Skip to comments.Method for Enhancement of Surface Plasmon Polarities to Initiate & Sustain LENR (NASA)
Posted on 01/12/2012 10:03:30 AM PST by Normandy
This is a video produced by NASA explaining that NASA is doing research in LENR/Cold Fusion -- In the video, Dr. Joseph Zawodny sees a future where LENR devices could power homes and the modern world. Competition to Rossi's E-Cat?
herding animals in the desert,
smoking strong smoke on hookahs under a tent cover,
making sure of wiping only with their left hands,
buying new sandals on their occasional forays into the few towns still left, and
sword chopping each other over doctrinal disputes regarding the Koran and the Hadiths.
They will be quite happy.
So will we.
Tantalizing and from a trusted source. More details would be good.
How far are along is NASA in test/development/efficiency?
Are they in talks with Rossi to buy a 1MW plant?
How big is their budget for LENR and what is the timeline for a home unit....
This all sounds like something out of Dr. Who.
Cold fusion ping. NASA investigating?
Are they in talks with Rossi to buy a 1MW plant?NASA already looked at Rossi's E-Cat. They weren't impressed.
Sorry, but their criteria seemed to be a bit slippery. Their only complaint was not that the E-cat didn't work, just that the experiment "wasn't run long enough". In none of the writeups on that visit that I have read was "long enough" ever defined.
In none of the writeups on that visit that I have read was "long enough" ever defined.From the NASA PowerPoint slide I linked to:
Self Sustained mode
Long enough duration to rule out chemical reaction
- Would need to run for 8 hours or more with a small ECAT and much longer for an Ottoman
- 3 or more days for a small ECAT
- 2 or more weeks for an Ottoman ECAT
- Several months for a 1 MW plant
One of the eye-witnesses, a former NASA staff member, saw problems from the moment they arrived there.LINK
Rossi changed the game totally. the witness said. From the test plan, the device, everything. There was nothing there that we had agreed on. He had a 30 liter reservoir in there and he wouldnt even let us see what was in the box or weigh the box.
The Sept. 5 demonstration was inconclusive; Rossis device sprang a leak. The Sept. 6 demonstration was inconclusive; there was no outflow of steam or water.
On the second day, when the former NASA staff member asked Rossi if his device had an internal reservoir, Rossi became enraged. Quantums engineers left but NASA engineers offered to come back in a few days to give Rossi time to fix the flow. Rossi declined their offer. He said he was too busy.
As I said, NASA did look at Rossi's E-Cat, and they weren't impressed.
Their only complaint was not that the E-cat didn't work, just that the experiment "wasn't run long enough". In none of the writeups on that visit that I have read was "long enough" ever defined.
thanks for the ping
The Cold Fusion Ping List
Keywords: ColdFusion; LENR; E-CAT; CMNS
Obviously their egos led them to believe they could do better.
But here we have NASA pursuing the same line of research, validating the same theoretical basis for it (eg Widom/Larson, from a year and a half ago), talking about Ni/H reactions, and making similar claims about the potential and applications as Rossi.
You can't have it both ways. NASA can't be making independent claims validating Rossi's approach if Rossi was a complete fraud. NASA is now confirming that there is something there.Actually, you can.
Even if there is something to LENR, that doesn't prove that Rossi is legitimate.
Just because electric cars are real doesn't mean that con men like Carl Tilley are legitimate.
Marcellus Washburn: I heard you was in steam automobiles.
Harold Hill: I was.
Marcellus Washburn: What happened?
Harold Hill: Somebody actually *invented* one-!
What I suspect is that Rossi HAS BEEN getting results, but not as reliably as he claimed, and has been feverishly working at getting his device to operate reliably over long durations, meanwhile dancing as fast as he can with the public.
I'm especially disturbed over NASA having sent observers to Rossi's demos, and now claiming similar results without giving Rossi any mention.It might be disturbing if Rossi had actually shown the NASA representatives anything. However, he didn't show them a working E-Cat (it conveniently failed to work on the days NASA was there to see it), and he didn't show them anything that would allow them to draw any conclusions about how it might work.
All they saw was a tinfoil-wrapped box that didn't do anything interesting.
Problem is, here we have Rossi talking about Ni/H reactions, and now we have NASA talking about LENR Ni/H reactions. A bit too much of a coincidence if Rossi was completely pulling stuff out of his butt, IMHO. I'm especially disturbed over NASA having sent observers to Rossi's demos, and now claiming similar results without giving Rossi any mention.Note that NASA filed this patent back in March 2011 (LINK) , which means they were working on it well before that; presumably before Rossi "went public".
NASA then, months later, makes an announcement that implies ("It has the DEMONSTRATED ability to produce excess amounts of energy") that they have a working prototype of a Ni/H reactor. I would be fascinated to hear NASA's statement about exactly how they decided to pursue that particular avenue of research when they did. In the absence of clear and convincing evidence that they were already involved in Ni/H LENR before hearing about Rossi, then I would start making noises about NASA committing scientific plagiarism.
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