Skip to comments.Leading Researcher Says he has replicated at Least Five LENR technologies for DARPA
Posted on 01/21/2014 7:07:56 PM PST by Kevmo
Leading Researcher Says he has replicated at Least Five LENR technologies for US Government Admits working for DARPA
One of the top cold fusion researchers, Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI or the Stanford Research Institute; said he has tested between 12 and 15 low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technologies for the United States government. If that wasnt enough, McKubre said his team was able to replicate at least five of those technologies.
Michael McKubre with David Firshein of Brillouin and fellow researcher Francis L. Tanzella in his lab at SRI courtesy Sterling D. Allen
McKubre made these revelations to Sterling D. Allen of Pure Energy systems in a recent interview at his lab. The purpose of the interview was to discuss Brillouins boiler technology but McKubre also mentioned some of his other work. McKubre also said his team was able to modify some of the other experiments and make them work.
SRI lets inventors come in and set up their LENR devices, McKubre said. The institute then tests the devices and its people try to replicate them. If they can replicate the device and the effect without the inventor present, LENR is proven.
McKubre said the LENR testing was being conducted for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencies or DARPA which develops new technologies for the United States military.
Actually DARPA sponsored those, McKubre said. He said his team had investigated interesting claims for the agency.
Had them do their experiment their way, McKubre said.
When asked about LENR in general McKubre said he believes that Andrea Rossi, Defkalion, Brillouin and Black Light Systems have all succeeded in creating cold fusion. He also believes that none of them has succeeded in creating a commercially viable technology. McKubre thinks that Robert Godes of Brillouin whom he is working with is closest to developing a working LENR device.
McKubre said at least two different versions of Brillouins device one that heats water to create steam to generate electricity and one that uses pressurized hydrogen gas are being tested at SRI. He said one set of experiments is being done now and other will start at some point in the future.
Brillouin is able to turn its LENR device on and off and to raise and lower the temperature out from its device, McKubre said. He took credit for this advance noting that he had told Godes how to redesign the shape of the electrical impulse to achieve it.
A very nice engineering job, McKubre said of the Brillouin device. Its nice to be involved in the ground floor.
McKubre also admitted that he was deeply impressed by Brillouins professionalism. He also admitted that the gas system does not have the level of control that the hot water system has.
When asked what would make an LENR device a viable technology McKubre said it would have generate enough heat to be six times over unity. That means it would generate heat to make it economical to operate on electricity. He didnt mention what the rate for Brillouins device was but McKubre said he has seen devices that generate heat at rates of 25 to 30 times unity.
Theres not much point selling an effect that takes expensive electricity and turns it into low grade heat, McKubre said of LENR. He admits that none of the LENR technologies he has seen can be considered commercially viable by his standards.
Everything that I know suggests that this is a nuclear process, McKubre said of LENR.
McKubre also said that the LENR effect is nuclear and that cold fusion is an accurate term for describing it. He also admitted that scientists really dont understand LENR that well yet.
One admission McKubre did make is that scientists lack a good understanding of the theoretical basis of LENR. Without such an understanding it could be difficult to ascertain how safe LENR would be.
LENR will be much safer than conventional nuclear power because it will not generate long-lived radioactive waste, McKubre who has worked conventional nuclear reactors in the past said. He said there will be dangerous waste from LENR in the form of tritium but itll be in smaller amounts and it will not be long lived.
When asked why physicists hate the term cold fusion, McKubre had an interesting answer.
Fusion is a sacred word in the nuclear world, he said. McKubre noted that most physicists only acknowledge one kind of fusion: hot fusion when in reality there are many different kinds of fusion. McKubre believes that cold fusion could be transmutation but it is a nuclear effect.
When asked about the future, McKubre said there will be no cold fusion monopoly. Instead several different companies will be marketing different LENR processes, unlike some researchers he thinks there is room for e-cat, Brillouin, Defakalion and other companies. McKubre said he wants to the companies to work together to bring LENR to market.
McKubres revelations indicate that LENR is for real and the US government is working on it. One just hopes other researchers will follow his example and come out of the LENR closet.
The Cold Fusion/LENR Ping List
You put electricity in to the system ...
... you get heat out of the system ...
... and you sell it as a nuclear system!
I have an electric Eden Pure heater that cost me less than $200.
So now that LENR has been proved to be real 5 times over, what will the FR LENR-haters do for fun?
Maybe take some remedial classes in basic science?
No one knows how it works, why it works, and why it does not work consistently.
I bet these "Amish" heaters made in China by real Chinese "Amish" are more efficient:
Uh Huh. And I replicated two Obama’s in the toilet bowl today.
Last night our water pipes cold fused solid and we're !00% over unity concepting about going to a warm beach heated by hot fusion so you know your donation won't go to waste.
Interesting how these threads always seem to attract seabirds, and no other threads seem to be bothered in that way.
Then by your own admission, that leading researcher was qualified for what he did, and you’re qualified for what you did. As for 2 Obama’s, at least your two were born here in the USA.
And to get them to discuss the science behind the claims is like asking a seagull to sing an opera.
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