Cold fusion featured at NIWeek 2012

On August 6 – 9 National Instrument held its annual global conference on graphical system design, NIWeek 2012.

NI’s cofounder, President, and CEO, Dr. James Truchard kicked off the week with a 19-minute presentation, available on YouTube. Starting at minute 15, he described NI’s projects relating to cold fusion. He was strongly supportive of cold fusion. He pointed out that several leading cold fusion researchers are attending the conference.

These researchers gave presentations during the conference, which were reportedly well received.  Francesco Celani, of Frascati Lab. ENEA, brought a demonstration cell to the conference which was left running the entire time, apparently producing excess heat. Celani will bring the demonstration to ICCF17 next week. He has written a new paper about it for ICCF17.

Here is an NIWeek lecture on cold fusion by Duncan and Morrow, “Anomalous Heat Effects.”

The cold fusion presentations at NIWeek were described in the New Energy Times, “LENR Gets Major Boost From National Instruments.” They were mentioned in a US News report, “New Burst of Energy Could Bring Cold Fusion to Front Burner.”

Martin Fleischmann dead at 85

Martin Fleischmann died on August 3, 2012 at age 85. Fleischmann and his colleague Stanley Pons discovered cold fusion in the 1980s.

Infinite Energy published an obituary with comments from many leading researchers.

Here is an obituary written by Brian Josephson in The Guardian.

ICCF-17

The 17th International Conference on Cold Fusion was held August 12 – 17, 2012, in Daejeon, Korea. See: http://iccf17.org

International Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Symposium

International Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Symposium, ILENRS-12
The College of William and Mary, Sadler Center, Williamsburg, Virginia
July 1-3, 2012

Summary

Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) offer the prospect of clean, inexpensive, limitless, nonfossil renewable energy. The symposium will review LENR’s current theoretical and experimental status, including updating recent results. Expert panel discussions will evaluate the present state of the art and define future directions, including establishment of criteria for creating university-based, state-of-the-art LENR research and development centers.

Billionaire donates $5.5 million for cold fusion research at the University of Missouri

Sidney Kimmel, the founder of an apparel company has given the University of Missouri $5.5 million to study cold fusion. See these two articles in the Columbia Daily Tribune:

Billionaire helps fund MU energy research

Duncan talks ‘cold fusion’ at Saturday Science

Update

Here is a new article in the MizzouWeekly, Nuclear researchers attempt to locate new source of renewable energy

New edition of A Student’s Guide to Cold Fusion

Edmund Storms has written a new edition of A Student’s Guide to Cold Fusion. This is one of our most popular papers, first introduced in 2003. Here is the Abstract:

“Evidence supporting cold fusion (LENR) is summarized and requirements an explanation must take into account are justified. A plausible nuclear-active-environment is identified by ruling out various possibilities and by identifying an environment that is common to all methods used to produce LENR. 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.”

10th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals

This conference was held on April 10 – 14, 2012. Most of the PowerPoint slides from the conference are here. We have uploaded some slides from Rick Cantwell, including:

Cantwell, R., D. McConnell, and T.N. Claytor, Search for excess heat in metal cathodes exposed to pulsed hydrogen plasma.

Dmitriyeva, O., et al., Effect of temperature gradient on calorimetric measurements during gas-loading experiments

Dmitriyeva, O., et al., Control of excess heat production in Pd-impregnated alumina powder

CERN Colloquium videos – Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in LENR

Two video lectures have been uploaded to the CERN Document Server from a CERN Colloquium held on March 22, 2012:

Yogendra Srivastava
Professor of Physics
INFN & Department of Physics
University of Perugia, Perugia, Ital

Overview of LENT Theory (Low Energy Nuclear Transmutations)

The slides shown in the video are available here.

Francesco Celani
National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Frascati National Laboratories.
Vice-President of International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science

Overview of Theoretical and Experimental Progress in Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR)

The slides are here.

 

Edmund Storms on “The Space Show”

On January 8, 2012, Dr. Edmund Storms appeared on a Special Edition the Internet radio broadcast “The Space Show” with Dr. David Livingston. See: http://www.thespaceshow.com/detail.asp?q=1685 This is a Special Edition devoted to “exploring, understanding, and evaluating where the LENR field is today and what risks and challenges lie ahead before the observed phenomena is understood and can be commercialized.”

McKubre lecture at SRI’s Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley on YouTube

On October 11, 2011, Mike McKubre of SRI gave a lecture titled “What Happened to Cold Fusion?” at SRI’s Cafe Scientifique Silicon Valley.

This is an up-to-date look at McKubre’s own work and at some of the major trends in the field, especially the gas-loading approach pioneered by Arata and Piantelli, which and now the focus of the field, especially with Rossi. It is available as an 8-part video on YouTube:

  1. Introduction http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtweR_qGHEc
  2. Major Segments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeikEgjC1qg
  3. Department of Energy Reference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqeA8n37XFg
  4. Necessary but Not Sufficient Conditions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_XN52jXl78
  5. Gas-Loading Experiments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYZfgvSFYDM
  6. Experiments by Italian Scientists http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3N3dWlIPUQ
  7. Recap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QhIWrA4pGI
  8. Q&A Discussion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkVyg_iul4

The slides from this presentation are here.