Monthly Archives: December 2010

First commissioned Cold Fusion Now art created on the curb

Family is finding their way back home after the holiday, and I’m on the beach.

A sunny day in Venice and I come across Tony B. Conscious, a street artist who uses spray paint and magic marker to spread his message of love.

If you don’t find what you like, he’ll make art […]

By |Friday, December 31, 2010|Categories: Art||Comments Off

Funding “the future” means funding cold fusion

Investor Peter Thiel co-founded PayPal with Elon Musk, and when they sold it in 2002, they took their millions and moved on.

Peter Thiel
Elon Musk

Elon Musk boldy started his own rocket company SpaceX, as well as Tesla Motors, an electric car company. I used to read Space News, the trade paper […]

By |Sunday, December 26, 2010|Categories: Business and Economics||Comments Off

Skate park gets 90% saturation

Cold Fusion Now is away from the office on holiday break, but the message never stops.  Visiting Venice Beach, California skate park, the kids were rolling through some curves.

Between rounds, I gave out a couple of stickers. The reaction?

“Cold Fusion Now? Cool.”

“It’s nuclear power out of sea-water.  No radioactive waste.  No […]

By |Friday, December 24, 2010|Categories: Action, Art|Tags: |Comments Off

“On the Relation of Hydrogen to Palladium”

Thomas Graham describes some of his first results investigating the properties of hydrogen-infused palladium in a paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London in 1869.

The link below opens the Proceedings book scanned to a .pdf by Google books in a new tab.

What’s really cool is the guy […]

By |Sunday, December 19, 2010|Categories: History, Science and Technology||Comments Off

Buzz Coastins Cold Fusion Video Art – (Robert Duncan Mix)

By |Wednesday, December 15, 2010|Categories: Art||Comments Off

Is this a scientific debate?

Twenty-two years, and counting:

From the Wikipedia article on Cold Fusion:

The neutrality of this article is disputed. Please see the discussion on the talk page. Please do not remove this message until the dispute is resolved. (November 2010)

Go to the talk page and see the dedicated patience that answers the “queries”. […]

By |Tuesday, December 14, 2010|Categories: Alternative Energies||Comments Off

“Renewable Energy: Facts and Fantasies” has conversation on cold fusion

A new publication Renewable Energy: Facts and Fantasies by Craig Shields, the editor of, surveys the renewable energy field and has a chapter on cold fusion.

It consists of a short conversation with Wally Rippel, a long-time researcher in electric vehicle batteries who has worked in both government and industry.

The 5-page […]

By |Sunday, December 12, 2010|Categories: Alternative Energies||Comments Off

1976 Edison Electric Institute pamphlet

I love old information.

Rather, I love the way old information is presented, for the very act of noticing that a document is old has littler to do with its content than the presentation, the words, the pictures, the style, the medium.

In 1976, the Viking 2 spacecraft landed on Mars, and Apple Computer […]