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Stirling Engines in Cold Fusion/LANR have Demonstrated Excess Energy Compared to Ohmic Controls, and Total Excess Energy Beyond that Chemically Contained in the Materials

                                 
 

In 2004, Dr. Mitchell Swartz (JET Energy) completed the second of two sets of experiments involving paired Stirling engines driven by either CF/LANR Phusor® devices or an ohmic thermal controls.  The results of both sets of runs had an average excess power gain  ~170% and time integration and controls were used.  The results (and others supporting this) were reported at the DTRA meeting in Dec. 2006 [after which the following day DTRA voted to open US government to proposals involving cold fusion (lattice assisted nuclear reactions)], and at ICCF14 in 2007, and have been used to teach more details of the energy production and energy conversion science at the MIT IAP Courses on cold fusion with Prof. Peter Hagelstein.


 CFRL News No. 87



Japan LENR Conference (JCF-14) - Proceedings of the Meeting of Japan CF Research Society



Japanese Cold Fusion Research Society meeting papers released


Proceedings of JCF14, Dec. 7-8, 2013, Tokyo
Japanese Cold Fusion Research Society meeting papers released


"Dr. X.F. Wang of Arata R&D Center and Hydrogen Eng. A&D Co. and Hideki Yoshino of Clean Planet, Inc. both reported on academic and industry researchers presenting their most recent results. 
Dr. Kitamura: “… cold fusion has a potential ability to establish a small-scale, radiationless nuclear reactor, and hopefully to shorten half-lives of radioactive wastes by nuclear transmutation”.  Transmutation data was presented by several speakers including Yasuhiro Iwamura and S. Tsuruga of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hideo Kozima of Cold Fusion Research Lab.
Dr. Kozima:  “The most important fields of the CFP developed after the initial discovery in 1989 are various kinds of events in protium systems and the nuclear transmutations both in deuterium and protium systems which have not been in their targets of the evaluation of the two DOE Reports [DOE Reports 1989, 2004].”
  


Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K
Christopher Helman
7/02/2014 - Forbes  - "The machine — which can generate 10 kilowatts of continuous power, fed by Crane’s natural gas line — is a new iteration of an old creation, the Stirling engine. This version (is) called the Beacon 10 ... The Stirling is quieter than an internal combustion engine, and it’s more efficient because the heat is retained inside the engine by to do more work rather than allowed to escape to the environment. ... they haven’t caught on because it takes them a while to warm up and they can’t change power output quickly. ..  The Beacon, which weighs about 1,500 pounds and is the size of a washing machine, also includes a battery system."

Dean Kamen Sees Stirling Engines Replacing Grid as Power Source Within a Decade
"Kamen is working with David Crane, CEO of US Utiligy NRG Energy to develop and eventually deploy the Beacon to customers served by NRG. The business plan is for the utility to lease, rather than sell the beacon to customers of the utility — a similar model that NRG is used to deploy rooftop solar to its customers."

 Schrödinger's cat caught on quantum film

"Schrödinger's cat ... has been immortalised in a portrait created by one of the theory's strangest consequences: quantum entanglement. These images were generated using a cat stencil and entangled photons.  The really spooky part is that the photons used to generate the image never interacted with the stencil, while the photons that illuminated the stencil were never seen by the camera.  ... To do it, the researchers created yellow and red pairs of entangled photons. The yellow photons were fired at the cat stencil, while the red photons were sent to the camera. Thanks to their entanglement, the red photons formed the image of the cat because of the quantum link to their yellow twins.  The silicon stencil was transparent to red light and the camera could only detect red light. "


The Quantum Cheshire Cat: neutrons  located at a different place than their own spin

Jul 29, 2014 - "The Quantum Cheshire Cat: Can neutrons be located at a different place than their own spin? According to the law of quantum physics, particles can be in different physical states at the same time.  If, for example, a beam of neutrons is divided into two beams using a silicon crystal, it can be shown that the individual neutrons do not have to decide which of the two possible paths they choose. Instead, they can travel along both paths at the same time in a quantum superposition. Neutrons are not electrically charged, but they carry a magnetic moment. They have a magnetic direction, the neutron spin, which can be influenced by external magnetic fields. First, a neutron beam is split into two parts in a neutron interferometer. Then the spins of the two beams are shifted into different directions: The upper neutron beam has a spin parallel to the neutrons' trajectory, the spin of the lower beam points into the opposite direction. After the two beams have been recombined, only those neutrons are chosen, which have a spin parallel to their direction of motion. All the others are just ignored. "This is called postselection", says Hermann Geppert. "The beam contains neutrons of both spin directions, but we only analyse part of the neutrons." These neutrons, which are found to have a spin parallel to its direction of motion, must clearly have travelled along the upper path - only there, the neutrons have this spin state. This can be shown in the experiment. If the lower beam is sent through a filter which absorbs some of the neutrons, then the number of the neutrons with spin parallel to their trajectory stays the same. If the upper beam is sent through a filter, than the number of these neutrons is reduced. .... Things get tricky, when the system is used to measure where the neutron spin is located: the spin can be slightly changed using a magnetic field. When the two beams are recombined appropriately, they can amplify or cancel each other. This is exactly what can be seen in the measurement, if the magnetic field is applied at the lower beam – but that is the path which the neutrons considered in the experiment are actually never supposed to take. A magnetic field applied to the upper beam, on the other hand, does not have any effect. ....    The system behaves as if the particles were spatially separated from their properties."

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Observation of a quantum Cheshire Cat in a matter-wave interferometer experiment

"Here we report an experiment in which we send neutrons through a perfect ?silicon crystal interferometer and perform weak measurements to probe the location of the particle and its magnetic moment. The experimental results suggest that the system behaves as if the neutrons go through one beam path, while their magnetic moment travels along the other. ... The neutron beam is polarized by passing through magnetic birefringent prisms (P). To prevent depolarization, a magnetic guide field (GF) is applied around the whole setup. A spin turner (ST1) rotates the neutron spin by π/2. Preselection of the system’s wavefunction is completed by two spin rotators (SRs) inside the neutron interferometer. These SRs are also used to perform the weak measurement of and . The absorbers (ABS) are inserted in the beam paths when and are determined. The phase shifter (PS) makes it possible to tune the relative phase χ between the beams in path I and path II.  ....  Both outgoing beams are measured using 3He detectors with very high efficiency (over 99%). ... To determine the neutrons’ population in the interferometer’s paths, are measured by inserting absorbers into the respective path j of the interferometer. is evaluated in three steps: first, a reference intensity is measured by performing a phase shifter scan of the empty interferometer to determine IREF.... As a second step, an absorber with known transmissivity of T=0.79(1) is inserted into path I and the phase shifter scan is repeated, which yields . Finally, the absorber is taken out of path I and put into path II.  .... "According to quantum theory, the wavefunction evolves through both paths of the interferometer. A weak interaction involving a coupling to the neutrons spatial wavefunction has on average no effect along path I, while a weak coupling involving the neutron spin wavefunction has observational consequences on average only when the coupling takes place along path I (ref. 24). Consequently, any probe system that interacts with the Cheshire Cat system weakly enough will on average be affected as if the neutron and its spin are spatially separated. The purpose of this article is to an experimental observation of the quantum Cheshire Cat which was recently predicted theoretically20, 23, 24, 25. .....   Finally, we want to emphasize that the weak value is completely general: any weak coupling will result in a shift of the measuring device by the relevant weak value. The Cheshire Cat phenomenon is also completely general and can be applied to any quantum object. These qualities therefore open the possibility for future applications of the quantum Cheshire Cat such as high-precision metrology and quantum information technology12, 16, 25. For example, one could imagine a situation in which the magnetic moment of a particle overshadows another of the particle’s properties which one wants to measure very precisely. The Cheshire Cat effect might lead to a technology which allows one to separate the unwanted magnetic moment to a region where it causes no disturbance to the high-precision measurement of the other property."


New theory predicts magnets may act as wireless cooling agents


MIT News Office    7/28/14 - "The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. The theory describes the motion of magnons — quasi-particles in magnets that are collective rotations of magnetic moments, or “spins.” In addition to the magnetic moments, magnons also conduct heat; from their equations, the MIT researchers found that when exposed to a magnetic field gradient, magnons may be driven to move from one end of a magnet to another, carrying heat with them and producing a cooling effect. .... Liao and his colleagues recognized a similar “coupled” phenomenon in magnons, which move in response to two forces: a temperature gradient or a magnetic field. Because magnons behave much like electrons in this aspect, the researchers developed a theory of magnon transport based on a widely established equation for electron transport in thermoelectrics, called the Boltzmann transport equation.  ...  Liao used the properties of a common magnetic insulator to model how this magnon cooling effect may work in existing magnetic materials. He collected data for this material from previous literature, and plugged the numbers into the group’s new model. He found that while the effect was small, the material was able to generate a cooling effect in response to a moderate magnetic field gradient. The effect was more pronounced at cryogenic temperatures."

 

Fusion scientist reaches out-of-court settlement with Government after claiming he was sacked to discredit his work

June 17, 2014 - "Dr Mikhail Gryaznevich believes small fusion machines, known as tokamaks, could be the answer to providing clean and plentiful electricity. But he sued the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) after claiming bosses suppressed his work, bullied him and then sacked him in a bid to discredit him and his work. The agency, who said he was making 'unsupported' claims about his work for financial reasons, settled with him today. The Russian-born physicist had worked for the UKAEA for more than 22 years when he was sacked from his job working at their research facilities near Abingdon, Oxfordshire last year. .... He said in late 2012 the chief executive of UKAEA, Professor Steven Cowley, was 'rude and intimidating' towards him at a meeting and accused him of 'wrongdoing'. He said: 'Even worse, it appears that a Professor Cowley was attempting to stop my work because it might reveal the inconvenient truth that research on small tokamaks can help to accelerate the development of the fusion energy as a promising solution to global warming and possible shortage of energy.' 'Fusion energy is likely to bring major global environmental benefits.

At the start of the tribunal hearing in Reading, Berkshire, Hilary Winstone, counsel for UKAEA, challenged the claimant. ... Miss Winstone argued that in his bid to attract venture capitalists to fund the work, Dr Gryaznevich had made claims about being able to generate electricity 'within ten years'. 'He made the claims for financial gain. He didn't really believe them,' she told the tribunal panel.

[Ed: Apparently only HOT fusion can make such claims even though they have failed for 60 years!!!]

The tribunal was sensationally halted this afternoon after Dr Gryaznevich and the UKAEA reached an out-of-court settlement over his unfair dismissal claim.


Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

June 11, 2014 - "Gold plasmonic nanostructures shaped like Swiss-crosses can convert laser light into ultrahigh frequency (10GHz) sound waves. Through a combination of subpicosecond laser pulses and unique nanostructures, a team led by Xiang Zhang, a faculty scientist with Berkeley Lab’s Materials Sciences Division, produced acoustic phonons – quasi-particles of vibrational energy that move through an atomic lattice as sound waves – at a frequency of 10 gigahertz (10 billion cycles per second). ... "To generate 10 GHz acoustic frequencies in our plasmonic nanostructures we use a technique known as picosecond ultrasonics," O’Brien says. "Sub-picosecond pulses of laser light excite plasmons which dissipate their energy as heat. The nanostructure rapidly expands and generates coherent acoustic phonons. This process transduces photons from the laser into coherent phonons." .... When the two arms of this Swiss-cross nanostructure oscillate in phase, symmetric phonons are produced. When the arms oscillate out of phase, anti-symmetric phonons are generated. The differences enable the detection of nanoscale motion.

... Each cross is 35 nanometers thick with horizontal and vertical arm lengths of 120 and 90 nanometers, respectively.


Palladium Used To Transform Radioactive Waste Into Rare Earth Element

June 18, 2014 - "Dr. Yasuhiro Iwamura of the Advanced Technology Research Center at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan recently presented groundbreaking successes at a conference at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His new process (see schematic below) uses a permeable palladium film to transmute radioactive cesium into praseodymium.

"Our approach can be characterized by the permeation of D2 (deuterium) gas through the nano-structured Pd complex and the addition of an element that is specifically targeted to be transmuted. Permeation of deuterium is attained by exposing one side of the Pd multilayer thin film to D2 gas while maintaining the other side under vacuum conditions."

                              


 

Tsyganov presents at Dubna conference

"A seminar "DD fusion in conducting crystals" by Edward Tsyganov will be held July 7 on 3:30 pm at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in the N. N. Bogolyubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics in Dubna, Russia near Moscow.

" Conduction electrons in metallic crystal are grouped in potential niches of the crystal lattice, resulting in a ban for s-states of hydrogen to occupy these same niches. At the same time, the filling of these niches with deuterium atoms is allowed for the excited atomic states of level 2p and above. We believe that this process of excitation of atomic states to the 2p level and above explains the first stage of the so-called cold fusion."

Slides from Dubna conference (pdf)

‘Discrete Breathers’ in LENR -- [Unattributed Discussion of elements of Dr. Brian Ahern's theory]

June 17, 2014 - " A new mechanism of LENR in solids is proposed, in which DBs play the role of a catalyzer via extreme dynamic closing of adjacent H/D atoms required for the tunneling through the Coulomb barrier. DBs have been shown to arise either via thermal activation at elevated temperatures or via knocking atoms out of equilibrium positions under non-equilibrium gas loading conditions, employed under radiolysis or plasma deposition methods."

Brian Ahern, Method of maximizing anharmonic oscillations in deuterated alloys US 5770036 A
 


Empirically incontrovertible evidence for D-D "cold" fusion seen in accelerator experiments

June 20, 2014 - "Target deuterium atoms implanted into metals are no longer in (the) s-state. The free electron cloud in a metal causes the electron of an implanted atom to occupy the excited p-state. The magnitude of the screening potential of 300 eV and above in experiments on DD-fusion accelerators indicates that the incident deuterium atoms in the conductor crystal are also moving in (a) p-state. These processes allow the two deuterium nuclei to get close without the Coulomb repulsion in the potential niche of the crystal cell at a very close distance. .... "According to our hypothesis, the rate of nuclear decay of a compound nucleus 4He* is a function of the excitation energy of the nucleus (Ek). We assume that when Ek is around 0 (thermal energy), the compound nucleus 4He* is metastable with a lifetime of about 10**-15 s. After a time of around 10**-16 seconds, the compound nucleus is no longer an isolated system, since virtual photons from the 4He* can reach the nearest electrons in a crystal, and carry away the excitation energy of the compound nucleus 4He*. "


Exciton: Physicists Detect Energy-Carrying Quasiparticle in Metal

Jun 2, 2014 - "A team of physicists led by Dr Hrvoje Petek from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Physics and Astronomy has detected, for the first time, the exciton – a quasiparticle responsible for the transfer of energy within devices such as solar cells, LEDs, and semiconductor circuits – in a metal. Scientists present direct evidence for excitons at a Ag(111) surface in the course of a three-photon photoemission process with 15 fs laser pulses."


Quantum Particles Penetrate 5 Barriers

"Up to this point, the tunneling process only involved one particle tunneling through a single barrier.  Hanns-Christoph Nägerl and a team of researchers at the Institute for Experimental Physics of the University of Innsbruck, in Innsbruck, Austria recently learned of a process for quantum particles to pass through as many as five different barriers simultaneously via an effect called Bose enhancement. They created what they call “a physical quantum simulator” that can imitate other quantum systems.  They cooled cesium atoms to almost absolute zero or -459.67 degrees F. They next put the atoms in an essential optical lattice created with multiple intersecting beams from “high-intensity lasers.” At this low temperature the various random movements of the atoms ceases almost entirely resulting in no energy being left for the atoms to move other than through the use of quantum tunneling. Nägerl and his group applied a force which to some degree altered the energy landscape, tilting the board to permit the quantum particles to travel down it. The investigators however didn’t discover that the particles were tunneling through a single barrier but instead witnessed multiple particles moving through five different barriers."


Simeon Hein on Dr. Vittorio Violante at the Society for Scientific Exploration meeting in San Francisco

 


 

LENR Aircraft Examined in AIAA Paper (Discussion January 2014 paper)

"Energy conversion possibilities considered and a Brayton cycle engine with an LENR heat exchanger is selected. "


CMB Dipole: Speeding Through the Universe

June 15, 2014 - "The Earth moves around the Sun. The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Milky Way Galaxy orbits in the Local Group of Galaxies. The Local Group falls toward the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies ... at about 600 kilometers per second relative to this primordial radiation. This high speed was initially unexpected and its magnitude is still unexplained. Why are we moving so fast? What is out there?"

     

                          

Open Power Association Newsletter #11: New Office in London Opens

Newsletter No. 011 – June 2014 - We are pleased to announce that Our Association "OPEN POWER" has opened an office in London. Ugo Abundo Communications, an Open Power facility, London

The full issue in Italian is here (pdf).          Hydrobetatron Site

                     


 

Low-Cost Fusion Project Steps Out of the Shadows and Looks for Money

Alan Boyle

June 13th 2014 - NBC - "A hush-hush nuclear fusion project that's received $12 million from the U.S. Navy is now sharing what it calls encouraging results — and looking for private investment. For years, EMC2 Fusion Development Corp. has had to conduct its research into what's known as Polywell fusion outside public view because the Navy wanted it that way. Now the Navy is phasing out its funding, and EMC2 Fusion is planning a three-year, $30 million commercial research program to see if its unorthodox approach can provide a fast track to cheap nuclear fusion power. .... EMC2 Fusion's latest findings, which were made public via the ArXiv academic preprint server, are more positive than skeptics suspected but not as positive as some supporters hoped. ... Polywell fusion ... involves an unorthodox containment device that's called a Wiffle-Ball, because the magnetic field pattern produced by the reactor looks like the well-known perforated plastic ball. The other concept is the Farnsworth fusor, which uses a high-voltage cage to direct beams of ions to a fusion reaction. ... For the Navy-supported project, EMC2 Fusion concentrated on the prospects for an exotic kind of hydrogen-boron fusion known as pB11. But if the project goes commercial, the company would consider more mainstream options such as deuterium-tritium."

                  


Cold Fusion Proven True

June 3, 2014 - ""The world owes Fleischmann and Pons a huge apology: The cold fusion technology they announced in 1989 — which was blasted by arrogant hot fusion scientists as a fraud — has been proven true once again by U.S. Navy Researchers ... cold fusion has been proven true in literally thousands of experiments conducted over the past two decades. .... Cold fusion isn’t some magical free energy machine. It produces excess heat, but slowly. So don’t go thinking this is some kind of Mr. Fusion device that you can feed some banana peels and expect to get clean electricity out the other end. Rather, cold fusion converts mass to heat energy, slowly losing a bit of mass through very low-energy nuclear reactions (hence the LENR name) that generate excess heat. In practical terms, cold fusion produces hot water.

And why is hot water useful? Because with hot water, you can produce steam. Steam turns turbines that generate electricity. This is how coal power plants work, too, except they’re burning coal to heat water instead of using cold fusion. Conventional nuke plants work the same way, too, using much higher-energy nuclear reactions to heat vast amounts of water that drive electricity-generating turbines.

So heating water with cold fusion is a big deal. ... Whether you recognize the reality of global warming or not, cold fusion technology could reduce air pollution due to coal power plant emissions. "

 


Argonne scientists discover new magnetic phase in iron-based superconductors

May 21, 2014 - "Magnetic order also affects the atomic structure. At room temperature, the iron atoms sit on a square lattice, which has four-fold symmetry, but when cooled below the magnetic transition temperature, they distort to form a rectangular lattice, with only two-fold symmetry. This is sometimes called "nematic order." It was thought that this nematic order persists until the material becomes superconducting—until this result.

The Argonne team discovered a phase where the material returns to four-fold symmetry, rather than two-fold, close to the onset of superconductivity. "


Magnetically driven suppression of nematic order in an iron-based superconductor

S. Avci, et alia

"A theory of superconductivity in the iron-based materials requires an understanding of the phase diagram of the normal state. In these compounds, superconductivity emerges when stripe spin density wave (SDW) order is suppressed by doping, pressure or atomic disorder. This magnetic order is often pre-empted by nematic order, whose origin is yet to be resolved. One scenario is that nematic order is driven by orbital ordering of the iron 3d electrons that triggers stripe SDW order. Another is that magnetic interactions produce a spin-nematic phase, which then induces orbital order. Here we report the observation by neutron powder diffraction of an additional fourfold-symmetric phase in Ba1xNaxFe2As2 close to the suppression of SDW order, which is consistent with the predictions of magnetically driven models of nematic order."

Dreaming Up The Next X-Prize

Ariel Schwartz

May 19, 2014 - "(T)asked with thinking about the biggest challenges facing humanity, techno-optimism, and visions of cold fusion prevail.  On a picture-perfect afternoon at a resort in Ranchos Palos Verdes, a wealthy Los Angeles suburb, I joined up with three business executives to come up with a tough question for others to solve. We brainstormed this challenge: Devise a plan to generate half the food supply for an entire small city of 500,000 people within a 50-mile radius.... This was our idea for the next XPrize, a series of public competitions that asks entrants to come up with "radical breakthroughs" that solve some of humanity's biggest challenges, in exchange for multi-million dollar prizes. Past and current XPrizes have included challenges to land a private craft on the moon, build a 100-mile-per-gallon car, and create a real tricorder. Peter Diamandis, the charming techno-optimist behind the nearly 20-year-old XPrize Foundation, reminded us several times throughout the weekend that past XPrizes were influenced by the Visioneering event.  ... The final five ideas, selected via text message voting, included a prize for getting trace molecules of medication out of the water supply (pitched by Arquette and earthquake scientist Dr. Lucy Jones), a prize for building a prototype of a long-lasting home that could be constructed for under $1,000 in less than 24 hours, and a prize for reproducing substantive energy generation from an entirely new energy source (like cold fusion or zero-point energy) twice in two weeks."


INTERVIEW WITH THE CEO OF DEFKALION GREEN TECHNOLOGIES, MR. ALEX XANTHOULIS   by Peter Gluck of the same company

May 20, 2014 - [regarding the Gamberale Report (pdf) which demonstrated the flawed flow calorimetry using an irregular flow]

A: .... a strict NDA was signed by Mr. Gamberale with a very high penalty clause in the case of a breach. I was strongly advised by our personnel to use our Lawyers for the breaching of the NDA, but so far I have not taken any action, as I strongly believe that there are strong hidden interests.

Q: Who prepared the software on National Instruments Board?

A: N.I. and Luca Gamberale according to our instructions.

Q: Did Luca Gamberale attend tests prior to Italy and ICCF presentations?

A: He was two days in Athens, 15 days in Vancouver and 35 days in Milan conducting tests.

Q: Did he really receive shares of the company?

A: Yes, and he signed for the shares.

..... Q: Do you believe that Luca Gamberale is a good scientist?

A: Yes, I believe that Luca Gamberale is a brilliant scientist and I am wondering how on earth he did not understand earlier that calorimetry was wrong.  ....

Q: Are you going to publish any scientific paper on this issue?

A: No, the next publication will be on our R6. Anyhow what we are doing and how we do it concerns only our shareholders.

Q: You have announced that you will trade your shares in the stock market soon.

A: We believe the right moment is when R6 pre-industrial product is ready and licensed. Anyhow our new shareholders do not believe in stock market. I have to convince them."

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Anonymous May 21, 2014 ... "Defkalion has nothing but words and a decreasing number of believers. "


US Company Building Copy of Celani’s LENR Device

"A company in Pine River, Minnesota, has built a copy of Francesco Celani’s low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device and is conducting research with it. ... The purpose of the research at the Hunt Utilities Group is to duplicate Francesco Celani’s nickel hydrogen LENR process and measure it. ... Hunt Utilities is apparently working closely with Celani himself, Malachi said Celani was sending specially treated Celani to them. This wire apparently heats up the reactor and creates the Nickel and Hydrogen reaction. Celani is working with at least other company the British startup Kresenn which intends to use the device to power data centers."


New Information on Superconductors Found

May 27, 2014 - "Scientists researching superconductors at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have discovered a previously unknown phase in a class of superconductors called iron arsenides. ... The theory behind the older, "conventional" superconductors is fairly well understood. Pairs of electrons, which normally repel each other, instead bind together by distorting the atoms around them and help each other travel through the metal. (Whereas in a plain old conductor such as copper or aluminum, these electrons bounce off the atoms, producing heat). In "unconventional" superconductors, the electrons still form pairs, but its not understood what binds them together. ... Neutron powder diffraction reveal(ed) both the locations of the atoms and the directions of their microscopic magnetic moments. .... Magnetic models, on the other hand ... suggest that magnetic interactions are what drive the two-fold symmetry – and that they are the key to the superconductivity itself. Thus, perhaps what binds the pairs of electrons together in iron arsenide superconductors is magnetism.

Osborn said, "Orbital theories do not predict a return to four-fold symmetry at this point, but magnetic models do. So far, this effect has only been observed experimentally in these sodium-doped compounds, but we believe it provides evidence for a magnetic explanation of nematic order in the iron arsenides in general." Osborn points out the new information could also affect our understanding of superconductivity in other types of superconductors, such as the copper oxides, where nematic distortions have also been seen.

 

Defkalion "Responds" to Recent Criticism

May 16, 2014 - ".... In the Interview Cappiello in which he too expresses strong dissatisfaction with the Defkalion testing protocol, and the way in which Defkalion has dealt with the situation by not responding to requests for help to resolve the unanswered questions. Cappiello raises the possibility that Defkalion could have acted with criminal intent, and states that there will be a ‘legal aftermath.’. Defkalion Green Technologies today published the following statement on its web site:

"NEW ANNOUNCEMENT ... DEFKALION HAS EVALUATED THE SITUATION, TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE POSSIBLE HIDDEN INTERESTS AND AGENDAS BEHIND SUCH REPORTS AND INTERVIEWS, THAT ONLY SHOW PARTIALLY AND SELECTAVLY OUR POSITION. DEFKALION WILL CONTINUE "BUSINESS AS USUAL" AS A PRIVATE COMPANY REPRESENTING ONLY ITS OWN INTEREST AND THE INTEREST OF THE PUBLIC ACCORDING TO OUR VISION."

"It sounds like there will be no attempt (in public at least) to respond to any of the technical issues raised by Gamberale and Cappiello, but they seem intent on pursuing their business strategy in bringing their Hyperion technology to market."


2014 COLD FUSION COLLOQUIUM AT MIT

 

 

May 11, 2014 - "The 2014 Cold Fusion/Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions Colloquium was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from March 21-23, appropriately on the 25th anniversary of the cold fusion announcement by Pons and Fleischmann. Mitchell Swartz, Gayle Verner and their team at JET Energy organized a conference, filled with excellent presentations. Nearly 100 people were in attendance. The three-day meeting featured 28 speakers and nearly 40 talks."

Infinite Energy - Summary of the 2014 Cold Fusion/LANR Colloquium at MIT

Further information on this and past conferences

Revolution-Green's standout presentation:

Archive of video, audio and slides


Are Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Devices Real?

 


A Whole New Take On Electrical Energy Storage

May 21, 2014 - "The Vanderbilt team has developed a new type of supercapacitor that can hold a charge as it acts as a structural element. Its the first "multi-functional" energy storage device that can operate while subject to realistic static and dynamic loads – advancing the day when everything from cell phones to electric vehicles will no longer need separate batteries."


Defkalion Demo Proven Not to be Reliable

[Flow calorimetry problem -- as they were warned about]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 12, 2014 - "The measurement setup that was used by Defkalion Green Technologies (DGT) on July 23, 2013, in order to show in live streaming that the Hyperion reactor was producing excess heat, does not measure the heat output correctly, and the error is so large that the reactor might not have worked at all. This is the conclusion of a report (download here in pdf) by Luca Gamberale, former CTO of the Italian company Mose srl that at that time was part of the joint venture Defkalion Europe, owned together with DGT.  he report is based on experiments, performed mainly after the live streaming, using the same setup but without the reactor being active. Yet, the experiments showed that it was possible to obtain a measured thermal power of up to about 17 kW, while the input electric power was about 2.5 kW. .... Gamberale describes in the report that before the demo, Mose had proposed a series of improvements to the measurement setup in order to make it more reliable but that DGT did not allow these changes. He notes that the lack of cooperation made it necessary to carry out independent verification tests.   ..... Gamberale and the president of Mose srl, Franco Capiello, who told me that he had invested €1 million in the joint venture, decided to put all commercial activity on hold until Defkalion could carry out a measurement that dispelled their doubts."


Tesla Loses $49.8 Million In Q1 2014, Panasonic On Board With Gigafactory

The Truth About Cars - May 8, 2014 - "Although Tesla reported a profit of $17 million on $713 million in revenue, their financials were reported using non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) figures. Which means that my current checking account, according to non-GAAP figures, is probably somewhere in the high seven figures. Using GAAP numbers, Tesla lost nearly $49.8 million, on revenues of $620 million."


Rossi Admits He May Not Know How Ecat Works

May 10, 2014 - "Andrea Rossi made an extremely interesting and revealing revelation at his Journal of Nuclear Science blog the other day he admitted that he may not know exactly how his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology works

 

2014 COLD FUSION/Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction (LANR) COLLOQUIUM AT MIT

May/June 2014 - Infinite Energy Magazine, ?Issue 115 - "The 2014 Cold Fusion/Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions Colloquium was held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from March 21-23, appropriately on the 25th anniversary of the cold fusion announcement by Pons and Fleischmann. Mitchell Swartz, Gayle Verner and their team at JET Energy once again organized a fantastic conference, filled with excellent presentations. Nearly 100 people were in attendance. The three-day meeting featured 28 speakers and nearly 40 talks."

 


Infinite Energy’s full coverage of the 2014 colloquium (pdf)

Prof. Thomas Dolan's overview of the meeting (pdf)

Infinite Energy has published summaries of five other cold fusion colloquiums at MIT, organized by Mitchell Swartz. Read the 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 Part 1 and 2011 Part 2 summaries.

2011, Part 1 http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/LANR2011Colloq.pdf

2011, Part 2 http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/SwartzColloqPart2.pdf

2010 http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/Colloquium2010.pdf

2009 http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue87/colloquium.html

2007 http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue75/colloquium.html

2005 http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue62/mitcolloquium.html

 


 

Report of Josh Hall Lecture on Cold Fusion

May 3, 2014 - Josh Storrs Hall, PhD .... went into the history of co

ld fusion ..: he recounted how when Fleischmann and Pons were experimenting with their device they had been using .75 amps for over a month to load the Palladium with Deuterium, and when nothing appeared to be happening they doubled the amperage to 1.5 and left it overnight. When they came in the next morning the device had not only melted through the tabletop, leaving a hole about a foot in diameter, but also melted about four inches into the concrete floor beneath the table. ... He then went into the subsequent history of the field, mentioning researchers like Huizenga & Ramsey, SRI, SPAWAR, Mizuno, Energetics Inc in Israel (fractal waveform solution), and many others. .... The two leading theorists in his opinion are Peter Hagelstein and Widom-Larsen. He then mentioned the half dozen or more companies on the verge of commercialization, like: Clean Planet (Mizuno), Jet Energy, Brillouin, Industrial Heat (Rossi), Mitsubishi, Toyota, Defkalion"

 


HeavyWatergate The war against cold fusion - 1

HeavyWatergate The war against cold fusion - 2 alt url

 

Dr. Eugene Mallove on HeavyWatergate


 

La NASA rivela:La fusione fredda LENR è il futuro dell'umanità

 


Cold Fusion – Another Clean Energy Breakthrough That Could Change Our World

April 16, 2014 - "Cold fusion is a certain type of nuclear reaction that occurs at or near room temperature. In years past, it was studied as theoretical and hypothetical, but scientists all over the world have attested to the possibility, and possible reality of cold fusion and the tremendous implications it can have for clean energy generation. It is a form of energy generated when hydrogen interacts with various metals like nickel and palladium. It has been subject to a large amount of criticism and opposition. Many scientists have confirmed its reality, and many remain very skeptical."


Michio Kaku Informed of New Developments in Cold Fusion

"Jeremy Rys of AlienScientist.com asks Dr. Michio Kaku his thoughts on cold fusion science, and alerts him to the accelerating development of the field since the first announcement of the discovery 25 years ago."

 

[Cold Fusion Times: In response, Dr. Kaku says many obviously inaccurate things to 'protect' his nonsensical antiscientific opinion. He without any foundation purports that if there is not absolute reproducibility, if it "DOES NOT WORK EVERY TIME", it is not science. Dr. Kaku is obviously wrong here, too. Ignoring antibiotics, chemotherapy, and several working materials which are not ALWAYS reproducible, and ignoring scientific fields like meteorology, geology, and medicine which involve the science of non-absolutely reproducible phenomena, science is the organization and presentation of systematic knowledge.  The science of cold fusion/lattice assisted nuclear reactions saliently demonstrates that the karma of cold fusion technology and cold fusion engineering continues to roll over his Luddite dogma.]

Dr. Michio Kaku Replies to Questions on Cold Fusion!


Commercial Developments presented at 2014 MIT Cold Fusion Conference

"The recent 2014 Cold Fusion/LENR/LANR conference from March 21st to March 23rd at Massachusetts Institute of Technology happened to overlap with the 25th anniversary of the announcement of the discovery of cold fusion at the university of Utah. Against all odds, huge strides in understanding the phenomenon were made in the last 25 years. Recently, groups have shown that this is more than a lab curiosity, it can be engineered and harnessed to safely solve the worlds energy problems. This is an overview of some commercial groups which presented at the 2014 MIT conference."

 

New element 117 wins place on the periodic table

May 02, 2014 - "(S)uper-heavy element 117, dubbed ununseptium ... is 40 percent heavier than lead. ... Like other super-heavy elements–all elements with more than 104 protons in the nuclei–the element 117 is not found in nature and can only be created in a laboratory. ... Super-heavy elements made in the laboratory last only microseconds before decaying."


U.S. electricity prices may be going up for good (courtesy of the US Patent Office's Coverup of Cold Fusion  and other clean energy technologies)

April 25, 2014 - "As temperatures plunged to 16 below zero in Chicago in early January and set record lows across the eastern U.S., electrical system managers implored the public to turn off stoves, dryers and even lights or risk blackouts. A fifth of all power-generating capacity in a grid serving 60 million people went suddenly offline, as coal piles froze, sensitive electrical equipment went haywire and utility operators had trouble finding enough natural gas to keep power plants running. The wholesale price of electricity skyrocketed to nearly $2 per kilowatt hour, more than 40 times the normal rate. The price hikes cascaded quickly down to consumers. Robert Thompson, who lives in the suburbs of Allentown, Pa., got a $1,250 bill for January. .... There is a growing fragility in the U.S. electricity system, experts warn, the result of the shutdown of coal-fired plants, reductions in nuclear power, a shift to more expensive renewable energy and natural gas pipeline constraints. The result is likely to be future price shocks. And they may not be temporary."


Wind Industry Produces Little Energy, Lots Of Hot Air
April 22, 2014 - "Failed Policy: The federal government has spent some $100 billion in taxpayer subsidies on green energy since 2006. Now we are seeing the flimsy and declining returns on that investment. The wind industry saw its growth tumble by 92% last year, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and that's off of a very low base to begin with.  Big Wind blames the decline in output on uncertainty over the future of a federal wind industry tax credit — an absurdly generous subsidy of 2.3 cents per kilowatt hour produced. This handout is what keeps those giant turbines twirling. These subsidies have been thrown at the renewable energy industry for more than a decade and always with the promise by AWEA that profitability is right around the corner. ... The reality is that the wind industry is to energy production what Amtrak is to intercity transportation — a perpetual tax-dollar burning machine. ....One reason for the dismal state of affairs for wind is the shale oil and gas revolution. In six years the price of natural gas in the U.S. has plummeted to $4 a gallon from $12. None of the brilliant central planners in Washington ever saw that coming." 



Dark Matter May Play Role in Extinctions
Daisuke Nagai
April 21, 2014 - "An increased likelihood of life-threatening comet impacts could occur when the Sun passes through a possible dark matter disk in the Galaxy. ....   Lisa Randall and Matthew Reece from Harvard University suggest that some of the mysterious invisible matter, which makes up 85% of all matter in the Universe, could exist in a thin disk that disturbs the path of certain comets so that they are more likely to collide with our planet..... In their new study, Randall and Reece focus on this second hypothesis and suggest that the galactic tide could be made stronger with a thin disk of dark matter. Dark disks are a possible outcome of dark matter physics
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  HEAVYWATERGATE  continues at the US Patent Office led by a corrupt group of individuals who routinely and systematically mischaracterize facts about cold fusion on federal documents.  Why?  Follow the money and Passports.

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!!!!


Brian Ahern Joins the MFMP Team

April 9, 2014" - The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project have announced on their quantumheat.org website that Brian Ahern has joined their team to help with research and experimentation into LENR.

On their blog post making this announcement they explain some of the assets that Ahern brings to the team: "Dr. Ahern was investigating the effects of Hydrogen and Deuterium in Palladium even before the Pons and Fleischmann announcement and he is passionate about nano materials in the "magic" 3-12 nm range as highlighted by the highly decorated Japanese scientist Arata."


Il MIT rivaluta la fusione fredda?

"Qualche giorno fa c’e’ stata una ricorrenza importante da ricordare, ossia il 25° anniversario dall’annuncio di Fleischmann&Pons della scoperta della fusione fredda. E dopo un quarto di secolo, in uno dei luoghi forse piu’ ostili (all’epoca) alle convinzioni dei due ricercatori, qualche giorno fa si e’ tenuto l’importante evento di cui vi avevamo parlato. Tra i partecipanti nomi importanti come capita sempre quando le cose vengono organizzate al MIT: Mitchell Swartz, Peter Hagelstein, Pamela Mosier-Boss, Larry Forsley, Tom Claytor e il nostro Francesco Celani. ... Gli incontri si sono svolti nell’arco di tre giornate molto intense in cui si e’ lavorato quasi ininterrottamente dalle 09.00 alle 19.00. A colpire particolarmente l’interesse di Celani e’ stata la presentazione di Yasuhiro Iwamura (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Yokohama, Giappone) che riguardava una particolare procedura per trasmutare alcuni specifici elementi (in questo caso il Cesio in Praseodimio). Altri esempi di progressi nella ricerca sono arrivati dal Prof. Mizuno (della Hokkaido University, Giappone) e dal Prof. Miley (della University of Illinois). "


The 2014 Cold Fusion /Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction Colloquium at MIT

 

2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT audio files

"The 2014 LANR/CF Colloquium brought international scientists to the MIT campus March 21-23, 2014 to share the most up to date and cutting edge research on cold fusion, also called lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR). It was the sixth such event organized by Mitchell Swartz and Gayle Verner of JET Energy, and the atmosphere was electric as one speaker after another reported on research with world-changing implications. The intimate gathering began in one room, but then had to move to another room as the audience grew. Investors, entrepreneurs, and a few more students rounded out the scientists."







For three days, on the 25th Anniversary of the announcement of cold fusion, students, scientists, and many others watched as
more than ~24 hours of solid, substantive evidence was presented for the existence and control of a diverse group of lattice assisted
and enabled) nuclear reactions (cold fusion).

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Day 2 - Dr. Charles Beaudette discussed the future path for cold fusion based upon historical facts.

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Day 2 - Dr. Brian Ahern presented details of his further explorations into magnetic materials involved in CF/LANR.
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Day 2 - Dr. Francesco Celani taught about the impact of silicates and other materials of surfaces involved in cold fusion (LANR).

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Day 2 - Nikita Alexandrov detailed his advanced parallel analytic systems for use in future cold fusion systems.

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Day 3 - Dr. John Fisher presented a long series of experimental results supporting his hypothesis of polyneutrons in cold fusion.

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Day 3 - Prof. Peter Hagelstein presented the results of fracture experiments and geophysical data
supporting lattice assisted and enabled nuclear reactions and possible geophysical cold fusion.

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Day 3 - Dr. Mitchell Swartz talked about the success obtained from the D and Pd loading equations and then discussed
experimental work involving aqueous cold fusion systems and in particular the PHUSOR-type cold fusion system as a metamaterial.
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Day 3 - Dr. Nathan Cohen discussed the impact of fractals and metamaterials and the response of the status quo.

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Day 3 -Thomas Grimshaw presented a detailed understanding of mitigation to potential responses from the entry of new technology.

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Day 3 - Carl Dietrich stunned the group with, what will certainly be the THE future application for cold fusion, his flying car and in-cockpit
videos of his invention in flight [~80 kW, no flaps needed, folding wings].

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Day 3 - During a break, Prof. Vladimir Vysotskii finally relaxed after his third presentation, involving the application of
coherent correlated states to cold fusion.
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Day 3 - Robert Smith discussed both the interactions of scientists with the DOD, and here presents the means of using deuteron flow to control
cold fusion reactions rates, including by maintaining adequate populations in the elevated band states which are only reached through very high loading.
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Day 3 - Steve Katinsky organized with David Nagel a proposed industry wide support system for cold fusion and its development.
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End of Day 3 - Peter Hagelstein concluded the day with his heartfelt tribute to those who died
along the 25 year uphill cold fusion journey.


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 “LENR: The Promise of clean and affordable Energy” at University of Northern Iowa

 Il MIT applaude la fusione fredda

25 marzo 2014 - "Mentre scrivo questo post Francesco Celani (INFN) sta volando sull'Atlantico, di ritorno dal 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium svoltosi dal 21 al 23 marzo presso il Massachutes Institute of Thecnology, con Peter Hagelstein e Mitchell Swartz tra gli organizzatori. In una email indirizzata ieri ai suoi contatti, il nostro Celani ha definito questo Colloquium sulla fusione fredda al MIT "a big success". Basti pensare che quest'anno i partecipanti sono stati oltre 100 (e da più parti del mondo), mentre le precedenti edizioni di solito vedevano intervenire una quindicina di ricercatori (per lo più statunitensi) per uno o massimo due giorni. Il programma dei lavori è stato serratissimo, dalle 9:00 alle 19:00 per 3 giorni interi. Persino il lunch è stato allestito nel corridoio vicino alla sala della conferenza, pur di togliere meno tempo possibile alle relazioni.

Celani - che oggi ho avuto modo di sentire anche al telefono - ha riferito di essere stato molto colpito dalla presentazione di Yasuhiro Iwamura (Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Yokohama, Giappone) che riguardava una procedura per trasmutare alcuni elementi specifici (nel caso in questione, il Cesio in Praseodimio). "


MIT Cold Fusion Conference Report (NANOR Reportedly 100 COP)

March 22, 2014 - "Just got home from it. No demos. Francesco Celani signed up last minute, he’s talking tomorrow, but didn’t set up a demo. Mitchell Swartz is reporting 100 COP with the NANOR at 100th of a watt input, making 1 watt output. ....

"The event is well attended. I would estimate 150 heads about 90 % grey. ..."


 Report of Day Two at the Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT

March 23, 2014 - "The lectures started off with Arik El-Boher from Mizzou (University of Missouri). Sidney Kimmel donated $5.5 million for the Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance there. With that money they have seven groups working on separate aspects of CF, then they collaborate their info with seven labs/companies (the last of which to sign up was Aerospace.) There’s a group with proper support as opposed to MIT, where Peter Hagelstein is the CF lone wolf who was happy to line up a technician this past weekend to help with research. He said he has a credit card with some room on it to pay her with and I’m afraid he was not joking. It was so great to meet, talk to and thank people I’ve only seen on Youtube like George Miley and Francesco Celani (great people) to name a few. I even got to meet Ruby Carat who was busy conducting many interviews. Jeremy Rys is recording the entire event and promises a summary similar to the one he did for his CF 101 class. .... I tend to favor the Edison approaches and findings. Mitchell Swartz and the NANOR progress is a must see. George Miley is no longer working with beads, but clusters similar to Jet Energy. In fact, Miley compared his CF device to a large NANOR. He’s getting peaks of 12 COP and said with funding he could have a home heating product on the market in two years."


Clean Planet CEO Yoshino Makes Impact at MIT Conference Presenting Mizuno’s LENR Research

March 25, 2014 - "Clean Planet, a Japanese startup has emerged as a possible leading LENR company after a presentation by the company’s CEO Hideki Yoshino at the LENR Colloquium at MIT. Mr. Yoshino gave a presentation about the work of Tadahiko Mizuno titled "Replicable Model for Controlled Nuclear Reaction using Metal Nanoparticles". Mizuno participated in the presentation via Skype."

 


 


Do YOU really want Ultra-clean, Incredibly Highly Efficient, Abundant, Energy Production? 


Get Off your Chair & Help End Heavywatergate!!!

 
 

 

  HEAVYWATERGATE  continues at the US Patent Office led by a corrupt group of individuals who routinely mischaracterize facts about cold fusion on federal documents.  Why?  

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!!!!


HEAVYWATERGATE and the USPTO Coverup-Against-Cold-Fusion Continued EVEN AFTER Pentagon Notification of the Atrocious Error

 [tip of the hat to Ron Kita and Alain Coetmeur]

 


 

   The 2014 Cold Fusion /Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction Colloquium at MIT 

 Fri., March 21,  Sat., Mar. 22, and Sun. Mar. 23, 2014   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
This Colloquium is one of a series of Scientific and Engineering Colloquia involving Cold Fusion (which is one of several LANR (Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions),  its survey, theory, physics, electrochemistry,  material science, metallurgy,  physics, and electrical  engineering (***).  They have been organized, and chaired, by JET Energy, Inc.  The organizing theme in 2014 involves the actual scientific and engineering "road" from achieving the hydrided lattices in nickel and palladium and similar metals, to releasing the desired Excess Energy.

The Cold Fusion Colloquium presents the wide range of representative cold fusion work and study, from around the world, with 36 lectures, 30 speakers, and two panels.

As a result, there is an incredible amount of solid, good scientific and engineering cold fusion material, richly stretched over several sessions, during three full days. 

 

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  2014 Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT

 FRIDAY
Mitchell Swartz Our Emergent Need for a Clean, Efficient Energy Production Source
Arik El-Boher Progress Toward Understanding Anomalous Heat.9

Larry Forsley Neutron and Charged Particle Spectroscopy
Frank Gordon Observations of a variety of Codeposition protocols used to prepare Cold Fusion Cathodes
Mitchell Swartz Excess Power Gain on both sides of an Avalanche Through a PdNi Nanostructured Cold Fusion Component
Tom Claytor Recent tritium production from electrically pulsed wires and foils
Yasuhiro Iwamura  D Permeation-induced Transmutation Expts using Nano-Structured Pd/CaO/Pd Multilayer Thin Film.
Vladimir Vysotskii Review of cavitation x-ray emission experiments
Peter Hagelstein Controlled Karabut experiment at SRI
Olga Dmitriyeva Using numerical simulations to better understand the Cold Fusion Environment
David Nagel Scientific and Practical Questions about Cold Fusion
 

 SATURDAY
Brian Ahern Nanomagnetism for Energy Production

Francesco Celani  Glass surface co-factors in the generation of anomalous effects under H2 gas at high temperatures
Nikita Alexandrov Advanced analytic and highly parallel Cold Fusion Experimentation
Pamela Mosier-Boss CR-39 Detecting Emission during  Pd/D Codeposition Cold Fusion
John Dash SEM and Energy Dispersive Spectrometer Studies of Metal Surfaces Interacting with Hydrogen Isotopes
Tadahiko Mizuno Replicable Model for Controlled Nuclear Reaction using Metal Nanoparticles.
Peter Hagelstein Model for Fractionation and Inverse Fractionation
John Wallace Relativistic quantum mechanics and Cold Fusion
George Miley Ultra-dense clusters in nanoparticles and thin films for both hot and cold fusion
Vladimir Vysotskii Observations of Biophysical Effects from Cold Fusion
Charles Beaudette Post Missouri Priorities for Cold Fusion
Nathan Cohen The Tortuous Path of Innovation and Implications for Cold Fusion in the next Decade

SATURDAY EVENING - Business Panel @ Hyatt for Registrants

 SUNDAY
Peter Hagelstein Anomalies associated with Fracture Experiments
Larry Forsley Enhanced Tc Superconductivity and Anomalous Nuclear Emissions in YBCO and Palladium
Vladimir Vysotskii Application of coherent correlated states of interacting particle for Cold Fusion Optimization
John Fisher Polyneutron theory and its application to Excess Power Generation in three types of Devices
Mitchell Swartz Successful Applications of the Deuteron Flux Equation in Cold Fusion
Robert Smith Assuring Sufficient Number Of Deuterons Reside in the Excited Band State For Successful Cold Fusion Reactor Design
Curt Brown Measurement of Anomalous Heat at High Ambient Temperatures
Clint Seward Ball Lightning and Tokamak
Carl Dietrich Flying Cars and Cold Fusion
Peter Hagelstein Landscapes in cold fusion research
Steve Katinsky Industry Association for Cold Fusion Advocacy
Thomas Grimshaw Cold Fusion Public Policy: Rational – and Urgent– Need for Change
 Policy Panel (Hagelstein, Grimshaw, Karat, Katinsky, Nagel, Miley)
David French The role of the Patent Attorney in patenting Cold Fusion inventions.
 IP and USPTO Panel (Swartz,Dash,French,Ahern, Miley)

   



2014  HISTORY  OF  COLD  FUSION  CALENDAR

     


Substantive video by Jeremy Rys which is an introduction to, and review of, cold fusion, its physics, and a clear evisceration of all skeptics' nonsensical arguments: 

   MIT Scientists Discover Secret to Cold Fusion

     Jeremy Rys

Feb. 18, 2014 - "... There is a reason that they call it “RE-Search” in science, because you find out what changed, what factors are the key essential elements to getting something to work, and you re-search by doing experiments. You don’t just do one or two experiments and then give up on the most promising energy source ever to be allegedly discovered in the history of science & technology. ...."


   Fusione fredda: al MIT una conferenza il 21 e 23 marzo

"Ogni tanto torniamo ad occuparci di tutte quel mondo che gira attorno alle LENR ma non fa capo a Andrea Rossi. Tra i protagonisti, come ricorderete, vi sono i responsabili di JET Energy, in qualche modo collegati col MIT. E proprio nei locali del celebre istituto del Massachusetts si avrà presto una tre giorni di dibattiti che si annuncia interessante. Almeno per i curiosi della fusione fredda. A sponsorizzare l’evento proprio la JET Energy.

Al di là delle discussioni teoriche, speriamo che l’occasione serva a presentarci le ultime novità attorno al reattore su cui stanno lavorando alla JET Energy. Ovvero un reattore che ruota attorno al concetto di "Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction", che poi dà il nome all’evento ospitato dal MIT, e che propone una reazione su basi diverse da quelle di Andrea Rossi – a sua volta ispirate al lavoro del fisico Sergio Focardi."


   Fusione fredda: nuova interrogazione parlamentare

Cold Fusion: the new parliamentary question

Marzo 13, 2014 - "The 'E-Cat and LENR all devices subject of a new parliamentary question. The act formally presented to the Minister of Education, Universities and Research on March 4, was signed by some members of the 5 Star Movement, including Ivan Della Valle, currently the spokesperson of the party in the Chamber of Deputies. ... Della Valle and his colleagues start from the premise that the field of LENR now arouses great interest in the international arena, which is "the field of research in many laboratories around the world" and that there are concrete evidences that justify these efforts."


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"Science  is  made up of so many things that appear obvious
 after they are explained."  -   Pardot Kynes


   Is the Cold Fusion Revolution Here?

March 8, 2014 - "There seems to be a lot happening in the world of cold fusion/low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) right now. So we can now rightly say that a cold fusion revolution could be beginning. ... Yet another cold fusion patent has been granted by the US Patent Office to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. USA. EP 1202290 B1 issued on December 4, 2013, issues a patent for a "Nuclide Transmutation Device and Nuclide Transmutation Method" which would be used as a disposal process for long lived nuclear waste."


   U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency report on cold fusion:

Technology Forecast: Worldwide Research on Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions Increasing and Gaining Acceptance 2009, Defense Intelligence Agency.
"Although no current theory exists to explain all the reported phenomena, some scientists believe quantum-level nuclear reactions may be occurring. DIA assesses with high confidence that if LENR can produce nuclear-origin energy at room temperatures, this disruptive technology could revolutionize energy production and storage, since nuclear reactions release millions of times more energy per unit mass than do any known chemical fuel.... LENR programs are receiving increased support worldwide, including state sponsorship and funding from major corporations. DIA assesses that Japan and Italy are leaders in the field, although Russia, China, Israel, and India" are devoting significant resources to this work"
"In 1989, Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced that their electrochemical experiments ..., the physics community disparaged their work as lacking credibility, and the press mistakenly dubbed it "cold fusion." ... For years, scientists were intrigued by the possibility of producing large amounts of clean energy through LENR, and now this research has begun to be accepted in the scientific community as reproducible and legitimate."

The 2014 Cold Fusion /Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction Colloquium at MIT 

  Day 2 - Dr. George Miley discusses the impact of ultradense deuteron clusters in both hot and cold fusion.

  Day 2 - Dr. David Nagel discusses a range of his insights into cold fusion.

 

  Day 2 - Dr. Charles Baudette, the historian of cold fusion, makes a very valued appearance.

  Day 2 - Dr. Peter Hagelstein discusses his increasingly successful theory of energy fractionation.

  Day 2 - Dr. Pamela Mosier-Boss present substantive evidence for high energy emissions, at very low level, from codeposition cold fusion setups.

  Day 2 - Dr. Tadahiko Mizuno discusses his successful cold fusion results aided by Hideki Yoshino of Clean Planet.

  Day 2 - Most of the attendees of the 2014 Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT (March 22, 2014).

Day 2 - Happy 25th Anniversary, Cold Fusioneers.

 

 

The 2014 Cold Fusion /Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction Colloquium at MIT 

 

 Day 1: Yasuhiro Iwamura  shows the extent of solid permeation-induced transmutation expts using his nanostructured Pd/CaO/Pd multilayer thin film.

Day 1: Olga Dmitriyeva concludes the day with the advantages of using DFT numerical simulations to better understand the cold fusion environment.

Day 1: Steven Katinsky and Jeffrey Tolleson move cold fusion applications, industry connections and business ahead.

 
 

 

                                

 

 

 

 

 Dr. Peter Graneau  1921-2014  (Picture from past CF Colloquium at MIT)


 Help End "Heavywatergate" and the 25 YEAR USPTO Coverup

  HEAVYWATERGATE  continues at the US Patent Office led by a corrupt group of individuals who routinely mischaracterize facts about cold fusion on federal documents.  Why?  To prevent that which is authorized in the US Constitution and by Congress. 

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?   It is time to demand exactly what energy portfolios and energy connections these obstructionists hold?  And how many dual citizenships do they hold?  And to what countries?   When will they finally be held accountable for their false statements, their deprival of civil rights under color of Law, and their conspiracy to censor timely-submitted documents and Declarations about a clean energy production source?

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 instead continue to lie. 

 UK Ministry of Defence Document Lists Cold Fusion as ‘Credible Strategic Shock’

Feb. 20, 2014 - "Strategic shocks are by nature unpredictable, but the document gives some examples of some ‘credible’ occurrences that could dramatically shake things up — such as a cure for aging, collapse of a pivotal nation, or a breakdown in global communications systems. ... A novel, efficient form of energy generation could be developed that rapidly lowers demand for hydrocarbons. For example, the development of commercially available cold fusion reactors could result in the rapid economic marginalisation of oil-rich states. This loss of status and income in undiversified economies could lead to state-failure and provide opportunities for extremist groups to rise in influence."

 The actual report: "Global Strategic Trends out to 2040" (pdf)


  LESSON #1:  COLD FUSION IS IMPORTANT

 

Dr. Eugene Mallove at JET Energy after achieving CF/LANR excess energy with a Phusor-type system (2003)

 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.

   Cold Fusion at MIT - The Revolution has Begun!

Feb 7, 2014 - "Last week Jan 27-31, 2014 I attended and recorded the Cold Fusion IAP course at MIT

 http://www.ColdFusionNow.org        http://www.YouTube.com/ColdFusionNow

I would like to extend a special thanks to all the scientists who have worked in this field over the past 20+ years in the face of so much rejection and adversity. Your hard work and dedication has kept the field alive, and humanity will one day thank you!"

                 

 

 Will the U.S. Follow the U.K. nto Power Shortages?

February 20, 2014 - "Cameron's government, looking toward the day when the lights will fail, has supported an aggressive nuclear building program -- none of it designed or built by British companies. The French government-owned utility, Electricite de France (EDF), will build the Britain's first new reactors; the technology will come from Areva, the French nuclear plant builder, and some of the construction funding will come from China. But to lure EDF, a mechanism called the "strike price" had to be negotiated. Under this deal, the British government guarantees a floor price for the electricity generated at the new nuclear plants. The strike price for the EDF deal is $154 per megawatt hour, or about twice the current wholesale price of electricity in Britain. ... . And British consumer groups are screaming that it will kill off old people, who will not be able to afford the Gallic electrons. The Cameron government has its fingers in its ears .... Across the Atlantic, a sequel to the year the lights will go out in Britain may be in production."


   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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Regulation Crowdfunding could Jump Start CF Industry

Feb. 21, 2014 - "Crowdfunding is the use of the internet to raise small sums of money from large numbers of investors. Current US law allows organizations ... to raise funds through crowdfunding but it doesn’t allow them offer to offer equity (stock or ownership) to those who put up money. The JOBS Act passed by Congress in 2012 allows a company to raise up to $1 million in a year by selling equities to the public through Regulation Crowdfunding. ... The controversy is over accounting requirements. The current rules would require that a company seeking up to $100,000 in funding submit two years of financial statements and a tax return. Companies raising $100,000 to $500,000 will have to provide financial statements reviewed by a certified public accountant (CPA). Companies that raise between $500,000 and $1 million will have to submit to an audit."


   NASA Cold Fusion/LANR/LENR Aircraft


                                                                           

 

  'Dropleton' quasiparticle makes its debut

"A new type of quasiparticle dubbed the quantum droplet, or "dropleton", has been identified by researchers in the US and Germany. Created in semiconductor quantum wells using ultrashort laser pulses, the dropleton comprises a small number of electrons and holes that are bound together in a liquid-like drop.

... The dropleton is related to a well-known quasiparticle called an exciton, which is formed when a semiconductor absorbs a photon. This action promotes an electron from the valence band to the conduction band, leaving behind a positively charged "hole" in the valence band. The electrostatic force binds the electron and the hole together to create an exciton, which moves through the semiconductor like a particle.

More complicated configurations of electrons and holes are known to exist, such as the biexciton, which has two electrons and two holes. ... At first, the measurement revealed that the ongoing pumping merely creates more excitons – just as expected. After a while, however, the team found that instead of pairing-up as excitons, the electrons and holes formed unpaired configurations. The result is neutrally charged droplets typically composed of about five electrons and five holes.

.... boosting the number of electrons and holes "increases the 'pressure' – actually caused by the Fermionic nature of the electrons and holes, and the Pauli exclusion principle – which stabilizes the quantum droplet". Once in their new arrangement, the electrons and holes are not fixed in a rigid configuration. Instead, they are able to move around, much like particles within a liquid. ... Even with their short lifetimes of about 25 ps, the droplets are stable enough to be studied. "

 


   Platinum nickel nanoframes - Fuel  cells  put  in  the  frame  with  catalysts  that  need far less platinum


Feb. 28, 2014  - "The platinum nanoframes have 22 times the sepcific catalytic activity of standard electrodes ... In 2007, Vojislav Stamenkovic of Argonne National Laboratory, US,
and colleagues demonstrated that alloying platinum with nickel to make Pt3Ni
makes the surface much more active by modifying the electronic structure
of the platinum.  ... Chen Chen, after he'd made all these nanoparticles, ...
was surprised to find that they had turned into hollow nanoframes. Running the
reaction at a higher temperature shortened this to 12 hours.  Subsequent analysis
showed that the oxygen dissolving in the solvent had selectively etched the nickel,
producing Pt3Ni. When thermally annealed the nanoframes' internal and external edges
developed a highly active platinum skin. The hollow shape of the nanoparticles
allowed reactants to access all edges, increasing activity 36-fold
over current platinum–carbon catalysts."


   Sean Cummins: The Potato Eaters Discover Cold Fusion

"The exhibition title refers to both Van Gogh’s early masterpiece The Potato Eaters and the notion of cold fusion... "

   Exhibition: The Potato Eaters Discover Cold Fusion

Exhibition - Mar 12 -28 2014


   A Star in a Bottle

March 3, 2014 - The New Yorker - "An audacious (hot fusion) plan to create a new energy source could save the planet from catastrophe. Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France.... Few engineering feats can compare, in scale, in technical complexity, in ambition or hubris. "


   Ed Lewis - The Plasmoid Paradigm

 

 

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle


"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi


"The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust


"The highest result of education is tolerance."  Helen Keller

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  Bill Gates’ Energy Company Files for Bankruptcy

Feb. 13, 2014 - "The company, Optim Energy (EnergyCo LLC), owned by a Gates investment fund, filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy papers on Wednesday for its three power plants in eastern Texas, citing their inability to counter growing losses in the current market."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   Companies and Organizations Involved in Cold Fusion (LANR/LENR) Research


   Two Major CF/LANR/LENR Demonstrations Held

Feb. 7, 2014 - "There were two major demonstrations of little known low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices in the last week of January. These demonstrations spotlight lesser known companies that are fast becoming major players.

"Dr. Mitchell Swartz of Jet Energy again demonstrated and lectured about his NANOR and Phusor cold fusion devices at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT on Jan. 27. The lecture was part of Peter Hagelstein’s well known Cold Fusion 101 short course which is held every year at the end of January. Videos of all the lectures and demonstrations have been posted at several websites. Swartz has achieved some impressive results with his NANOR according to the lecture. His lecture indicates that the NANOR device is a serious rival to Andrea Rossi’s ecat and Brillouin’s hot tube. The E-Cat World blog listed some impressive accomplishments."

"The mysterious Blacklight Power held a demonstration of its plasma producing cell at its headquarters in Cranbury, New Jersey on January 28. Blacklight has denied this technology is cold fusion but the device it calls the SF-CIHT cell converts what it calls solid H20 solid fuel into "plasma power." The company’s CEO claims the device works by sending electricity through hydrogen and solid fuel. The company’s CEO Dr. Randell Mills has repeated these claims in an interview."

CF/LANR/LENR Factoid:  Dr. Swartz and Dr. Mills are graduates of Harvard Medical School.


   Reddit Blog on Futurology: Cold Fusion IAP 2014 at MIT Monday January 27, 2014

  Hot Laser Fusion takes key step

Deuterium and tritium inside a cylindrical hohlraum container

Feb. 12, 2014 - "Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory reports results from two experiments done at the lab's Nat. ional Ignition Facility.  In each trial, 192 laser beams briefly fired into a half-inch-long gold cylinder. The cylinder held a tiny ball that contained the fuel, which was a mix of two kinds of hydrogen, called deuterium and tritium. ... the fuel took in only about 1 percent of all the energy produced by the lasers. So the apparatus is still far short of producing more energy than it requires to operate.


     The 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT 


 For the 25 anniversary of the announcement, March 21-23, 2014 in Cambridge, MA.
     { Cold fusion = LANR (Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions) }


    (***) (Flashback): 
2011:     Part 1 -   http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/LANR2011Colloq.pdf
                Part 2 -  http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/SwartzColloqPart2.pdf

2010: http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/Colloquium2010.pdf
2009: http://world.std.com/~mica/colloq09.html
2007: http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/issue75/colloquium.html
2005: http://world.std.com/~mica/colloq.html

   Swartz-Hagelstein MIT Cold Fusion Videos Posted

Fe. 6, 2014 - "All lectures from the Cold Fusion 101 Class at MIT have been posted on thecoldfusionnow.org Youtube channel.

January 27: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVoxxcEWkAo (MS at 2:01:29)

January 28: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_PZh79zliI (MS at 2:06:10)

January 29: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFmzKVkgFtM (MS at 2:02:40)

January 30: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPxOhjNlgM (MS at 2:03:30)

January 31: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al7NMQLvATo (MS at 2:14:50)

"I learned that the latest NANOR devices are nickel-based and use no expensive palladium. However, they are preloaded with deuterium, not hydrogen (heavy water, which contains deuterium, is worth several thousands dollar per liter). At low input (a few dozen milliwatts) these NANORs show an energy gain of about 27x, but they can be driven at a higher input power (1 watt) at which the gain drops to about 3x. They have a bell-shaped gain curve, of which he calls the peak "optimal operating point" (OOP). My observation is that since the gain is higher at low input, if we wanted the same gain with a higher output power there would have to be more active material / bigger NANOR devices. The ones shown only weight about 50 milligrams."


  New Report from Attendee of MIT Cold Fusion Seminar

Feb. 4, 2014 - "From my point of view the MIT Seminar on LENR was well worth attending. It provided an excellent overview of LENR as well as progress that has been made by researchers at MIT and elsewhere since the original Pons and Fleischmann experiments were announced in 1989. The attendees came from the US, Europe and even one from Japan. Folks I spoke with were all very pleased having taken the time to be a part of it. The backgrounds of the attendees ranged from engineers, scientists, and investment types. 

"The first four days were dedicated to a discussion of the anomalous heat effect observed in the Pons and Fleischmann electrolysis cell. The morning sessions covered the description of a physics model underlying excess heat. Prof. Hagelstein has been developing his model for the last 12 years. He is able to account many of the observations reported by experimentalists over the years....Based on condensed matter physics Hagelstein is able to show that the radiation shows up as coherent phonon coupling of the palladium lattice. ... Prof. Swartz also demonstrated on video a small Stirling engine powered by an LENR device. Again made use of a control. This video was quite impressive in my opinion. It’s a first for converting excess heat into mechanical energy."

 

  New technique grows tiny 'hairy' materials at the microscale

Feb. 4, 2014 - DOE/Argonne National Laboratory -

"Scientists ... grow tiny "hairy" materials that assemble themselves at the microscale. It looks like the way Chia Pets grow in commercials. The key ingredient is epoxy, which is added to a mixture of hardener and solvent inside an electric cell.

Argonne materials scientists announced a new technique to grow these little forests at the microscale (the scale shows 100 micrometers, which is about the diameter of a single human hair). .... By tweaking the process, the team can grow many different shapes: short forests of dense straight hairs, long branching strands or "mushrooms" with tiny pearls at the tips. Interestingly, though the structures can be permanent, the process is also instantly reversible. ... In one experiment the researchers used a process called atomic layer deposition that deposits a molecule-thick layer of material over the entire hairy structure, like a fresh blanket of snow, to add a layer of semiconductor material."

 

 

  Final Report of Cold Fusion 101 Class at MIT: The NANOR Emerges

Barry Simon

Feb. 1, 2014 - "In a word, Cold Fusion 101 at MIT was inspiring. The lectures started off with Peter Hagelstein discussing the early days of Pons and Fleischmann and why their first experiments were not successfully replicated. (Conspiracy theorists will be disappointed.) He also covered the most widely accepted CF theories, including his own, and went into a lot of scientific detail. ... who knew a Stirling engine has already been hooked up to a CF device?"


 

 IAP Short Course on Cold Fusion/Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions at MIT Concludes

Jan. 31. 2014 - On Day 5 of the Short Course 1.01 on Cold Fusion at MIT (~4 hours/day), Prof Peter Hagelstein explained the differences between nickel and palladium CF/LANR/LENR systems focusing on the quantum mechanics and metallurgy, after he demonstrated how the parsing of MeV levels to meV levels is actually consistent with physics, electrical engineering and material science.  Then, Dr. Mitchell Swartz reviewed some of the results of two decades of nickel CF R&D in aqueous, dry and preloaded systems.  Above, he points to an older version of the JET Energy model car powered by nickel-ordinary water CF, which was used to measure the effectiveness of, and losses in, electrical feedback and fuel cell storage.  He also showed recent data of Nanortech Series-7 NANOR-type CF/LANR quantum optical components (made of nanomaterial Ni-D) operating above the 1 watt level.


   Reporting: Energy - THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

Joe Shea, AR Correspondent

Jan. 6, 2014 - "It appears that a cold fusion project coveted by the Defense Dept. will instead go to the Chinese, who announced last week that they are creating an industrial park where the so-called Energy Catalyzer, or E-Cat, a nickel-hydrogen (NiH) reactor invented by Miami-based engineer Andrea Rossi, will be built."

 

 

Imaging ferroelectric domains by Bragg projection ptychography

Jan 31, 2014 - "U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science's Advanced Photon Source (APS)  and Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory has found nother application for BPP: imaging local polarization in ferroelectric thin films. .  the researchers produced a focused coherent x-ray beam about 35-nm wide.   When the beam hit the PbTiO3 film at a specific position and angle, it produced a coherent Bragg diffraction pattern—a sort of fingerprint of the local domain structure. This process was repeated at about 650 points on the film, marked as yellow dots in part (a) of the figure. Because the x-ray beam was larger than the change in position, the information from all 650 points formed an overlapped data set.Next, the team used a ptychographic algorithm, which simultaneously considered all the diffraction patterns from each overlapped point. ... from reciprocal space. Based on the resulting nanoscale map, the researchers created an image of the film's polarization, as shown in part (b) of the figure. The striped domain pattern they found was consistent with the structure of the PbTiO3 film's underlying SrTiO3 substrate."


 Revolutionizing the Future of Battlefield Energy: Advanced Power Sources Based on LENR (Prof. George Miley)

The Department of Defense is the single largest consumer of energy in the U.S., spending about $22 billion per year on energy. Now, however, reliable access to affordable and stable energy supplies poses a significant challenge for the military.


 Bill Gates Backs Renewable Battery Startup (Ignores Overunity for more conventional Last-century operation)

Jan. 30, 2014 - "Bill Gates did not become the world’s richest man by making foolish investments. Now Gates and venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Tao Invest, Kleiner Perkins and Foundation Capital among others, are betting that the Aquion battery, invented by Jay Whitacre of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has a high-tech future. The Aquion battery costs the same as a lead-acid battery, but lasts twice as long.   Aquion Energy, flush with $55 million from Gates and other venture capitalists, has taken over a disused factory near Pittsburgh. "

      

                                           

Report From Short Course on Cold Fusion at MIT


 Jan. 28, 2014 - "Here’s a report from Barry Simon who has been attending the course Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which is being co-taught by Drs. Mitchell Swartz and Peter Hagelstein, and which runs from Jan 27-31."

Video of Day 1

 Nanor Nanor - MIT’s short course is on, once again.

  


IAP Cold Fusion 101 at MIT to run again

"The IAP course on cold fusion co-taught by Drs. Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz is scheduled to run again in 2014 for a third year in a row. Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments will be held on campus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) January 27-January 31 at 10:30AM-1:30PM in Room 4-145."

 

 

 

  Industrial Heat Has Acquired Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat Technology

Jan. 24, 2014 - RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. - Mr. Vaughn confirmed IH acquired the intellectual property and licensing rights to Rossi’s LENR device after an independent committee of European scientists conducted two multi-day tests at Rossi’s facilities in Italy. The published report by the European committee concluded, "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" [referring to energy output per unit of mass]. The report is available online at http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.3913. "



  Cold fusion continues to progress stealthily into the mainstream

Jan. 15, 2014 - Wired - "Cold fusion ... continues to progress stealthily into the mainstream. The developments over the last few months have been in business rather than science, with focus shifting towards commercialising a technology claimed to be able to generate unlimited energy from cheap, desktop-sized reactors. ... 2014 is set to be a very interesting year for Low Energy Nuclear Reactions."


 

   Ultrathin platinum films become magnetic when subjected to an electric field

"Only a few elements in the periodic table are inherently magnetic. Iron is perhaps the best known, but cobalt and nickel also exhibit this type of ferromagnetism. Scientists have recently discovered, however, that gold, silver, platinum, palladium and other transition metals demonstrate magnetic behavior when formed into nanometer-scale structures."

   The 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT


 for the 25 anniversary of the announcement, March 21-23, 2014 in Cambridge, MA.
     { Cold fusion = LANR (Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions) }

When/Where:   Fri., March 21,  Sat., Mar. 22, and Sun. Mar. 23, 2014   Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

 

 

 

  MIT Prof. Peter Hagelstein on the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment

                                                                   

VIDEO - "Dr. Peter Hagelstein, Professor of Electrical Engineering at MIT, speaks about cold fusion, and why it is such a problem within the scientific community. ...... He talks about how the experimental results obtained in Fleischmann and Pons’ research reports went against the accepted understanding of physics, and also was not easily replicated, and therefore experimentalists who have reported positive cold fusion results were dismissed as being incompetent — and still are."

Comments:  http://coldfusionnow.org/peter-hagelstein-on-the-fleischmann-pons-experiment/

Comments:  http://www.e-catworld.com/2014/01/peter-hagelstein-on-problems-surrounding-cold-fusion-video/

 

  Prof. David Nagel,  Infinite Energy: "Scientific and Commercial Overview of ICCF18", Part 2 (pdf)

   


  BlackLight Power, Inc – January 28 – live demonstration

Jan. 14, 2014 - "BlackLight Power, Inc. Announces the Game Changing Achievement of the Generation of Millions of Watts of Power from the Conversion of Water Fuel to a New Form of Hydrogen"


  Blacklight Power: "Generation of Millions of Watts of Power from the Conversion of Water Fuel to a New Form of Hydrogen" — Demo on Jan 28th

Jan. 14, 2014 - "BlackLight Power, Inc. (BLP) today announced that it has produced millions of watts of power with its breakthrough Solid Fuel-Catalyst-Induced-Hydrino-Transition (SF-CIHT) patent pending technology in its laboratories. Using a proprietary water-based solid fuel confined by two electrodes of a SF-CIHT cell, and applying a current of 12,000 amps through the fuel, water ignites into an extraordinary flash of power. The fuel can be continuously fed into the electrodes to continuously output power. BlackLight has produced millions of watts of power in a volume that is one ten thousandths of a liter corresponding to a power density of over an astonishing 10 billion watts per liter. ... the device is less than a cubic foot in volume. ... This breakthrough transformational power technology can be witnessed in a live demonstration hosted by BlackLight of on January 28th at 11 AM. "


  Report of Prof. Ramanujachary, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Rowan University, November 2011 (pdf)

"The net electrical energy gain . . . for many different systems, configurations, and modes of operation were 162%, 340%, 385%, 167%, 195%, 456%, 735%, 182%, 151%, 425%, and 186%. Typically, steady electrical power was continuously measured from the cell for more than a week and up to more than 30 days before the cell was stopped and the contents were analyzed by a cascade of characterization tools."

  CERN Colloquium to Report on ‘Negative’ CF/LENR Experiment

Jan. 13, 2014 - Physicists A.D. Polosa and R. Faccini of the University of Rome will report on the result of an experiment they carried out to search for neutrons in a cold fusion experiment.


    DOE Mentions Cold Fusion (LANR/LENR) In Funding Opportunity

Jan. 4, 2014 - FORBES: "The brief mention in the document from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) is being heralded by observers of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology as a significant development."

    Observation of unexpectedly deformed neutron-rich magnesium nuclei prompts rethink of nuclear shell structure

Jan 10, 2014 - ".... (M)agnesium nuclei with a large number of neutrons appear to lose the nuclear shell structure that has become fundamental to our understanding of the nucleus. Nuclear physicists now widely accept that nuclei with 2, 8, 20, 28, 50, 82 or 126 neutrons or protons are particularly stable due to the complete filling of these shells. Nuclei with such 'magic numbers' of protons or neutrons are spherical, whereas nuclei with numbers of nucleons that diverge from these magic values are increasingly deformed. ... the team inferred a large 'island' of deformation in the isotope chart for neutron-rich nuclei with 20 to 28 neutrons."

   The 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT
 for the 25 anniversary of the announcement, March 21-23, 2014 in Cambridge, MA.
     { Cold fusion = LANR (Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions) }


GET  YOUR  2014  HISTORY  OF  COLD  FUSION  CALENDAR  TODAY

 


    The Peak Oil Crisis: Cold Fusion Moves East

Jan. 7, 2014 - "For the last 25 years, the U.S. government, at the urging of its scientific advisors who unfortunately had, and in some cases still have, axes to grind on the LENR issue, has been denying that the "cold fusion;" or LENR phenomenon, actually exists. ... This position may be changing however. While a few scientists at NASA have been saying that the LENR phenomenon is real for some time, the Department of Energy which reigns supreme in these matters remains pretty firm in its denial despite occasional reviews. Recently, however, we may have seen the beginnings of change when a component of DOE which funds exotic energy R&D efforts said it would entertain proposals to fund LENR experiments. Now this may simply be a case of the right hand not knowing what the left hand is doing, but it would be nice to believe that at least somewhere in DOE, a few are coming to their senses, ... Last week a hint leaked out when one of Rossi’s associates noted in his biography that he was consulting for an obscure hedge fund called Cherokee Investment Partners LLC, located in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... which has a capitalization of circa $2 billion and has invested $11.5 in the E-Cat project...Perhaps of even more interest than the Rossi-Cherokee-China disclosure was the announcement by Brillouin Energy, who claim to have the best understanding of the LENR phenomenon, that they have signed a multimillion dollar licensing agreement with an unidentified South Korean firm."

 

   FLASHBACK :

                

   Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation

   video here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odJxJRAxdFU

   site here:  http://96ochiai.ws/3DOFacoustic

 "It is known that an ultrasound standing wave is capable of suspending small particles at its sound pressure nodes and, so far, this method has been used to levitate lightweight particles, small creatures, and water droplets.  The acoustic axis of the ultrasound beam in these previous studies was parallel to the gravitational force, and the levitated objects were manipulated along the fixed axis (i.e. one-dimensionally) by controlling the phases or frequencies of bolted Langevin-type transducers." 


  IE magazine Issue 112, November/December 2013

   Nagel - Scientific and Commercial Overview of ICCF18 (pdf)

An Interview with George Miley (pdf)

 

 

"Fifty years from now, when you look back at your life, 
don't you want to say you had the guts to study cold fusion?


A new look at low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research: a response to Shanahan

DSpace@MITMarwan, J.; McKubre, M. C. H.; Tanzella, F. L.; Hagelstein, P. L.; Miles, M. H.; Swartz, M. R.; Storms, Edmund; Iwamura, Y.; Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P. G., (2010)
"In his criticisms of the review article on LENR by Krivit and Marwan, Shanahan has raised a number of issues in the areas of calorimetry, heat after death, elemental transmutation, energetic particle detection using CR-39, and the temporal correlation between heat and helium-4. These issues are addressed by the researchers who conducted the original work that was discussed in the Krivit-Marwan (K&M) review paper


 Industry and academic partnerships report from JCF-14 meeting

"The Japanese Cold Fusion Research Society (JCF) held their fourteenth meeting on December 7-8, 2013 at the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Tokyo, Japan where teams from academia and industry reported on their research."


 

   FLASHBACK :


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".

 

Cold Fusion and Beyond - Dr. Eugene Mallove

Dr. Mallove: "There is nothing worse...than suggesting to academic physicists in particular, and academics in general, that they are not only wrong; they are disastrously wrong, catastrophically wrong."


   FLASHBACK :

HEAVYWATERGATE and the USPTO Coverup-Against-Cold-Fusion Continued EVEN AFTER Pentagon Notification of the Atrocious Error

 [tip of the hat to Ron Kita and Alain Coetmeur]


   FLASHBACK :

 

William Collis - CF/LANR/LENR Librarian of the Decade

William Collis, Librarian of the ICMNS Library, is COLD FUSION TIME's "Cold Fusion/LANR/LENR Librarian of the Decade".  He has maintained an excellent library of theoretical and experimental cold fusion efforts over the last 25 years.  It is the only CF/LANR/LENR library that does not censor (qui bono?), does not edit or change the papers without the authors' knowledge, and which does actually use an accurate and honest count of the number of papers in the library.

 


 

Science Journal Rejections Suppress Clean Energy Research

"How the Flawed Journal Review Process Impedes Paradigm Shifting Discoveries" by Pam A. Mosier-Boss, Larry P. Forsley, and Frank E. Gordon describes the experience of these researchers as they submitted papers describing their low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR )experiments to mainstream science journals.

"Our attempt to publish novel experimental results in a renowned physics journal shows that in some cases editors and reviewers are not impartial; they are biased and closed-minded. Although our subject matter was technical, its rejection was not: it was emotionally charged. ... Such behavior on the part of editors and reviewers has a stifling effect on innovation and the diffusion of knowledge."


'Universal ripple' could hold the secret to high-temperature superconductivity

 Dec. 19, 2013 - "UBC researchers have discovered a universal electronic state that controls the behavior of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.... so-called ‘charge-density-waves’ -- static ripples formed by the self-organization of electrons in the material’s normal state. These ripples carry the seeds out of which superconductivity emerges. "Our understanding of superconductivity in the cuprate family has been hindered by the diversity of intertwining electronic orders," says UBC PhD student Riccardo Comin."

Copper-oxide superconducting pellet levitating over a magnetic track.

Perhaps This Is the Secret to Hi Temp Superconductivity

 


Navy Sailors have Radiation Sickness after Japan Rescue

Dec 22, 2013 - "Navy sailor Lindsay Cooper knew something was wrong when billows of metallic-tasting snow began drifting over USS Ronald Reagan ... the day in March 2011 when she and scores of crewmates watched a sudden storm blow toward them from the tsunami-torn coast of Fukushima, Japan. ... Now, nearly three years after their deployment on a humanitarian mission to Japan’s ravaged coast, Cooper and scores of her fellow crew members on the aircraft carrier and a half-dozen other support ships are battling cancers, thyroid disease, uterine bleeding and other ailments. ... Japan didn’t want us in port, Korea didn’t want us, Guam turned us away. We floated in the water for two and a half months," until Thailand took them in."


Wave of Radiation from Fukushima Will Be 10 Times Bigger than All of the Radiation from Nuclear Tests Combined

"There was no background radioactive cesium before above-ground nuclear testing and nuclear accidents started. ... "Small amounts of caesium-134 and caesium-137 were released into the environment during nearly all nuclear weapon tests and some nuclear accidents, most notably the Chernobyl disaster." ... But the amount of radiation pumped out by Fukushima dwarfs the amount released by the nuclear tests. .... This graphic from Woods Hole ... shows how much more cesium was dumped into the sea off Japan from Fukushima as compared to nuclear testing and Chernobyl."

 

Third person charged in slaying of Dr. Eugene Mallove in 2004

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."


                                           

 

"Cold Nuclear Fusion" at RASA

Edward Tsyganov

[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."

Edward Tsyganov RASA: Cold Nuclear Fusion presentation [pdf]

 


 

  What Could be Bigger than Shale -- How about LENR?

Frank Acland

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."

   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

  ICCF-18 Presentation Videos for Thursday and Friday July 25 and 26

Akito Takahashi - Nuclear Products of Cold Fusion by TSC Theory

Andrew Meulenberg - Composite Model for LENR in Linear Defects of a Lattice

Yeong Kim - Theoretical Analysis and Reaction Mechanisms for Experimental Results of Hydrogen-Nickel Systems

Akira Kitamura - A Mass-Flow-Calorimetry System for Scaled-up Experiments on Anomalous Heat Evolution at Elevated Temperatures

  ICCF-18 Presentation Videos for Wednesday, July 24

      David Nagel "Production and Destruction of Elements by Low Energy Nuclear Reactions"

Thomas Barnard "High Energy D2 Bond from Feynman’s Integral Wave Equation"

Peter Hagelstein "Lattice-induced Nuclear Excitation and Coherent Energy Exchange in the Karabut Experiment"

Graham Hubler "Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance"

Roger Stringham "Conservation of Energy and Momentum, a Cavitation Heat Event"

 ICCF-18 Presentation Videos [Tues, July 23, 2013]

          Francesco Celani "...Constantan wires ..."

Mitchell Swartz "... Nanostructured CF/LANR ..."

Mathieu Valat "...Celani's Wire ..."

Olga Dmitriyeva "Numerical Modeling"

           ICCF-18 Presentation Videos [Monday, July 22, 2013]

 

  A Superconductor-surrogate Earns its Stripes

Alison Hatt

"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

  • • PdH and YBCO are recognized HTSC, High hydrogen loading in PdH has anomalously high Tc
  • • PdD and YBCOD produce charged particles and neutrons, Observed with solid state nuclear track detectors (SSNTD)

 


 

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 Oct. 15, 2013 - The fifth annual Ada Lovelace Day

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."


 British Gas: Alternative, Cheaper Energy suggestions

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."


  Tyler van Houwelingen's - Is Cold Fusion (LANR/LENR) The Real Deal

Polar View Saturn Oct. 2013  [Cassini]


Energy Inf. Agency: SHORT-TERM ENERGY AND WINTER FUELS OUTLOOK

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/

Full Report (pdf) http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/pdf/steo_full.pdf

Projected Winter Fuel Expenditures by Fuel and Region

http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/steo/report/WinterFuels.cfm

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)).

Nuclear fusion milestone passed at US lab

Paul Rincon

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 Timesfusion facility in the world."


  Hyundai to Market Hydrogen Vehicle Next Year

      Tom Krisher

"Hyundai says it has overcome safety and storage issues with a rear-mounted tank that has passed numerous crash tests without incident."

Following Rossi’s E-Cat, Another Cold Fusion Device Attracts Commercial Interest

 Brian Westenhaus

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. "

Brillouin Inventor Shares Some Interesting Thoughts on LENR

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."


 Update on Defkalion’s reactor demo in Milan

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.

 

 

 Scientists create never-before-seen form of matter

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.

Infinite Energy


Cold Fusion at NI Week 2013     Dennis Cravens and Rod Gimpel

ICCF18: Scientific Advancements, Industrial Demonstrations, Big Turnout, Enthusiasm     Marianne Macy

Pam Boss Receives Preparata Medal     Christy L. Frazier

Dr. John O’M. Bockris: 1923 - 2013

In Memory of Ken Shoulders

 A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Natalie Wolchover

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."

  


  Is Cold Fusion Entering the Final Stages?

Brian Westenhaus

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.].


 Defkalion CEO: Entering the Toronto Stock Exchange This Year

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 Post Thoughts: Long Hours, High Spirits, and The Young Guns

   ICCF-18 Day 6: The Way Forward            ICCF-18 Banquet Snapshots: Celebrating Science

  ICCF-18 Day 5: Presentations and Awards     ICCF-18 Day 4: Presentations and Behind the Scenes

   ICCF-18 Day 3: PHOTOS!        ICCF-18 Day 2: Strong Claims and Rebuttals


   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 Science Committee Concludes Fire Cannot Be Started

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. " 


 

   Program: “Applying the Scientific Method to Understanding Anomalous Heat Effects:

Opportunities and Challenges”

 


                                                                   

  Part 2 -Cold Fusion 101: Intr. to Excess Heat in the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment at MIT (pdf)

Gayle Verner

 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."

 

 

 

  NIWeek 2013 features Dennis Cravens Experiment

"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??

  Defkalion Europe Freezes Relationship With Defkalion Green Technologies over Measurement Issues

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

  HEAVYWATERGATE  continues at the US Patent Office led by a corrupt group of individuals who routinely mischaracterize facts about cold fusion on federal documents.  Why?  

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: 

   Strong Confirmations of Fleischmann Pons ‘Cold Fusion’ Effect at EU Parliament

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“:

  Proceedings of Japan Cold Fusion Reseach Society

  JCF13 -  just released (pdf)


 National Science Foundation – Cold Fusion & LENR – Search Engine Censorship

  The NSF Fails its Mission in Regards to LENR Science

 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.


    A New Way to Make Hydrogen For Fuel

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."


  Using Wood For a Battery Component

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. "


   Al Gore "Cold Fusion Very Intriguing" In Talk On Climate Change Solutions

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."

  Discussion at Russ George's Site

  Discussion at Ruby Karat's Site


 Relativity behind mercury's liquidity

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


 CF/LANR/LENR Aircraft gets NASA research grant

 "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


   Swedish District Heat Is A Perfect Fit For Cold Fusion

 

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 in Remembrance

"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."

Sergio Focardi gave a decisive impetus to research

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.

"Science of Cosmography Reveals 3-D Map of the Local Universe

     

"The three-dimensional structure of the local universe may one day become as familiar as our local geography thanks to a new generation of maps that reveal our neighbourhood’s rich complexity and our place within it The geography of our world is one of the great cultural invariants. There can hardly be the person on the planet who isn’t familiar with the shape of the continents and how they dovetail together or of the Earth is a pale blue sphere orbiting the Sun with seven other planets.
.... All that should begin to change in the next few years with the increasingly accurate maps that cosmologists are compiling of the three-dimensional distribution of galaxies within universe.
...  [ Video here  also http://irfu.cea.fr/cosmography   


  Cold Fusion Machine Gets Third-Party Verification, Inventor Says

 


   Jeane Manning Visits Defkalion Green Technologies

" 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. "

  Defkalion Report [(Jeane Manning) 2 page pdf]


  Pre-loaded hydrogen fuel is the Engineering answer for CF/LANR efficiency, ease and safety

Ruby Carat

"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."

  Coupled particles cross energy wall - Longhi KleinTunneling

 "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.

  Forbes.com renews attention to widely disparaged "low-energy nuclear reactions"

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 ..."

  3rd Party E-Cat Test Report

"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


   The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

"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."


  Hydrogen Atoms under Magnification: Direct Observation of the Nodal Structure of Stark States
 Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 213001 (2013)

"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."

  Tests find Rossi's E-Cat has an energy density at least 10 times higher than any conventional energy source

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."


  Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10,000 times the energy density of gas

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."


   Svenska forskare har testat Rossis energikatalysator – E-cat

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.


   ‘Very Remarkable’ — Swedish R&D Organization ELFORSK on E-Cat Report it Funded

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. "


  Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All

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."


  Discussion - Forbes’ Mark Gibbs on the E-Cat 3rd Party Tests


  3rd Party Report: E-Cat One Order of Magnitude Greater Than Conventional Energy Sources

 

"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" 

   Andrea Rossi’s Third Party Report RELEASED

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   ECAT HT Validated by Top Physicists

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.


  Fusione nucleare fredda: un italiano ce l'ha fatta

"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."


  Rossi Vindicated? E-Cat Tested by Third Party Investigation

Charles Kennedy

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."


  Rossi E-Cat – Fusione Fredda e LENR

"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."

  Rossi E-Cat Report (pdf)

  Two 100 hour scientific tests confirm anomalous heat production in Rossi’s E-Cat

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). "

  3rd party report shows anomalous heat production – The Rossi Effect

"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."


  Prossimi eventi a Bruxelles

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.

  EU to Host Meeting on Fleischmann Pons Effect

 


Gerald Celente on “the biggest element that could change the world in a positive way”

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."


Scientists must Study the Nuclear Weak Force to Better Understand LENR

David Niebauer

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."


   ‘Hot’ Hot Cat Picture!

May 3, 2013 - "picture of the hot cat ... pushed to its limits"

    Live Interview with Andrea Rossi

(Coming May 7; 4:30 pm Eastern) to discuss recent updates including the April 30 E-Cat plant status


Trends Journal taps Cold Fusion (LANR) Again

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."


   Rossi: Three Ecat Units on the Way to America

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

Brian D. Josephson
 

    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, M. C. H. McKubre et al. J. Electroanal. Chem. 368, 5556; 1994; E. Storms and C. L. Talcott 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."


  LESSON #1:  COLD FUSION IS IMPORTANT

 

 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."


 

   Cold Fusion and NASA:   NASA Technology Gateway – Spinoff – LENR Cold Fusion

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."


 

 On Theory and Science Generally in Connection with the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment (pdf)

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.

  New energy solution from Nobel laureate ignored by NYTimes

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.

"Robert W. Fri (Apr. 3rd.) asks, in regard to climate change, for ‘steps that will make useful progress at low cost’. I suggest his committee look carefully into so-called cold fusion, a good source for which is the Library at lenr.org. (corrected from lenr.com)  In retrospect the conventional view, that the claims of Fleischmann and Pons in this regard were erroneous, can be seen to have been based on a number of faulty assumptions, some of which were discussed in a lecture by Peter Hagelstein at MIT (see http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/VernerIAP2013.pdf). The claim that in such systems heat is generated far in excess of what can be explained in conventional terms has by now been confirmed in very many investigations, though reproducibility on demand has been a problem. The factors determining how much heat will be generated in any given sample are at present poorly understood; thus modest funding to address these issues should pay dividends. Once these factors are understood, there is a real possibility that fusion processes at ordinary temperatures in suitable materials can contribute significantly to energy resources in the future, and thereby help to combat the problem of climate change." - Prof. Brian Josephson, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge, Foreign Honorary Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences


 

  Report: Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Heat in the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment at MIT (pdf)

Gayle Verner

 

"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."


 

 

 

   Cold fusion-powered car engineer, Dr. Dennis Cravens' long history of discovery

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."


 

Volume 11 of the Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is now available


Dr. Eugene Mallove on HeavyWatergate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  "Responsibly imaginable" COLD FUSION /LANR/LENR solutions from NASA

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."


  Planck Space Data Yields Evidence of Universes Beyond Our Own

May 19, 2013 - "Scientists believe they have found the first evidence of the existence of other universes beyond our own, following analysis of the radiation left behind by the Big Bang. Data gathered by the European Space Agency's Planck spacecraft enabled researchers to map the "cosmic microwave" of background radiation left behind when the universe began 13.8 billion years ago. ... The map showed anomalies that cosmologists believe could only have been caused by the gravitational pull of other universes outside our own.


 BEST CF/LANR MEASUREMENT PRODUCT EVER 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   Nuclear Fusion – Possible at Last?

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."


  Color changing nanoparticles inspired by deep sea denizens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)."

 


  A Follow up on the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Breakthrough

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."


   MIT Create Solar Cells that Beat the Shockley-Queisser Efficiency Limit

Brian Westenhaus

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."


   A Major Step Forward for Plasma Research

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."


   Dark matter experiment CDMS sees three tentative clues

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. "

 


   £13bn Iter Hot Fusion project wins license (calls it a "breakthrough" as successful cold fusion is ignored)

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."


  Rossi- New claims here with file application documents


   Update to Rossi’s European Patent Application


    Rossi E-Cat – Fusione Fredda e LENR

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. "


    E-Cat Testing in Sweden?

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."


  Superheated Bose-Einstein condensate exists above critical temperature

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."


  Dark matter as elusive as ever – despite space station results

"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.


  Droplet printing assembles soft networks

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."


 Flow electrodes may enable large-scale sea water desalination

 


 Despite Fukushima, Britain to Press Forward with Nuclear Power

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."


  Japan breaks China's stranglehold on rare metals

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."


 Obama Energy Policy and Secretary no help for Cold Fusion

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.


  MIT Develops Meltdown-Proof, Nuclear Waste-Eating Reactor (on paper)

Brian Westenhaus

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. "


 

    Forbes.com returns attention to low-energy nuclear reactions

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."


 

  Cold Fusion research continues in 2013 as further experiments are planned

 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."

 

 

 Higgs Boson Positively Identified

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."

 

 Recycling rare earth elements using ionic liquids

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."

 

 

 

  A MOTTO FOR ICCF-19

Peter Gluck

"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."

 

 


 

Jeff Driscoll's CF/LANR/LENR Project

George Miley’s CF/LANR/LENR Project

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. "

 

 


 

  Dr. Graham Hubler Appointed Director of Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance

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.

 


 

Why are the Big Financial Institutions Selling Oil BIG?

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."

 


 

 Video Clip of CF Emerging at LASER

 Cold Fusion Emerging at LASER

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."

 

 Unique Hg Stable Isotope Signatures of Compact Fluorescent Lamp-Sourced Hg

"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."

 


 

Lewis Larsen Claims CFL Lightbulbs Have LENR Inside

 


 

Graphene-like form of silicon (Silicene) proves hard to handle

"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."

 

 

 


 

 

  (Hot) Fusion that Works: Is Working Much Better

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."

 

Solving the Puzzle of Binding Two Unusual Materials

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

March 8, 2013 - " Recently, scientists at Aalto University in Finland and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland demonstrated the dynamical Casimir effect using a Josephson metamaterial embedded in a microwave cavity. They showed that under certain conditions, real photons are generated in pairs, and concluded that their creation was consistent with quantum field theory predictions.  ...  they had to ensure that the origin of the noise is quantum and not some unaccounted source of excess noise, such as thermal imbalance between the environment and the sample, or possibly leakage of external noise.  ... Modulating the effective length of the cavity by flux-biasing the SQUID  (superconducting quantum interference device) metamaterial had its challenges as well. "

 


 

Century-old problem: ... what causes low-frequency electronic 1/f noise

[ 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. "

 

  MIT Prof. Peter Hagelstein's  Intro to CF Excess Power (with Enhanced Audio)

Feb. 27, 2013 - "Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments lectures by Dr. Peter Hagelstein"


  Age of Cold Fusioneers

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.

  Memories of Peak Oil

"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. "


  U.S. oil production hit 20-year milestone in November

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"

  Report from the Swedish "Defence Materiel Agency" (FMV)

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."


  Report from Swedish "Defence Materiel Agency" (FMV)  (pdf)

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 :

The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science    All Volumes of the journal        

Individual papers at :  http://www.iscmns.org/library.htm

 Archives Illuminate Scientific Mystery of Century

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."

   Media Finally "Discovers" NASA LENR Experiments

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."


  NASA on LENR, Again

 

 

 

  One of America's First Nuclear Plants Leaking Radioactive Waste

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."

 

 

 


 

 

 

  Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works -100 MW Fusion Prototype

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."

  Cold Fusion Explained at MIT

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."


LENR, résumé pour décideurs

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."

 

 

 

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Evidence that LENR is real

"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."

   Rossi to Josephson - Publication Around End of March

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. "

 


 

An introduction to spark spreads

"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. ... 

George Miley’s LENR Project

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. "

 

 


 

 Turns out LENR is pathological science


 LENR-to-Market Weekly -- February 7, 2013

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.


Evidence that LENR is real

"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."

 


Are There Fortunes to Be Made in Asteroid Mining?

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. "


TEPCO accident causes new problem at Fukushima

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.


Meet the Fukushima 50? No, you can’t

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."

 

 

Cold Fusion Now's Jeremy Rys' videos of the lectures

Videos of the lectures at 'LENR Cold Fusion Site'

Slide Set of NANOR®type output presented at MIT IAP Course 2012 (pdf) 

 Dr. Bob Visits MIT   Week 2

ECAT-home Coverage 

 Ruby Carat (Cold Fusion Now ) Week 1  Week 2

  Cold Fusion Now Reports on MIT’s Cold Fusion 101 Course

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.

 

 


 

 

 

Changing the Entire Field of CF: 

The JET Energy NANOR®-type of LANR/LENR/CF Quantum Optical Component

 


 

 

Help End "Heavywatergate" and the 24 YEAR USPTO Coverup
 

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.


   chavaenergy - A Short History of Hydrogen Thermal Anomalies

 

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. "

  New Coal Technology Harnesses Energy Without Burning

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. "

 


 

   Energy From Coal Without the Burning

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

Polariton BoseEinstein condensate at room temperature in an Al(Ga)N nanowiredielectric 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.

 


 

   Bose-Einstein condensate created at room temperature using quasiparticles

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. "


   Gold-digging microbe

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.


  Tesla Reaches 20,000 Unit Production Rate Annually for Model S

 



  '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."


  Japanese carmakers drop battery electric-car development

Feb. 4, 2013 - "Japan is backtracking on battery electric-car development ..."


  Electric Car

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"


Hydrogen Production From Synthetic Catalysts

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."

 


 

  E-cat Followers In The Age Of Depression

 


 

Boeing Battery Was a Concern Before Failure

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."


Proton's radius revised downward

           Andrew Grant

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."


 NTSB Analysis of the Battery Fire on Japan Airlines B-787

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. "


MIT Plans New Cold Fusion Course

"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."

 


 

A Cocoon of Technology

        Bill Zebuhr

"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."


 

 

  David Nagel: "A new workforce will be needed for LENR"


  Cold Fusion: E-cat of Defkalion is ready to face the industrial market

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)

from The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science 
All Volumes of the journal        Individual papers at :  http://www.iscmns.org/library.htm

Characteristics and Energetics of Craters in LENR Experimental Materials -  David J. Nagel
From the Naught Orbit to the 4He Excited State - A. Meulenberg
Protocol for a Silicate-based LENR Using Electrodes of Various Metals -  Brian P. Roarty and Carol J. Walker
An Introduction to the Pico-chemistry Working Hypothesis - Jacques Dufour
Effect of Forced Oxidation on Hydrogen Isotope Absorption/Adsorption
Characteristics of PdNiZr Oxide Compounds -  Yuki Miyoshi, Hideyuki Sakoh, Akira Taniike, Akira Kitamura, Akito Takahashi, Reiko Seto and Yushi Fujita
Recent Advances in Deuterium Permeation Transmutation Experiments - Y. Iwamura, T. Itoh, N. Yamazaki, H. Yonemura, K. Fukutani and D. Sekiba

 

 


 

 

   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. 16, 2013 -     Francesco Piantelli's European patent application EP2368252 Granted


 

 

 

 

  Nano Silicon Powder Produces Hydrogen

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."

Which prediction will most likely come true?

    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)
January 21, 2013 - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven

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.

  Europe Is Going Off The Solar Energy Demand Cliff

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.


 

   Measurement of Muon Capture on the Proton to 1% Precision and Determination of the Pseudoscalar Coupling gP

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.

   Effort to Reproduce Blacklight Power's CIHT experiment

 


 

 

At the Threshold of a Nuclear Fission Renaissance

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".


Will New Chinese Nuclear Reactor Design Crush Western Competition?

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."

US Schools with Cold Fusion (LANR)-Friendly Faculty

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."

 


 

2013 starts right with Cold Fusion 101 at MIT for second year

Ruby Carat

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.


Will 2013 be the Year of the New Fire or Not?

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.


 

/New WIPO Nickel-Hydrogen Patent Application Published

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.

 

Do YOU really want Ultra-clean, Incredibly Highly Efficient, Abundant, Energy Production? 
Get Off your Chair & Help End Heavywatergate!!!
 


Get Ready For the Ultra LED

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:

Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments

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.

 


 

LANR/Cold Fusion Year in Review 2012

While the USPTO subverts clean energy in the USA, the Italian Parliament has recognized cold fusion (LANR/LENR):

New parliamentary interpellation pro 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 ... "


Quantum gas goes below absolute zero 

Zeeya Merali

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)

2013 History of Cold Fusion Calendar (Infinite Energy)

 


 

Videos from the 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion

August 12-17, 2012 in Daejon, South Korea .

 
 ICCF18 - the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion
- July 21-27, 2013 the University of Missouri

 


 

 

Cold Fusion Now Gallery


NORWAY BEGINS FOUR YEAR TEST OF THORIUM NUCLEAR REACTOR

Peter Murray

  • Dec. 11, 2012 - "A Norwegian company is breaking with convention and switching ... from uranium to thorium. Oslo based Thor Energy is pairing up with the Norwegian government and US-based (but Japanee/Toshiba owned) Westinghouse to begin a four year test ... run at a government reactor in Halden."

 


 

Caltech engineers invent light-focusing device

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). "

The Inconceivable Embarrassment From Cold Fusion

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)

2004 report written by Professors Iwamura, Itoh, Terada, Ishikawa

 

 

Conclusively Demonstrating the "New Energy Effect" of Cold Fusion

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..."

JET Energy  MEANS  CLEAN  ENERGY PRODUCTION through the  PHUSOR®, the NANORT and NANOR  EXPLORERT     

Yasuhiro Iwamura - ANS Presentation on LENR Transmutation

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."

 


 

Celani Announces 3rd Party Replication

Dec. 5, 2012 - "Francesco Celani announc(ed) a successful 3rd party replication of his LENR system"


Major European Electronics Company has Duplicated Celani Cell

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

 


Celani Replication Project - First Run Soon

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."

 


A Fork in the Road to Replication

Nov. 10, 2012 - "Being able to replicate a scientific discovery is one of the mainstays of the scientific method. Difficulty in replicating the Fleischmann and Pons experiment in 1989 has given rise to the widely held myth that cold fusion in fact has never been replicated. Of course this is not true. The number of documented replications runs in the thousands.  ... Cold fusion is now being developed like a business, including reluctance to share information to potential competitors and closely guarded trade secrets and concomitantly, absolutely no obligation to the public at large to share findings or methods."

 


Canada looks to lure energy workers from the U.S. 

 



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 "


Update on Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, QuantumHeat.org


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. "

 


 

The Renewable Energy Illusion

Ed Dolan

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."