cold fusion, the crash of Exxon Valdez, and the start of the coverup of cold fusion (Heavywatergate). Ask your Congressmen and women to DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE Ultra corrupt practices of those individuals within the US Patent Office who continue to cover up cold fusion applications and other alternative energy inventions. Remind them that the USPTO has refused Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by falsely purporting that the "public has no interest". But YOU do, don't you!!!!
ANDREA ROSSI replies:Zurich E-Cat Conference Thread (Day 1)
Sept. 10, 2012 - "TODAY A BIG MESS IS POPPED OUT FROM A SHORT MEASUREMENT THAT HAS BEEN DONE THE LAST WEEK. .... WE HAVE A COP AROUND 2."
Sept. 9, 2012 - Commentary, The report, Raw Data, Errata
NyTeknik Reports on Halted Swedish Investment in Hydrofusion Following Tests
Hydro Fusion - Hot Cat Results Not Reproduced
HotCat Fail For Hydrofusion - UpdatedSept. 10, 2012 - "Hydrofusion, the company behind Andrea Rossi's official web site at ecat.com (and his N European rep) has issued a press release indicating that it cannot support Rossi's claims for the HotCat."
Sept. 8, 2012 - "open thread for people who are following the September 8-9th E-Cat Conference in Zurich."
E-Cat Conference Commences in Zürich
Live Stream of E-CAT Conference in Zurich
Report from Zurich Conference Attendee
by Dr. Brian Josephson
| Dr. Martin Fleischmann's Historic Impact (pdf)
Dr. Eugene Mallove: "One important implication of cold fusion is that there are, at least, 300 gallons of gasoline equivalent in every gallon of ordinary water. If you take the heavy hydrogen contained in one gallon of water, normal water that you drink, or get at the pond or the lake or the ocean, and fuse that heavy hydrogen into helium, which is what is happening in cold fusion.
Can Cold Fusion Research Survive Pioneer's Death?
August 29, 2012 - Michael McKubre: "Science advances one funeral at a time, said Max Planck. Now Martin Fleischmann is gone, what's in store for cold fusion research? ...Once they die, the argument becomes depersonalised. I do think there is an opportunity here. The hostility might abate because Martin is gone. Fleischmann faced a backlash in 1989 when (the MSM purported that) he and Stanley Pons said they had achieved fusion - the process that powers stars - in a lab. A bold claim that brought scorn for years. They didn't really claim that. They claimed to have observed an anomalous excess of heat in a tabletop experiment - a palladium electrode loaded with heavy hydrogen, or deuterium. That heat was too great to be explained by chemistry. .....Fusion simply means the combining of light nuclei to make a bigger nucleus with a mass deficit, and that mass deficit shows up as heat. Today it's quite clear that there is some sort of fusion going on - but it is a fusion process that hitherto has not been considered by the mainstream physics community."
New Cobalt Catalyst Splits Hydrogen From Water
August 24, 2012 |- "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have produced hydrogen from water using a newly designed and inexpensive cobalt catalyst. It's noteworthy because the cobalt catalyst will work in conditions useful to industry. The catalyst uses simple fresh water, tolerates oxygen in the atmosphere and runs at room temperature."
Engineering News (SA) Publishes Article on LANR/LENRAugust 24, 2012 - "South African trade magazine Engineering News has published a quite positive article abut LENR written by Jeremy Wakeford which reviews the current state of affairs in the field. ....Wakeford mentions two possible explanations of the LENR phenomenon, the Widom-Larsen weak interaction theory, and Robert Godes' Controlled Electron Capture Reactions theory."
.... There are two reasons to do experiments on Cold Fusion. The first is scientific: to verify and understand the anomalous heat effect (AHE). The other reason is to produce a marketable product, something useful. And then there are the experiments that have a foot in each camp. The NANOR is such a device, and Professor Peter Hagelstein chose as his topic to discuss the NANOR, .... a device about the size of an electronic resistor that produces heat on-demand in a highly reproducible and consistent way. Professor Hagelstein was asked why the device was so small, and can we scale it up? He answered that it is a lot cheaper, and with quicker results, if experiments are done on small scale.
.... Naoko Takahashi presented a demonstration on how to prepare the surface of palladium to increase its permeability. She was sponsored by Toyota. ... David Kidwell rushed through a lecture at the end of the day in which he demonstrated a video of a Sterling motor that he had running (assisted ) on anomalous heat generated simply by pressurizing and depressurizing H2 and D2."
Pictures from ICCF17
News from NIWeek and ICCF17
Celani Reports from ICCF-17
|LANR/LENR Appears to be Gathering Steam
August, 24 2012 - "In February, this column introduced a contentious possible new energy source called low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) or lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) - a process that was formerly called 'cold fusion'. There have been enough developments in this arena over the past half year to warrant an update.....In June, the chief scientist at the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) Langley Research Center, Denis Bushnell, posted a brief commentary on 'Low-energy nuclear reactions: the realism and the outlook' on Nasa's website. According to Bushnell, we now have "over two decades of hundreds of experiments worldwide indicating heat and transmutations with minimal radiation and low energy input".....Meanwhile, at least six companies are engaged in 'Edisonian' attempts to commercialise LENR/LANR devices that produce cheap, clean heat."
The Passing of Dr. Martin Fleischmann
Scientists develop catalyst that cleans diesel emissions without platinum
August 19, 2012 - "Platinum is an excellent catalyst, though it does have a few problems. One of the biggest at the moment is that a violent labor dispute in South Africa sent the price skyrocketing. ....The Nanostellar team, led by Dr. Kyeongjae "K.J." Cho, professor of materials science and engineering and physics at UT Dallas and co-founder of Nanostellar, determined that a mineral catalyst would be a cheaper alternative. ... Cho relates that computer modelling showed that mullite was a cost-effective substitute. Mullite is a silicate mineral discovered on the Isle of Mull, Scotland in 1924. It's rare in nature, but a synthetic version is produced commercially for use in various porcelains, such as crucibles and heating balls. It has a very high melting point of 1840 C (3344 F) and as a mixed-phase oxide mineral it makes a very attractive catalyst. In addition, laboratory tests indicate that converters using mullite would have 45 percent lower emissions than with platinum."
ICCF-18: July 19-26, 2013 - University of Missouri, Columbia
Communiqué from Attendees at ICCF-17 on Replication Project
August 18, 2012 - "South Korea, - Following an inspirational ICCF-17, attendees from the conference have solicited the agreement of key stakeholders to facilitate replications of an experiment that has shown to reliably demonstrate excess anomalous heat. We aim to enable at least 5 replications in disparate geographies, by respected authorities, to remove all doubt that this field is legitimate and has a role to play in securing the future."
The Modern World of Nuclear Generated Electricity
August 16, 2012 - " The countries that adopted nuclear first, that is the United States, Europe, Japan, and Russia, have been experiencing flat to declining nuclear electricity production. The countries with actual declines in generation are Japan and some of the countries in Europe outside of France. .... The countries that began adopting nuclear later, particularly the developing countries, are continuing to show growth. China and India in particular are adding nuclear production."
Report from ICCF-17
Phys Og - August 14th, 2012 - "The 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-17) is being held in the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in Daejeon this week from August 12th through August 17th.... The potential impact of cold fusion is huge. Energy was approximately 10% of the total world gross domestic product of $60 trillion in 2006 (US Energy Information Administration 2009). The current world power use is 16 Terra Watts, and it would have to grow to 60 Terra Watts for everyone to enjoy western European standards of living. Experimental evidence suggests that this nuclear energy source has the potential to provide abundant, low cost energy without the production of greenhouse gasses or long-term hazardous waste. The minimal radiation detected from experiments can be easily shielded."
|The COLD FUSION TIMES like this wampum belt (of Hawkeye) "is a record of the days of our struggle for clean, efficient energy, and speaks for our truth".
|[Scientists worldwide report CF results, supported by NASA, US Navy, DTRA. What does NATURE magazine do? It continues to censor news for two (2) decades, as the editors continue to be disingenuous for their own antiscientific agendae.]
Nature : Seven Days (more falsehoods on Cold Fusion)
August 9, 2012 - NATURE - "The week in science: Cold fusion death Electrochemist Martin Fleischmann, who claimed to have discovered cold fusion, died on 3 August aged 85. He and Stanley Pons, both at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, sparked worldwide controversy in 1989 when they announced to the world's media that they had fused deuterium atoms at room temperatures. Other scientists quickly debunked the experiments, and the claims have not been substantiated."
DGT Report from ICCF17 PDF converted version (on lenrnews.eu)
DGT slides shown at NIWeek
Brillouin Energy Shows COP of 2+
(2 times more energy than it takes to run it)
August 10, 2012 - "Brillouin Energy states that they have been able to reach a maximum of 110 per cent excess energy from this system, and that "Recent data shows that excess heat production was in the range of 110% for 2 hours". They say they are now moving to improve upon these results and hope to reach a COP of 3 soon."
|Defkalion, Brillouin Energy, JET Energy and others to release more experimental evidence of energy gain from LANR:.
ICCF17 - August 12-17, 2012
ICCF17 in Daejeon, Republic of Korea (August 12-17): Speakers include George Miley, Mike McKubre, Peter Hagelstein, Melvin Miles, Yeong Kim, Larry Forsley, Pam Boss, Francesco Celani, Mahadeva Srinivasan, Xing Zhong Li, Akito Takahashi and Tadahiko Mizuno.
Dr. Peter Gluck
ANSWER TO MY OPEN LETTER TO ICCF-17
"The Pd-D system has completed its mission by showing the possibility of cold fusion, and opened the cold fusion field. Now the Ni-H system will be developed and its technology."
|CNBC Commentary On Cold Fusion
CNBC has published a commentary article written by James Burgess of Oilprice.com entitled, "Is Cold Fusion Finally Being Accepted by Scientists?"
CNBC: Is Cold Fusion Finally Being Accepted by Scientists?
"...However, following recent LENR demonstrations at reputable institutions such as MIT, the University of Missouri, and the University of Bologna, as well as presentations by the world's largest instrument companies, National Instruments, a report by the European Commission's research and development center that suggests LENR has its place in the future of renewable energy, and most impressively of all, the fact that NASA is interested and reportedly filed two LENR patents last year; serious companies are now considering the possibilities of LENR and investing in certain research projects.
Rossi: Details Provided about Hot Cat Test Data Leaker
"As detailed in a recent PESN article, an inside source, going by the online handle of "Cures", has been leaking information about Rossi's new "hot cat" technology. The facts and figures he has provided are simply stunning. They detail a simple and powerful system capable of producing both extremely high temperatures (up to 1,200 degrees Celsius) and kilowatts of excess heat. Being extremely simple in construction, it is also seems likely to allow for the rapid manufacturing of a very large number of units. .... There has been much speculation on the internet about the identity of "Cures." ... His real name is Domenico Fioravanti. He is an engineer, who as a young man, studied at the Engineering University of Turin, which is located in Italy."
Rossi: Now Able to Use Gas, Not Electricity to Drive E-Cat
August 10, 2012 - "Andrea Rossi has just announced (the ability) to make the drive with gas instead of electric power. This is extremely important, because now we are able to make thermal energy with thermal energy, and with the thermal energy produced we can make electric power. All this with 1 MW plants."
Barry Simon's Video: JET Energy Demo Cold Fusion System at M.I.T.
May 21, 2012 - Barry Simon: "Here's a video of a Cold Fusion device called the JET Energy NANOR(TM) at M.I.T.....producing 10 - 14 times more energy than it takes to run it."
Is Cold Fusion Finally Being Accepted by the Scientific Community?
However, following recent LENR demonstrations at reputable institutions such as MIT, the University of Missouri, and the University of Bologna, as well as presentations by the world's largest instrument companies, National Instruments, a report by the European Commission's research and development centre that suggests LENR has its place in the future of renewable energy, and most impressively of all, the fact that NASA is interested and reportedly filed two LENR patents last year; serious companies are now considering the possibilities of LENR and investing in certain research projects. There are rumours that Boeing is working with NASA to test LENR powered aircraft."
Mainstream Coverage of Dr. Fleischmann's Death Mentions Nothing of Technology Nearing Marketplace
Sterling D. Allan Pure Energy Systems News
"With the passing of Martin Fleischmann on August 3, I thought for sure we would have an opportunity to see the mainstream media say a few things about cold fusion and possibly even mention some of the recent breakthroughs, and the fact that several companies are in process of taking cold fusion technology to market.
Defkalion GT Presents Data, Business Plans at NI Week
August 9, 2012 - "Defkalion reports that their reactors are manually fired around 10 times per hour to create the reactions, and that the COP ratio (energy in/energy out) ranges from 1:8 - 1:22, with maximum temperatures of 849 C. The maximum heat energy produced is 92Wh."
New Burst of Energy Could Bring Cold Fusion to Front Burner
August 8, 2012 US News - "After decades of wandering in the scientific wilderness, cold fusion may be returning to the land of the acceptable. ...Cold fusion is, conceivably, a third type of nuclear reaction (after fission and so-called hot fusion) that somehow occurs at relatively low temperatures. When Pons and Fleischmann, two of the world's leading electrochemists at the time, reported in 1989 that their tabletop, experimental apparatus had produced anomalous heat that could only be explained by some sort of a nuclear process, the race to define or explain cold fusion began. Pons and Flesichmann also reported that they'd observed small amounts of nuclear reaction byproducts. .... But what has inspired hope within this small community are several recent developments: LENR demonstration projects recently initiated at respected places like MIT, the University of Missouri, and the University of Bologna.... is cold fusion back in the game?"
August 8, 2012 - "Francesco Celani, a physicist with the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Frascati, Italy, brought a LENR device he developed that uses hydrogen gas and a specially treated nickel wire. ... Peak excess heat power was 22W, currently stabilized at about 14W. ... Celani's testing wire is made as a Cu-Ni-Mn alloy, a good sample that was already previously used 4 times by him at his labs in Frascati (Italy)."
|Celani's NI Cold Fusion Demo
August 9, 2012 - "A member of the public and eCat fan has posted the first unofficial (as far as I know) video of Professor Celani's NI Week demo. He mistakenly believes that Celani is part of Rossi's team but that does not detract from the tantalizing glimpse he is giving us of the operating apparatus."
Video of Celani and His LENR Cell
Defkalion Presentation at NI week Part I August 8, 2012
August 8, 2012 - "Francesco Celani, a physicist with the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics in Frascati, Italy, brought a LENR device he developed that uses hydrogen gas and a specially treated nickel wire. ... Dennis Letts, an independent Austin, TX based LENR researcher who assisted Celani with the demonstration. Letts said that the experiment uses a thin nickel wire that is enclosed in a chamber. That chamber is filled with hydrogen gas. Typically, the hydrogen sits in the chamber for about three days and absorbs, or loads, into the nickel. Excess heat begins to appear after this loading period."
|BEST CF/LANR MEASUREMENT PRODUCT EVER
August 8, 2012 - Francesco Celani of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics has been presenting a Nickel-Hydrogen based LENR reactor ...in Austin Texas. Dennis Letts: "As soon as we applied the electrical power to the internal nichrome-wire heater (48 Watts DC), we began to see excess heat. There was no incubation period. Celani has eight thermocouples in the reactor, and he measured between 58 and 68 Watts heat output. So, conservatively, it produced an average of 10 Watts of excess heat continuously from the time we started, at 1 p.m., until we left, at 7 p.m. - for six hours."
Akito Takahashi, Technova Inc.- The Kobe-Technova team has worked to elucidate the underlying physics of anomalous heat evolution effects in deuterium (D) and protium (H) gas-loaded nano-metal-compound systems. Basic tools are the twin D(H) gas-loading equipment and the supporting theoretical modeling by the TSC multibody fusion theory. Using various Pd-based and Ni-based nanofabricated samples, the team has reproducibly observed anomalous heat effects with isotopic differences using time-dependent (dynamic) data of thermal-power evolutions, D(H)/metal-atom loading ratios, and their temperature dependence (for Ni-based cases).
Robert Godes- Brillouin Energy Corp - In the quest for alternative energy, researchers have tried to understand the intense heat release of Pd-D or Ni-H reactions. By understanding the physics behind this lower energy nuclear reaction (LENR) phenomenon, researchers can control the reaction. Discover how Brillouin Energy Corporation has demonstrated control over the reaction, who the early adopters are likely to be, the types of systems that will be commercialized, and the applications these systems will address.
July 20, 2012 - "But thanks to cold fusion, NASA again has an opportunity to take a lead in developing new technologies for space applications, and more, from low-energy nuclear reactions [ Ed. Cold fusion, room temperature high energy nuclear reactions, miscalled 'LENR'], even as it embarks of a series of lab experiments to test the basic science behind LENR. Some of the more bold and