The Cold Fusion/LENR Ping List
The morning after Pons and Fleischmann made the evening news I remarked to several coworkers that calling the reaction cold fusion was a huge mistake because so many physicists were feeding at the government’s high temperature fusion research trough.
“Andrea Rossis recent claims ...”
There is no end to this laugh train....Kevmo, you aren’t done with this guy yet?
Never mind all that - the real question is, “Can you run a tricked-out DeLorean with it?”
Only being half facetious; anything that ameliorates our dependence on Arab oil - and most especially Arabs - would be a gift from on high.
I am not quite half-way through an excellent book on CF:
"Excess Heat-Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed" by Charles G. Beaudette.
Beaudette is a retired electrical engineer (former instrument engineer and company top manager) who attended one of the ICCF conferences, as he put it "on a whim". Being impressed by the quality of the data presented, he decided to investigate the science as a retirement hobby. Hence the book.
Unlike Storms book, which focuses on complete (but shallow) coverage of the entire available science of CF, Beaudette is more selective, focusing tightly on the key experiments, experimenters, and replications. He goes into much greater depth on each experiment and experimenter. The book is also much more readable by the "non-scientist", while still containing sufficient references to convince the scientifically oriented.
The skeptopaths will recognize themselves in the table on page 134.
http://phys.org/news/2012-11-fundamental-electromagnetism.html Don’t forget that piece yesterday ~ sorta kinda makes a statement about ‘settled law’ ~ when it comes to the four fundamental forces ~ probably has relevance to whatever is going on in LENR
other than the fact color video will never be the same once they get this phenomenon corraled, this might explain excess heat ~ that is, heat beyond that predicted by the standard models and equations.
As a preliminary result, it appears that this pressure related temperature change in Hydrogen could account for the vast majority of the demonstrated rise in power in Celani's graph above the 10 watt baseline that the run starts at.Read the story here, along with lots of interesting comments pointing out how error-prone the methods they are using can be:
See http://www.quantumheat.org/index.php/follow/163-a-partial-explaination for the details.
I simply do not understand why the debate still rages.
A simple before/after spectrographic profile should answer the question once and for all.
It’s not rocket science.
In the fall of 2006, amid controversy surrounding his work on the collapse of the World Trade Center (Jones claimed to have evidence that showed the buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition during the September 11 attacks), he was relieved of his teaching duties at Brigham Young University and placed on paid leave.
I always thought it was resonance.