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Posted on 03/08/2014 6:43:45 PM PST by Kevmo
Is the Cold Fusion Revolution Here? Published March 8, 2014 |
There seems to be a lot happening in the world of cold fusion/low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) right now. So we can now rightly say that a cold fusion revolution could be beginning.
Some of the most important developments include:
Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartzs 2014 Cold Fusion Independent Activities Period (IAP) Course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in January. Jerry Rys the Alien Scientist blogger attended the course and created a great video about it which does an excellent job of describing cold fusion what cold fusion is and laying out its early history. In particular Rys does a tremendous job of describing the science in such a way that even a history major like me could understand.
He doesnt seem to be up on recent developments but hopefully that will change. The video is worth watching and showing to cold fusion skeptics. He also makes one important point:
Mitchell Swartz at work
While critics and skeptics like to call cold fusion pathological science in light of recent events it seems that their denial is pathological, Rys says of the skeptics. Rys seems to hit the nail on the head here. Rys has posted all of Swartz and Hagelsteins lectures on his website.
He notes that Swartz started out as a skeptic who was out to debunk LENR. After doing some real research Swartz became a true believer and recently launched NANORTech a company working to commercialize cold fusion. Swartz has essentially been blacklisted by big science theyll probably forgive him when he makes a billion dollars.
The IAP is really a set of lectures and not a course. There is no credit attached, Hagelstein himself noted that working in LENR can destroy your scientific career in Big Science.
Scenes from the 2014 MIT Cold Fusion IAP
Yet another cold fusion patent has been granted by the US Patent Office to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. USA.
EP 1202290 B1 issued on December 4, 2013, issues a patent for a Nuclide Transmutation Device and Nuclide Transmutation Method which would be used as a disposal process for long lived nuclear waste.
The US Patent Office it seems has quietly changed its mind about cold fusion and one of the worlds largest corporations is interested in it. I wonder what the big oil conspiracy theorists will make of this.
NASA is still showing a lot of interest in LENR aircraft. Its Aeronautics Research Institute discussed an LENR aircraft. A slide from the conference shows a giant aircraft called a comfortable global transport with a flight range of 12,500 miles and minimal noise pollution. It also mentions an autonomous package delivery package in other words a drone. That sounds like the US Air Force is interested in LENR.
Over in the United Kingdom Her Majestys military like the Pentagon is also interested in LENR. A PDF document put out by the UKs Ministry of Defense called Global Strategic Trends Out to 2040 actually mentions LENR as something that strategists should worry about. It states:
For example, the development of commercially available cold fusion reactors could result in the rapid economic marginalization of oil-rich states. This loss of status and income in undiversified economies could lead to state-failure and provide opportunities for extremist groups to rise in influence.
Basically British generals and admirals think a new energy source is about to appear and that energy source will cause the collapse of states and governments reliant on oil profits such as Venezuela, Nigeria Saudi Arabia and Russia. It names that energy source as cold fusion.
That means the cold fusion revolution will be neither peaceful nor entirely beneficial. It will bankrupt some people and could increase political instability. The military men it seems believe in cold fusion if the so called scientists do not.
The Cold Fusion/LENR Ping List
Best book to get started on this subject:
Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed
I still suspect it’s resonance.
Not just a document, but a PDF document? Impressive.
Way too much regulation. And the politicians and their donors are heavily invested in keeping control of high priced energy.
The Cold Fusion Revolution is Here Time to Change the World
The MIT IAP Cold Fusion 101 course taught by Dr. Peter Hagelstein and Dr. Mitchell Swartz was attended by Cold Fusion Nows Jeremy Rys of Alien Scientist and all five days of science lectures are posted on the Cold Fusion Now Youtube channel.
Now, Jeremy has put together a video summarizing the state of the field with a historical background for the non-scientist to enjoy.
Watch: The Cold Fusion Revolution is Here at MIT 2014 Time To Change the World here!
NMR was the reason for John Kanzius experiment that turned salt water into fire.
Must be one of those secret PDF documents that only cold fusion bloggers can see.
That’s a distinct possibility. The USA is bogged down in bureaucracy. And this technology is ripe for selling to underprivileged countries without their own hydrocarbon-based energy sources. Eventually, the USA bureaucrats would have to relent, but they could easily have given up economic leadership by that time.
Similar things happened in history when the Chinese invented the printing press & gunpowder. The technology languished due to bureaucracy, while in Europe it was adopted. Took the chinese a few hundred years to catch up, didn’t it?
It would appear that one of the best known LENR theorists agrees with you.
J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. 9 (2012) 122
An Explanation of Low-energy Nuclear Reactions (Cold Fusion)
∗ KivaLabs. Santa Fe, NM 87501-6319, USA
A plausible nuclear-active-environment in which Low-energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) occurs is identified by ruling out various possibilities and by identifying an environment that is common to all successful methods. When this environment is combined with a plausible mechanism, many testable predictions result. These insights and proposals are offered to help clarify understanding of LENR and to suggest future studies. The common environment in which LENR occurs is proposed to be cracks of a critical size, followed by a resonance process that dissipates energy by X-ray emission based on a laser-like process. The LENR behavior has the potential to test the Standard Model of nuclear interaction.
© 2012 ISCMNS. All rights reserved. ISSN 2227-3123
So, what ever happened with that guy? If by NMR you mean Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, then did he basically find a cheaper way to do NMR? It’s impressive that someone can turn salt water into fire, but if it takes a zillion watts to do it, one might as well use an electric heater for heat.
I’ll give the cold fusion fanboy reply.
Seagulls blah blah blah skeptopath blah blah blah 14,000 times...
Kanzius died a year or two after his announcement.
No he did not produce cheaper way to do NMR. His radio waves were tuned to the NMR of the the hydrogen atoms in the H2O. That caused them to shake loose from the molecular bonds. I also think the radio waves heated up the sodium in solution—which helped crack the H2O. But in the end Kanziu process was was endothermic.
Its a shame that somehow his process couldn’t be optimized with Ferrosilicon http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TinQ3iV403s
At least 291 peer reviewed replications by 2009, and “many more” that were not peer reviewed, since the skeptopaths are too cheap to pay for the study that showed 14,720 of them.
Why don’t they just do it? In the open, just do it.
This whole thing is either a scam or doing its best to look like a scam.
I’m astonished that MIT has people who are seriously looking at LENR. I don’t have to tell you, Kevmo, how ironic that is.
I believe I stated a year or two ago - on one of these threads - that I would know LENR was for real when MIT got behind it.
I am unable to suppress my excitement that LENR is going to turn out to be the real deal. I think that the second biggest thing to be invented in my lifetime (the LASER) is feeble compared to LENR.
I look forward to your threads, and have missed seeing anything from you the last few days.
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