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 No protons needed? Possible discovery of a four-neutron particle

Feb 17, 2016 - "It’s tempting to call the tetraneutron a theoretical particle, as its existence has yet to be confirmed. But that would imply that it’s a consequence of some existing theoretical model, that it’s predicted by some theory. The tetraneutron, however, contradicts the relevant theories—it should be impossible. And yet, amidst all the (deserved) excitement for the detection of gravitational waves last week, an experiment quietly turned up the strongest evidence for a tetraneutron thus far. It’s not full confirmation yet, but if the new study’s conclusions are borne out, things are going to get weird.  .... Researchers fired beryllium-14 atoms at a carbon target to observe the resulting chaos of particles, a relatively common practice.  Beryllium-14 has what’s called a halo nucleus, unlike many simpler atoms. Essentially, it has an “inner nucleus” wrapped in a wider “outer nucleus” that orbits it. Beryllium-14’s halo is made of four neutrons, so the researchers expected to see that halo break apart and become four individual neutrons. That would have been detected as four distinct signals.  Instead, what they actually observed was one big signal, implying the neutrons had somehow stuck together as a single particle, a tetraneutron (rendered as 4n ), which should be impossible. ...That brings us to the present day .. A team of researchers at RIKEN in Wako, Japan, ... fired a beam of helium nuclei at a liquid form of helium....When they were smashed together, in some instances beryllium was produced, with four protons and four neutrons. That leaves four neutrons conspicuously missing from the final product. Perhaps fittingly, it was apparently produced four times. The researchers estimate each tetraneutron lasted a billionth of a trillionth of a second before decaying into other particles."


   Ed:  Turbulence is now purported to be the "biggest obstacle" to hot fusion, and great interest perhaps as a segue to ignoring that the insurmountable hot fusion-coulomb barrier, the improbability of controlling materials well at those temperatures, and the coercive formation of radionucleides during hot fusion, are probably bigger problems. However, the role of electrons in heat transfer and turbulence again shows that that Nature is far more complicated than our most often too-simple models.

 New finding may explain heat loss in fusion reactors

 January 21, 2016 - "One of the biggest obstacles to making fusion power practical and realizing its promise of virtually limitless and relatively clean energy has been that computer models have been unable to predict how the hot, electrically charged gas inside a fusion reactor behaves under the intense heat and pressure required to make atoms stick together. ... a major problem has been to understand and predict exactly how this turbulence works, and thus how to overcome it. A long-standing discrepancy between predictions and observed results in test reactors has been called "the great unsolved problem" .... Solving this discrepancy is critical for predicting the performance of new fusion reactors such as the huge international collaborative project called ITER .... MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center .... found it hard to believe their own results at first, it turns out that interactions between turbulence at the tiniest scale, that of electrons, and turbulence at a scale 60 times larger, that of ions, can account for the mysterious mismatch between theory and experimental results.  The expectation by physicists for more than a decade had been that turbulence associated with ions (atoms with an electric charge) was so much larger than turbulence caused by electrons -- nearly two orders of magnitude smalle --.. (in theoretical simulations) the tiny eddies produced by electrons continue to be clearly visible in the results, stretched out into long ribbons that wind around the donut-shaped vacuum chamber that characterizes a tokamak fusion reactor. Despite the temperature of 100 million degrees Celsius inside the plasma, these ribbon-like eddies persist for long enough to influence how heat gets dissipated from the swirling mass.



"A world without pollution changes everything"

  Is Piantelli close to Commercializing Technology?

"There has been a sudden burst of activity from nicHenergy the Italian company associated with low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) pioneer Francessco Piantelli. The company’s website has been completely rebuilt and now contains a great deal of English language content about its work.  ... Little is revealed about the state of Piantelli’s work but the site mentions upscaling from watts to kilowatts.  ...Piantelli also has three LENR patents two of which involve nickel and hydrogen the same process Rossi is using. That’s no coincidence because Piantelli once conducted LENR research with Rossi’s mentor the late Sergio Focardi. Focardi did the research that formed the basis of Rossi’s ecat technology."

"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?

 Andrea Rossi E-cat Patent Application Rejected in 2016 -
What’s Next for Rossi and Industrial Heat, LLC?

"Has Rothwell just destroyed any hope for Rossi to get new investors? We tell you what the latest “peer reviewer,” we mean patent examiner, has to say about the Lugano test and supposed e-cat replications. Not only was Rossi’s real e-cat patent application rejected again [01/11/2016], but Mats Lewan is wrong in claiming that the patent that was issued to Rossi in 2015, was for the e-cat. "

 10 Key Energy Trends To Watch For In 2016
Nick Cunningham

January 5,  2016 - "What can we expect in 2016?    1. U.S. oil production contracts. ....

2. LNG supply up, prices down. ...

3. Dividends on the rocks. ...

4. Renewables gain ground. 2015 was the best year yet for solar power, with over 7 GW of installations in the U.S., a record high. But the next few years could dwarf those numbers. The extension of the solar investment tax credit will lead to cumulative installations in the U.S. quadrupling to 100 GW by 2020"

  Big change in store for New York nuclear in 2016

Dec. 28, 2015 - "New York’s nuclear energy landscape is poised to shift dramatically in 2016, as it shrinks by one reactor and as the governor readies a policy that would recognize nuclear as a key bridge fuel to a renewable-powered future. At least one of the state’s six nuclear reactors may be shuttered, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is aggressively targeting two more, both at the Indian Point facility in Westchester, for closure. ... Closing just one reactor today, before any more renewable resources are built, could worsen air pollution by almost 10 percent .."

FLASHBACK: 2007 Cold Fusion (Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reactions) Colloquium at MIT


20th Int. Conf. on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science ICCF-20

Organizers Professors Yasuhiro Iwamura and Jirohta Kasagi Tohoku University

October 2-7, 2016  Sendai City Information & Industrial Plaza  Sendai, Japan

 Energy sources for propulsion to, and for distributed use on, Mars [Includes Cold Fusion]

Dr. Mitchell Swartz, JOURNAL OF SPACE EXPLORATION, vol. 4, issue2, pp 201-204 (2015) (pdf)

"More Power  is Needed - Mars is the future.  How do we know that?  Because six times as many people signed up (202,586) for a one-way ride than did for the Affordable Care Act which means that people would rather buy a ticket to the vast unknown than get healthcare as they age.  What is holding back the transport of humans to Mars, and its colonization, is energy. We need more powerful rockets to take people there quicker, and we need more accessible, more portable distributed power sources for exploring, making outposts on, and terraforming of, the Martian surface.   This paper briefly discusses present and soon-to-be available energy sources which will make this possible.  ..."

2016 Effort to Support and Expand Clean Energy Cold Fusion Education

               Do You Support Clean Energy?   Who wouldn’t.   Whether you call it low energy nuclear reactions, the new fire, lattice assisted nuclear reactions, lattice enabled nuclear reactions, or any variation thereof,  it WILL BE the future.  But  Cold Fusion public education and its development simply cannot continue to move forward without help. How many years have you visited this web site or joined us and took advantage of our scientific Colloquia, educational courses, information-packed symposia, and other meetings, etc. that we sponsored, to get the latest, best information on cold fusion. 

 2016 Effort to Support and Expand Clean Energy Cold Fusion Education



  2016 LENRIA History of Cold Fusion Calendar

The industrial association for LENR, LENRIA, has produced a beautiful 2016 calendar focusing on leaders in today's emerging new energy field.


 JCMNS (Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science) will be indexed in the Web Of Science

On his blog, Jean-Paul Biberian, the editor of the only LENR scientific journal, the JCMNS (Journal of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science) reports that JCMNS will be indexed in the Web Of Science produced by ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) of thomson Scientific

 This is a tiny but important move, toward acceptance of LENR science. This will allow more researcher to have access to articles. (without being burned alive )

Blog of Jean-Paul Biberian

Cold fusion and the conversion of mass to energy [Unaware of actual progress in LANR]

Dec. 21, 2015 - Test and Measurement Tips - "Albert Einstein’s famous equation, E = MC2, was contained in his 1905 Special Theory of Relativity, presented in a paper succinctly titled On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies. ... Mass and energy are two attributes of a physical body that are always present in the proportion E = MC2. C, the nominal speed of light in a vacuum, is a gigantic number, and when squared it is a large number indeed! What the equation means is that mass and energy are interchangeable and under specific conditions what we consider a small amount of mass can become a large amount of energy.  ....   At the light end of the periodic table, where the atomic numbers are low, the nuclear reaction of interest is known as fusion. This involves combining hydrogen atoms to form helium atoms, here again with release of vast amounts of energy. As a source of power, fusion would be much cleaner than fission in that radioactive waste products would not be generated. Moreover, the hydrogen for fuel could be acquired by electrolysis of water, using a minute amount of energy compared to the amount generated in the fusion process.  A slow, controlled (non-explosive) nuclear process involving hydrogen to helium conversion has been called cold fusion. This would be a totally non-polluting inexpensive source of abundant energy with no apparent downside. ...  A viable cold fusion device could reverse global warming and provide unlimited power on a decentralized basis in conjunction with solar PV. Whether this is possible remains unknown at present but in view of the great benefits, a large investment in research would seem appropriate."

   Bill Gates Expected to Create Billion-Dollar Fund for Clean Energy

Nov. 27, 2015 - "Bill Gates will announce the creation of a multibillion-dollar clean energy fund on Monday at the opening of a Paris summit meeting .... meant to pay for research and development of new clean-energy technologies. It will include contributions from other billionaires and philanthropies, as well as a commitment by the United States and other participating nations to double their budget for clean energy research and development, according to the people with knowledge of the plans, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the fund.  The announcement of the fund, which has the joint backing of the governments of the United States, China, India and other countries, the people said, is intended to give momentum to the two-week Paris climate talks.
... If successful, the Paris meeting could spur a fundamental shift away from the use of oil, coal and gas to the use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power."

 German scientists make big stride towards (hot) fusion

Scientists in Germany said Thursday they had reached a milestone in a quest to derive energy from nuclear fusion, billed as a potentially limitless, safe and cheap source.  ... After spending a billion euros and nine years' construction work, physicists working on a German project called the "stellarator" said they had briefly generated a super-heated helium plasma inside a vessel – a key point in the experimental process.  ... The German experiment, using a machine called Wendelstein 7-X, was aimed at seeing whether it was possible to heat helium atoms with a microwave laser and to briefly contain the plasma within the vessel.  The first plasma in the 16-metre-wide (52-foot-wide) machine, from one milligram of helium gas heated by a 1.8-megawatt laser pulse, lasted one-tenth of a second and reached a temperature of around one million Celsius, the Institute said in a press release.

 Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future?

Dec. 9, 2015 - "Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen, biofuels or batteries  ... a novel concept for using tiny metal particles – similar in size to fine flour or icing sugar – to power external-combustion engines. .... The idea of burning metal powders is nothing new – they’ve been used for centuries in fireworks, ... Iron could be the primary candidate for this purpose, according to the study. Millions of tons of iron powders are already produced annually for the metallurgy, chemical and electronic industries."


 Nov. 27, 2015 - Nanortech Inc. has published peer-reviewed data and information regarding its NANOR®-type cold fusion (lattice assisted nuclear reaction)  components.  These have been tested with multiple types of sensors and controls (verification). The latest components are designated Series 8 (the eighth generation of such components).

  Series 8  NANOR®-type CF/LANR Components -  Several types commissioned.  Testing ongoing.

Series 7  NANOR®-type CF/LANR Components - Partial results reported at ICCF-19 (1) and in Current Science (2).  Tests still ongoing at two locations.

Series 6  NANOR®-type CF/LANR Components - Open demonstration at MIT from Jan through May 2012 (3).  Partial results reported previously at ICCF-17 (3,4), ICCF-18 (5,6,7).

Series 1 through 5  NANOR®-type CF/LANR Components - Preliminary R&D efforts. Some results reported previously of these earliest components.

 (1) Swartz, M. P. Hagelstein, G. Verner, Impact of Electrical Avalanche Through a ZrO2-NiD Nanostructured CF/LANR Component on its Incremental Excess Power Gain", ICCF-19, Italy (2015)

(2) Swartz, M. G. Verner, J. Tolleson, P. Hagelstein, Dry, preloaded NANOR®-type CF/LANR components, Current Science, 108, 4, 595 (2015);

(3) Swartz M. R., Hagelstein P.I., Demonstration of Energy Gain from a Preloaded ZrO2–PdD Nanostructured CF/LANR Quantum Electronic Device at MIT, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 13, (2014), p 516

(4) Swartz M. R., Verner G., et al., Energy Gain From Preloaded ZrO2–PdNi–D Nanostructured CF/LANR Quantum Electronic Components, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 13, (2014), p 528

(5) Swartz M., Verner, G., et al., Imaging of an Active NANOR®-type LANR Component using CR-39, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 81;

(6) Swartz M., Incremental High Energy Emission from a ZrO2–PdD Nanostructured Quantum Electronic Component CF/LANR, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 92;

(7) Swartz M., Verner, G., et al., Amplification and Restoration of Energy Gain Using Fractionated Magnetic Fields on ZrO2–PdD Nanostructured Components, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 66;


  2016 LENRIA History of Cold Fusion Calendar

The industrial association for LENR, LENRIA, has produced a beautiful 2016 calendar focusing on leaders in today's emerging new energy field.


 Three energy solutions that excite Bill Gates [He ignores cold fusion]

Nov. 30, 2015 - "Solar chemical technology, flow batteries and solar paint are three examples of promising technologies motivating Bill Gates as he announces a multi-billion dollar private sector coalition alongside top billionaires to accelerate clean energy innovation. .... By launching the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, he hopes capital from the 28 members, who include Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba's Jack Ma, and Amazon's Jeff Bezos, will allow firms to get their ideas into the marketplace. No details on the coalition's size was available but Gates did say the group's goal is as much accelerating progress on clean energy as it is making a profit. His announcement came as the United Nations conference on climate change kicked off in Paris on Sunday, where governments hope to ink an agreement to cap the rate of global warming at 2 degrees Celsius compared with the current rate of 2.5-3.76 degrees.  .... Solar chemical technology essentially uses solar energy to create hydrogen, which can be used as fuel or for commercial purposes, such as making fertilizer.....The purpose behind solar paint is to make solar power easier to install."




              Happy Thanksgiving      

Nov. 26, 2015 - We should be Thankful for the solid state lattice. If lattice-water-ice (Type Ih) did not have lower density and float, all advanced life would have perished in the lakes,  which would have frozen from the bottom up. And Thankful that the solid state lattice provides enablement of cold fusion and so much good physics and material science. The lattice, from cold fusion to Mossbauer effect provides things, that common chemistry cannot such as vacancies, emphore effects such as described in the catastrophic active media theory of CF, and phonons (which enable the down conversion of 4He*), .... and type-II Weyl fermions. 

For the latest example of the extreme effects of the lattice, consider tungsten ditelluride crystals which are electrical insulators in some directions and electrical conductors in other directions.  This does not occur by chemistry seen in solutions but by solid state lattice behavior --- just like cold fusion (lattice enabled and assisted nuclear reactions). Reports of this are in Phys Org: 'Material universe' yields surprising new particle

The article introduces that the type-II Weyl fermion is the reason. Confer also:

Simply put, a standard type-I Weyl fermion does not permit many-body phenomena such as superconductivity or magentic ordering. However, type-II Weyl fermions apparently do permit superconductivity, magnetic ordering, and pair-density wave phenomena.


  'Material universe' yields surprising new particle


"An international team of researchers has predicted the existence of a new type of particle called the type-II Weyl fermion in metallic materials. When subjected to a magnetic field, the materials containing the particle act as insulators for current applied in some directions and as conductors for current applied in other directions. This behavior suggests a range of potential applications, from low-energy devices to efficient transistors.  The researchers theorize that the particle exists in a material known as tungsten ditelluride (WTe2), which the researchers liken to a "material universe" because it contains several particles, some of which exist under normal conditions in our universe and others that may exist only in these specialized types of crystals.  The new particle is a cousin of the Weyl fermion, one of the particles in standard quantum field theory. However, the type-II particle exhibits very different responses to electromagnetic fields, being a near perfect conductor in some directions of the field and an insulator in others.  Particles in our universe are described by relativistic quantum field theory, which combines quantum mechanics with Einstein's theory of relativity. Under this theory, solids are formed of atoms that consist of a nuclei surrounded by electrons. Because of the sheer number of electrons interacting with each other, it is not possible to solve exactly the problem of many-electron motion in solids using quantum mechanical theory.   .... In recent years, researchers have discovered that such a "material universe" can host all other particles of relativistic quantum field theory. Three of these quasiparticles, the Dirac, Majorana, and Weyl fermions, were discovered in such materials, despite the fact that the latter two had long been elusive in experiments, opening the path to simulate certain predictions of quantum field theory in relatively inexpensive and small-scale experiments carried out in these "condensed matter" crystals. ....The discovery opens many new directions. Most normal metals exhibit an increase in resistivity when subject to magnetic fields, a known effect used in many current technologies. The recent prediction and experimental realization of standard type-I Weyl fermions in semimetals by two groups in Princeton and one group in IOP Beijing showed that the resistivity can actually decrease if the electric field is applied in the same direction as the magnetic field, an effect called negative longitudinal magnetoresistance. The new work shows that materials hosting a type-II Weyl fermion have mixed behavior: While for some directions of magnetic fields the resistivity increases just like in normal metals, for other directions of the fields, the resistivity can decrease like in the Weyl semimetals, offering possible technological applications."


   Russian scientists have created a vortex plasma reactor of low-energy nuclear reactions

Alexander Prosvirnov - "We can not say that only devices A.Rossi output energy exceeds energy expenditure by 3-10 times. Scientists of the Joint Institute for High Temperatures (High Temperatures RAS), Anatoly Klimov and his team have created a plasma vortex reactor, which received a sevenfold excess output on power consumption, as well as direct evidence trasmutatsii elements. [1 2 3 4 5].



   LENR Patents Open Doors to New Investment and New Conflict

Nov. 20, 2015 – "...on Nov. 10, the USPTO issued patent US 9,182,365 B2 for a LENR method that produces excess heat to David Allan Kidwell, a chemist with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). Kidwell’s second LENR patent, US 9,192,918, will issue on Nov. 24. Although some patents for LENR excess-heat-related inventions were issued in the 26-year history of this field, they have been rare events.  .... According to the patents, Kidwell has invented a method for producing excess heat by special preparation of palladium nanoparticles, two nanometers or less, placed on a metal-oxide support mechanism and subjected to pressurized deuterium gas. Kidwell works in NRL’s Surface Nanoscience and Sensor Technology Section (Code 6177).  .... In the past, Kidwell has been critical of other researchers in this field. In his first public appearance in the field, during a 2008 presentation at the 14th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-14), in Washington, D.C., Kidwell spoke in a condescending tone about the expertise and claims of researchers in the field who had reported low-energy nuclear transmutations.....In his paper and in his patent application, Kidwell claimed that his experiments at NRL with hydrogen did not produce any excess heat. There are strong reasons not to trust this part of his claim and his data. Not only does a significant body of data in the field show that the presence of hydrogen, as a gas or in light water, produce excess heat and nuclear anomalies, but also Kidwell’s own slide presentation says that “hydrogen may not be the best control.” Another statement in Kidwell’s paper seems inaccurate. “No convincing evidence of radiation or transmutations has been reported, and the calorimetry results are sometimes called into question,” he wrote. This blanket statement is wrong. The field has abundant credible references for low levels of low-energy neutron emission, alpha emission, production of new elements and anomalous isotopic changes. [1-4]  Kidwell’s assertion that the reported calorimetry results of the entire field are suspect is not credible. .... Kidwell threw another curveball while he was at the Rome conference. On Oct. 6, 2009, a week after he filed his provisional patent application #61/246,619 for excess heat, he gave a second presentation. In that, he suggested that, in a LENR transmutation experiment performed at Mitsubishi, the growth of praseodymium, a rare earth element reported by the Mitsubishi researchers, was the result of contamination. But Kidwell did not simply suggest that the Mitsubishi data was the result of sloppiness on the part of the Japanese researchers. He went further, suggesting that a former Mitsubishi employee had used “lucky tweezers” to intentionally spike the experiment with praseodymium. It was a shocking accusation, even more so because it came from a U.S. government scientist. In singling out the praseodymium result, Kidwell implied that the decade-long transmutation research effort led by Yasuhiro Iwamura, in a clean room at Mitsubishi, which demonstrated six pairs of element changes, not to mention anomalous isotopic shifts, was the result of contamination. This was not the case."

  US Patent Granted to US Navy for “Excess Enthalpy Upon Pressurization of Nanosized Metals with Deuterium”

Nov 10, 2015 - Claim 1 provides an overview of the patented method:   “A method for measuring excess enthalpy, comprising: placing a test material in a pressure vessel; heating the pressure vessel to a given temperature; evacuating the pressure vessel; introducing deuterium, hydrogen, or both into the pressure vessel; measuring the enthalpy generated during pressurization; again evacuating the pressure vessel; and measuring the enthalpy used during depressurization.”

"This patent is for what seems to be a very basic process, as deuterium/hydrogen, combined with platinum/palladium have been used in LENR experiments since the time of Pons and Fleischmann, and the USPTO granting this patent might signal something of a vindication for those who have been experimenting with these materials over the years, and reporting excess heat. However, this is not an electrolysis system as Pons and Fleischmann used, but sounds similar to the work of George Miley at Lenuco, who has reported excess heat in a pressurized vessel with nickel nanoparticles."

  From Hideo Kozima at Cold Fusion Research Laboratory

1. JCF16 will be held at Kyoto University on December 11 and 12, 2015
2. Four Papers will be presented at JCF16 from Cold Fusion Research Laboratory
3. Rossi has been granted US patent on the E-Cat
Update of Cold Fusion Research Laboratory info (pdf)


Presentations at the 11th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals

Links to full versions or abstracts or slides of all presentations at the 11th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals can be found here:  (pdfs, just click on each)

TIME: Inside the Quest for Fusion, Clean Energy’s Holy Grail

(Cold Fusion Ignored)

Oct. 22, 2015 - "Hydrogen, the universe’s most abundant element, is the fuel for any potential fusion reactor. .... It’s not the world’s only fusion reactor. There are several dozen scattered around the globe in various stages of completion."


          Biberian – No Excess Heat Found

"Jean-Paul Biberian has conducted a series of experiments with the Parkhomov formula (now known to be a partial formula of Rossi).  The results after some 20 experiments utilizing mass flow calorimetry revealed no excess heat.  Additionally, Budko and Korshunov report a series of 17 experiments generating no excess heat."

 Paper Jean-Paul Biberian (pdf)            Paper by K.P.Budko (pdf)

"Reproducing Rossi’s experiment following Parkhomov’s process is not as easy at it seemed. After more than 20 experiments with nickel and LiAlH4 in different configurations, within the precision of the calorimeter of +/- 2 Watts, no excess heat was measured. In this paper we have outlined some of the difficulties related to this method."  - Jean-Paul Biberian

Researchers create blackest material ever made

Optical black body, the fabrication of which occurs via seeded growth of Au nanospheres from Au nanorods.


 "A team of researchers at King Abdulla University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has made the blackest material ever created by us human beings .... the material came, from of all sources, an all white cyphochilus beetle.... In this new effort, the team bested the blackness of previous materials made using carbon nanotubes by emulating what they found when studying the all white cyphochilus beetle. The result was a an extremely tiny nanoparticle rod resting on an equally tiny nanoparticle sphere (30 nm diameter) which was able to absorb approximately 98 to 99 percent of the light in the spectrum between 400 and 1,400nm, which meant it was able to absorb approximately 26 percent more light than any other known materialand it does so from all angles and polarizations. The researchers noted that the scales on the cyphochilus beetlea photonic crystal structure caused the beetle's shell to reflect light very efficiently. They took that idea and turned it on its head by inverting the structure and used the idea of chaotic energy harvesting to create the extremely black materialthe surface of the structure is disordered, which creates a pattern of random pits, each consisting of infinitely long metallic waveguides. As an added bonus, the material can be easily created and applied and used both in and out of liquids. Also, by firing a laser at it, they created a new type of light source which generated monochromatic emissions without the necessity of resonance.

Abstract Engineering broadband light absorbers is crucial to many applications, including energy-harvesting devices and optical interconnects. The performances of an ideal absorber are that of a black body, a dark material that absorbs radiation at all angles and polarizations. Despite advances in micrometre-thick films, the absorbers available to date are still far from an ideal black body. Here, we describe a disordered nanostructured material that shows an almost ideal black-body absorption of 9899% between 400 and 1,400nm that is insensitive to the angle and polarization of the incident light. The material comprises nanoparticles composed of a nanorod with a nanosphere of 30nm diameter attached. When diluted into liquids, a small concentration of nanoparticles absorbs on average 26% more than carbon nanotubes, the darkest material available to date. By pumping a dye optical amplifier with nanosecond pulses of ~100mW power, we harness the structural darkness of the material and create a new type of light source, which generates monochromatic emission (~5nm wide) without the need for any resonance.  This is achieved through the dynamics of light condensation in which all absorbed electromagnetic energy spontaneously generates single-colour energy pulses. "

 Oct. 5, 2015 - Current Review of Low Energy Energy Reactions aka

Cold Fusion by the US Naval Sea Systems Command


 Dr. Louis DeChiaro's Slides from Teledyne Presentation to IEEE (pdf)


  Prof Peter Hagelstein and Dr. Louis DeChiaro on Sept. 23 at Teradyne in North Reading, MA

  PATENT WARS:   Leonardo Corp (Rossi-IH) attack Piantelli, killing his patent




  Publications regarding the NANOR®-type CF/LANR component:

Swartz, M. G. Verner, J. Tolleson, P. Hagelstein, Dry, preloaded NANOR®-type
CF/LANR components, Current Science, 108, 4, 595 (2015);

Swartz M., Verner, G., et al., Imaging of an Active NANOR®-type LANR Component
using CR-39, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 81;

Swartz M., Incremental High Energy Emission from a ZrO2–PdD Nanostructured
Quantum Electronic Component CF/LANR, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 92;

Swartz M., Verner, G., et al., Amplification and Restoration of Energy Gain
Using Fractionated Magnetic Fields on ZrO2–PdD Nanostructured Components,
J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 66;

Swartz M., Entrepreneurial Efforts: Cold Fusion Research at JET Energy
Leads to Innovative, Dry Components, J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 15, (2015), p 102

Swartz M. R., Hagelstein P.I., Demonstration of Energy Gain from a Preloaded ZrO2–PdD
Nanostructured CF/LANR Quantum Electronic Device at MIT,
J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 13, (2014), p 516

Swartz M. R., Verner G., et al., Energy Gain From Preloaded ZrO2–PdNi–D
Nanostructured CF/LANR Quantum Electronic Components,
J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 13, (2014), p 528



   Nanortech, Inc. Focuses on Dry, Preloaded CF/LANR 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.  


"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). The new iterations perform even better.  And the carbon footprint is zero."

  Dr. Mitchell Swartz, CTO Nanortech


 Infinite Energy - ISSUE 123, September/October 2015

  Fisher/Oriani Collaboration

  New Industrial Association for Commercialization of LENR

  Quest for a Commercial LENR Reactor with Robert Godes and Brillouin Energy

  Excess Heat & Neutrons from Russian Experiments

  Gene Mallove Collection

  Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B - Cold nuclear fusion  (pdf)

E.N. Tsyganov , M.D. Bavizhev, M.G. Buryakov, S.B. Dabagov , V.M. Golovatyuk, S.P. Lobastov

If target deuterium atoms were implanted in a metal crystal in accelerator experiments, a sharp increase in the probability of DD-fusion reaction was clearly observed when compared with the reaction’s theoretical value. The electronic screening potential, which for a collision of free deuterium atoms is about 27 eV, reached 300–700 eV in the case of the DD-fusion in metallic crystals. These data leads to the conclusion that a ban must exist for deuterium atoms to be in the ground state 1s in a niche filled with free conduction electrons. At the same time, the state 2p whose energy level is only 10 eV above that of state 1s is allowed in these conditions. With anisotropy of 2p, 3p or above orbitals, their spatial positions are strictly determined in the lattice coordinate system. When filling out the same potential niches with two deuterium atoms in the states 2p, 3p or higher, the nuclei of these atoms can be permanently positioned without creating much Coulomb repulsion at a very short distance from each other. In this case, the transparency of the potential barrier increases dramatically compared to the ground state 1s for these atoms. The probability of the deuterium nuclei penetrating the Coulomb barrier by zero quantum vibration of the DD-system also increases dramatically. The so-called cold nuclear DD-fusion for a number of years was registered in many experiments, however, was still rejected by mainstream science for allegedly having no consistent scientific explanation. Finally, it received the validation. Below, we outline the concept of this explanation and give the necessary calculations. This paper also considers the further destiny of the formed intermediate state of 4 He⁄ .


  www . lenr . com . cn

   This investor is chasing a new kind of fusion

September 27, 2015 - "A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise.  Tom Darden, the founder and CEO of the $2.2 billion private equity fund Cherokee Investment Partners, made his mark by acquiring and cleaning up hundreds of environmentally contaminated sites. Today he is also an early stage investor in clean technology, having put his own money into dozens of companies in areas ranging from smart grid to renewable energy, and prefab green buildings. More recently he’s backed a new approach to fusion, a potentially abundant and carbon-free form of energy that would operate at a much lower temperatures than big government projects around the world, which require temperatures of 100 million degrees centigrade and more.  This new technology, called Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) is related but very different from the cold fusion technology that in 1989 researchers Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann claimed to have licked when they revealed to the world a simple tabletop machine designed to achieve a fusion reaction at room temperature. Their experiment was eventually debunked and since then the term cold fusion has become almost synonymous with scientific chicanery.  ...  As it turns out, many of those early efforts to replicate cold fusion did not correctly load the test reactors or attempt to properly measure heat. The scientists trying to replicate the work of Fleischman and Pons were mainly looking for nuclear signals, like radiation, which generally are not present. They missed that heat was the main by-product. In addition, I learned that there have been nearly 50 reported positive test results, including experiments at Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, EPRI, and SRI.

 Major British Investment Fund could Put Money into LENR

"A major British investment fund headed by a prestigious player in the City of London could be putting money into Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) research including possibly Andrea Rossi’s e-cat technology.  Woodford Investment Management has joined Cherokee Investment Partners in investing in LENR research, Cherokee’s CEO and Founder Tom Darden revealed in an interview with Fortune. Darden did not reveal the extent of Woodford’s investment or say exactly what LENR projects it was funding.  ....  Woodford is an investment industry veteran who previously ran the Invesco Perpetual Income and the Invesco Perpetual High Income Founds. At Invesco Perpetual Income Woodford managed around $15.75 billion (£10.60 billion) in funds, at Invesco Perpetual High Income he managed around $20.74 billion (£13.64 billion). He also worked as Head of UK Equites at Invesco Perpetual."

      LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications, Prof. Peter Hagelstein and Dr. Louis DeChiaro
Sept. 23, 2015 - IEEE Meeting at Teradyne, North Reading, Massachusetts

"Back in 1989 Fleischmann and Pons astonished the world with a variety of claims involving low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) in electrochemical experiments with palladium and deuterium. The most significant of the claims was for the generation of large amounts of energy, presumed to be of nuclear origin, but without a commensurate amount of energetic nuclear radiation. The existence of such an effect goes against textbook nuclear and solid state physics, and no acceptable explanation was put forth at the time. Most early efforts to replicate the anomalies claimed were unsuccessful. The Fleischmann-Pons Experiment was not accepted by mainstream scientists then and is not accepted today.

Over the years a substantial amount of effort has been put in by groups that were able to replicate the excess heat effect, to make sure that the effect was real, and to gain some understanding. Fleischmann and Pons had argued that the D/Pd loading ratio needed to be high in order to see excess heat; this was found to be the case in experiments that followed. A correlation was found between the excess power roduced and the deuterium flux at the cathode surface. In some experiments increased excess heat was seen at elevated temperature. He-4 was observed in the gas phase, correlated with the energy produced, and in amounts consistent with the mass difference (24 MeV) between D2 and He-4.

There is no agreement at present among those in the field as to what physics is involved in these experiments, even though there have been a large number of proposals. We give a brief outline of some of the theoretical ideas currently being contemplated. Progress continues at present, but there are changes in the focus of the research and in the researchers involved. There is at present some interest on the part of investors and industry, stimulated by the possibility of commercial products and the prospect of a new technology. We will review some of the approaches which have been discussed in public in recent years and will summarize the progress reported by the entrepreneur community, including Andrea Rossi (Industrial Heat, Inc.), Dr. Mitchell Swartz (Nanortech, Inc.), and Robert Godes (Brillouin Energy Technologies, Inc.). Finally, we will touch upon the recent status changes at USPTO regarding LENR inventions."

  "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Mahatma Gandi


   Small-scale nuclear fusion may be a new energy source (cold muon fusion)

"U Gothenburg says that a collaboration between researchers at the University of Gothenburg and the University of Iceland has been to study a new type of nuclear fusion process. This produces almost no neutrons but instead fast, heavy electrons (muons), since it is based on nuclear reactions in ultra-dense heavy hydrogen (deuterium).  ... The new fusion process can take place in relatively small laser-fired fusion reactors fueled by heavy hydrogen (deuterium). It has already been shown to produce more energy than that needed to start it. Heavy hydrogen is found in large quantities in ordinary water and is easy to extract. The dangerous handling of radioactive heavy hydrogen (tritium) which would most likely be needed for operating large-scale fusion reactors with a magnetic enclosure in the future is therefore unnecessary.  “A considerable advantage of the fast heavy electrons produced by the new process is that these are charged and can therefore produce electrical energy instantly. The energy in the neutrons which accumulate in large quantities in other types of nuclear fusion is difficult to handle because the neutrons are not charged. These neutrons are high-energy and very damaging to living organisms, whereas the fast, heavy electrons are considerably less dangerous.”

L. Holmlid and S. Olafsson, “Spontaneous Ejection of High-Energy Particles from Ultra-Dense Deuterium D(0),” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 40, no. 33 (7 September 2015): 10559-67 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.06.116); L. Holmlid and S. Olafsson, “Muon Detection studied by Pulse-Height Energy Analysis: Novel Converter Arrangements,” Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 083306 (2015) (DOI: 10.1063/1.4928109); and L. Holmlid, “Heat Generation above Break-Even from Laser-Induced Fusion in Ultra-Dense Deuterium,” AIP Advances 5, 087129 (2015) (doi: 10.1063/1.4928572)

      WO/2015/127263                   International Application No.:                        PCT/US2015/016897

Publication Date:        27.08.2015      International Filing Date:        20.02.2015

Applicants:      INDUSTRIAL HEAT, LLC [US/US]; 111 East Hargett Street Suite 300 Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 (US)   Inventors:        ROSSI, Andrea; (US).


A reactor device includes a reaction chamber; one or more thermal units in thermal communication with the reaction chamber configured to transfer thermal energy to the reaction chamber; and a refractory layer between the reaction chamber and the one or more thermal units.

     European Patent Office Approves Patent for Piantelli’s LENR Method

September 3, 2015 - The European Patent Office has granted a patent on Francesco Piantelli’s “Method and Apparatus for Generating Energy by Nuclear Reactions of Hydrogen Adsobred by Orbital Capture on a Nanocrystalline Structure of a Metal”.

Piantelli Patent

     Guilliano, Martin, John, … and now Richard – cold fusion angels

Cold Fusion Pioneer Richard Oriani, 1920-2015


     Rossi Patent Granted by USPTO


     The anomalous heat effect on D/H loaded Palladium: Exploration at an atomic level, preliminary perturbed angular correlations studies

 Juliana Schell, Vittorio Violante, Graham K. Hubler

Wednesday, 14 October 2015 from 14:30 to 15:30 (Europe/Zurich) Geneva, Switzerland

 Paper Abstract as pdf


     Scientists say that cold fusion is real

 "Cold Fusion" (Cold Fusion), which is a sensation in the world once, then was put on the "pseudo-science" hat was condemned, and remains highly controversial technology. Since 1989, first proposed the "cold fusion" has been about whether it really exists to this day there is no conclusive debate. We believe this technology believe that the future "cold fusion" will become a super energy, once and for all solve mankind's energy needs. People who do not believe it is his nose, that "cold fusion" is downright pseudo-science. Then the "cold fusion" in the end is what? It actually contains much energy? It is a pseudo-science or super energy?


     Terrific opportunity:   CF students and colleagues who might be around Boston in Sept and who understand the role of the lattice, uniquely, in cold fusion (LANR), should consider attending the lectures of Peter Hagelstein and Louis DeChiaro (whose recent work are both extraordinary) , who will be discussing cold fusion at an IEEE meeting in No. Reading, MA.  They have pushed ahead the solid state metallurgy and material science in this field, and their quite readable material is increasingly available. -     Dr. Mitchell Swartz


      Infinite Energy  ISSUE 122, July/August 2015


     A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

"The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora. And late last August, forecasts predicted that an otherwise beautiful night sky would be lit up with auroral green. Jumping into his truck, the astrophotographer approached his secret site -- but only after a five hour drive across the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan. What he didn't know was that his luck was just beginning. While setting up for the image, a proton arc -- a rare type of aurora -- appeared. The red arc lasted only about 15 minutes, but that was long enough to capture in a 30-second exposure. As the name indicates, proton arcs are caused not by electrons but by more massive protons that bombard the Earth's atmosphere following an energetic event on the Sun. In the featured image, the yellow lights on the horizon are the city lights of Marquette, Michigan, USA.  The blue and yellow rocks in the Lake Superior foreground are lit by a LED flashlight. Also captured, to the left of the red proton arc, was the band of our Milky Way Galaxy."

     Japan restarts first nuclear reactor under new safety rules

August 12, 2015 - "On August 11, Kyushu Electric Power Company's 846 megawatt (MW) Sendai Nuclear Power Station Unit 1 became the first reactor to restart after nearly two years with no generation from nuclear power plants in Japan. Following the disaster at Fukushima in 2011, Japan began a temporary shutdown of all nuclear power plants as each reactor entered scheduled maintenance and refueling outages. By September 2013, all 54 reactors in Japan's nuclear fleet were shut down. Following its restart, Sendai Unit 1 will begin generating electricity within days and return to normal operation in early September. ....Currently, the NRA has approved the restart of five reactors: Sendai Units 1 and 2, Kansai Electric Power Company's (KEPCO) Takahama Units 3 and 4, and Shikoku Electric Power Company's Ikata Unit 3. ....  Japan was the world's third-largest producer of nuclear power (after the United States and France) before the disaster at Fukushima, and Japan's nuclear power plants historically accounted for about 30% of the country's total electricity generation. The gradual displacement of all of Japan's nuclear generation as the country's nuclear fleet was shut down resulted in increased dependence on liquefied natural gas, oil, and coal to make up the difference. The replacement of nuclear generation led to higher electricity prices for consumers, higher government debt levels, and revenue losses for electric utilities. As part of Japan's long-term energy policy, the central government has called for the nuclear share of total electricity generation to be 20–22% by 2030."


      Massless particles can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons

      After 85-year search, massless particle with promise for next-generation electronics found

"After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence of a massless particle called the Weyl fermion for the first time ever. With the unique ability to behave as both matter and anti-matter inside a crystal, this strange particle can create electrons that have no mass. .... fermions are the building blocks that make up all matter, such as electrons, and bosons are the things that carry force, such as photons. Electrons are the backbone of today's electronics, and while they carry charge pretty well, they also have the tendency to bounce into each other and scatter, losing energy and producing heat. But back in 1929, a German physicist called Hermann Weyl theorised that a massless fermion must exist, that could carry charge far more efficiently than regular electrons. .... The team found the particle after specially formulating a semi-metal crystal called tantalum arsenide, which had previously been flagged by researchers in China as a potential 'home' for the Weyl fermion. After finding traces of the elusive particle in their lab, they took the crystals to the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California, where they fired high-energy photon beams through them. The signature of the beams on the other side confirmed that the crystals did indeed contain the Weyl fermion. Weyl fermions are what's known as quasiparticles, which means they can only exist in a solid such as a crystal, and not as standalone particles."


      Brillouin Energy Corp.


      US Patent Attorney vs. Cold Fusion Inventors (Why Patent Rejections?)

      Detecting Highly Energetic Particles in Cold Fusion Experiments - Larry Forsley


  July 14, 2015 -    Cold Fusion (lattice assisted and enabled nuclear reactions) systems are very important. Even more so today, because the good-for-the-environment impact of CF/LANR now extends to another energy sector.  Supplementing the recent article in IEEE Spectrum showing that energy renewables are really  not $-efficient enough, the University of Munich, as part of the European Metrology Research Programme (EMRP), has discovered, and reported, that wind farms can lead to hearing damage and deafness. Here, magnetic resonance images below reveal salient sensitivity of the human cortex to allegedly "unheard" and not perceived infrasonics from wind turbines.   The impact is in fact quite clearly visible in the temporal lobes, both in the primary auditory cortex and also in some secondary nearby neural circuits.   Rest assured, however, because the Energy and Policy Institute in Washington, DC has deemed that illnesses, nausea, vertigo and migraine headaches reported by people near are simply not real. [/sarcasm]            --     Mitchell Swartz, ScD, MD, EE

Wind turbines may trigger danger response in brain


July 13, 2015 - "The low frequency noises from turbine blades can be picked up and can trigger a part of the brain linked to emotions ... Brain scans show that even infrasound as low as 8hz – a whole octave below the traditional cut off point for human hearing ... People living in the vicinity of wind farms have long reported experiencing sleep disturbances, a decline in performance, and other negative effects, apparently from the “infrasound” generated by the turbines But the wind energy sector has always maintained that the sounds created by rotor blades are too low a frequency to be picked up by humans.

The ULTIMATE Free Energy Technology - Cold Fusion / LANR

 The opening two presentations from the 2014 Cold Fusion / LANR Colloquium at MIT, on March 21, 2014. First speaker is Dr. Mitchell Swartz, followed by Dr. Arik El-Boher talking about the recent material science/metallurgical breakthroughs in understanding anomalous heat in Cold Fusion experiments. The evidence is clear that we are on the brink of a MAJOR Scientific revolution within this field of alternative energy.

Although the corrupted and unaccountable  US Patent Office [names will be released shortly] has refused to issue a US Patent for cold fusion despite the reproductions, many prototype variations already built, multiple independent open demonstrations, and issued patents in other countries, the USPTO did issue Boeing a US patent for an unbuilt, unreproduced, and undemonstrated laser fusion' nuclear engine for jet propulsion.

Boeing Receives Patent for Laser-Powered Fusion-Fission Jet Propulsion System

7/12/15 - Aerospace Technology Institute - "Boeing has received a US patent for a laser-powered fusion-fission jet propulsion system. The patent, US 9,068,562, combines inertial confinement fusion, fission, and a turbine that generates electricity.  Boeing claims that there is a silhouette of a turbo fan engine and in the middle of the engine there is a fusion chamber, with a number of very strong lasers focused on a single point. A hohlraum (pellet) containing a mix of deuterium and tritium (hydrogen isotopes) is placed at this focal point. The lasers are all turned on at the same instant, creating massive pressure on the pellet, which implodes and causes the hydrogen atoms to fuse.... According to the patent, the hot gases produced by the fusion are pushed out of a nozzle at the back of the engine, creating thrust. "


Could planes be powered by lasers and nuclear explosions? Boeing patent reveals radical 'fusion' engine design

7/12/2015 UK Mail - "Future aircraft could be powered by lasers and nuclear explosions if Boeing has its way. The aerospace firm claims a new-type of engine could produce energy-efficient thrust by firing lasers at radioactive material, such as deuterium and tritium. The technology could mean that planes and spaceships will require only a fraction of the power to operate, according to a recent patent filed by the company.  ... One of the by-products of hydrogen fusion is lots of fast neutrons. In Boeing’s patented design, there is a shield around the fusion chamber that’s coated with a fissile material. The neutrons hit the fissile material, causing a fission reaction that generates lots of heat.  ... It is unclear when, if ever, Boeing plans to create a prototype of the engine."

Proceedings of JCF15


The NANOR technology: an alternative LENR reactor Technology
Vessela Nikolova










 Energy (is a) a clean promising energy multiplier very different from Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat. ...  So, it could be used, in the future, as an effective, clean, highly efficient, energy production system.  he NANOR® components are smaller than 2 cm in length, and with 30–200 mg of active LANR material. Their ‘core’ contains active ZrO2–PdD nanostructured material [Zr (66%), Ni (0–30%), and Pd (5–25%) by weight], loaded with additional deuterium (D) to achieve loadings (ratio of D to Pd) of more than 130%. Indeed, nanostructured materials have incredibly large surface area to volume ratios. Second, many also have new unexpected quantum mechanical properties: they enable quantum confinements, surface plasmon resonances, and superparamagnetism. ... The fuel for the nanostructured material in the core is deuterium, and the product is believed to be de novo 4He produced by the deuterium fusion. The ‘excess heat’ observed is thought due to energy derived from coherent de-excitation of molecule D2 to ground state 4He.  .... the excess energy gain of a NANOR compared to driving input energy is up to 20 times. The reactor openly demonstrated an energy gain (COP) which ranged generally from 5 to 16  ... It is interesting to compare this parameter with the E-Cat, a much larger device. You have to consider that the Andrea Rossi’s Hot-Cat illustrated in the TPR-1 had a reaction chamber of about 200 cubic centimeters, which may contain about 100 grams of active powder. So, a NANOR using 100 grams of active powder would produce a thermal power of (100000 / 200) x 2 = 1000 W, or, more simply, 1 kW. Thus the difference seems not so great. .... there is approximately a factor 2 between the performances of the two different reactors."

"Observation of macroscopic current and thermal anomalies, at high temperature, by hetero-structures on thin and long Constantan wires under H2 gas"
  Francesco Celani  et alia

July 2, 2015 - "Since 2011, we Introduced in LENR Research field the use of a Constantan alloy to absorb and adsorb proper Amounts of H 2 or D 2 (concentrated and / or mixed with noble gases of low thermal conductivity) and to generate thermal anomalies even at low temperatures (> 200 ° C wire temperatures). Based on this idea, we developed a reactor with a core of sub-micrometric layered Constantan wires That produced measurable excess power and Showed result with some reproducibility. During the years, we modified this basic configuration with the purpose of improving Both the reproducibility and the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE). We used fiberglass sheaths for Ensuring electrical insulation and found out, by chance, That this material even improves the performance of the reactor. In the most recent configuration, we Studied the effects of the Additions of Fe nanolayers to Constantan wires and of several small knots along Their extension, Resulting in a larger excess power growing with wire temperatures. Finally, we detected a new anomalous electric effect, Consisting in the spontaneous generation of a voltage between the ends of a floating wire in the reactor, enhanced and stabilized by Fe presence."

11th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals 2015
15-16 October 2015  Airbus, Toulouse, France


Letter to free scientific world: The posthumous history of Dr. Eugene Mallove


 "The 10th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF10) was held near and at MIT in August 2003. Current public manifestations of excess energy production in electrolytic cells occurred at MIT's Department of Electrical Engineering and computer's science."



   Dr. Mitchell Swartz (above) and Prof. John Dash (left) demonstrate two independent, live successful cold fusion experiments in 2003 at ICCF10.

David Nagel:  "Overview of ICCF-19"  (pdf)

      Pluto is alive—but where is the heat coming from?
"Towering mountains of water ice rise up to 3500 meters tall on Pluto, above smooth plains covered in veneers of nitrogen and methane ice, NASA’s New Horizons team announced today. ... The team also showed off new images of unexpectedly smooth surfaces on Pluto’s moon Charon—which, without an atmosphere, was expected to have an even more battered surface than Pluto. Radioactive elements in both bodies’ interiors could provide some of the heat needed for geological mountain building or ice flows that repave the surface. But Pluto, and especially Charon, are far too small for this heat to persist. "



      July 15, 2015 - Cold Fusion (lattice assisted and enabled nuclear reactions) is important for space travel. Today, pluto showed ice mountains on its south pole surface, fuel to leave the solar system. At 11,000 feet high they are about the height  of the Burgess shale where it teems with trilobytes.   Below, the smooth plains to their left herald that they are relatively recent (in millions of years old).  -   Mitchell Swartz


   Researchers successfully transform liquid deuterium into a metal

 "A team of researchers working at Sandia National Labs working with another team from the University of Rostock in Germany, has succeeded in squeezing liquid deuterium into becoming what appeared to be a metal. .... Back in 1935, a pair of researchers, Hillard Bell Huntington and Eugene Wigner first showed via theory that it should be possible to create solid metallic hydrogen all that was needed was sufficient pressure. Since that time, various teams have attempted to prove that theory correct, but to date, none have been successful.


Up till now, the technique used to pressurize hydrogen, has been based on squeezing samples of it between two diamond tipssuch experiments have shown that it is possible to get compounds rich in hydrogen to become metal-like. In this new effort, ...(T)hey chose to go another route, making use of the massive Sandia Z machineit is capable of creating magnetic fields up to 20 megagaussthey first pressurized a sample of liquid deuterium (a hydrogen isotope) then caused a jolt of current from the Z machine to move through an electrode, which in turn hit the front of the container holding the deuteriumthat caused a shockwave to move through the sample, condensing it further. As the material was condensed, the researchers measured how well the sample reflected light, a common means for identifying a metal. As the sample was condensed, it moved from a transparent state, to one that was reflective. This, the team claims, shows that the material clearly moved from an insulator to a metal."  Science June 26, 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6242 pp. 1429-1430

   Nanortech, Inc. Focuses on Dry, Preloaded CF/LANR 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.  


Dr. Mitchell Swartz:  "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). The new iterations perform even better.  And the carbon footprint is zero."


   Cold fusion in Japan - Researchers seek method to clean nuclear waste

June 20, 2015 -  Nikkei Asian Review  - TOKYO -- "Experts in Japan hope nuclear transmutation -- a technology which can be used to turn radioactive nuclear waste to safer substances -- can help decommission the still-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant operated by Tokyo Electric Power But there is a catch, the scientific method requires a large-scale system. ...  To remove the obstacle of size, a team of researchers from Tohoku University and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries are seeking to develop a more simple system for the transmutation of nuclear waste based on past studies of cold fusion. ...   For years, (Professor Jirota) Kasagi and his fellow researchers have been trying to achieve nuclear fusion that generates helium, together with heat, by merging two units of radiation-free deuterium. ....      What's more, Yasuhiro Iwamura, a former Mitsubishi Heavy Industries nuclear expert, now a specially-appointed professor at Tohoku University, joined the project in April. The research team has embarked on the following nuclear transmutations: turning radioactive palladium, which emits beta rays for hundreds of thousands of years, into radiation-free and stable tin; transforming radioactive selenium into stable strontium; changing radioactive zirconium into ruthenium; and turning radioactive cesium into praseodymium, which has a half-life of only 13.6 days.  ..., Kasagi stressed the importance of his continued research. "Since we have data that defies nuclear science's conventional knowledge, I think I need to try and understand the mechanism."

   Is cold fusion solution to the climate crisis?

 Jun.20, 2015 - "If man is able to create fusion power on Earth, we have almost managed to create our own, environmentally friendly sun.  ... In recent years, more and more scientists have begun to believe in the phenomenon, which is also called LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction).  The Swedish Elforsk has initiated research, AIRBUS has received a European patent on pieces of technology, NASA is studying LENR, and the US military research fund DARPA is also funding research in this field.  ....  The entire area was of mainstream scientists designated as "pathological science", a term for research that relies on a fictional basis, or wishful thinking, but there a few scientists still refuse to give up hope.  Despite the fiasco has also research on cold fusion refused to die out completely. Although many of the major scientific journals completely refuse to publish research from the field, groups of scientists and enthusiasts in countries such as Italy, USA, Japan, Israel, China and Sweden continued pursuit of this Promised energy.  ....  The last few years have seen a significant revitalization of the field, which slowly is beginning to get into the scientific heat again. Since 1989, it published over 100 scientific articles on LENR. MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) has now begun to teach LENR (you can even watch the lectures on the link), despite the fact that the lecturers warn students that "the field is potentially dangerous, because other researchers can come to restrict your access to support and publication in journals and may prevent you from making career. " ....  In Sweden LENR also aroused interest in recent years. The public Elforsk has injected money into research and an environment of researchers at Uppsala University has made attempts since 2013. .... There is now a significant number of independent professionals who believe LENR is a reality, but most physicists still do not believe in LENR.  .... Defence Research Establishment (FFI) has now also decided to look into the technology, and recently sent a researcher to a week's stay at a major conference on LENR in Italy. .... Is cold fusion solution to the climate crisis?

Cold Fusion Research Laboratory   Volume 94 (pdf)

Clean hydrogen generation through mechanism of hydrogen embrittlement in metal hydride lattice and exothermal reaction of LENR – Low Energy Nuclear Reaction

The phenomenon of hydrogen embrittlement results from the formation of interstitial hydrides. Interstitial hydrides most commonly exist within metals or alloys more closely resembling common alloys. In such hydrides, hydrogen can exist as either atomic or diatomic entity. Mechanical or thermal processing, such as bending, striking, or annealing may cause the hydrogen to precipitate out of solution, by degassing. These systems are usually non-stoichiometric, with variable amounts of hydrogen atoms in the lattice. Hydrides of this type forms according to either one of two main mechanisms. The first mechanism involves the adsorption of dihydrogen, succeeded by the cleaving of the H-H bond, the delocalization of the hydrogen’s electrons, and finally, the diffusion of the protons into the metal lattice. The other main mechanism involves the electrolytic reduction of ionised hydrogen on the surface of the metal lattice, also followed by the diffusion of the protons into the lattice. The second mechanism is responsible for the observed temporary volume expansion of certain electrodes used in electrolytic experiments.

You Won't Believe Why Environmentalists Oppose This Power Plant

6/12/2015 - "This week, leading environmental groups cheered when the city of Los Angeles refused to buy electricity from a proposed new power plant.... the big concern of environmentalists with the Soda Mountain project is ... that it would "compromise efforts to restore migration routes for about 100 bighorn sheep."  Not compromise current migration routes. Compromise efforts to "restore migration routes" that had already been disrupted."

May 30, 2015 - While the disingenuous USPTO and the myopic DOE continue to strangle and execute every American effort of clean nuclear energy within the USA (despite alleged Presidential directive), India and China have charged forth, following the lead of Japan and Italy :


Professor David Nagel explains Cold Fusion (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) at Tohoku University (1/2)

Professor David Nagel explains Cold Fusion (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions) at Tohoku University (1/2)

India to Revive Cold Fusion

May 30, 2015 - "India is poised to revive research on controversial cold fusion two decades after abandoning what was then billed as a potential source of clean energy.  Recommendations for restarting cold fusion experiments have been made by a ‘high level group’ that included two former chairmen of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).... and its recommendations have since been sent to the ministry.  ... India was in the forefront of cold fusion research from early on. Some of the best cold fusion research ever published was performed at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) under the leadership of late P. K. Iyengar.  The BARC team found excess heat, neutron bursts and large amounts of tritium in reactions from multiple types of electrolytic cells in what was claimed to be a clear evidence of the nuclear origin of the phenomenon.  ... According to Mahadeva Srinivasan, former Associate director of BARC and a cold fusion pioneer, the DAE stopped the research in 1994 because of “global peer pressure”. ..... The NIAS high level group’s recommendations echo the views of several scientists who contributed to a special section on LENR in the February 2015 issue of ‘Current Science’, published by the Indian Academy of Sciences."

“New Result of Anomalous Heat Production in Hydrogen-loaded Metals at High Temperature” New Report by Songsheng Jiang of the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE)

May 30, 2015 - "I received the following paper today from Songsheng Jaing who works in the Ni-H Research Group in the China Institute of Atomic Energy, in Beijing, China  ...  a research arm of the state-owned China National Nuclear Corporation."


  M. Lynch (Strategic Energy and Economic Research, Inc.) vs Dr. Mills (Blacklight Power)
Warning Signs For Energy Technology Investors 3

Forbes, June 1, 2015 - "The story of Blacklight Power is a startling case demonstrating how Cleantech investors can go seriously astray. .... some small utilities were said to have signed contracts years ago for Blacklight’s revolutionary new power system, including Escatado, and a number of experts expressed interest and optimism, including from NASA and Siemens Westinghouse. Academic validation has been repeatedly claimed, though mostly from chemists it seems. .... At different times, the company and its founder have pushed two separate approaches to generating power. First, the thermal effects from creating hydrinos would turn a turbine; and more recently, the light emissions from the unit could be converted into electricity through the use of conventional photovoltaic cells.  At least some note that he hasn’t delivered on his initial promises.. ...This case has many things in common with other failed new energy technologies, including a charismatic leader who generates lots of press, claims of academic validation and criticism of expert skepticism, ample fundraising, and frequent reports of interest from potential buyers. What you don’t find are actual ongoing operation of a power plant outside of demonstration models controlled by the promoter."

"Ignorant article about BLP on"

Dr. Randall Mills responds: "It is true that I have shown that the physical laws that are the pillars of our modern society can be applied to solve for physics and chemistry over the scales of quarks to cosmos, and that quantum mechanics is a big mistake.  I am hardly alone in my skepticism of quantum mechanics.  ...  I have never represented that BlackLight has the like of cloaking compounds or antigravity bestowing ones “that will allow a vessel to elevate”.  .... Lynch’s lack of any scientific acumen is reinforced by condemnation of the validation of a chemical process by of all things, chemists.  .... We ignite a hydrogen-containing solid fuel with a very high electrical current to create brilliant light-emitting plasma that has a power density of billions of watts per liter that we directly convert into electricity using photovoltaic cells .... After many years of very hard work, we have achieved unprecedented power densities and overcome the impediment to commercialization ..."





The Physics behind the Fleischmann-Pons Experiment    [Ed. ==> It's the Lattice]

“There may be, however, another way to nuclear fusion, and it is the ‘cold fusion’, i.e. a fusion that does not require the high temperatures necessary for the hot fusion. In practice, instead of increasing the kinetic energy of the nuclei, we decrease the potential energy. In my metaphor, it is the path of ‘seduction’. But since the two nuclei repel, they cannot follow this route by themselves: a third body is required.  So if, instead of being in the empty space, we are in the matter – where there are not only positive charges but also negative charges, the electrons – there may find clouds of electrons that facilitate the fusion of two deuterium nuclei favoring their approach, a bit like the ‘old aunt’ who, once allowed two young people meet and fall in love, then disappear from the scene.  So, we could understand why, if the deuterium nuclei were placed not in the empty space but inside a metal – where there is an abundance of electrons that can perform the function of the old aunt – there is a density threshold such that when it is exceeded deuterium nuclei spontaneously begin to merger, as found by Fleischmann and Pons”. - Emilio del Giudice (1940-2014) 

LENRIA, the Industry Association of LENR is a new not-for-profit organization to advocate for both scientific study and, especially, commercial advancement of the cold fusion field.

Prof. Peter Hagelstein - Charge Emission from a Copper Foil Driven at MHz Frequencies

Steven Katinsky, Industrial Association for LENR

Impact of Electrical Avalanche Through a ZrO2-NiD Nanostructured CF/LANR Component on its Incremental Excess Power Gain - Dr. Mitchell Swartz, Prof. Peter Hagelstein, Gayle Verner


Cold Fusion Buzz


"Spending 5 days at ICCF I had the chance to speak to many.  I met people from NASA, CERN, SRI, ENEA, various universities, the EU Commision, Philanthropists, Investors, Industrialists, Enthusiasts, Students… I was very interested to ask others who follow Cold Fusion / LENR, what their impression was about the various companies, and people, that works within the field.  While I share this buzz I think its important to consider that these are only my impressions of a small click of peoples' opinions."


"A world without pollution changes everything"













SCIENCE from ICCF19 (Ruby Carat)

"Bits and pieces of cold fusion news from Padua, Italy where the 19th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is being held."

Fuel – Nickel (bright), LiAlH4 (grey)

Cold Fusion: Still alive & kicking (But perhaps without the fusion)

April 17, 2015-  EDN - "From the initial spectacular announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons (at a press conference, no less), to its equally spectacular flameout under the weight of irreproducible results, the lack of a theoretical framework, and scathing accusations of "incompetence and delusion" on the part of Fleischmann and Pons, cold fusion appears to have been consigned to the scientific landfill along with perpetual motion, polywater, and the canals on Mars.  Or perhaps not. Although mainstream science has long since turned its attentions elsewhere, Cold Fusion, these days known as Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), has been kept alive by a small but dedicated band of mostly fringe researchers, publishing in their own set of publications.
It's still infuriatingly difficult to reproduce experimental results, but 25 years of work have started to bear fruit. LENR effects have been observed in numerous experiments using a variety of methods, and theoretical explanations are beginning to take shape.  ... For the last several years, Peter Hagelstein, a long-time LENR booster and MIT electrical engineering professor, has been conducting a short series of (strictly non-credit) lectures (see a video of a lecture here) entitled "Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments". Fittingly, the first slide includes this note: "Working in this field at this time can destroy your career".  .... A recent experiment  reported by Russian scientist Alexander Parkhomov uses the sort of setup that an enterprising EDN reader can easily put together at home. The equipment used  included a thermocouple amplifier, laptop-based data logger, power supply, voltmeter, dosimeter and Geiger counter (recently available for $70 on Ebay). The experiment aims to replicate the operation of the infamous “E-Cat” (Energy Catalyzer) device, which was developed by Andrea Rossi, an Italian inventor and entrepreneur with a colorful past, who has so far been coy about releasing definitive details or subjecting his device to independent testing. Here's the active element in the Parkhomov experiment, called the “reactor”. It uses an Al2O3 ceramic tube 120mm long, 10mm outer diameter and 5mm inner diameter,  wound with nichrome heater wire. The tube contains 1g of a powder composed of nickel (10%) and lithium aluminum hydride (90%), both readily available from chemical supply houses."

Dr. Alexander Parkhomov @ ICCF19 - the big reveal


ICCF-19 = Start of “new cycle”

 ICCF19 Fourth Day of the conference (Jean-Paul Biberian)

 "Steven Katinsky created with David Nagel "the Industrial Association for LENR" whose objective is to return the area alongside other professional associations of energy. The construction site will
Mitchell Swartz (JET Energy) could not come to the conference and his presentation was made by Peter Hagelstein. He outlined the latest developments in the Nanor, this small reactor compound powder or palladium, palladium-nickel or nickel coated with zirconium oxide, and charged deuterium. By passing an electric current through the powder, it gets energy by orders of magnitude gains. This method, although small is very interesting for future developments.
Alexander Gromov, was a reminder of the history of transmutations starting with biological transmutations, but also with the reactions in plasmas. He showed that the plasma electrolysis possible to obtain hydrogen production 8 times higher than those provided by Faraday's law, because of the very high temperature electrodes that breaks the water molecules.
 Anatoly Klimov of Russia Inflow Company has studied the effect of the plasma on the transmutations, and energy savings from February to October in spherical reactors.
 Vladimir Vysotskii of the University of Kiev showed how with bacteria, he could transmute the cesium barium. In particular, it was able to reduce the radioactivity of Cs-137 by 50% in 4 days, turning it into Ba-138.
 Changlin Liang Tsinghua University in Beijing showed the importance of lithium in cold fusion experiments.
 Igor Goryachev of Technology showed radioactive products transmutations by plasma Sr-90, Cs-137, Pu-239.
 In the afternoon, we had an informal presentation of Alexander Parkhomov who gave us information on the experience that produces large amounts of heat with a mixture of powder and nickel powder LiAlH4."

Brillouin: Electron Capture Model

E-Cat Site   Video

"David Knies of American society Coolescence studied the influence of the crystal orientation of the palladium surface and the addition of impurities on the loading of deuterium. It appears that the crystal orientation is not important. For cons, the addition of some metallic elements in very small quantities increases the load.  David Nagel of George Washington University has studied the case of electrochemical cells explosions. It seems that in certain circumstances, unclear, chain reactions occur. He began by recalling the 1988 episode experienced by Pons and Fleischmann of the merger of the cubic electrode 1cm3 of palladium has melted and through the work plan. He then toured the other experiences that took place in different laboratories, and the Rossi reactor that exploded. Obviously, before placing on the market of such equipment will need to understand what happened.
Jean-Luc Payet, retired from the University of Aix-Marseille developed the theory of relativistic electrons deep could explain some of the cold fusion reactions. Francesca Sarto ENEA in Rome, has developed an in situ analysis method of the electrode surface by cyclic voltammetry which allows to know the electrode surface.
"Melvin Miles has had close relations with Martin Fleischmann, and has a large number of letters with him, he will publish soon. He revealed in particular that Martin Fleischmann had told him that the experience could not occur below 60 ° C. He also announced that in 1988 he and Stanley Pons had measured the production of helium.  Peter Hagelstein, a very high level theorist MIT showed the production of X-rays with a high frequency vibration system on metallic films.
Vittorio Violante, ENEA in   Frascatti showed the effect of pulsed magnetic fields in the production of excess energy in electrochemistry experiments.  David Kidwell of the Washington Navy measured significant excess heat with   gaseous deuterium absorption of palladium powders coated ZrO2.  Orchideh Azizi, University of Missouri found that different pretreatments palladium electrodes did not change at the margin the rate of final loading of hydrogen palladium electrodes.
 Jirohita Kasagi has shown that the deuterium-deuterium reactions with low energy beams of deuterium on a solid or liquid metal target occurred with reaction yields much higher than predicted by standard theories. There has low energy an anomaly.  Dmitrii Filippov of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia, and collaborator Leonid Urutskoev showed that heavy nuclei could transmute under the influence of very strong magnetic fields.
 Hioki Tatsumi, Toyota in Japan has studied the loading of deuterium in mesopores loaded palladium.  Akira Kitamura of Technova company in Japan showed excess heat in experiments with palladium alloy powders and coated in a ZrO2 mass flow calorimeter cooled with oil."

 ICCF19 First Day of the conference Iwamura (Claudio Pace)

"The organizers of ' ICCF19 , could not choose better venue than the Palace of Reason of Padua.  The giant wooden horse, Renaissance copy of the monument to Gattamelata by Donatello was the backdrop to the initial conference.  Yasuhiro Iwamura did not disappoint the expectations of those present (pdf slides)."

Day 1 (Frank Acland)              (Dr. Bob)



ICCF19 Day 1 (April 13, 2015)

April 13, 2015 -  “Tom Darden gave a measured speech that introduced his organisations environmental credentials, respected the LENR communities sacrifice in the face of adversity and explained how he came to invest, his intention to do more investment and that he was in the space for the long haul.  He did say that he has been encouraged by progress”.

Tom Darden - "The treatment of Fleischmann and Pons, and the treatment of any of you by mainstream institutions and the media will go down in history as one of the great examples of scientific infanticide . . . this seems to be a dark component of human nature . . . but notwithstanding this longsuffering, you remain faithful to your work. Thank you for your intense focus and contributions in the face of challenges.”

Following Nature’s Documents Stan Szpak LENR Co-deposition (story)

Following Nature’s Documents Stan Szpak LENR Co-deposition (video)

"Dr. Stanislaw Szpak and Dr. Pamela Mosier-Boss are electrochemists who in 1989 worked on developing energy-dense batteries at the Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center in San Diego, California.  After the announcement by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, Szpak thought to try to initiate the reaction using a technique called co-deposition, and with great success. Co-deposition became the basis for Navy SPAWAR LENR research spanning over two-decades, resulting in the detection of excess heat, nuclear products, transmutations and multiple thermal runaways.  Video is taken from interviews conducted in January 2015 with Dr. Stanislaw Szpak, Dr. Frank Gordon, and Dr. Melvin Miles.  The former-Navy scientists and engineers discuss their experience with cold fusion through co-deposition. Descriptions of how it works include an astounding chronicle of multiple thermal runaways using palladium metal and regular light-water. Thermal runaways are when a cell generates too much heat uncontrollably, melting the metal or sometimes exploding."

Hagelstein and Tanzella’s Vibrating Copper Experiment

"MIT’s Prof. Peter Hagelstein, longtime contributor of cold fusion experimental and theoretical work, knows a thing or two about X-rays. In the 1980s he was a 24-year old-prodigy when he worked for hydrogen bomb creator Edward Teller at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory in what became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative— Star Wars. Hagelstein had discovered a way to make a nuclear X-ray laser that would become the basis for the program, calculating that the electrons of a metallic atom, pumped repeatedly from an exploding bomb, could produce scores of X-ray photons. His work postulated that metals with a higher atomic number on the periodic table such as gold, mercury, platinum and bismuth would have shorter wavelengths and make for a more energetic laser. After successful early tests, Hagelstein became one of the chief scientists of a program that essentially was based on his idea. He was the recipient of the E.O. Lawrence Award for National Defense from the Department of Energy in 1984, and at the time was the youngest recipient of that honor.  ...Dr. Alexander Karabut’s glow discharge experiments are considered some of the most significant in the field. In 2007 he was awarded the Preparata Medal for this work. Hagelstein and Tanzella set out to reproduce the Karabut effect. . .not with a glow discharge, as Karabut did, but with vibrating foils and resonators. Would it be possible to produce soft X-rays that were collimated? ... If the X-rays are directional, then there has to be a pretty fundamental reason for it. Phase coherence among the emitters could result in collimation, but then how could this phase coherence come about? Hagelstein’s conclusion was that the most likely way it could happen would be through up-conversion of vibrational energy to produce phase coherent nuclear excitation."

History of the International Conferences on Cold Fusion (LANR) Part Five- From ICCF-13 to ICCF-15


Tohoku University's Research Center for Electron Photon Science announces new joint research division with Clean Planet Inc. to study Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction

 April 1, 2015 - "With the aim of creating revolutionary innovation in the energy industry, the Research Center for Electron Photon Science at Tohoku University and Clean Planet Inc. have established a Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division..... This is to better understand ultra-low-energy nuclear reactions in condensed matter. ....  "Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction" means ultra-low-energy nuclear reaction observed in a condensed matter arising from "Cold Fusion". First published in 1989, research in this field has been going on under various names, such as "Nuclear Reaction in Solid," "Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR)" and "Chemically Assisted Nuclear Reaction (CANR)". "

IEEE April Section Meeting: "LENR: Energy 2.0"

 "At the moment the most promising forms of LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions some times incorrectly referred to as Cold Fusion) are those that are able to operate using nickel and hydrogen — both plentiful and inexpensive natural resources. .... There are many researchers and companies studying LENR at the moment, and it appears that we are on the verge of seeing commercial-grade LENR reactors appear in the marketplace."

 Energy 2.0 Society to Give Public Talks on LENR


March 23, 2015

 Dear Cold Fusioneers Colleagues:  Happy Anniversary on the announcement of cold fusion, and good luck with your own efforts this year!!

To those who misreport that cold fusion by PdD is "dead", let me paraphrase Mark Twain, "The report of death of PdD cold fusion was an exaggeration".

                 Dr. Mitchell Swartz 





Current Science Journal Has Special Section on LENR 

Below are the papers from this week's issue!!!!!   

Vol. 108, No. 04
25 February 2015

(Current Science Association and Indian Academy of Sciences)  


 Preface,  M. Srinivasan, A. Meulenberg

Cold fusion: comments on the state of scientific proof, Michael C. H. McKubre

Selective resonant tunnelling – turn the hydrogen-storage material into energetic material, C. L. Liang, Z. M. Dong and X. Z. Li

Highly reproducible LENR experiments using dual laser stimulation, Dennis Letts

Condensed matter nuclear reaction products observed in Pd/D co-deposition experiments, P. A. Mosier-Boss, L. P. Forsley, F. E. Gordon, D. Letts, D. Cravens, M. H. Miles, M. Swartz, J. Dash, F. Tanzella, P. Hagelstein, M. McKubre and J. Bao

Use of CR-39 detectors to determine the branching ratio in Pd/D co-deposition, P. A. Mosier-Boss, L. P. G. Forsley, A. S. Roussetski, A. G. Lipson, F. Tanzella, E. I. Saunin, M. McKubre, B. Earle and D. Zhou

Observation and investigation of anomalous X-ray and thermal effects of cavitation, V. I. Vysotskii, A. A. Kornilova and A. O. Vasilenko

Transmutation reactions induced by deuterium permeation through nano-structured palladium multilayer thin film, Yasuhiro Iwamura, Takehiko Itoh and Shigenori Tsuruga

 Biological transmutations, Jean-Paul Biberian

Microbial transmutation of Cs-137 and LENR in growing biological systems, V. I. Vysotskii and A. A. Kornilova

Energy gains from lattice-enabled nuclear reactions, David J. Nagel

Summary report: ‘Introduction to Cold Fusion’ – IAP course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Gayle Verner, Mitchell Swartz and Peter Hagelstein

Condensed matter nuclear science research status in China, Z. M. Dong, C. L. Liang and X. Z. Li

Extensions to physics: what cold fusion teaches  A. Meulenberg

Phonon models for anomalies in condensed matter nuclear science  Peter L. Hagelstein and Irfan U. Chaudhary

Development status of condensed cluster fusion theory  Akito Takahashi

Model of low energy nuclear reactions in a solid matrix with defects  K. P. Sinha

Coherent correlated states of interacting particles – the possible key to paradoxes and features of LENR  Vladimir I. Vysotskii and Mykhaylo V. Vysotskyy

Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance  G. K. Hubler, A. El-Boher, O. Azizi, D. Pease, J. H. He, W. Isaacson, S. Gangopadhyay and V. Violante

Progress towards understanding anomalous heat effect in metal deuterides  O. Azizi1, A. El-Boher, J. H. He, G. K. Hubler, D. Pease, W. Isaacson, V. Violante and S. Gangopadhyay

Review of materials science for studying the Fleischmann and Pons effect  V. Violante, E. Castagna, S. Lecci, F. Sarto, M. Sansovini, A. Torre, A. La Gatta, R. Duncan, G. Hubler, A. El Boher, O. Aziz, D. Pease, D. Knies and M. McKubre

Role of Russian scientists in cold nuclear fusion and transmutation  Yu. N. Bazhutov

Observation of radio frequency emissions from electrochemical loading experiments  D. A. Kidwell, D. D. Dominguez, K. S. Grabowski and L. F. DeChiaro Jr.

Brief summary of latest experimental results with a mass-flow calorimetry system for anomalous heat effect of nano-composite metals under D(H)-gas charging  A. Kitamura, A. Takahashi, R. Seto, Y. Fujita, A. Taniike and Y. Furuyama

Condensed matter nuclear reactions with metal particles in gases  Dennis Cravens, Mitchell Swartz and Brian Ahern 

Dry, preloaded NANOR®-type CF/LANR components  Mitchell Swartz, Gayle Verner, Jeffrey Tolleson and Peter Hagelstein

Directional X-ray and gamma emission in experiments in condensed matter nuclear science  Peter L. Hagelstein

Observation of neutrons and tritium in the early BARC cold fusion experiments  Mahadeva Srinivasan

Introduction to isotopic shifts and transmutations observed in LENR experiments  Mahadeva Srinivasan

Status in Japan  Akira Kitamura


   JET Energy, Inc. Cold Fusion (LANR) REFERENCES      









 "It is logical that you will not long survive with your corrupt and misguided USPTO and US DOE"      

    Live Long and Prosper – Cold Fusion Now!  


 Infinite Energy - Issue 120, March/April 2015
Michael McKubre - A Russian Experiment: High Temperature, Nickel, Natural Hydrogen
David Nagel - Questions About LENR: Engineering, Commercialization and Applications

 A Brief History and Introduction to the International Conference Series Part four - From ICCF-10 to ICCF-12

 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, who misdescribe what is submitted, and who utterly fail to respond to the evidence submitted to them.

  Why  --  To prevent that which is authorized in the US Constitution and by Congress.  There is a word for that.

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 thousands 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.  The USPTO misled  Congress at Hearing, and the Commissioner continues this by  false claiming, on his letterhead, that this is not happening .... when it is, continuously, without any basis, and in violation of law and the Office's own rules.

Scientists warming up to ‘cold fusion’, see potential in ‘other nuclear’ energy
M Ramesh

Chennai, April 9, 2015 - "About thirty scientists from all over India met in Bengaluru on Tuesday to discuss ‘the way forward’ in an emerging cheap and clean source of energy, called ‘low energy nuclear reactions’, or simply ‘cold fusion’. The meeting was chaired by Dr Anil Kakodkar, former Chairman of the Department of Atomic Energy. The meeting was held at the instance of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, said Dr Baldev Raj, Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies, who co-chaired the meeting. ... the basic message that came out of the meeting was that there was a need to study ‘low energy nuclear reactions’ more. The objective of the meeting was to further study the phenomenon of ‘cold fusion’, devices based on which are beginning to be commercialized elsewhere in the world.  Some experts, such as Dr Mahadeva Srinivasan, a scientist who worked for the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), believe that cold fusion has the potential to become the primary source of energy in the not-so-distant future.  Dr Srinivasan, who attended the Bengaluru meeting, said that one of the decisions taken at the meeting was that four groups of institutions and scientists would get into cold fusion research and there would be an informal oversight committee. Some of the institutions involved are the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), which, incidentally, was once headed by Dr Baldev Raj, the IIT-Madras, and the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology."

 Indian Government Agency Hosts Meeting to Find ‘Way Forward’ for Cold Fusion/LENR

TPR2 – Calorimetry of Hot-Cat performed by means of IR camera

2 marzo 2015  - "Recent experimental measurements by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) highlighted a possible error in the Hot-Cat calorimetric measurement"



Alumina Emissivity and the Lugano E-Cat Test (Bob Higgins)



Making Sense of Alumina Spectral Emissivity

Bob Higgins

 "Alumina ceramics have an emissivity that varies substantially with wavelength, confusing many with how it should be applied in temperature measurement as a single value emissivity parameter."


 The first ever photograph of light as both a particle and wave


"Light behaves both as a particle and as a wave. Since the days of Einstein, scientists have been trying to directly observe both of these aspects of light at the same time. Now, scientists at EPFL have succeeded in capturing the first-ever snapshot of this dual behavior.  Quantum mechanics tells us that light can behave simultaneously as a particle or a wave. However, there has never been an experiment able to capture both natures of light at the same time; the closest we have come is seeing either wave or particle, but always at different times. Taking a radically different experimental approach, EPFL scientists have now been able to take the first ever snapshot of light behaving both as a wave and as a particle. The breakthrough work is published in Nature Communications. When UV light hits a metal surface, it causes an emission of electrons. Albert Einstein explained this “photoelectric” effect by proposing that light – thought to only be a wave – is also a stream of particles. Even though a variety of experiments have successfully observed both the particle- and wave-like behaviors of light, they have never been able to observe both at the same time."

"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?

Current Science, Vol. 108 (2015) has just a Special Section on Cold Fusion, publishing papers from a wide group of scientists probing both experimental and theoretical results in the field of condensed matter nuclear science. .... India had a large number of people investigating the Fleischmann-Pons Effect early on, including Dr. Mahadeva Srinivasan and the team at Babha Atomic Research Center (BARC). But difficulties in reproducing the effect proved too much.

 Current Science Journal's Special Section on Cold Fusion (ColdFusionNow)

 Current Science Journal's Special Section on Cold Fusion(E-Cat World)

Gruppo Scientifico per la Valutazione Indipendente di Tecnologie (Jed Rothwell Analysis Repudiated) Gli uomini di scienza intellettualmente onesti verificano ogni fenomeno anomalo con cura e con rigore scientifico
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"Recently, on November 14, 2014 Jed Rothwell published a Report about a calorimetric measurement, performed in the period 16 to 24 October 2014, in the laboratory of dr. Tadahiko Mizuno . The document was subsequently revised by Jed Rothwell on November 24, 2014.  Rothwell asserts that calorimetric measurements performed by Mizuno in the year 2013, as presented in a Report of the same year, showed a significant excess heat, but that the used methodology, the isoperibolic calorimetry, was too complex and vulnerable to criticisms under several respects.  .... Since an analysis of the Report convinced us that the methodology was still wrong, we contacted the author to discuss with him the technical content. The discussion was wide and long, but did not lead to any agreement on the issue. Therefore an analysis of ours is presented here which, contrasts completely with that by Rothwell: We think it is also widely supported by the experimental data appearing in the Report. A simple test (see Note 1) lasting about four hours would have been enough to highlight the error making the present analysis not necessary, but since Rothwell said that the test was unnecessary and refused to ask for Mizuno to perform it, we felt necessary and useful to publish this post.  ....  one can conclude that the reported measurements do not show any evidence of anomalous heat: The allegation comes from a poor interpretation of the data collected from the system. The error finds its basis in the fact that the adiabatic calorimetry was assumed to be ideal: that is, very well insulated, and insensitive to variations in ambient temperature; moreover, a negligible power coupled by the pump to the circulating water. A simple calorimetric test with only the pump, to the author refused this suggestion of ours, would have immediately shown the error."

Nanospheres cooled with light to explore the limits of quantum physics                               

 March 17, 2015 - "Quantum phenomena are strange and unfamiliar. These include superposition, where the position or energy of a particle exists in two or more states at the same time and entanglement, where two particles share the same state (and change in tandem with each other) despite not touching. But quantum phenomena are only observable in the smallest of objects, such as atoms or molecules, and are typically very short lived, just a fraction of a second. Moreover, the act of observing them, or of them interacting with their surroundings, is enough to destroy the quantum state. Large objects, like the ones we see around us, don't. But there's no obvious cut-off for where quantum behaviour should end. The largest objects that have been made to behave in a quantum manner are large molecules of about 800 atoms. We are trying to do the same with glass particles made up of billions of atoms, around the same size as viruses. This is small on human scales, but it is enormous as far as quantum phenomena are concerned. It's even big enough to see with the naked eye if you make light glint off it." "Our solution was to combine the laser beam that cools the glass particle with an electric field which makes it levitate," Millen explains. "The electric field also gently moves the glass particle around inside the laser beam, helping it lose temperature more effectively."

 Magnets Can Control Heat And Sound? Shocking New Research Suggests They Can

"Researchers have accomplished the incredible feat of controlling heat with a magnetic field.  The study is the first ever to prove that acoustic phonons (particles responsible for the transmission of both sound and heat) contain magnetic properties, The Ohio State University reported. The team of researchers demonstrated that a magnetic field about the size of an MRI was able to reduce the amount of heating flowing through a semiconductor by about 12 percent.


 Landmark study proves that magnets can control heat and sound
 Pam Frost Gorder

Mar 23, 2015 - "Taking a thermal measurement at such a low temperature was tricky. His solution was to take a piece of the semiconductor indium antimonide and shape it into a lopsided tuning fork. One arm of the fork was 4 mm wide and the other 1 mm wide. He planted heaters at the base of the arms. The design worked because of a quirk in the behavior of the semiconductor at low temperatures. Normally, a material's ability to transfer heat would depend solely on the kind of atoms of which it is made. But at very low temperatures, such as the ones used in this experiment, another factor comes into play: the size of the sample being tested. Under those conditions, a larger sample can transfer heat faster than a smaller sample of the same material. That means that the larger arm of the tuning fork could transfer more heat than the smaller arm. .... In the absence of the magnetic field, the larger arm on the tuning fork transferred more heat than the smaller arm, just as the researchers expected. But in the presence of the magnetic field, heat flow through the larger arm slowed down by 12 percent.  So what changed? Heremans said that the magnetic field caused some of the phonons passing through the material to vibrate out of sync so that they bumped into one another, an effect identified and quantified through computer simulations .... In the larger arm, the freedom of movement worked against the phonons—they experienced more collisions. More phonons were knocked off course, and fewer—12 percent fewer—passed through the material unscathed. The phonons reacted to the magnetic field, so the particles must be sensitive to magnetism, the researchers concluded."

  "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."

Mahatma Gandi

Frustrated magnets: New experiment reveals clues to their discontent


"Because the Hall Effect happens in charge-carrying particles, most physicists thought it would be impossible to see such behavior in non-charged, or neutral, particles like those in frustrated magnets. .... Nevertheless, some theorists speculated that the neutral particles in frustrated magnets might bend to the Hall rule under extremely cold conditions, near absolute zero, where particles behave according to the laws of quantum mechanics rather than the classical physical laws we observe in our everyday world. .... "These materials are very interesting because theorists think the tendency for spins to align is still there, but, due to a concept called geometric frustration, the spins are entangled but not ordered," Ong said. Entanglement is a key property of quantum systems that researchers hope to harness for building a quantum computer, which could solve problems that today's computers cannot handle.  ...The experiments were performed at temperatures of 0.5 degrees Kelvin, and required Hirschberger to resolve temperature differences as small as a thousandth of a degree between opposite edges of a crystal.  To grow the crystals, Krizan first synthesized the material from terbium oxide and titanium oxide in a furnace similar to a kiln. After forming the pyrochlore powder into a cylinder suitable for feeding the crystal growth, Krizan suspended it in a chamber filled with pure oxygen and blasted it with enough focused light from four 1000-Watt halogen light bulbs to heat a small region to 1800 degrees Celsius. The final products were thin, flat transparent or orange slabs about the size of a sesame seed.   To test each crystal, Hirschberger attached tiny gold electrodes to either end of the slab, using microheaters to drive a heat current through the crystal. At such low temperatures, this heat current is analogous to the electric current in the ordinary Hall Effect experiment. At the same time, he applied a magnetic field in the direction perpendicular to the heat current. To his surprise, he saw that the heat current was deflected to one side of the crystal. He had observed the Hall Effect in a non-magnetic material."  ... One of the ideas for how high-temperature superconductivity could occur is based on the possible existence of a particle called the spinon. Theorists... have speculated that spinons could be the carrier of a heat current in a quantum system such as the one explored in the present study.  Although the team does not claim to have observed the spinon, Ong said that the work could lead in such a direction in the future.  "This work sets the stage for hunting the spinon," Ong said. "We have seen its tracks, so to speak."

  Large thermal Hall conductivity of neutral spin excitations in a frustrated quantum magnet

Max Hirschberger, Jason W. Krizan, R. J. Cava, N. P. Ong

 "In frustrated quantum magnets, long-range magnetic order fails to develop despite a large exchange coupling between the spins. In contrast to the magnons in conventional magnets, their spin excitations are poorly understood. Here, we show that the thermal Hall conductivity provides a powerful probe of spin excitations in the quantum spin ice pyrochlore Tb2Ti2O7. The thermal Hall response is large, even though the material is transparent. The Hall response arises from spin excitations with specific characteristics that distinguish them from magnons.

Thermal Hall conductivity in the frustrated pyrochlore magnet Tb2Ti2O7    



Volume 15 of the JCMNS  is now online at : JCMNS Volume 15. (2015) (pdf)

Proceedings ICCF-18

Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) report on High Energy Science & Technology Assessment workshop

March 18, 2015 - "Today I present a report in 2007, originally "for official use only", distributed only between US government agencies and their contractors, then declassified in 2011, finally put online yesterday on . It provides a comprehensive account of a workshop on science valutatativo high energy held December 12 to 13, 2006 in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. 

....    "Dr. Mitchell Swartz, JET Energy, Inc. presented a brief summary of the results of excess heat experiments in electric-field loaded deuterated metals: Excess Heat in Electric-Field Loaded Deuterated Metals.  ....    "Professor Michael Melich, WE Meyer Institute for Systems Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, talked about transmutation as the signal for detecting LENR experiments using Deuterium Conducted in a cell with an electrolytic Pd diffusion barrier. .....    Low Energy Nuclear Reactions are showing some remarkable progress with respect to energy (excess heat) production and transmuted element detection, ....    "LENR Still Suffers from negative publicity associated with Cold Fusion and is viewed as being Conducted outside the domain of legitimate, mainstream science. Nonetheless, the persistent and increasingly repeatable Demonstrations of excess heat and transmutation suggest That there is something here worth Pursuing.  You can download the entire document here:
http: //www.governmentattic. org / 14docs / DTRA-HESTA_2007.pdf


Alexander Borisovich Karabut, PhD   Died March 15, 2015 

Part#6: Cold Fusion Intermediate Mathematical Description

Tom Barnard

Mar 8, 2015 - "Outlines the mathematical approach to solving for the wave functions of the cold fusion intermediate deuteron and electron states. The approach starts from Feynman's path integral wave equation."


 Cold Fusion, la Cenerentola della Scienza in attesa della scarpina di cristallo.

  "In tale documento Peter Hagelstein professore di ingegneria elettrica al MIT, nonché Mitchell Swartz e Gayle Verner (JET Energy Inc.) affermano senza mezzi termini che il fenomeno è reale e riproducibile ("the phenomenon is real and reproducible").  A venticinque anni dal primo annuncio di Fleischmann e Pons, è oggi possibile entrare in un'aula del MIT, ascoltare una lezione sulla fusione fredda e apprendere che il fenomeno è reale e riproducibile."


Are Cold Fusion (LANR, LENR) Devices Real?

"The scientific case for cold fusion is actually quite strong. There are hundreds of scientific, peer-reviewed papers from reputable organizations and individuals that document anomalous heat ...."

Jeremy Rys and DB studies of Cold Fusion at MIT (2015)

"We recently teamed up again in Boston to attend the IAP course at MIT, Cold Fusion 101 – Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann- Pons Experiments.  The course was arranged, as usual, by Prof. Peter Hagelstein and Dr. Mitchell Swartz from JET Energy Inc.  ... The videos are available on YouTube, as well       Some of the more fascinating things new this year included hearing about JET Energy`s “M-Nanor“."


Peak Oil: Isn’t It Time to Start Promoting Safe, Clean, Abundant Nuclear Power?

"Nuclear power not only provides a higher EROEI ratio, but it also provides an energy density many orders of magnitude higher than any other available form of energy.  aking nuclear power safe, clean, and abundant is what doomers should be focusing on."






Cold Fusion 101 at MIT - January 20-23, 2015

Report from Cold Fusion 101 at MIT by Barry Simon

Jan. 24, 2015  - "CF 101 was again inspiring. Peter Hagelstein is a CF theorist and Mitchell Swartz brings in his experimental data with the NANOR and the PHUSOR. Since 2012 when I first saw a NANOR at MIT, they have been improving on an increasing curve. The latest series are called M-NANORs. The M is for magnetism, which somehow increases the efficiency and the longevity of the NANOR with consistent gains of 80 to 100 COP (in some tests much higher by far). .... Dr. Swartz and Dr. Hagelstein both use the term “Cold Fusion” quite freely. Perhaps what we call the phenomenon should be up to those who have been wrestling with it for the last 25 years. Peter Hagelstein was told, “If CF is real you have to prove the negative testing wrong and come up with a new model of physics.” There were 217 negative tests of CF, most of them dating back to 1990. With four modern CF criteria he rendered the tests down to zero. When someone in the class suggested he should present these findings somewhere, he said, “I just did.” He also presented a model that joins CF to classic physics. He’s been working on it for 10 years"

Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments ran January 20 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology through Friday, January 23, 2015.  Cold Fusion Now’s MIT Special Correspondent Jeremy Rys attended the course and documented the lectures, including live-stream.

Livestream of MIT Cold Fusion 101 Course at MIT led by Prof. Peter Hagelstein, professor of physics at MIT, and Dr. Mitchell Swartz of JETt Energy, Inc. Posted by Frank Acland

MIT Cold Fusion IAP 2015 LIVE stream Wednesday January 20, 2015

 MIT Cold Fusion IAP 2015 LIVE stream Wednesday January 21, 2015

MIT Cold Fusion 101 IAP LIVE Stream Thursday January 22, 2015

MIT Cold Fusion 101 IAP LIVE Stream Friday January 23, 2015

Andrea Rossi Vindicated? Cold Fusion Takes Another Step Towards Credibility

Brian Westenhaus

February 12, 2015 - "Professor Alexander Parkhomov of Lomonosov Moscow State University has published a paper describing his successful replication of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat LENR or cold fusion device.  It seems Parkhomov managed to acquire enough working data from Swedish and Italian academics to execute an experimental replication that offers data showing 2.74 more energy out than put in.  ...  Now its very hard to believe any skeptics."

Iraj Parchamazad on LENR with Zeolites

Melvin Miles Part 1 : Why Cold Fusion was Rejected by Mainstream Science

30 Minutes with Andrea Rossi (from 2012)

Nuclear reactions from lattice QCD

 Feb. 2, 2015 - "One of the overarching goals of nuclear physics is to rigorously compute properties of hadronic systems directly from the fundamental theory of strong interactions, quantum chromodynamics (QCD). In particular, the hope is to perform reliable calculations of nuclear reactions which will impact our understanding of environments that occur during big bang nucleosynthesis, the evolution of stars and supernovae, and within nuclear reactors and high energy/density facilities. Such calculations, being truly ab initio, would include all two-nucleon and three-nucleon (and higher) interactions in a consistent manner.  Currently, lattice quantum chromodynamics (LQCD) provides the only reliable option for performing calculations of some of the low-energy hadronic observables. With the aim of bridging the gap between LQCD and nuclear many-body physics, the Institute for Nuclear Theory held a workshop on Nuclear Reactions from LQCD on March 2013. In this review article, we report on the topics discussed in this workshop and the path planned to move forward in the upcoming years."

More papers here

Do not forget the ‘other’ nuclear

M Ramesh - Chennai, Jan 24, 2015 - "A group of scientists performed “independent third party tests” on the E-CAT in February-March 2014 at Lugano, Switzerland and the results were announced in October. Terming the reactor as “remarkable” the report (available in public domain) notes that the results showed “heat production beyond chemical burning” and concludes that there has been nuclear transmutation in the fuel. It says that it is “most unsatisfying that these results so far have no convincing theoretical explanation'', but adds that the results could not be “dismissed or ignored just because of lack of theoretical understanding''. The results, it says, are “too conspicuous not to be followed up in detail” and says that the invention has the potential to become a large energy source.  ....  Next month’s edition of Current Science magazine of the Indian Academy of Sciences will feature low energy nuclear reactions on its cover, a sign of grudging acceptance by the scientific community.  Business has not been far behind. Last year, a group of venture capitalists in the USA (Cherokee Investments) have purchased the rights to Rossi’s E-Cat technology and formed a new company, Industrial Heat LLC, and plans to set up factory in China.  Another company, Brillouin Energy Corporation, California, claims to have discovered the secret of the Nickel-Hydrogen reactor and has licensed a Korean company to manufacture the product.""

Hindu Newspaper Pushes LENR as the ‘Other Nuclear’

Following yesterday’s release of the special section on LENR in the Indian science journal Current Science is an article by M. Ramesh in the Hindu, India’s second largest English language newspaper.


Cold Fusion 101 at MIT - January 2015

The Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments course will run again on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) over the IAP winter break Tuesday through Friday Jan. 20-23, 2015.  Professor Peter Hagelstein of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, and Dr. Mitchell Swartz of JET Energy, Inc., will present the course with topics such as: 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; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.

MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP 2015   - Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments

Prof. Peter Hagelstein, Dr. Mitchell Swartz
Jan/20  Tue     10:30AM-02:30PM        4-145
Jan/21  Wed    10:30AM-02:30PM        4-145
Jan/22  Thu     10:30AM-02:30PM        4-145
Jan/23  Fri       10:30AM-02:30PM        4-145

The material presented is different each day.

Sponsor(s): Electrical Engineering and Computer Science   Contact: Peter Hagelstein,


   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. 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!"

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Continue Rise In 2014

Jan 5, 2015 - "Plug-in electric car sales for calendar year 2014 rose above the 100,000 level, the third annual increase in full-year sales in the U.S. since modern electric cars first went on sale in December 2010.  The highest-selling electric car in the world, the Nissan Leaf, set a new U.S. record for plug-in sales of a single vehicle in one year, logging 30,200 deliveries during 2014.  That compares to a 2013 total of 22,610, and less than 10,000 units in each of its first two years on sale."

 Entanglement Makes Quantum Particles Measurably Heavier

The two towering achievements of 20th century physics are Einstein’s theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics. Both have fundamentally changed the way we view the universe and our place within it.  And yet they are utterly incompatible: quantum mechanics operates on the tiniest scales while relativity operates on the grandest of scales. .... Now one theorist has shown that an exotic quantum effect called entanglement has a real and measurable influence on a gravitational field— the first time this kind of link has ever been shown....  Physicists have long known that a single quantum particle can exist in two places at the same time. There is a clear quantum correlation called entanglement between these two locations that is well-defined mathematically in quantum mechanics. Bruschi’s new approach is to formulate the mathematics in the context of relativity. He first makes the mathematical assumption that some perturbation of a gravitational field is possible in these circumstances. He then goes on to formulate the mathematical properties of this perturbation and how they evolve when the two locations are maximally entangled and when they are not, a state known as maximally mixed. He finds that the perturbation is zero when the states are maximally mixed. But in the other case— when the two locations are maximally entangled— the perturbation spreads through space over a scale related to the energy of the particle and the coherence time of the entanglement. This kind of perturbation is mathematically similar to a gravitational wave, albeit on a much smaller scale. It is essentially equivalent to the particle having some additional weight."


 Connecticut Man Sentenced in Murder of Dr. Eugene Mallove

Jan 6, 2015 - "A Connecticut man was sentenced Tuesday to 58 years in prison for what a jury decided was his role in the 2004 killing of a New Hampshire physicist who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and champion of cold fusion. Mozzelle Brown, 41, formerly of Norwich, was sentenced in New London Superior Court for the killing of Eugene Mallove of Pembroke. A jury convicted Brown of murder and conspiracy in October. The 56-year-old Mallove was the author of several books, including "Fire and Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor," which was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1991. Cold fusion is a hypothetical process in which a nuclear reaction takes place at room temperature and a possible energy source that has been discounted by many experts. Mallove was president of the Concord, New Hampshire-based New Energy Institute, editor-in-chief of its magazine, "Infinite Energy," and a former chief science writer in the news office of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees. He also earned a doctorate at Harvard. Police said Brown and his cousin Chad Schaffer beat Mallove to death outside his childhood home in Norwich as Mallove prepared the house for rental after evicting Schaffer's mother and stepfather. Schaffer pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of manslaughter and is serving 16 years in prison. Schaffer's girlfriend, Candace Foster, was charged with felony murder and other crimes. She testified against Brown and Schaffer, and her case is pending."

 USPTO Has a Shadow Program for Subjecting Patent Applications to Heightened Scrutiny

Dec. 17, 2014 - National Law Journal - "As one can appreciate, the circumstances are quite ambiguous, and could conceivably cover most applications filed in the USPTO. Worse still, there appears to be no notice requirement to applicants if a patent application was subjected to SAWS treatment. As such, applicants would rarely, if ever, have an opportunity to challenge a SAWS determination, since it is unlikely that they would even know that it occurred in the first place. The most worrisome aspect of the SAWS program is its potential for abuse by examiners and, more importantly, third parties. Since examiners have sufficient rules, regulations and case law to reject the vast majority of patent applications, they have little to gain by delaying applications indiscriminately and losing productivity counts that may affect their job performance. ... While the USPTO has not provided statistics on the number of times the SAWS program was historically applied, the small number of publicly-aggrieved applicants suggests that the current number is quite small."

 Help End "Heavywatergate" and the 26+ 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, who misdescribe what is submitted, and who utterly fail to respond to the evidence submitted to them.  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?   Despite past open demonstrations, and thousands 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.  The USPTO misled  Congress at Hearing, and the Commissioner continues this by  false claiming, on his letterhead, that this is not happening .... when it is, continuously, without any basis, and in violation of law and the Office's own rules.

 Fusione Fredda: aggiornamenti sul NANOR

 "La necessita’ di impiegare nuove energie alternative pulite ed economiche ha creato un settore sempre piu’ in evoluzione e ormai numerose aziende e centri di ricerca han deciso di dedicare a questa impresa soldi ed energie.  Tra di loro rientra la Jet Energy Inc.. .... Potremmo dire che Andrea Rossi rischia di perdere il monopolio, e ci piace immaginare un futuro roseo in cui potremmo scegliere se utilizzare l’E-Cat, il Nanor o altre invenzioni atte a farci risparmiare senza inquinare."

JET Energy Inc - The NANOR and Cold Fusion

Dec. 1, 2014 - "The NANOR builds upon work of Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons and is considered one of the leading Cold Fusion developments in the world.'"


Particles accelerate without a push (But Newton's not dead)
1/20/15 - "Now, in a new variation on the methods used to bend light, physicists at MIT and Israel’s Technion have found that subatomic particles can be induced to speed up all by themselves, almost to the speed of light, without the application of any external forces.  ....  The new findings are based on a novel set of solutions for a set of basic quantum-physics principles called the Dirac equations; these describe the relativistic behavior of fundamental particles, such as electrons, in terms of a wave structure. ... By manipulating the wave structure, the team found, it should be possible to cause electrons to behave in unusual and counterintuitive ways. ... This manipulation of waves could be accomplished using specially engineered phase masks — similar to those used to create holograms, but at a much smaller scale. Once created, the particles “self-accelerate,” the researchers say, in a way that is indistinguishable from how they would behave if propelled by an electromagnetic field.  “The electron’s wave packet is not just accelerating, it’s also expanding,” Kaminer says, “so there is some part of it that compensates. It’s referred to as the tail of the wave packet, and it will go backward, so the total momentum will be conserved." ... It turns out, according to further analysis, that this self-acceleration produces effects that are associated with relativity theory: It is a variation on the dilation of time and contraction of space, effects predicted by Albert Einstein to take place when objects move close to the speed of light. ...  In this case, the time dilation could be applied to subatomic particles that naturally decay and have very short lifetimes — causing these particles to last much longer than they ordinarily would." This could make it easier to study such particles by causing them to stay around longer, Kaminer suggests. “Maybe you could measure effects in particle physics that you couldn’t do otherwise,” he says.



 Pons and Fleischmann created a singularity in 1988

"Some few years ago (2006) I was sitting in Martin Fleischmann’s parlour in the South of England. He had invited me to come chat with him about my work which at the time was going on under the banner of my company D2Fusion. I spent a long afternoon with Martin talking over the history of cold fusion and his search for gentle energy."

"A world without pollution changes everything"

Imagine a World Without Pollution (Dr. Bob)

 Bill Gates Sponsoring Palladium-Based LENR Technology

December 23, 2014 - "Low energy nuclear reactor (LENR) technology, and by extension palladium, is attracting the attention of one of the richest men in the world and a pioneer inventor of new technology.  ...  In a recent visit to Italy, billionaire business man, investor and inventor Bill Gates said that for several years he has been a believer in the idea of LENR, and is a sponsor of companies developing the technology. Gates is not only the Chairman of TerraPower, a company developing a “new class of nuclear reactors using innovative core physics.” ...  During his trip to Italy he visited the national agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development (ENEA) where scientists have made significant progress towards a working design for low energy nuclear fusion. The centerpiece of their design is the same as in Mitsubishi’s: palladium. \Creating palladium foil with just the right parameters, and managing stress levels in the material was a key issue."

What It Would Really Take to Reverse Climate Change

Ross Koningstein and David Fork

"Starting in 2007, Google committed significant resources to tackle the world’s climate and energy problems. ... In the energy innovation study’s best-case scenario, rapid advances in renewable energy technology bring down carbon dioxide emissions significantly. ... As we reflected on the project, we came to the conclusion that even if Google and others had led the way toward a wholesale adoption of renewable energy, that switch would not have resulted in significant reductions of carbon dioxide emissions ... Today In the United States, the vast bulk of funding for energy R&D goes to established technologies. Essentially no money is allocated to related and potentially disruptive technologies, and about 10 percent is spent on projects that don’t seek to produce economically competitive energy.  .... Incremental improvements to existing technologies aren’t enough; we need something truly disruptive to reverse climate change."

INFINITE ENERGY -- ISSUE 118, November/December 2014

Questions About LENR: Materials and Mechanisms (pdf, Prof. David Nagel)

JCF-15 pairs Experiment and Theory

"The 15th Meeting of the Japan CF-Research Society was held November 1-2, 2014 at the Hokkaido Citizens Activities Promotion Center in Sapporo, Japan. ... The program alternated between sessions on experiment and sessions on theory. ... Professor Takahashi from Osaka Univerisity presented his theories based on the results of Professor Kitamura and Dr. Iwamura from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. "

 Study unveils new half-light half-matter quantum particles

Dec. 29, 2014 - "In a pioneering study, Professor Menon and his team were able to discover half-light, half-matter particles in atomically thin semiconductors (thickness ~ a millionth of a single sheet of paper) consisting of two-dimensional (2D) layer of molybdenum and sulfur atoms arranged similar to graphene. They sandwiched this 2D material in a light trapping structure to realize these composite quantum particles.  "Besides being a fundamental breakthrough, this opens up the possibility of making devices which take the benefits of both light and matter," .... What is so remarkable and exciting in the work by Vinod and his team is how readily this strong coupling regime could actually be achieved. They have shown convincingly that by coupling a rather standard dielectric cavity to exciton-polaritons in a monolayer of molybdenum disulphide, they could actually reach this strong coupling regime with a very large binding strength," .... The study appears in the January issue of the journal Nature Photonics."

 How energy conversion drives economic growth far from the equilibrium of neoclassical economics

 "Energy conversion in the machines and information processors of the capital stock drives the growth of modern economies. This is exemplified for Germany, Japan, and the USA during the second half of the 20th century: econometric analyses reveal that the output elasticity, i.e. the economic weight, of energy is much larger than energy's share in total factor cost, while for labor just the opposite is true. This is at variance with mainstream economic theory according to which an economy should operate in the neoclassical equilibrium, where output elasticities equal factor cost shares. ... Consequently, at the prices of capital, labor, and energy we have known so far, industrial economies have evolved far from the neoclassical equilibrium."


Shocker: Top Google Engineers Say Renewable Energy ‘Simply won’t work’

"A research effort by Google corporation to make renewable energy viable has been a complete failure, according to the scientists who led the programme. After 4 years of effort, their conclusion is that renewable energy “simply won’t work”."

What is Going on Behind Closed Doors Regarding Cold Fusion?

Nov. 14, 2014 - "NASA, DOD, DOE, NRL, EPRI, ENEA. How many letters of the alphabet do I need to point out of those who have been linked to LENR. Exxon, Shell, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Siemens, GE by association of the White house & Stephen Chu-former US energy secretary and National Instruments are but a few of the corporations with LENR history and connections. GE’s CEO was one of Obama’s economic advisers."

A Trip to Norway

Michael C.H. McKubre
Nov. 12, 2014 - "The half-day seminar the (had) four speakers, two Swedes, one Norwegian and me. The Swedes [Sten Bergman of Stone Power AB, formerly of ABB, and Hanno Essén of the Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm]  ...  It was really only during the panel that the purpose fully emerged. .... The question of course is what happens when the oil runs out or, unthinkably, what could happen if an alternative primary energy source were to become competitive with oil and gas as fuels? The far-sighted Scandinavians, both Nations and Corporations, are looking to hedge against this possibility."


Interlaced crystals having a perfect Bravais lattice and complex chemical order revealed by real-space crystallography

 Nature Communications 5, 5431 doi:10.1038/ncomms6431

 Nov. 14, 2014 - "The search for optimal thermoelectric materials aims for structures in which the crystalline order is disrupted to lower the thermal conductivity without degradation of the electron conductivity. Here we report the synthesis and characterisation of ternary nanoparticles (two cations and one anion) that exhibit a new form of crystalline order: an uninterrupted, perfect, global Bravais lattice, in which the two cations exhibit a wide array of distinct ordering patterns within the cation sublattice, forming interlaced domains and phases. Partitioning into domains and phases is not unique; the corresponding boundaries have no structural defects or strain and entail no energy cost. We call this form of crystalline order ‘interlaced crystals’ and present the example of hexagonal ?CuInS2. Interlacing is possible in multi-cation tetrahedrally bonded compound with an average of two electrons per bond. Interlacing has minimal effect on electronic properties, but should strongly reduce phonon transport, making interlaced crystals attractive for thermoelectric applications."

A New Crystal Form Looks Ideal For Thermoelectric Energy

Nov. 19, 2014 - "The newly found crystalline order is being described as “interlaced crystals”. The interlaced crystal arrangement has properties that make it ideal for thermoelectric applications that turn heat into electricity.  The discovery of materials with improved thermoelectric efficiency could increase the efficiency of electrical power generation, improve automobile mileage and reduce the cost of air conditioning.  ... The scientists didn’t have a clear idea about how these different ordered structures could coexist until Wigner Fellow Wu Zhou at ORNL successfully obtained detailed atomic-scale images of the nanoparticles. His images clearly showed that, while all atoms occupy the points of a perfect hexagonal Bravais lattice, the copper and indium atoms form a series of distinct domains where the copper and indium atoms are arranged differently."

Audi Announces It’s ‘Mastered’ Hydrogen, Unveils First Fuel Cell Vehicle

Indian Government Urged to Revive Cold Fusion Research Program

Nov. 17, 2014 - the Indian Business Standard web site reports that some ‘top nuclear scientists in India are urging the newly elected government to revive a ‘cold fusion’ research program with a view to solving the many energy problems facing the country.  Mahadevan Srinivasan, who was involved in an earlier cold fusion program at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai said “We are making a frantic effort to revive cold fusion/LENR research in India. ... Srinivasan said that he met with the Indian energy minister last week about the topic. He also referenced the fact that an LENR research center is being set up in Baoding, China.

Why Bill Gates 2.0 is seriously interested in Cold Fusion

Nov. 17, 2014 -  “Bill Gates 2.0”, left Microsoft some years ago, can work full-time together with his wife Melinda giving his money away – he has a 67 billion dollar fortune – to make the world a better place, and he thinks that inventions are the key to success, a way to accomplish this goal. ... And now one of Gates’ boldest and – as he says – most important adventures is to build a new kind of nuclear reactor. It would burn depleted uranium making it cleaner, safer and cheaper than today’s reactors. He hopes to have a prototype around 2022."


Can You Hear The Black Swan

Nov. 15, 2014 - "Once in a while I hear of something new in the cold fusion cacophony. A chance sighting or perhaps a distinctive call of a swan. This just happened in the form of an obscure photo of a very few people, less than a dozen, sitting in a room I have had the pleasure of sitting in. There in Frascati Italy among the clutter of a small ENEA laboratory sits the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, front row center li stening to a dear colleague Vittorio Violante who is flying him through what Vittorio knows best…Cold Fusion. I can say with confidence Professor Violante is doing a great job telling the story of cold fusion, he has been steadfast and with us in this work for nearly as long as I, surely more than 20 years. ... Cold fusion, or as some averse to the original name for this phenomenal research and discovery have renamed LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) is finally breaking into flight. The breakthrough has been creating the reactive environment in-situ most effectively made possible by many means via the condensation of nano-particles of hydrogen loving metals in the presence of hydrogen isotopes. ... Clearly there are improvements in this simple demonstrable cold fusion work in hand today. Many hydrogen loving metals and mixtures have been vetted and some are vastly superior to others. While my work was mostly with heavy hydrogen, deuterium, many now work with ordinary hydrogen that has only a trace of deuterium 1 part in 6000 in it. Some are supporting theories that have the simple proton bearing hydrogen being a primary reactant as opposed to the more traditional fusionable deuterium. Surely in the deuterium systems prodigious heat along with commensurate 4He helium, which is the expected fusion product of D+D is observed. But over the years many high Z isoptope anomalies have suggested some nuclear process that inserts tiny nuclei into larger nuclei exists. What if the richest man in the world just came to believe in cold fusion? With even the tiniest fraction of his wealth Bill Gates can become the Black Swan that heralds a new age of energy saving the world from the ravages of the fossil fuel age just in the nick of time."

Gates finanza l'Enea «Vicini ad un'intesa»

Il commissario dell'ente Testa: «La sua fondazione sta valutando di sostenere alcuni nostri progetti»

Report: Gates Foundation Close to a Agreement to Fund ENEA for Fusion Research

 Nov. 16, 2014 - "... the Italian news site L’Arena reports that Microsoft founder Bill Gates is close to an agreement to provide funding to the Italian technology research agency ENEA following his visit to ENEA’s research laboratories in Frascati, Italy last week. According to this article, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will provide $1 billion in funding ENEA and its scientists for research into fusion.  Commissioner of ENEA Frederico Testa told L’Arena that the Gates Foundation “is considering financing some projects of ENEA, and our researchers, who are working with outstanding results worldwide, managed to arouse the interest the chief economist of the Foundation, the physics professor Lowell Wood, a close associate of Gates.” “We have reached a statement of understanding” continued Testa, “to identify practical collaboration steps. The foundation will invest about 1 billion dollars in research. ENEA has all the technical and human characteristics to be successful in this venture ...  "

Bill Gates Updated at ENEA (Italy) on Cold Fusion

Patent Application Published of Brillouin Energy’s LENR System

Nov. 13, 2014 - "The patent is titled “Control of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Hydrides, and Autonomously Controlled Heat”, and here’s the abstract: A treatment of a possibly powdered, sintered, or deposited lattice (e.g., nickel) for heat generating applications and a way to control low energy nuclear reactions (“LENR”) hosted in the lattice by controlling hydride formation. The method of control and treatment involves the use of the reaction lattice, enclosed by an inert cover gas such as argon that carries hydrogen as the reactive gas in a non-flammable mixture. Hydrogen ions in the lattice are transmuted to neutrons as discussed in U.S. Patent Application Publication No. 2007/0206715 (Godes_2007)). Hydrogen moving through the lattice interacts with the newly formed neutrons generating an exothermic reaction.

 Milestone Superconductivity Above 100 Celsius

"Sn6Sb6Ba2MnCu13O26+ displays a critical transition temperature near 110 Celsius (230F, 383K). This brings to 21 the number of compounds found to display superconductivity above room temperature. Confirmation of superconductivity was made using a magnetometer and direct resistance tests of two pellets. Ten magnetization tests produced sharp diamagnetic transitions at an average temperature of 110.0C. Then thirteen resistance tests revealed companion resistance drops at an average temperature of 109.7C. .... The above resistance plots confirm that the associated diamagnetic transitions are Meissner transitions. In the physical sciences there is no phenomenon other than superconductivity that can produce a sharp diamagnetic transition and a resistance drop at the same temperature. "

  Andrea Rossi Featured in Panorama (Italian Magazine) - Nov. 13, 2014


Photo of Rossi’s lab Examined   Nov. 13, 2014

From the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Nov. 12, 2014


Robert Godes (Brillouin) Updates (ex) Energy Sec.Chu     Nov. 11, 2014

Attorney David French on the Andrea Rossi 2nd US Patent Application Pub. 6 Nov 2014

"The fact that the 2nd application has been transferred from the name of Industrial Heat, Inc., (changed to IPH International BV), to Leonardo Corporation as recently as October, 2014 suggests that the original applicant may have withdrawn from being associated with the application. ... The fact that the search was carried out at the Russian Patent Office is not especially relevant. They can do competent searches. But the limitation of that search to a single class is of more concern. To be fair, searches are supposed to be directed to the subject matter of the claimed invention. This invention has a number of claims that are likely to be amended in the course of examination. ... Claim 1 as filed reads: “1. A reactor device comprising: a sealed vessel defining an interior; a fuel material within the interior of the vessel; and a heating element proximal the vessel, wherein the fuel material comprises a solid including nickel and hydrogen, and further wherein the interior of the sealed vessel is not preloaded with a pressurized gas when in an initial state before activation of the heating element.” Is this new? Is it unobvious? Does it describe something that works? Dynamite in a can along with nickel and water vapour meets this definition. Water contains hydrogen, doesn’t it? ...  These are the only two references to a “catalyst” appearing in the application. No reference is made to a “catalyst” by name in the claims. How can this be an enabling disclosure? .... How can the best mode requirement be met when a catalyst is required and that catalyst is not disclosed? How could this application even have been filed?"

 IH’s Patent Application: COP 11

Nov. 7, 2014 -  “A total number of 18 reactors devices including a reaction chamber in which nickel powder and hydrogen react in the presence of a catalyst were used. ... A 300 kW power generation provided the input electrical energy to trigger reaction initiation. ... The COP was considered only during the period in which the reactor devices were operating: it was not considered during the phases of activation and de-activation."



Dr. Brian Josephson on the 2nd Third Party Report

Oct. 23, 2014 - “The most important news of the year, perhaps, not just the last seven days? The results of a new investigation into the Rossi reactor, involving running the reactor over a 32-day period, are now out. The report not only confirms output power far in excess of anything possible by chemical reaction, but also gives a clear indication that a nuclear reaction is occurring, on the basis of a substantial change in the isotopic proportions of Li and Ni over the period of the run. ... Brian Josephson”


"Cold Fusion.  It changes everything." 

Imagine a World Without Pollution (Dr. Bob)

Cold Fusion is Real --- The Higgs Boson?  Not so much 

Nov. 8, 2014 - "Particle physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research announced 2 years ago they had discovered the Higgs particle, considered the foundation particle in the Standard Model of Particle physics, and a Nobel Prize was awarded to Peter Higgs and Francois Englert for their work on the theory of the Higgs boson. Now, though, researchers at the University of Southern Denmark's Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics Phenomenology suggest that while the CERN scientists did discover a unique new particle, there's no conclusive evidence of it being the Higgs boson.  The Higgs could explain data obtained by CERN scientists using the Large Hadron Collider, but other particles could have created the data, suggesting there might be alternate explanations for it, they say in a paper published in the journal Physical Review D..... One possibility is that the CERN team was seeing a theoretical particle dubbed the techni-higgs"

 Fusion Energy: Hope or Hype?

10/23/2014 - "(S)olar can only be part of the energy picture, since, at present, there is no viable industrial-scale technology to store large amounts of solar photovoltaic energy to cover nighttime and cloudy days. This in an issue even in sunny parts of the world. The same is true for wind energy. Nuclear-fission reactors are an option, but given the political reality in the wake of the Fukushima reactor accident (see our previous blog post on how poorly relative risk is addressed), it is unlikely that there will be much increase in the numbers of such systems for the foreseeable future. Thus the world community badly needs some other industrial-scale green-energy source, one that is not dependent on vagaries of location, climate or weather and is relatively safe and clean."

Russian scientists dismiss US company's statement on thermonuclear fusion breakthrough

Oct. 16, 2014 - "Russian physicists dismissed as a promotional action on Thursday the statement by the US company Lockheed Martin about its technological breakthrough in the thermonuclear fusion field. According to head of the ITER Russia office, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Anatoly Krasilnikov, the statements by the American corporation is “a promotional action” that has nothing to do with science."


Lockheed Martin Pursuing Compact Nuclear Fusion Reactor Concept

Oct. 15, 2014 – "The Lockheed Martin Skunk Works® team is working on a new compact fusion reactor (CFR) that can be developed and deployed in as little as ten years. Currently, there are several patents pending that cover their approach. “Our compact fusion concept combines several alternative magnetic confinement approaches, taking the best parts of each, and offers a 90 percent size reduction.....” After completing several of these design-build-test cycles, the team anticipates being able to produce a prototype in five years.. "

A New Type of Catalyst For Fuel Cells

Oct.29, 2014 - "Ume University reports Swedish and Chinese researchers are showing how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst for fuel cells. In our study we report a unique novel alloy with a palladium (Pd) and tungsten (W) ratio of only one to eight, which still has similar efficiency as a pure platinum catalyst. Considering the cost, it would be 40 times lower.  .... The reason for the very high efficiency is the unique molecular structure and features of the alloy.It is neither a fully mixed together homogeneous alloy, nor a fully segregated two-phase system, but rather its something in between. Using advanced experimental and theoretical investigations, the researchers show that the alloy is composed of metallic Pd-islands embedded in the Pd-W alloy. The size of the islands are about one nanometer in diameter and are composed of 10-20 atoms that are segregated to the surface."

 Small palladium islands embedded in palladiumtungsten bimetallic nanoparticles form catalytic hotspots for oxygen reduction

Guangzhi Hu, et alia Nature Communications 5, 5253 doi:10.1038/ncomms6253

ARPA-E (Continuing to Ignore Cold Fusion) Will Allow Grant Applications for Aneutronic Hot Fusion Projects

Oct. 30, 2014 - "the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy agency (ARPA-E) has changed its requirements for grant applicants, which will allow grant applications from entities involved in ‘aneutronic’ fusion projects, and thus allow LPPFusion to compete for grant funding. ...  LPPFusion is now going to seek for a $2 million, two-year grant.

Infinite Energy - ISSUE 117, September/October 2014


Oct 25 2014 - In April and March of this year 32 days six professors studied the generator and measured all the possible options, and then six months engaged in the processing of the results. The audit report was published. Installation includes from 52 to 100 or more individual "modules" E-Cat, each of which consists of three reactors small internal cold fusion.


Rossi Learning New Things about the E-Cat


Cold fusion defended against ITER at Channeling Conference

Edward Tsyganov presented Cold Nuclear Fusion at the Channeling 2014 Conference held October 5-10, Capri, Italy.   Dr Tsyganov explained, “… it is difficult to ignore the cold fusion process because it is much less expensive and much more practical than traditional thermonuclear fusion.”  Cold fusion is a real alternative to this tragic scenario. We believe that in the coming years, the scientific success of cold nuclear fusion will be realized and a radical change in the applied nuclear research will come.

Elforsk publishes a new article on the E-Cat

Nov. 5, 2014 - "Elforsk Perspektiv is a trade magazine published by Swedish energy R&D organization Elforsk AB... The article covers the results obtained in the last independent test, including the isotopic analysis of fuel and ash. ... “Clear isotope changes in the analyzed fuel indicate nuclear reactions at low temperatures. It suggests that we may be facing a new way to extract nuclear energy, probably without ionizing radiation and radioactive waste. The discovery could eventually become very important for the world’s energy supply”".


The Case for Compulsory Licensing of the E-Cat?  Bob Greenyer

Nov. 6, 2014 - "...  written in response to a comment by Ophelia”

Birkeland current filaments in Nebula Plasma

Nov 10, 2014 - "Measurements indicate that this nebula is one degree above absolute zero. ... “Bipolar outflow” is a term used to describe the nebular structure seen above, a lthough the cause of the effect remains baffling to scientists who study such phenomena. One theory is that its shape is due to slow-moving stellar material interfering with dust and gas that was ejected from a red giant star at higher velocities. Magnetic fields are sometimes invoked to describe lobate celestial objects, but the electric current flow needed for their generation is neglected."

Status Report – Rossi Pending US Patent Application

David French - "The Examiner asserted that “there is no evidence in the corpus of nuclear science to substantiate the claim that nickel will spontaneously ionize hydrogen gas and thereafter ‘absorb’ the resulting proton”. He went on to say that the nuclear conversion of nickel 58 into copper 59, while known, has only been observed experimentally “in the context of an accelerated (proton) beam into a nickel target. The element of acceleration is necessary in this matter as the only way for the proton to overcome the basic Coulomb repulsion between the proton and nickel nuclei.” The Examiner also observed that if the reaction were possible, as claimed by Rossi, it would also occur spontaneously in nature."

Analysis of New E-Cat Report

Michael C.H. McKubre: "...  There is curious inattention to detail—surprising for a document as delayed, anticipated and important as this. .... Although highly interesting, this report has problems at several levels that render direct interpretation difficult or impossible without further information and clarification. ... The report states: “The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube.” Do we know that this is the configuration (were the authors permitted post-test examination)? What does “primarily” mean? The report states: “In addition, the resistor coils are fed with some specific electromagnetic pulses.” What kind of electromagnetic stimulation? How much? How was this measured? When? Why? I do not expect an answer to the last but the rest need to be addressed quantitatively. As a final point on input power I was surprised to see that this was measured not at the “calorimetric boundary” but at the power supply. ...... Of primary concern is the complete absence of relevant pre- or post-test calibration. ...  IThe inability or unwillingness to do one or all of these things is a glaring deficiency in the thermal output record. That is not to say that this record is incorrect, but we cannot be certain that it is correct and the measurement uncertainty is undefined. .... No independent temperature measurement is provided of the contents internal to the E-Cat where the heat sources are located. Such a sensor was apparently present but the data were not provided or (apparently) analyzed. This is of concern as these data could provide strong supporting evidence for the radiant heat calculation ... On the whole I am encouraged. Considerably more work is obviously needed to validate the adopted mode of calorimetry and support better sampling and testing."

Details of Nickel Powder from Early-model E-Cat

Oct. 13, 2014 - "In the ash but not the new powder, iron was found in addition to many other elements. Some of the elements, such as copper, were likely contaminants (Rossi has recently said that copper was probably a contaminant). Lithium was mentioned as a possible catalyst despite not being found."


 Mozzelle Brown trial in death of Eugene Mallove gets underway

Oct.7, 2014 - "Jurors heard numerous details about physicist Eugene Mallove’s death and a few nuggets about his life Tuesday as the murder trial of Mozzelle Brown got underway in New London Superior Court. Brown, 40, is one of three people charged with taking part in the beating death of Mallove, a 56-year-old New Hampshire resident who had come to Norwich on May 14, 2004, to clean out his family’s home at 119 Salem Turnpike in Norwich and prepare it for rental. Retrieved earlier this year from federal prison, where he is serving a 15-year sentence for drug and firearms offenses, Brown has pleaded not guilty and opted for a trial. He is charged with accessory to murder, conspiracy to commit murder, felony murder and third-degree robbery. Wearing a tan business suit and with a shaven head, he sat at the defense table Tuesday with attorney Richard C. Marquette. Prosecutors Paul J. Narducci and Thomas M. DeLillo, assisted by Inspector Thomas Pedersen, introduced the case with testimony from emergency dispatcher Beth Desmond, a prospective tenant, a paramedic and a Norwich police sergeant. They played the 911 call that the prospective tenant, Demetrese Granger, placed after arriving at the home and finding Mallove’s battered body on the ground. "

Dispatcher Recalls 911 Call About Body Of Slain Scientist Eugene Mallove in 2003

 NEW LONDON — Beth Desmond ... was the first witness to testify Tuesday in Superior Court ... Prosecutors on Tuesday played the 911 call Desmond received that night for jurors. The caller, Demetrese Granger, said she had pulled up to the home after seeing a "For Rent" sign on the lawn. Granger exited her vehicle and walked around the property until she came across a man's body. She then ran back to her vehicle. "He's not moving," a nervous Granger told Desmond. "He's dead or something. My heart is beating very fast." ... Foster told police that Schaffer told her "he and Mozzelle beat up the landlord and he needed it to look like a robbery," according to court records. When they arrived, she saw a bloody Mallove lying facedown on the ground, but still breathing, she told police. Schaffer and Brown then continued to beat Mallove, at times with piece of pipe, Foster told police. She joined in on the beating, too, after she said Schaffer struck her in the face. She told police Schaffer put something over Mallove's head, possibly a bag, until he stopped breathing, records say. The trio then took several of Mallove's belongings and drove his van to a parking lot of a local casino."

Ethan Mallove takes stand in Mallove murder trial

NEW LONDON — Ethan Mallove ..., a 35-year-old software engineer who lives in Massachusetts, ... said the value of a longer sentence is its symbolism. “Nothing restores anything that happened,” he said. “If you give a guy a slap on the wrist, it’s like you don’t have laws.”  But a long sentence, he said, shows “that we don’t stand for this type of violence, this type of savagery.” It also protects society against people like Brown, said Cheryl Mallove, Ethan Mallove’s wife. Before his arrest in the case in November, Brown was in federal prison in Elkton, Ohio, serving a 15-year sentence after being convicted of gun and drug violations in 2008. "

Energy Scientist's Murder Leaves A Void In The Field; He's 'Missed Daily'

NEW LONDON — Eugene Mallove was found beaten to death outside the Salem Turnpike home shortly before 11 p.m. on May 14, 2004. Police said he had been cleaning the home out after Schaffer and his parents were evicted. Schaffer went there with Brown after Schaffer learned from his mother that Mallove was throwing out some of their belongings, court records say.  The two men beat Mallove until he was unconscious, court records say. They left the scene while Mallove was still alive and returned later with Foster. ... Schaffer and Brown then continued to beat Mallove, at times with piece of pipe, Foster told police. She joined in on the beating, too, after she said Schaffer struck her in the face. She told police Schaffer put something over Mallove's head, possibly a bag, until he stopped breathing, records say. The trio then took several of Mallove's belongings and drove his van to a parking lot of a local casino."


Nanoparticles that glow in color-coded light and can be magnetically manipulated

October 14, 2014 - "A team of researchers has achieved a long-sought goal of creating nanoparticles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment and also be precisely manipulated into position within living cells. ....such particles have been too large to make practical probes of living tissue and not of uniform and predictable size. ... In the new method, the nanoparticles crystallize such that they self-assemble in exactly the way that leads to the most useful outcome: The magnetic particles cluster at the center, while fluorescent particles form a uniform coating around them. That puts the fluorescent molecules in the most visible location for allowing the nanoparticles to be tracked optically through a microscope. ... Fluorescent quantum dots (QDs) form a shell around a core of magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs)."

Abstract of Magneto-fluorescent core-shell supernanoparticles

The Ds3* Meson  - New Exotic Particle Could Help Explain What Holds Matter Together
Oct. 14, 2014 - "A new exotic particle has been hiding out amidst the gobs of data collected by the world's largest atom smasher, physicists have discovered. The new particle, called Ds3*, is a meson — a type of unstable particle  made of one quark and one antiquark. ... To find the new particle, Tim Gershon, a professor of physics at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and his team used the Dalitz plot analysis. ... This is the first time the technique has been used on data from the LHC ... Quarks come in six different flavors known as up, down, strange, charm, top and bottom, and all six have their own antimatter counterpart called an antiquark. The Ds3* particle is made of one charm antiquark and one strange quark. ... The Ds3* particle is the first particle discovered with a spin of three that contains a charm quark. Its properties make it a highly predictable particle, and Gershon said that's why it's the perfect candidate for studying strong interaction."


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 present report describes the results obtained from evaluations of the operation of the E-Cat HT in two test runs. The first test experiment, lasting 96 hours (from Dec. 13th 2012, to Dec. 17th 2012), was carried out by the two first authors of this paper, Levi and Foschi, while the second experiment, lasting for 116 hours (from March 18th 2013, to March 23rd 2013), was carried out by all authors. ...  (They) consider the whole volume of the reactor core and the most conservative figures on energy production, (and)  still get a value of (7.93 ± 0.8) 102 10^2 MJ/Liter that is one order of magnitude higher than any conventional source.

Cold Fusion: A Better Study On The Infamous E-Cat

Oct. 11, 2014 - "Do you remember the E-Cat ? That is an acronym for "energy catalyzer", the device invented by the Italian philosopher Andrea Rossi. ... I can summarize here the main points: first of all, the heat output measured by thermal cameras has been calibrated with a dummy unit (a reactor with no reactant inside) subjected to some input power (a smaller one than the power the full reactor was subjected to, as the researchers feared to damage the coils ?!). The main measurement of the working E-cat has then been performed at two different operating points for 32 days. The result is that the output power far exceeds (by a factor of 3.5) the input, and the difference cannot be ascribed to chemical reactions - the mass of the reactant being too small to produce similar yields. The total produced power in 32 days of operation is claimed to be of 5.8 MJoules, with a production of 2 million watts per kilogram of reactant."

The Energy 2.0 Society


Dr. Tom Wind

The Energy 2.0 Society is an educational organization that provides information and spreads awareness about Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) technology and promotes it as a clean and economical source of energy to be used for the benefit of humanity.

New, Safe Nuclear-Like Process Exhibits Excess Energy Release, Isotope Change

October 09, 2014 - "A comprehensive report by reputable scientists on a potentially very important technology was released yesterday. ... by scientists from Bologna University (Italy) and Uppsala University (Sweden) highlights the 32-day test done on the energy device known as the E-Cat. The test confirms that a new process involving nuclear interactions at relatively low temperatures can produce continuous thermal energy in the form of high temperature heat (1400°C) that is far beyond what can be explained by any known chemical reactions, over a significant period of time. This process uses simple, low-cost elements like nickel, lithium and hydrogen reacting at kilowatt energy levels, that are high enough to be easily measured and applied in the commercial world. Data from the test implies transmutation of one isotope to another of two separated elements, which is radical and cannot be explained by conventional science.  Michael Nelson, Alternate Discipline Leader for SLS Propulsion at NASA’s Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory, notes, “I was impressed with the work that was done to insure the measurements claiming a 3.2 to 3.6 COP were accurate. Aside from the fact that this could not have been produced from any known chemical reaction, the most significant finding to me is the evidence of isotopic shifts in lithium and nickel. Understanding this could possibly be the beginning of a whole new era in both material transmutations and energy for the planet and for space exploration. This is an exciting time to live in and this is an exciting technology to witness come about.”

Raleigh investor Darden still bullish on controversial nuclear technology

Oct 10, 2014 - "Cherokee Investment Partners CEO Tom Darden could save the world. ... His partner in the venture, Cherokee’s J.T. Vaughn, said at the time that it was about creating a new, cleaner energy source, a technology to “raise the standard of living in developing countries.”  ... Industrial Heat raised $11.6 million last year, and has been quiet about what’s happening with Rossi’s new energy catalyzer.


Tom Darden of Industrial Heat Comments on E-Cat, Test — Has Had ‘Several High Level Conversations’

October 10, 2014 -"Darden says he calls the report “promising”, and that they will continue to work on developing the technology. When questioned about the allegedly shady background (a charge raised by some critics) of Andrea Rossi, Darden states, “I don’t care who gets there first, how it happens . . . I just want to see it happen.”  Significantly, Darden takes ownership of the E-Cat, saying that “We built the reactor and shipped it over to Switzerland.” The article also mentions that Darden says he has had ‘several high level conversations’ about the technology, including with Chinese officials on a recent trip to China.

Reports on Rossi:

 Apocalypse Revealed – The Four Horsemen of Andrea Rossi's E-Cat

Hank Mills - "An apocalypse has taken place, and something wonderful has transpired. This may sound illogical and contradictory, unless you understand that apocalypse means "revelation" in Greek. No disaster, calamity, or tragedy has taken place: only a huge information dump, in the form of a brand new paper on the E-Cat or “Energy Catalyzer", that basically reveals most of the secrets those following the evolution of this technology have desired to obtain for years. ... The device seems to be simple in construction, although the authors did not have access to the inside of the reactor. The report describes it as an alumina cylinder 2cm in diameter by 20cm in length. On each end there is a cap approximately 4cm in diameter and 4cm long. Along the cylinder there are triangular ridges that help promote convective heat exchange to prevent melting of the nickel fuel, which is claimed to end the nuclear reactions. If the reaction sites melt, the reactor will no longer function. ... The test started, and for ten days no adjustments were made. The reactor continued to operate at a constantly temperature of 1260 degrees Celsius for this time period at a COP of approximately 3.2. When the testers increased the voltage of the input power, the temperature rose in four minutes to 1,400 degrees Celsius and remained at that temperature for the duration of the test. At that temperature the COP increased to around 3.6 to 3.8.

 At Last, Fuel For Our Dreams - Joe Shea

Oct. 9, 2014  - "...      There are solid indications from the transformation of its secret catalyst that a nuclear reaction is taking place, but the most sophisticated radiation-seeking devices that exist cannot find any evidence at all of radioactivity. ... the countless millions of people who live without clean water, lights, communications and fuel, who haunt this world like the ghosts of great wars and vanished civilizations, are the real beneficiaries of this technology, of Andrea Rossi's "impossible invention" and dreams as old as humanity.

 CEO Elforsk Magnus Olofsson

"The central part of the reactor is narrow and two inches long. In the experiments, the reactor was at a temperature up to about 1400 degrees Celsius. Net developed 1,500 kWh energy as heat. The heat energy released was three to four times the electrical energy input. This with approximately one gram of the fuel consisting of hydrogen charged with nickel additives in powder form. ....  It can open for decentralized energy supply. Electricity and heat can then be produced with relatively simple components."

  Assessing the "Lugano" E-Cat Report

 "Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel"

Key findings: COP of COP of 3.2-3.6 over a 32 day period and isotopic change in nickel and lithium was found to have changed substantially after run.

 Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel
Giuseppe Levi, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy   Evelyn Foschi, Bologna, Italy
Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

"New results are presented from an extended experimental investigation of anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube operating at high temperatures. The reactor, named E-Cat, is charged with a small amount of hydrogen-loaded nickel powder plus some additives, mainly Lithium. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube. Measurements of the radiated power from the reactor were performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected during 32 days of running in March 2014. The reactor operating point was set to about 1260ºC in the first half of the run, and at about 1400 °C in the second half. The measured energy balance between input and output heat yielded a COP factor of about 3.2 and 3.6 for the 1260ºC and 1400ºC runs, respectively. The total net energy obtained during the 32 days run was about 1.5 MWh. This amount of energy is far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume. A sample of the fuel was carefully examined with respect to its isotopic composition before the run and after the run, using several standard methods: XPS, EDS, SIMS, ICP-MS and ICP-AES. The isotope composition in Lithium and Nickel was found to agree with the natural composition before the run, while after the run it was found to have changed substantially. Nuclear reactions are therefore indicated to be present in the run process, which however is hard to reconcile with the fact that no radioactivity was detected outside the reactor during the run."


 Dr. Melvin Miles on Helium-4, Excess Heat, & Peer Review

"Dr. Mel Miles is an electrochemist and college professor who spent much of his career at the China Lake Naval Research Laboratory, and is probably best known for systematically detecting the presence of helium ash in Palladium-Deuterium cold fusion cells between the years 1989 and 1995."

 Did Bose suppress Cold Fusion?

Oct 5, 2014 - “By the end Bose concluded that the excess heat was precisely accounted for by a missing term in the calculations“.

 Chase Peterson, MD, Dies

"In 1978 Peterson had returned from Harvard to the University of Utah as Vice President in charge of health sciences and the university hospital program."


 Defkalion And Bad Measurements

October 4, 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 (was) so large that the reactor might not have worked at all." Luca Gamberale Report

LESSON #4: EXCESS HEAT IN Palladium and Nickel

PALLADIUM SYSTEMS -  Input electrical power and observed output heat power (and energies) as a function of time for the Phusor system and the electrical control 


    * Dr. Melvin Miles (China Lake, US Navy; issue #V1-2) and others have demonstrated that helium, used to fill ordinary lighter-than-air balloons, is one product generated by the cold fusion reactions, if adequate loading is achieved (issues #V2-1, 3-1, 4-1).
    * This de novo helium is of a total amount greater than the amount which could leak in from the ambient environment.
    * The helium is generated by, and linked to, the production of excess heat.
   * This generation of energy -- with a safe product for a change -- is therefore quite important.

 Suddenly, Nuclear Fusion Is An Attractive Investment

August 27 2014 - "Two major tech investors have plowed $1.5 million into Helion Energy to help it develop a technology that hasn’t worked, despite decades of research and millions of research dollars. ... (Excluding cold fusion, n)o company, big or small, has yet to build a reactor that can sustain nuclear fusion, a process that generates more energy than it consumes. Still, Royan says Helion, of Redmond, Wash., is unique because of its concrete approach. ... Here’s how Helion approaches the fusion problem: The reactor turns two lumps of deuterium fuel into plasma, and then rams them together in a specially designed chamber. Next, a magnetic field compresses this merged plasma, heating it to a temperature of over 100 million degrees to fuse the deuterium with helium nuclei left over in the chamber from previous heating cycles. ... Each cycle lasts one second and can be used to create a 50-megawatt reactor."

 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, who misdescribe what is submitted, and who utterly fail to respond to the evidence submitted to them.

  Why?  --  To prevent that which is authorized in the US Constitution and by Congress.  There is a word for that.

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 thousands 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.  The USPTO misled  Congress at Hearing, and the Commissioner continues this by  false claiming, on his letterhead, that this is not happening .... when it is, continuously, without any basis, and in violation of law and the Office's own rules.


Brown murder trial (for the Brutal Murder of Dr. Eugene Mallove)
      scheduled to start next month

Sep. 4, 2014 -   NEW LONDON — "Attorneys have started choosing jurors for a murder trial
scheduled to take place next month.   Mozzelle Brown, 39, formerly of Taftville, is accused
of helping beat to death New Hampshire scientist Eugene Mallove 10 years ago
at Mallove’s boyhood home in Norwich.    Assistant State’s Attorney Paul Narducci,
who is prosecuting Brown, and Brown’s attorney, Richard Marquette, began picking 12 jurors
and four alternates Tuesday in New London Superior Court.   The trial ... is scheduled
to begin Oct. 7 and finish by Oct. 24.  Brown faces charges of murder, felony murder,
first-degree robbery and conspiracy to commit murder.
   Authorities say that Brown joined with his cousin, Chad Schaffer, and Schaffer’s girlfriend,
Candace Foster, in the May 14, 2004, slaying.  Schaffer has been sentenced to 16 years in prison
as part of a plea bargain in the midst of his April 2012 murder trial. Foster’s trial,
on the same charges Brown faces, is expected to take place after Brown’s.  Foster testified
against Brown at a probable cause hearing in April, saying that she went with Schaffer and him
to Mallove’s home on Salem Turnpike in Norwich, where they found a badly beaten Mallove lying
in the driveway as a result of an earlier beating that day by the two men.
   Foster said all of them then beat Mallove to death and stole several of his items in an attempt
to make the crime look like a robbery. In fact, according to Foster, Schafer was angry at Mallove
for evicting his parents, who had been renting the home, and throwing away their possessions."

"The Explanation of LENR" Book review

      Nikita Alexandrov

"The first half of the book contains a wealth of knowledge regarding the experimental results obtained in the field. This includes the physics of the various experimental systems as well as an overview of instrumentation and general trends in the collective data. There are a large amount of pictures and graphs which really help to mentally process some of the complex relationships in the data. The final chapter "Future of LENR" provides a road-map forward, listing the requirements for mastering the LENR effect as well as what needs to be done experimentally to get there."

Storms Releases New LENR Book

      Christy L. Frazier

June 27, 2014 - "The Foreword of the 351-page book (which includes an extensive 904 references, most of which are discussed within the book) is written by Dr. Michael McKubre. ... Ruby Carat of Cold Fusion Now designed the book cover , as well as a website specifically for the book,, "

Proceedings of 14th and 15th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-14 and ICCF-15) (pdf files)

(The uncensored (*) proceedings below. Those at the LENR-CANR site are censored re:several LENR/LANR/CMNS authors; so support the CMNS Site !!!

Proceedings of ICCF14 (Volume 1; pdf)

Proceedings of ICCF14 (Volume 2; pdf)

Proceedings of ICCF15 (long 96 Megabytes; pdf)

Nanomechaical Raman Spectroscopy

Aug 27, 2014 - "A new research platform uses a laser to measure the "nanomechanical"
properties of tiny structures undergoing stress and heating, an approach likely to yield insights to improve designs for microelectronics and batteries.  This new technique, called nanomechanical Raman spectroscopy. ....  Surface stress is similar to the surface tension that allows small insects to walk on water, makes water drops spherical, and causes human skin to initially resist a needle's penetration. On the relatively large scale of ordinary, everyday machines, surface stress is negligible, but it becomes critical for micro and nanostructures ...


Surface stress variation as a function of applied compressive stress
and temperature in microscale silicon

   Ming Gan and Vikas Tomar   -

"Surface stress has been shown to affect the mechanical properties of materials at or below the microscale.   ...  the change in surface stress in a material in response to externally applied stress as a function of temperature has not been explored experimentally.    Such an investigation is presented in this work for the case of microscale silicon samples. In-situ nondestructive measurements of the applied compressive stress and the corresponding microscale surface stress were performed from room temperature to 100 °C. The applied stress was controlled by a nanomechanical loading system. Micro-Raman spectroscopy was used to measure the surface stress in-situ as the samples deformed under the applied uniaxial compressive stress. The surface stress was found to be lower than the applied stress at all temperatures.  The difference between the surface stress and the applied stress became higher at higher temperatures indicating that surface relaxation was induced by the temperature increase. Based on the measured values and observed trends, an exponential Gaussian function is proposed to describe the stress as a function of surface depth."



     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.













Stirling Engines in Cold Fusion/LANR have Demonstrated Excess Energy Compared to O


hmic 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."

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."


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:


"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."




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

2011, Part 2







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 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

  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 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).


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


Day 2 - Dr. Brian Ahern presented details of his further explorations into magnetic materials involved in CF/LANR.

Day 2 - Dr. Francesco Celani taught about the impact of silicates and other materials of surfaces involved in cold fusion (LANR).


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


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


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.


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.

Day 3 - Dr. Nathan Cohen discussed the impact of fractals and metamaterials and the response of the status quo.


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


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].


Day 3 - During a break, Prof. Vladimir Vysotskii finally relaxed after his third presentation, involving the application of
coherent correlated states to cold fusion.

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.

Day 3 - Steve Katinsky organized with David Nagel a proposed industry wide support system for cold fusion and its development.

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.

............. k


 “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. 



  2014 Cold Fusion Colloquium at MIT

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

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

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)




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."


"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)



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

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."


     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



  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 -
                Part 2 -


   Swartz-Hagelstein MIT Cold Fusion Videos Posted

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

January 27: (MS at 2:01:29)

January 28: (MS at 2:06:10)

January 29: (MS at 2:02:40)

January 30: (MS at 2:03:30)

January 31: (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 "

  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."




  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) }



    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."




   Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation

   video here:

   site here:

 "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."



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."


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]



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."


     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   2015       -

 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)




 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]


Full Report (pdf)

Projected Winter Fuel Expenditures by Fuel and Region

Oct 8, 2013 - Energy Information Administration

"EIA projects average U.S. household expenditures for natural gas and propane will increase by 13% and 9%, respectively .... EIA expects average expenditures for households that heat with natural gas will be significantly higher than last winter .. Natural gas working inventories ended September at an estimated 3.52 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), 0.17 Tcf below the level at the same time a year ago and 0.04 Tcf above the previous five-year average (2008–12). ... About 39% of all U.S. households rely on electricity as their primary heating source, ranging from 14% in the Northeast to 63% in the South. ... EIA expects residential electricity prices to increase by 2% in 2013 and 1% in 2014. ... During the upcoming winter months, EIA expects the U.S. residential electricity price to average 11.9 cents per kilowatthour, which is 2.3% higher than the winter of 2012-2013."

Laser irradiation of a "tiny pellet" of cold, solid hydrogen isotopes contained in a hohlraum cage (offering secondary x-irradiation of the core pellet) cause non-equilibrium compression and temperatures of millions of degrees producing what hot fusion calls its "first" over unity output (finally catching up to cold fusion (LANR)).

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.


 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 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 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. 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.

  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   

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

May 28, 2013 - "In March, 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.":

   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

"Indication of anoalous heat energy production in a reactor device containing hydrogen loaded nickel powder                 









   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, 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."



 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 (corrected from  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 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.














   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. " 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. ... 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."





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 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)


  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 :

 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 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."






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 :

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. 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.


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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 (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


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..."


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,

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."