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The cold fusion horizon
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 @ 16:12:33 GMT by vlad

Testimonials Is cold fusion truly impossible, or is it just that no respectable scientist can risk their reputation working on it? by Huw Price

A few years ago, a physicist friend of mine made a joke on Facebook about the laws of physics being broken in Italy. He had two pieces of news in mind. One was a claim by a team at the Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus (OPERA) in Gran Sasso, who said they’d discovered superluminal neutrinos. The other concerned Andrea Rossi, an engineer from Bologna, who claimed to have a cold fusion reactor producing commercially useful amounts of heat.

Why were these claims so improbable? The neutrinos challenged a fundamental principle of Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity, which says that nothing can travel faster than light. Meanwhile cold fusion (or LENR, for ‘low-energy nuclear reaction’) is the controversial idea that nuclear reactions similar to those in the Sun could, under certain conditions, also occur close to room temperature.

The latter was popularised in 1989 by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, who claimed to have found evidence that such processes could take place in palladium loaded with deuterium (an isotope of hydrogen). A few other physicists, including the late Sergio Focardi at Bologna, claimed similar effects with nickel and ordinary hydrogen. But most were highly skeptical, and the field subsequently gained, as Wikipedia puts it, ‘a reputation as pathological science’.

It turned out that my physicist friend and I disagreed about which of these unlikely claims was most credible. He thought it was the neutrinos, because the work had been done by respectable scientists rather than a lone engineer with a somewhat chequered past. I favoured Rossi, on grounds of the physics. Superluminal neutrinos would overturn a fundamental tenet of relativity, but all Rossi needed was a previously unnoticed channel to a reservoir of energy whose existence is not in doubt. We know that huge amounts of energy are locked up in metastable nuclear configurations, trapped like water behind a dam. There’s no known way to get useful access to it at low temperatures. But – so far as I knew – there was no ‘watertight’ argument that such methods were impossible....

More: https://aeon.co/essays/why-do-scientists-dismiss-the-possibility-of-cold-fusion



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Re: The cold fusion horizon (Score: 1)
by vlad on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 @ 13:45:57 GMT
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Of course, I should have known that my good friend Peter Gluck covered this paper in his EgoOut blog ( http://egooutpeters.blogspot.ro/ [egooutpeters.blogspot.ro]) when it came out. He's also highlighting some well worth reading reactions to this paper (here is a compilation below - please visit EgoOut regularly for much more):

Andrea Rossi
December 22nd, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Ing. Michelangelo De Meo:
Popular Mechanics is a leader magazine for technological divulgation in the USA and it is important their attention to our work. The article by Prof. Huw Price is a very intelligent analysis of the LENR situation and it is not a case that he is a Professor of Science Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. I think that to obtain the attention of such a Professor and the publication on such a magazine is an important achievement that has to be respected in the sole important way: to work, work, work to bring the products to a massive market. Until we will not have reached that goal, we will have done nothing really important. This also answers to the question of yours.
Update: stable the 1 MW E-Cat, fantastic the E-Cat X ( but still far from being a product).
Warm Regards,

Comments to the Huw Price paper

Echoes of the Huw Price paper: ) on long term much more important than they seem now)


Cold Fusion and the reputation trap
On tribalism and cold fusion
http://www.miataturbo.net/insert-bs-here-4/tribalism-cold-fusion-87078/ [www.miataturbo.net]

Is cold fusion truly impossible...
http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2015/12/is-cold-fusion-truly-impossible-or-is-it-just-that-no-respectable-scientist-can-risk-their-reputatio.html [www.3quarksdaily.com]

Diasussions on LENR Forum [www.lenr-forum.com] and E-Cat World [www.e-catworld.com]

This is a good post to finish 2015. Wishing all of you good health and a breakthrough year in new energy revolution in 2016! Vlad.

Study: Elite scientists can hold back science (Score: 1)
by vlad on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 @ 17:57:51 GMT
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Max Planck — the Nobel Prize–winning physicist who pioneered quantum theory — once said the following about scientific progress:

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.

Shorter: Science is not immune to interpersonal bullshit. Scientists can be stubborn. They can use their gravitas to steamroll new ideas. Which means those new ideas often only prevail when older scientists die.

Recently, researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) released a working paper [www.nber.org] — titled, "Does Science Advance One Funeral at a Time?" — that puts Planck's principle to the test.

Sifting through citations in the PubMed database [www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov], they found evidence that when a prominent researcher suddenly dies in an academic subfield, a period of new ideas and innovation follow...

Full article: http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2015/12/15/10219330/elite-scientists-hold-back-progress [www.vox.com]

1 MW E-Cat Plant Watch Thread [UPDATE #37 — ‘Troubles Resolved’] (Score: 1)
by vlad on Friday, January 29, 2016 @ 16:53:05 GMT
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Via Dr. Peter Gluck's Ego Out LENR+ blog [egooutpeters.blogspot.ro]:

2)  1MW E-Cat Plant Watch Thread [UPDATE #36 — Test ‘Is Over,’ (Negative Result)]      
1 MW E-Cat Plant Watch Thread [UPDATE #37 — ‘Troubles Resolved’]

First the test was over, now the troubles (much better)


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