Skip to comments.Report From Short Course on Cold Fusion at MIT
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Report From Short Course on Cold Fusion at MIT Posted on January 28, 2014 by admin 13 Comments
Heres 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 Schwarz and Peter Hagelstein, and which runs from Jan 27-31.
Went to MIT today for the CF 101 course. Bottom line, Mitchel Swartz has made the NANORS so efficient he is now selling them. Put out a pre-order list today. Pricing or leasing will come out in Feb.
Last year he said a NANOR he was working with reached 80 COP for thirty minutes. The new series of NANORS (series 8 I think) are better than last years models. He wouldnt tell me the consistent COP, said Id have to wait until Friday (last day of the class).
I took some photos of the NANORs he brought with him. They look like a tiny firecracker with a fuse (wire, about ten gauge) on either end. I asked if he was concerned about someone cutting them open to discover his trade secrets and he said, Well, maybe they will be able to improve them. I admire the CF scientists who want to see the phenomenon come to fruition rather than make $$$. He and Peter Hagelstein share/ teach all they know about CF openly (at least I think they do).
I know the NANOR or Jet Energy wasnt on Mike McKubres list of the four CF horses heading towards the finish line, but as far as transparency and style, Id put Jet Energy out in front. Mitchell Swartzs attitude seems the same as Mike McKubres when he said, If one wins, we all win.
It was a slow Fall but Cold Fusion interesting times seem back with us. Peace, Barry
P.S. MIT video part two out soon.
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I wonder if anyone from the physics department will bother to show up “this” year.
How do they overcome friction?
How do they overcome friction?
What does NANOR stand for?
Wiki says this about Peter L. Hagelstein, sponsor of this MIT IAP symposium”
“In 1989 he started investigating cold fusion (also called low-energy nuclear reactions) with the hope of making a breakthrough similar to the X-ray laser. In the period between 1989 and 2004, the field became discredited in the eyes of many scientists. Due to his involvement, as of 2004 he has not achieved full professorship and he has lost his own laboratory.”
Is this comment supposed to actually mean something?
And your point is?? This is typical of the political witch hunts run by the anti-LENR faction. Denial of promotion, denial of research credit/degrees for grad students, denial of grant funds (even from the private sector), and, if they can manage it....termination of employment. For one of the most egregious cases, read up on John O'mara Bockris.
And in spite of all those artificial impediments, LENR is coming to useful fruition, thanks to selfless researchers like Hagelstein who have essentially sacrificed their careers to foster the search for truth.