My Blog went through a longish period of hibernation.
As I have told you, I have finished describing the Problem part of the LENR field and the Solution part is still in intensive construction, nothing relevant can be told just now
It was a dead season; even the usual old subjects were not de-frozen and discussed on our forums.
Regarding the real battlefields, no relevant information will be published before Rossi’s professors of three continents long time experiment report and/or Defkalion’s pre-commercial Hyperion 6, whichever will arrive earlier. A few weeks, probably.
Tomorrow will start the festive 2014 Cold Fusion (LANR) MIT Colloquium celebrating the 25 anniversary of the announcement of cold fusion. Three days of interesting presentations and discussions. It is remarkable that the spirit of this meeting has progressed from the scientism of ICCF-18 to
including engineering in the way to obtaining usable heat excess.
The problem of cold fusion is not more “to be or not to be” but
“to be useful or not be at all.”
As it is adequate for this anniversary, some of the papers have features of a review, or are concerned with the basics or line out a strategy. My selection of the genuine anniversary papers is as follows:Mitchell Swartz “Our Emergent Need for a Clean, Efficient Energy Production Source”
Arik El-Boher “Progress Toward Understanding Anomalous Heat.”
David Nagel “Scientific and Practical Questions about Cold Fusion”
Brian Ahern “Nanomagnetism for Energy Production”
Nikita Alexandrov “Advanced analytic and highly parallel Cold Fusion Experimentation”
Charles Beaudette “Post
Nathan Cohen “The Tortuous Path of Innovation and Implications for Cold Fusion in the next Decade”
Peter Hagelstein “Landscapes in cold fusion research”
The other experimental and theory papers do not seem to be very surprising or game/paradigm changing, with the possible exception of: Tadahiko Mizuno: “Replicable Model for Controlled Nuclear Reaction using Metal Nanoparticles.” See please my failed attempt http://egooutpeters.blogspot.ro/2013/12/cold-fusion-what-now.html to learn what this co-author has concluded about reproducibility in cold fusion experiments. Perhaps now he will say more.
I am especially curious to listen to or read these presentations and I hope the organizers and our nice reporter from Cold Fusion Now will be fast and of excellent quality as usual..
It is sad that many great contributors are missing from this cold fusion feast. Surely, due to my talent to make blunders I will forget many good people but I still think about Founding Father Stanley Pons, discoverer and creator of the Ni-H LENR line Francesco Piantelli, 89ers as Akito Takahashi, Yeong Kim, Li Xing Zhong, Jean-Paul Biberian, Michael McKubre (traveling) It is most unfortunate that it is considered as axiomatic that the lattice is the place where CF takes place and the active sites (NAE) concept is not welcome at this meeting; therefore our very merituous leading author and thinker Edmund Storms is not there. I think scientific disputes should not be taken as personal. Follow please my example- I agree (even pre-agree) with Storms in principle but I strongly disagree in the details; I also think lattice is vital for LENR but the reactions take place on it, not in it. In cold fusion-as in many other fields we have mainly fragmented truth and what seems to be opposites are de facto complementary. It is not “my truth” vs. “your truth” – we all are still well immersed in a pond of ignorance and error trying to swim to the island of technology. Please let me to organize the coming 50th anniversary and I will invite all the important researchers if they agree with me or not.
LENR+ i.e. enhanced excess heat will be only implicit at the meeting; due to a diversity of causes a decisive Defkalion demo with Hyperion R6 could not be included in this 3 days program. It will be a separate, unique event in the near future.
Both Nature and history dislike round, seemingly beautiful numbers; e and π are the greatest “stars” and are irrational
The Hundred Years War lasted some 116 years http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Years'_War and now I predict that Cold Fusion’s 25 Years war will last 304 months instead of 300 and will be finished by an absolutely convincing, inexorable demo.
Big Science, Big Oil, Big Money and their close associates are slowly thinking and will need up to other 6 months to see what is obvious- the New Energy Era has started.
My best wishes of success and illuminations or revelations to the organizers and the participants of the MIT CF Colloquium!
Long live Cold Fusion- by its real name!