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Posted on 07/03/2013 11:26:39 PM PDT by Kevmo
by Charles Stewart, Jr. | Stewart is a retired electronics engineer with a specialty in inertial guidance. He lives in Radford.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Negative words comprise a large percentage of the adjectives used in The Roanoke Times articles re: energy: expensive, depleting, exhausting, polluting, filthy, radioactive, etc. These negative words apply to petroleum, natural gas, coal, uranium, thorium (yep thorium, too).
How about a few positive words: cheap, endless, non-polluting, world-altering, safe, local (as in your basement or a closet). These words apply to LENR (low-energy nuclear reaction). Its coming. Soon, though soon is really squishy but might be as early as this year. In spite of the word nuclear, LENR is not radioactive. Currently, it usese nickel (in very small quantities) and nitrogen, both of which are plentiful and cheap. Sir Isaac Newton tried to do it, but back then it was called alchemy, and Newton did not publicly admit to it.
Pons and Fleishmann, University of Utah electrochemists, introduced it prematurely in 1989 and erroneously labeled it cold fusion. No one could reproduce their efforts, so they were ridiculed and shamed from the world of physics. More than likely they, along with Andrea Rossi, will receive Nobel prizes and be mentioned along with Prometheus and the unknown that invented the wheel. Their dream is now being accepted by NASA: Chief Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center Dennis Bushnell has authored a new report Advanced-to-Revolutionary Space Technology Options The Responsibly Imaginable, which includes low-energy nuclear reactions; the University of Missouri has a well-funded investigation underway.
Outstanding developers at the moment are Italian inventor Rossis Leonardo Corp., the Greek corporation, Defkalion and an American company, Brillouin. The essence of the system(s) of Rossi and Defkalion at the moment appears to be a matrix consisting of nano nickel(that is really, really tiny bits of nickel) through which monoatomic hydrogen (that is H as opposed to the normal H2) is pumped, and some sort of catalyzer is involved. A local atomic reaction, as yet not scientifically explained, takes place that combines the nickel and hydrogen nuclei forming copper. That is the alchemy part. Here Einsteins E=mc2 kicks in, converting the small amount of lost mass into a huge amount of energy. Just like in the H-bomb but without radioactive emissions occurring.
A report by a third party was issued May 20 that indicates that Rossi has produced what he has labeled an E-CAT HT2 that produced excess energy orders of magnitude above any chemical (fossil) device. My best guess is that the world has been turned upside down. I recommend that readers examine the paper at bit.ly/LENR_report and decide whether to agree. This is a heavy-duty report loaded with mathematics and tables. Read the conclusion on page 28 of the report and then consult your local unbiased physicist. This appears to make the congressional examination of the Benghazi, Internal Revenue Service and Associated Press scandals trivial.
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So still nothing new? Just basically the same thing re posted?
And re-posted. And re-posted. :)
But if there is anything to it, it will be nice to see some real information.
You know it could be interesting, but he seems to just put the same thing up and if you seem to question to much he just labels you an anti science ludite. I wish he would just hold off until there actually new information.
When I posted the information anew, the thread was pulled. Perhaps if you do not like that state of affairs, then you can take it up with the mods.
if you seem to question to much he just labels you an anti science ludite.
***Not true. Anyone who’s been called that has earned the title.
First I've heard of nitrogen in relation to LENR. All this article does is make sure I ignore the Roanoke Times as an authority on technology.
Agreed, Nitrogen makes no sense. Hydrogen is the key. Perhaps it’s a typo.
Near the In 'n Out burger?
Wow I am always glad to have earned something especially from a zealot! No, No you don’t have to respond, it will just belittle one of us. Thanks for playing, Buh Bye.
If you aren’t one of them, then what’s the worry? I didn’t call you anything.
But just now you called me a zealot. You seem to have plenty of zeal yourself, sparky.
Hocus-pocus low-energy nuclear reaction.. Free Energy for all! Nickel Nitrogen around and around spinning faster and faster. Hocus-Pocus! Free energy now, and forever. “Hydrogen is key” a typo here, a typo there, everywhere a typo.. Hocus-Pocus! Free energy for all. Look right this way!
You’re sounding kinda shrill, highly bent out of shape over a simple typo.
Pointing out the obvious of how it sounds like the pitch of a sideshow barker... and zoom it goes right over someone’s head.
Then there’s this guy too...
I think Kevmo's point with this article is to show that the "same thing" information is beginning to break into the general media, in however small a way, not that there is new content about LENR.
Remember, this stuff is written by JOURNALISM MAJORS, whose level of science knowledge is just above that of insects, maybe. This simple typo is not even close to some of the really egregious errors that I have seen slip through, even in places like the WaPo and NYT, which "supposedly" have competent copy editors.
Hydrogen, nitrogen, what difference does it make!
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