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. We are the oldest-remaining "cold fusion"-reporting periodical, and now website -- focused on the future and CF/LANR and its R&D and commercialization.
UNCENSORED LANR/LENR/CF sites:
Nov. 21, 2013 - "Police have said since 2010 that Mozzelle Brown joined with his cousin, Chad Schaffer, and Schaffer’s then-girlfriend, Candace Foster, in killing New Hampshire scientist and writer Eugene Mallove in May 2004 in Norwich. Until this week, Brown has been in federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, serving a 15-year sentence after being convicted of gun and drug violations in 2008. On Wednesday, however, Norwich police met Brown at a federal prison in Brooklyn, N.Y., arrested him and brought him to Connecticut to answer for what they say is his role in the slaying. ... He faces charges of murder, felony murder and first-degree robbery. The MIT-educated Mallove was killed on May 14, 2004, at his childhood home on Salem Turnpike in Norwich. He had driven there that morning from New Hampshire in order to clean up a mess left behind by tenants he had evicted in April because they failed to pay the rent, police said. .... During their encounter outside Mallove’s home, police said, Schaffer badly beat Mallove. He returned to his and Foster’s home on Chestnut Street in Norwich, his clothes covered with blood, police said, and told her that he had beaten Mallove and needed her help to make it look like a robbery. Schaffer, Foster and Brown then drove to Mallove’s home, police said. They found him lying face down in the driveway, bloody but still alive, police said. According to Foster’s account to police, Schaffer and Brown then punched and kicked Mallove as well as hit him with a pipe Brown retrieved from the garage. Then, police said, Schaffer put something, possibly a bag, over Mallove’s head until he stopped breathing. ... The trio then stole several items, including Mallove’s wallet and his minivan, to make the crime look like a robbery, police said."
The 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT
When/Where: Fri., March 21, Sat., Mar. 22, and Sun. Mar. 23, 2014 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
November 11, 2013 - "(T)here is a technological development brewing that could easily eclipse the shale revolution. That is in the fledgling and little-discussed field of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (cold fusion). .... When a charge of nickel powder is exhausted (after about six months), it can be recycled. The amounts of nickel and hydrogen actually consumed in the nuclear processes that take place in the reactor core are miniscule."
[From the Russian-speaking Academic Science Association (RASA) meeting held 8-10 November 2013, Clearwater Beach, FL.]
"The existence of the phenomenon of cold fusion is now conclusively proved by experiments, including experiments on low-energy accelerators. The observed absence of nuclear products for cold fusion can be explained by the decay of a compound nucleus 4He* slowing through nuclear channels as its excitation decreases in energy. The release of energy in this connection is mediated by virtual photons. Prejudice of many nuclear experts to the phenomenon of cold fusion is due to the unusual nature of the nuclear process, in which cold fusion forms an intermediate compound nucleus 4He* in a metastable state."
WHY IS COLD FUSION SO IMPORTANT? -
In addition to its cleanliness, and zero carbon footprint, the energy density and power density of CF/LANR in NANOR®-type preloaded systems are phenomenal compared to conventional energy production and energy conversion systems. The graph below is courtesy of Nanortech, Inc. and was just presented at ICCF18, July 23, 2013. It shows the great, unparalleled utility of these systems; and why the DOE and USPTO and hot fusion community have "painted" proverbial targets on the back of CF/LANR researchers since 1989.
Upcoming 2014 -
JET Energy Advanced CF/LANR Engineering Workshop
ColdFusionNow! reports from the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion was held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, U.S over July 21-27, 2013 - Eli Elliot and Ruby Carat
"Scientists have struggled for decades to develop a cohesive theory of superconductivity, largely spurred by the game-changing prospect of creating a superconductor that works at room temperature, but it has proved to be a tremendous tangle of complex physics. Now scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory .... illuminated the origins of the so-called "stripe phase" in which electrons become concentrated in stripes throughout a material, and which appears to be linked to superconductivity... Electrons in a solid material interact extremely quickly and on very short length scales, so to observe their behavior researchers have built extraordinarily powerful "microscopes" that zoom into fast events using short flashes of laser light (on) strontium-doped lanthanum nickelate (LSNO) .."
"Superconductivity and Condensed Matter Nuclear Emissions"
Lawrence Forsley, Pamela Mosier-Boss, Jenny Darja Vinko
SC3-9 Superconductivity Conference - Frascati, Italy September, 2012
In 1842, expanding a translation of an article on Charles Babbage's analytical engine by Italian engineer Luigi Federico Menabrea, Augusta Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace, aka Ada Lovelace, wrote the first computer algorithm.
"Oct. 15, 2013- ""Ada Lovelace, born as Augusta Ada Byron, was the only legitimate child of the famous poet Lord George Gordon Byron. .... Ada was fascinated by Babbage's ideas. Known as the father of the computer, he invented the difference engine, which was meant to perform mathematical calculations. Ada got a chance to look at the machine before it was finished, and was captivated by it. Babbage also created plans for another device known as the analytical engine, designed to handle more complex calculations. Ada was later asked to translate an article on Babbage's analytical engine that had been written by Italian engineer Luigi Federico Menabrea for a Swiss journal. She not only translated the original French text in English, but also added her own thoughts and ideas on the machine. Her notes ended up being three times longer than the original article. Her work was published in 1843, in an English science journal. Ada used only the initials "A.A.L.," for Augusta Ada Lovelace, in the publication. In her notes, Ada described how codes could be created for the device to handle letters and symbols along with numbers. She also theorized a method for the engine to repeat a series of instructions, a process known as looping that computer programs use today."
The Guardian, Oct. 18, 2013 - "Yesterday British Gas announced it will be increasing its prices by approximately 10%. Understandably, at a time of increasing austerity and falling wages, a lot of people are very angry about this, ..... the solution to high prices is to find alternative sources of energy and fuel that aren't as expensive to obtain or to transport to people's homes, which also don't produce as many greenhouse gases or other pollutants. Thankfully, the field of science has several possible alternatives.
Cold fusion - The ideal alternative energy source would be cold fusion, where atoms of hydrogen (or, more likely, the isotope deuterium) are fused at obtainable temperatures to form heavier elements like helium, releasing abundant energy in the process. There is still some debate as to whether practical cold fusion is feasible, given the conditions required to result in a net gain of energy. .....
Treadmills - One ideal resource is the boundless fury of British Gas customers themselves. It may be possible for British Gas to generate energy using the rage and hostility of customers by announcing further price increases based on no discernible reason other than borderline-sociopathic greed."
Energy Inf. Agency: SHORT-TERM ENERGY AND WINTER FUELS OUTLOOK
Full Report (pdf) http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf
Projected Winter Fuel Expenditures by Fuel and Region
Oct 8, 2013 - Energy Information Administration
"EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas and propane will increase by 13% and 9%, respectively .... EIA expects average expenditures for households that heat with natural gas will be significantly higher than last winter .. Natural gas working inventories ended September at an estimated 3.52 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), 0.17 Tcf below the level at the same time a year ago and 0.04 Tcf above the previous five-year average (2008–12). ... About 39% of all U.S. households rely on electricity as their primary heating source, ranging from 14% in the Northeast to 63% in the South. ... EIA expects residential electricity prices to increase by 2% in 2013 and 1% in 2014. ... During the upcoming winter months, EIA expects the U.S. residential electricity price to average 11.9 cents per kilowatthour, which is 2.3% higher than the winter of 2012-2013."
Laser irradiation of a "tiny pellet" of cold, solid hydrogen isotopes contained in a hohlraum cage (offering secondary x-irradiation of the core pellet) cause non-equilibrium compression and temperatures of millions of degrees producing what hot fusion calls its "first" over unity output (finally catching up to cold fusion (LANR)).
Oct. 7 , 2013 - BBC - "NIF, based at Livermore in California, uses 192 beams from the world's most powerful laser to heat and compress a small pellet of hydrogen fuel to the point where nuclear fusion reactions take place. ... The BBC understands that during an experiment in late September, the amount of energy released through the fusion reaction exceeded the amount of energy being absorbed by the fuel - the first time this had been achieved at any (hot, Ed. Cold Fusion Times) fusion facility in the world."
"Hyundai says it has overcome safety and storage issues with a rear-mounted tank that has passed numerous crash tests without incident."
September 19, 2013 - "Brillouin Energy has entered into its first international licensing agreement covering three nations. The firm is involved in on-going negotiations for other potential international partners. This makes the second Cold Fusion or Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction (LANR) and Brillouin’s Controlled Electron Capture Reaction (CECR) idea to attract commercial interest. .... Brillouin’s CECR starts by introducing hydrogen into a suitable piece of nickel (or other metal with the correct internal geometry). A proprietary electronic pulse generator then creates stress points in the metal where the applied energy is focused into very small spaces. This concentrated energy allows some of the protons in the hydrogen to capture an electron, and thus become a neutron. "
September 15, 2013- "The man behind Brillouin’s low energy nuclear reaction technology shared some interesting thoughts on the nature of cold fusion and the science behind it."
Oct. 3, 2013 - "Defkalion’s reactor demo in Milan in July has been discussed extensively. ... Defkalion’s chief scientist, John Hadjichristos share(s) his answers here.
Sept. 25, 2013 - "The discovery, Lukin said, runs contrary to decades of accepted wisdom about the nature of light. Photons have long been described as massless particles which don't interact with each other – shine two laser beams at each other, he said, and they simply pass through one another...."What we have done is create a special type of medium in which photons interact with each other so strongly that they begin to act as though they have mass, and they bind together to form molecules. This type of photonic bound state has been discussed theoretically for quite a while, but until now it hadn't been observed.
Researchers began by pumped rubidium atoms into a vacuum chamber, then used lasers to cool the cloud of atoms to just a few degrees above absolute zero. Using extremely weak laser pulses, they then fired single photons into the cloud of atoms. ... When Lukin and colleagues fired two photons into the cloud, they were surprised to see them exit together, .... The result, he said, is that the two photons push and pull each other through the cloud as their energy is handed off from one atom to the next. "It's a photonic interaction that's mediated by the atomic interaction," Lukin said. "That makes these two photons behave like a molecule, and when they exit the medium they're much more likely to do so together than as single photons." ... Lukin also suggested that the system might one day even be used to create complex three-dimensional structures – such as crystals – wholly out of light.
Sept. 17, 2013 - "Physicists have discovered a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental components of reality. ... The revelation that particle interactions, the most basic events in nature, may be consequences of geometry significantly advances a decades-long effort to reformulate quantum field theory, the body of laws describing elementary particles and their interactions. Interactions that were previously calculated with mathematical formulas thousands of terms long can now be described by computing the volume of the corresponding jewel-like "amplituhedron," which yields an equivalent one-term expression."
Aug. 7, 2013 - "The [ICCF18] ran over five days with an impressive group of experimentalists, theorists and engineers attending. The list of presenters was also impressive, with talks of research from across the planet, ... Yet there remains no conclusive theory that can be demonstrated experimentally. This is the most exasperating fact that keeps the skeptics fully armed." [CFTimes: What is exasperating is this innaccurate statement from Mr. Wertenhaus mimicing his questionable sources. He should consider speaking to the experimentalists in the CF/LANR field, and especially those who actually build and demonstrate the devices/systems.].
August 8, 2013 - "Xanthoulis states that there are business partnerships in place which are for now confidential. When asked what the next step was, ....In business terms it would be entry onto the Toronto Stock Exchange which they think they can join after October 15th. This will be followed by a ‘roadshow’ to promote the stock. As part of the registration of the stock they will have to disclose the partners — this should happen in October."
"Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept?" - A Guide to Trial and Error in Government, Bene Gesserit Archives
ICCF 18 Reviews (Developing)
ICCF 18 has concluded - CF/LANR is Stronger !!
85 Oral presentations, 40 posters, 5 laboratory tours, 5 technical panels and more.
The response of the criminals in the USPTO (absent even a femtogram of due diligence, honesty, or accountability)? --- "It does not exist and has no 'utility' (referring to anonymous hot fusion physicists from 1989)."
Nanortech, Inc. To Focus on Dry, Preloaded CF/LANR Platform
On July 1, 2013, Nanortech, Inc. was launched to solely focus on advancing and producing the NANOR®-type LANR quantum electronic component, a revolutionary, extraordinary energy production platform. Nanortech, Inc. is at the cutting edge of advanced energy production components using preloaded nanostructured materials as base platforms for a new spectrum of efficient heaters, cleaner water, cheaper electricity, and specialized products for propulsion and medicine. Nanortech, Inc. is a spin-off of JET Energy, Inc., which has developed and acquired successful aqueous and nanomaterial LANR IP and technology since 1989, and has openly demonstrated the "over unity" NANOR®-type LANR component at MIT in 2012 over several months, during its second open demonstration of LANR technology.
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT?
Everyone wants a better source of energy which is clean, non-radioactive, and plentiful to power homes and cars. If not for nanotechnology and the Nanor®-type LANR, the outlook would indeed appear darker because people also want less dependence on oil, even as alternatives like wind and solar, remain unreliable and relatively low efficiency. Nanortech, Inc. components have an incredible advantage over other products because of their energy gain and the fact that they are among the most efficient cleanest energy production systems that exists. The present NANOR®-type LANR devices and systems are solid-state, dry, and contain palladium nanoparticles embedded in zirconium oxide insulation, preloaded with deuterium, and fabricated to greatly enhance repeatability and deliver significant excess energy gain. The NANOR®-type LANR device demonstrated at MIT ran at the MIT Energy Production and Energy Conversion lab between late January- May, 2012 and generated excess energy, with 7 to 20+ times input instantaneous electrical power (energy gain). And the carbon footprint is zero.
Caveman Flood: "It was a trick! Five of the six people who tried to start the fire here tonight did not succeed. ... the claimed fires burn not nearly as hot as forest fires, and there is certainly no theory to explain this. "
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."
"Dennis Cravens, a long-time researcher who pioneered laser-induced reactions and has worked on energy cells as diverse as James Patterson‘s Patterson Power Cell, will be conducting a live demonstration experiment from booth #922 under the name Neo-Coulombic. "There will be no input, no flows to measure, no HV to scramble the instruments, no calculations to explain . . . just one brass sphere warmer than the other, and the bath temperature."
Has FLOW CALORIMETRY (warned in the CF/LANR literature to be suspect in the absence of controls, and in the presence of vertical flow) raised its problems again??
August 4, 2013 - "There was an interview yesterday (August 3) on the Italion Il Sole 24 Ore station http://audio.radio24.ilsole24ore.com/radio24_audio/settimanali/Sat20.mp3 with Luca Gamberale, Chief Technology Officer at Defkalion Europe regarding some testing that had recently been done by unidentified 3rd parties. ... Gamberale said that there are some critical issues in the measurements that has been done until now on the Hyperion reactor. Defkalion Europe, as a client of Defkalion Green Technologies, has made the decision to "freeze" (the exact word used by Gamberale) the relationship with DGT as long as these critical issues won’t be solved. According to many _rumors_ (actually well grounded and reported on 22passi.blogspot.it) Defkalion Europe asked independent tests on the Hyperion R5 reactor to several testers groups and, further _speculations_ say that some groups have found out a problem in the water flow reading. It’s not clear whether this is a problem in the functioning of the flow meter or something else ..."
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!!!!
While the corrupt US Patent Office lies, obstructs, deceives, and sabotages Applicants and the American public BY FRAUD and lying on federal documents (because there has never been accountability), other countries proceed:
June 5, 2013 - "Key academic, business and engineering figures from around the world were invited to discuss results of research into the effect announced by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons in 1989 where it appeared that energy from a nuclear reaction could be produced in an laboratory setting. It appears that Passerini took pictures of every slide in each presentation so although we may not have recordings of the talks we can get an idea of what they were discussing. There are some very interesting slides posted on his site. Here’s one for example in the presentation titled “Anomalous Heat Results from the Naval Research Lab and the University of Missouri“:
National Science Foundation – "The National Science Foundation falls short. According to them, popular Cold Fusion – LENR Science does not even exist. In the age of the Internet this equates to search engine censorship. Last year the U.S. science.gov site revealed links to LENR. Furthermore, this year the DoE has recently revealed links to LENR science through their new Science Accelerator site. Yet the National Science Foundation site leaves one clueless, without any pertinent information on LENR science. This censorship is reprehensible."
Cold Fusion Times agrees. Science is systematized knowledge, not erasing or censoring it.
Nickel phosphide (Ni2P) nanoparticles which are hollow and faceted to expose a high density of the Ni2P(001) surface
June 14, 2013 - "Raymond Schaak, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University with his research team members have found that an important chemical reaction that generates hydrogen from water is effectively triggered – or catalyzed – by a nanoparticle composed of nickel and phosphorus, two inexpensive elements that are abundant on Earth. .... this feat is accomplished very well by platinum but ... nanoparticles of nickel phosphide are indeed active for producing hydrogen and are comparable to the best known alternatives to platinum. ... This segment of the research was led by Nathan S. Lewis, ... The researchers performed the tests by placing the nanoparticles onto a sheet of titanium foil and immersing that sheet in a solution of sulfuric acid. Next, the researchers applied a voltage and measured the current produced. They found that, not only were the chemical reactions happening as they had hoped, they also were happening with a high degree of efficacy."
June 20, 2013 - "A team at the University of Maryland has demonstrated that a material consisting of a thin tin (Sn) film deposited on a hierarchical conductive wood fiber substrate is an effective anode for a sodium-ion (Na-ion) battery. ... Liangbing Hu, Teng Li and their team found that wood fibers are supple enough to let their sodium-ion battery last more than 400 charging cycles, which puts it among the longest lasting nanobatteries.... The soft nature of wood fibers effectively releases the mechanical stresses associated with the sodiation process, and the mesoporous structure functions as an electrolyte reservoir that allows for ion transport through the outer and inner surface of the fiber. "
June 11, 2013 - "Former Vice-President Al Gore ... spoke of the need for using many "tools" for providing energy to help solve the crisis of climate change. Asked about traditional nuclear fission he said many new technologies were being investigated and that much smaller sized nuclear reactors are the most likely path forward, those a fraction of the size of the multi-gigawatt reactor power plants now being shut down around the world. ... He then spoke of "very intriguing development in COLD Fusion" in this Google+ sponsored round table discussion."
June 21 2013 - "Why is mercury a liquid at room temperature? .... An international team led by Peter Schwerdtfeger of Massey University Auckland in New Zealand used quantum mechanics to make calculations of the heat capacity of the metal either including or excluding relativistic effects. They showed that if they ignored relativity when making their calculations, the predicted melting point of mercury was 82°C. But if they included relativistic effects their answer closely matched the experimental value of -39°C. ... as you go down the periodic table these 1s electrons get faster and faster, and therefore heavier, causing the radius of the atom to shrink. This stabilises some orbitals, which also have a relativistic nature of their own, while destabilising others. This interplay means that for heavy elements like mercury and gold, the outer electrons are stabilised. In mercury’s case, instead of forming bonds between neighbouring mercury atoms, the electrons stay associated with their own nuclei, and weaker interatomic forces such as van der Waals bonds hold the atoms together. ... In the 1960s, Pekka Pyykkö, now at University of Helsinki, Finland, discovered that gold’s colour was the result of relativistic effects. He showed that the lower energy levels of the 6s orbital of gold means that the energy required to excite an electron from the 5d band lies in the visible rather than UV range of light. This means that gold absorbs blue light, while reflecting yellow and red light, and it is this that gives the metal its characteristic hue
"The NASA Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) was established to pursue "deliberate investments in innovative, early-stage, and potentially revolutionary aviation concepts and technologies." NARI announced the 2013 (Round 3) Seedling Fund Phase I Awards on January 28, 2013 and twenty NASA civil servants received awards of $150,000 for research efforts lasting 12 months. NASA Langley Research Center’s Doug Wells of the Aeronautics Systems Analysis Branch was awarded a grant as Principal Investigator for a concept project titled Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Aircraft. The discipline area is Propulsion/Airframe integration."
See the last in the table. http://nari.arc.nasa.gov/2013#SeedlingPhaseI
Comments and Paper on Rossi
Comments on the report "Indications of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder" [arXiv:1305.3913] G.Levi, E.Foschi, T.Hartman, B.Höistad, R.Pettersson, L.Tegnér, H.Essén
June 21, 2013 · "... (T)here is an offer to install one of Rossi’s E-CAT cold fusion thermal units in Sweden as a demonstration. A Swedish group is backing the installation, as a proof of commercial principal, in cooperation with some Swedish energy company. ... Why Sweden? The answer is very clear. Sweden is one of the many countries that has district heat. District heat is generated in a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements such as space heating and water heating. The heat is often obtained from a cogeneration plant burning fossil fuels but increasingly biomass. ... District heating plants provide higher efficiencies and better pollution control than localized boilers. According to some research, district heating with combined heat and power (CHPDH) is the cheapest method of cutting carbon emissions, and has one of the lowest carbon footprints of all fossil generation plants."
"Sergio Focardi ... was part of an early group that included Fracesco Piantelli and Roberto Habel who pioneered the generation of excess heat from Flesichmann-Pons cells using light-water and the metal nickel. He inspired and worked closely with Andrea Rossi on the design of the Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat, a thermal generator that operates from nickel powders and light-hydrogen gas."
June 23, 2013 - Sergio Focardi gave a decisive impetus to research. He died the stubborn researcher of Cold Fusion. His contribution to science was the primary and, before committing to the frontier of cold fusion giving decisive impact on the research in the field, was a number one in the classical physics is also the dean of the Faculty of Sciences of Bologna.
" I visited the laboratory of Defkalion Green Technologies and watched a demonstration of the Hyperion, an invention that seems to offer more hope for a clean-energy future than anything presented by conventional alternatives. "
"Multiple independent labs are racing to produce a commercial product based on the Fleischmann-Pons Heat Effect (FPHE), most working quietly in their labs. But since the public demonstration of Andrea Rossi‘s E-Cat in January 2011, we’ve witnessed on the global theater the grueling process of actualizing a revolutionary technology. Early prototype E-Cat had external hydrogen tank for fuel. ... But a pre-loaded fuel cartridge also makes a compact device easy to use. .... Francesco Celani used a pre-loaded wire for his live demonstrations last year at ICCF-17 and NIWeek 2012. A very different design than Rossi’s, this solid-cathode type cell is being reproduced by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project as an open-source enterprise with step-by-step activity documented and available online. ....
"SRI International experimented with pre-loading of hydrogen in fine wires as described in Calorimetric Studies of the Destructive Stimulation of Palladium and Nickel Fine Wires. ... The results show clearly that excess energy is generated both from Pd and Ni wires loaded either with deuterium or natural hydrogen. However, data from Pd/D codeposited onto highly loaded Pd wires (solid triangles) sit on top of the plot, indicating that this category of wires generates the most excess heat. ... Separating the long loading times from the activation of the reaction for was achieved by Dr. Mitchell Swartz of JET Energy, Inc. with his nanocomposite ZrO2-PdNi-D cell that is pre-loaded with hydrogen fuel creating a “reproducible active nanostructured cold fusion/lattice-assisted nuclear reaction (CF/LANR) quantum electronic device.” “The importance is they enable LANR devices and their integrated systems to now be fabricated, transported, and then activated. They are the future of clean, efficient energy production.” ... With the core smaller than 2 centimeters containing less than a gram of active material, this device produced LANR excess power density “more than 19,500 watts/kilogram of nanostructured material.” ... It’s a ragged course to a next-generation clean energy technology. Even as the science is still uncertain, the new pre-loaded hydrogen reactors are an engineering development that brings us closer to that goal."
"For the first time, a new kind of so-called Klein tunnelling—representing the quantum equivalent of crossing an energy wall— has been presented in a model of two interacting particles. ... Klein tunnelling is a quantum phenomenon referring to the fact that a high-potential barrier can be transparent to a particle moving at a speed nearing that of light, referred to as relativistic. Most of the previous Klein tunnelling models describe the phenomenon for a single particle. However, when two particles are involved, tunnelling can be modified as a result of their mutual interaction. This means, for example, that two electrons hopping on a lattice, or two ultra-cold atoms trapped in an optical lattice can exchange energy when they occupy the same lattice site. .... Even though the barrier is impenetrable for single particles, it becomes transparent when the two particles cross the energy barrier together."
S. Longhi and G. Della Valle (2013), Klein tunneling of two correlated bosons, European Physical Journal B. DOI 10.1140/epjb/e2013-40154-8
Physics Today falls to the level of a scandal broadsheet quoting an unqualified individual proven unable to read a graph, while the E-Cat site shines with a scientific review. Only lacking from the superb E-Cat report is more data from Mr. Rossi. Perhaps some day Defkalion, Rossi, and several of the others will begin to release real data as JET Energy, SRI and a few others have done.
May 28, 2013 - "In March, Forbes.com publicized two NASA scientists' LENR enthusiasm. Now it has published the article "Finally! Independent testing of Rossi's E-Cat cold fusion device: Maybe the world will change after all." .... A team of Italian and Swedish authors describes this testing in the arXiv paper "Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder." They write, "Andrea Rossi claims to have invented an apparatus that can produce much more energy per unit weight of fuel than can be obtained from known chemical processes." They report that their "independent test" took place in December and March experiments. They claim that "energy was produced in decidedly higher quantities than what may be gained from any conventional source. ... While a few commentators have raised ..."
"Between November 2012 and March 2013 a group of scientists were involved in testing of some of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat reactors with the purpose of determining if they truly were capable of producing anomalous heat as the inventor has claimed. ... The team measured energy going in and out of a metal cyliner inside which was a sealed metal tube known as a high temperature E-Cat reactor, also nicknamed a ‘hot cat.’ The testers were not allowed to view the inside the tube. The inventor, Andrea Rossi, considers its contents a trade secret — but has said it contains nickel powder, hydrogen and an undisclosed catalyst. ... Here is a link to a PDF of the Report which is titled "Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder.": http://arxiv.org/pdf/1305.3913v2
"What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an atom’s electron orbital — an atom's actual wave function! ...Up until this point, scientists have never been able to actually observe the wave function. Trying to catch a glimpse of an atom’s exact position or the momentum of its lone electron has been like trying to catch a swarm of flies with one hand; direct observations have this nasty way of disrupting quantum coherence. What’s been required to capture a full quantum state is a tool that can statistically average many measurements over time.....Writing in Physical Review Letters, Aneta Stodolna of the FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in the Netherlands describes how she and her team mapped the nodal structure of an electronic orbital of a hydrogen atom placed in a static (dc) electric field."
"To describe the microscopic properties of matter, quantum mechanics uses wave functions, whose structure and time dependence is governed by the Schrödinger equation. In atoms the charge distributions described by the wave function are rarely observed. The hydrogen atom is unique, since it only has one electron and, in a dc electric field, the Stark Hamiltonian is exactly separable in terms of parabolic coordinates (η, ξ, φ). As a result, the microscopic wave function along the ξ coordinate that exists in the vicinity of the atom, and the projection of the continuum wave function measured at a macroscopic distance, share the same nodal structure. In this Letter, we report photoionization microscopy experiments where this nodal structure is directly observed. The experiments provide a validation of theoretical predictions that have been made over the last three decades."
May 23, 2013 - "Of the seven scientists who authored the paper, two are from Italy (Giuseppe Levi at Bologna University and Evelyn Foschi of Bologna, Italy) and five are from Sweden (Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér at Uppsala University; and Hanno Essén at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm). ... Rossi himself was not part of the study. However, the tests were performed on E-Cat prototypes constructed by Rossi and located in Rossi's facilities in Ferrara, Italy."
ExtremeTech - "Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists. .... Even allowing for a massively conservative margin of error, the scientists say that the cold fusion device they tested is 10 times more powerful than gasoline — which is currently the best fuel readily available to mankind."
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"
"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.
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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."