Skip to comments.The Inconceivable Embarrassment From Cold Fusion
Posted on 12/10/2012 5:50:12 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
U.S. institutional politics, government agencies, and academic science have been caught in denial so strident theyre now shouting no while stark raving naked. The nakedness is because of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR, or an evolution of the famed cold fusion.
The intellectual embarrassment is tattooed to the naysayers forever and disqualifies many people.
Steve Krivit reports from behind his paywall physicist Yasuhiro Iwamura from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries that researchers at Toyota Central Research and Development Laboratories performed an independent replication of a Mitsubishi low-energy nuclear reaction transmutation experiment.
Iwamura spoke of the replication at the American Nuclear Societys LENR session on Nov. 14th 2012 in San Diego. Krivit reports Iwamura saying the Toyota researchers confirmed that nuclear changes from one element to another took place without the use of high-energy nuclear physics.
Toyota is being said to have used a LENR deuterium-permeation transmutation method that Iwamura invented. This follows the information that Osaka University and Iwate University had previously reported similar replications.
Iwamura is said to have been working with this LENR method for 14 years.
The target of the work in Japan seems directed to the transmutation of elements, something that has been seen in many past experiments of LENR. Direct potential commercial applications could be processing of nuclear waste or the production of rare earth elements such as platinum.
The story is leading to two different camps, the LENR people trying to produce energy and the Low Energy Nuclear Transmutation (LENT, a new short form to remember) people trying to change an element into another. The process is doing about the same thing; each pathway is optimized to achieve one result or the other.
Now Mitsubishi and Toyota, two major international industrial firms are releasing information. The firms obviously understand that the money from product sales will be vastly more important than research grants.
Politics, bureaucrats and academia are being scooped by big business. Its probably a good thing.
Private enterprise isnt just after LENR in Japan.
Dr. Francesco Celani has announced a successful 3rd party replication of his LENR system, which apparently has been improved since he did the demonstration at National Instruments Week in Texas earlier this year.
Celani said the reactor used is completely different from the one he and his group developed and used. As a result, he says, the probability of a systematic error in the measurements has become highly unlikely.
The private firm involved in this effort is believed to be STMicrolectronics, a French-Italian electronics manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland. The firms logo is part of the photos Dr. Celani has released.
What is one to make of all this? The first major point is academia has utterly let the world down. Now that LENR obviously functions there are almost no experimental experts available or organized training underway. The world economy is completely out of the loop, so far. The second is governments worldwide have set up a patent barrier, which is still in place that keeps the potential dowsed down. Only the very brave and eccentric have ventured out with Andrea Rossi leading the way.
At the human level the price of condemnation is beginning to show. For those who followed the press, media and academic lead to condemn Pons and Fleischmann, while some knew full well that a few very careful experimenters were able to replicate the work, the guilt is the harm done to science progress, intellectual expansion and economic growth.
At the frontier of knowledge there is no disgrace at an experiment that fails. Disgrace comes from denial of the opportunity for research and experimentation. Denial of a venture into the unknown is one of the ultimate scientific dishonesties.
The possibility that LENR is fraudulent, or a result of error is now non-existent, and "the ducks are coming home to roost".
For those of you interested in an in-depth discussion of the science in language a layman can understand, but with sufficient depth to be convincing to the dedicated scientist, this book:
Link to the Mitsubishi research.
It should also be noted that the Toshiba work was reported at a meeting of the American NUCLEAR Society.
Academia is full of pc nonthinkers
Or so they say.
The possibility that LENR is fraudulent, or a result of error is now non-existent,
The possibility that LENR is fraudulent, or a result of error is now exactly the same as it was before. UNTIL this is PUBLICALLY DEMONSTRATED it still just remains CLAIMS.
. . . and while claiming moral and intellectual superiority to the masses, they have reverted to a base human characteristic . . . the self-righteous ba$tards are greedy and selfish . . . they are on the take
It is amazing that the global warming pseudo science gained wide acceptance despite strong evidence it does not exist and was based on manipulated data, while “ cold fusion” has far more credible research supporting it and has not been taken seriously.
they are wine swishing morons feeding at the public trough
You had me until this.
Andrea Rossi is a complete fraud.
It doesn’t inspire confidence when nuclear physicists mis-spell spell “length” in one of their figures.
Easy to answer, cheap energy bad, and must be discouraged, expensive unreliable energy good and must be encouraged. Left wing cronies get nothing out of it.
mis-spell spell? Damn it.
Uh, the criterion for validity is replication, which has been done, and in the case of Mitsubishi, published. "Public demonstration" has precisely nothing to do with science.
And I'm sure you'll also come up with some reason to ignore Celani's results, which HAVE been "publically demonstrated" multiple times.
So, the mere appearance of the word "Rossi" makes all the other facts inadmissable?? That attitude sounds like pathological skepticism to me.
“The possibility that LENR is fraudulent...” - WW
The probability of fraud the same as it was. Check your logic.
Since some stock certificates are true and valid, are all stock certificates true and valid?
If presented with a stock certificate from BNY Mellon, do you treat it with the same precaution as you would from one claimed to be found in grandma’s safe? How would you treat one presented from a convicted forger?
The scientific process and search for truth is about independent verification. Trust nobody. Instead get their procedures and replicate the findings.
LOL. MOST physicists can't spell for sour apples, and in this case you're also talking about "English as a second language", as the speaker is Japanese.
All of which is irrelevant to the FACT of replication, by solid researchers at world-class organizations.
Too funny. Karma.
>> For those of you interested in an in-depth discussion
Yeah, “in depth discussion” is the ONLY thing the LENR “industry” has produced. With a liberal amount of whining as a by-product.
I’m not interested in “in depth discussion”. Won’t heat or cool my house.
My logic is just fine. Note "LENR" as the broad class. That there may be some individuals practicing fraud within that broad class is not what I'm referring to.
According the the hot physicists, ALL LENR research is either fraudulent or mistaken. That position is now untenable by any measure.
"The scientific process and search for truth is about independent verification. Trust nobody. Instead get their procedures and replicate the findings."
Which is precisely what has been done, and what the article refers to.