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  • Russian Scientists Reveal Plans for Fusion-Fission Reactor It runs almost entirely on thorium, not uranium.

    01/31/2020 10:16:31 AM PST · by cann · 62 replies
    popularmechanics.com ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | Caroline Delbert
    Russian scientists have published a concept for a new kind of nuclear reactor. It’s a hybrid reactor, meaning it includes both fusion and fission, and it runs almost exclusively on thorium instead of more volatile uranium. In computer simulations, the research team found its novel design of an “energy-generating blanket” could still produce high power with a relatively small footprint and not much radioactive waste. There’s a lot to like about this design, including how it offers interesting middle-ground solutions in terms of fuel, reactor configuration, and safety. Thorium is one of the most abundant elements of its kind—more abundant...
  • Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Development of Limitless Fusion Energy

    05/18/2019 4:29:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    scitechdaily.com/ ^ | May 18, 2019 | John Greenwald, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    …[A] team of scientists working with a Harvard graduate student is for the first time applying deep learning — a powerful new version of the machine learning form of AI — to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt fusion reactions and damage the doughnut-shaped tokamaks that house the reactions. Unlike traditional software, which carries out prescribed instructions, deep learning learns from its mistakes. Accomplishing this seeming magic are neural networks, layers of interconnected nodes — mathematical algorithms — that are “parameterized,” or weighted by the program to shape the desired output. For any given input the nodes seek to produce...
  • ONE MAN’S UNLIKELY QUEST TO POWER THE WORLD WITH MAGNETS

    05/17/2019 12:01:57 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 85 replies
    WSJ ^ | 16 may 2919 | DAN NEIL
    ...he has invented a magnetic generator, a flywheel system that extracts usable energy from the interplay of exotic magnets—also known as a free-energy device, a cousin to the fabled perpetual-motion machine... He will have also achieved something that has eluded great minds from Leonardo da Vinci to electrical pioneer Nikola Tesla. How is that even possible? “Tesla didn’t have rare-earth magnets and digital machine control,”... If there’s more energy out than in, we throw away the textbooks and send [Mr. Danzik] half a dozen Nobel Prizes, because one isn’t enough.... , the R32 Earth Engine, hucks two 900-kilogram flywheels at...
  • Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

    08/13/2018 3:41:56 PM PDT · by plain talk · 91 replies
    LiveScience ^ | August 10, 2018 | Rafi Letzler
    Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly. That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 to the preprint journal arXiv, and it shatters the conventional understanding that researchers have long had of sound waves: as massless ripples that zip through matter, giving molecules a shove but ultimately balancing any forward or upward motion with an equal and opposite downward motion. That's a straightforward model that will explain the behavior of sound in most circumstances, but it's not quite true, the new paper argues. A phonon — a...
  • US Defense Threat Reduction Agency Releases LENR Report (Cold Fusion 'Real and Nuclear')

    09/04/2016 12:33:41 PM PDT · by Normandy · 100 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | Sep 4, 2016
    Thanks to Joseph J for posting about a report that has been published by the US Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) titled “Investigation of Nano-Nuclear Reactions in Condensed Matter”. The report is written by Pamela Mosier-Boss of SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific, Lawrence Forsely of JWK International and Patrick K. McDaniel of the University of New Mexico. According to Wikipedia the DTRA “is an agency within the United States Department of Defense and is the official Combat Support Agency for countering weapons of mass destruction (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high explosives). DTRA’s main functions are threat reduction, threat control, combat...
  • Louis DeChiaro of US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) on Replicating Pons and Fleischmann

    10/06/2015 1:38:07 PM PDT · by wattsgnu · 31 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | October 6, 2015 | Frank Acland
    Thanks to Adrian Ashfield for sharing this information with me who tells me this information comes from the research notes of Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warfare Center. I am told this text has been cleared for public dissemination. As for duplicating the Pons and Fleischmann results, we now have a much better understanding of the phenomenon, and the list of prerequisite conditions is rather lengthy. Failure to meet even one of those conditions results in zero excess energy output. The data suggest that there may be more than one...
  • This investor is chasing a new kind of fusion

    10/06/2015 8:56:26 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 42 replies
    Fortune ^ | September 27, 2015 | Brian Dumaine
    A prominent North Carolina investor is backing a new kind of fusion that operates at much lower temperatures than thought possible, which would make it easier to commercialize. So far the early results show promise. Tom Darden, the founder and CEO of the $2.2 billion private equity fund Cherokee Investment Partners, made his mark by acquiring and cleaning up hundreds of environmentally contaminated sites. Today he is also an early stage investor in clean technology, having put his own money into dozens of companies in areas ranging from smart grid to renewable energy, and prefab green buildings. More recently he’s...
  • US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Presentation on LENR

    10/05/2015 8:29:32 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 9 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 5 October 2015 | Frank Acland
    An interesting presentation has been uploaded on the LENR-Forum which was given by Louis F. DeChiaro, Ph.D, a physicist with the US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), Dahlgren Warefare Center. The presentation was given at a IEEE Meeting on “LENR Phenomena and Potential Applications” held on Sept. 23 2015 at Teradyne in North Reading, Massachusetts. For people who have been following LENR closely over the past few years, there will not be too much new information in the slideshow. It is mostly a review of what has been happening in the field from the time of Fleischmann and Pons up...
  • Rossi has been granted US patent on the E-Cat (LENR, Cold Fusion)

    08/25/2015 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Normandy · 28 replies
    An Impossible Invention ^ | August 25, 2015 | Mats Lewan
    Today Andrea Rossi was granted a patent on his LENR based heating device the E-Cat. I have not yet had time to study the patent further, but I just wanted to make it available here on the blog as soon as possible. Note that LENR is not mentioned explicitly, but also note that the contents of the fuel mix are specified — lithium and lithium aluminium hydride as fuel and “a group 10 element, such as nickel in powdered form” as the catalyst. This is important since fuel and catalyst specifications have been lacking from earlier patent applications by Rossi...
  • Andrea Rossi Granted E-Cat Patent by US Patent Office

    08/25/2015 9:06:37 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 53 replies
    E-cat World ^ | August 25, 2015 | Frank Acland
    Mats Lewan has posted on his Impossible Invention blog that Andrea Rossi has been granted a US Patent The patent was granted today, August 25 2015.
  • Airbus Scientist to Announce 'Major Theoretical Breakthrough' in Cold Fusion in October

    08/14/2015 12:22:28 PM PDT · by Normandy · 42 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 8/14/2015
    his is an interesting comment written by Jean-Francois Geneste, Vice-President Chief Scientist of Airbus Group Innovations on his LinkedIn page yesterday. 13. Aug. 2015 I made a major theoretical breakthrough in the field of “energy creation”. This will be presented at the 11th workshop on anomalies in hydrogen loaded metals which will be held next October in Airbus, Toulouse. http://www.iscmns.org/work11/. What it basically consists in is a global theorization of energy creation which includes all known means up today, that they be chemical, nuclear fission or nuclear fusion. Against all expectations, it is proved that there is potential room for...
  • Transcript of Tom Darden’s Speech on LENR at ICCF19: ‘We’ve Reached a Tipping point’

    04/13/2015 2:30:48 PM PDT · by Normandy · 4 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 4/13/2015 | Tom Darden
    What an honor it is to be here today to address those of you who have done so much to change the way we address our energy needs and our environmental needs, to change science. I’m the founder of Cherokee, and I’ve been asked to tell you we are the body that created Industrial Heat as a funding source for LENR inventors. Unike many of you, I’m not a scientist, I’m an entrepreneur. We share the common bond of innovation . . . Entrepreneurship sees the major task in society as doing something different, rather than doing something better than...
  • Cold Fusion Goal by 2020 Olympics: Tohoku University Launches “Clean Energy [LENR] Research Lab”

    03/30/2015 9:43:40 AM PDT · by Normandy · 24 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | March 30, 2015
    The following joint press release has been issued today in Japan by Clean Planet, Inc. and Tohoku University. Link: http://cleanplanet.co.jp/news/en/15.03.30%20Clean%20Planet%20-%20Press%20release.pdf Clean Planet Inc. and Tohoku University to launch “Clean Energy Research Lab” to develop a clean, safe and abundant form of energy for our global community. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TOKYO – March 30, 2015 Clean Planet Inc. and The Research Center for Electron Photon Science of Tohoku University agreed to establish the collaborative research division – Condensed Matter Nuclear Reaction Division at Tohoku University. In this division, fundamental research on condensed matter nuclear reaction, R&D on energy generation and nuclear...
  • Bill Gates Briefed at ENEA Research Labs in Italy on LENR (Cold Fusion)

    11/14/2014 7:58:45 AM PST · by Normandy · 8 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    There has been discussion about a recent visit by Microsoft founder Bill Gates on November 12 to the laboratories of ENEA, the Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic development in Frascati, Italywhere he was given a briefing about ENEA's research activity, including in the field of low energy nuclear reactions (LENR or cold fusion) A post on the ENEA Facebook page about the event states: Gates, who was accompanied by Mr Federico Head of ENEA, is interested in the activities in the field of research “frontier”. The visit lasted for a few hours and gave researchers the opportunity...
  • LENR seen from a Nuclear Engineer

    11/10/2014 10:22:48 AM PST · by Normandy · 8 replies
    E-Cat "The New Fire" ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | Piero Andreuccetti
    2) You followed the recent developments in the LENR sector. Do you think that we’re on the edge of an energy revolution? “Not yet on the edge, but something is going to happen in a few years. Because too many signs are starting to find their way to emerge from the realm of the so called ‘junk science’ and acquire a new dignity among mainstream researchers. Just for instance: Brian Ahern is obtaining results with his LENR experiments at MIT, the same Institute that dismissed as ‘heretical’ F&P results 25 years ago… But one thing is sure: if an energy...
  • How a viable nuclear fusion reactor really could change the world

    10/27/2014 9:31:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Mother Nature Network ^ | October 24, 2014 | Bryan Nelson
    Recent news that Lockheed Martin has made a nuclear fusion breakthrough has come with its fair share of sensational headlines. Claims have been made that it could change the world and forever alter the future of humanity. And for once, those headlines could be accurate, assuming that Lockheed Martin's claims are viable. A compact nuclear fusion reactor, especially one as small as Lockheed Martin is claiming, could change the world as we know it. But before we can get a handle on what such a breakthrough could mean, let's first get a hold of what exactly is being claimed. In...
  • Raleigh investor Darden still bullish on controversial nuclear technology

    10/11/2014 8:06:57 AM PDT · by Wonder Warthog · 5 replies
    Triangle Business Journal ^ | Lauren K. Ohnesorge
    Triangle Business Journal Cherokee Investment Partners' Tom Darden Lauren K. Ohnesorge Staff Writer- Triangle Business Journal Email | Twitter Cherokee Investment Partners CEO Tom Darden could save the world. Or at least have a hand in paying for a rescue, if a controversial nuclear technology device lives up to its inventor’s hype. The startup he helped create – Industrial Heat – acquired the rights to Andrea Rossi’s controversial Italian low energy nuclear reaction technology in January. His partner in the venture, Cherokee’s J.T. Vaughn, said at the time that it was about creating a new, cleaner energy source, a technology...
  • Rossi LENR device (E-Cat) validated by 3rd Party Panel

    10/08/2014 7:05:26 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 23 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | October 8, 2014 | N/A
    ABSTRACT New results are presented from an extended experimental investigation of anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube operating at high temperatures. The reactor, named E-Cat, is charged with a small amount of hydrogen-loaded nickel powder plus some additives, mainly Lithium. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube. Measurements of the radiated power from the reactor were performed with high- resolution thermal imaging cameras. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected during 32 days of running in March 2014....
  • Observation of abundant heat production from a reactor device and of isotopic changes in the fuel

    10/08/2014 11:12:32 AM PDT · by toast · 82 replies
    Sifferkol.se ^ | 10/8/2014 | Giuseppe Levi
    ABSTRACT New results are presented from an extended experimental investigation of anomalous heat production in a special type of reactor tube operating at high temperatures. The reactor, named E-Cat, is charged with a small amount of hydrogen-loaded nickel powder plus some additives, mainly Lithium. The reaction is primarily initiated by heat from resistor coils around the reactor tube. Measurements of the radiated power from the reactor were performed with high-resolution thermal imaging cameras. The measurements of electrical power input were performed with a large bandwidth three-phase power analyzer. Data were collected during 32 days of running in March 2014. The...
  • E-Cat Report Released: 'Not a Conventional Source of Energy' (Cold Fusion, LENR)

    10/08/2014 8:02:32 AM PDT · by Normandy · 10 replies
    E-Cat World ^ | 10/8/2014
    A copy of the 3rd Party Report has been released and is now posted at the web site Sifferkol.se Link: http://www.sifferkoll.se/sifferkoll/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/LuganoReportSubmit.pdf Key findings: COP of COP of 3.2-3.6 over a 32 day period and isotopic change in nickel and lithium was found to have changed substantially after run. The authors conclude, "Once again, even in the most conservative scenarios, we have values that allow us to conclude that the reactor studied here may not be considered a conventional source of energy." UPDATE: From Rossi on the Journal of Nuclear Physics: To all the Readers of the Journal of Nuclear Physics:...