Status of Cold Fusion 2010

Scientists have been researching low-energy nuclear reactions for the past 22 years, and what is now known as a powerful new energy source created in the nano-scale space between the atoms of a metal.

Using less than a gram of palladium, and a type of hydrogen found in sea-water called deuterium, hundreds of megajoules of energy can be created, all in a soda-can sized Pyrex glass, sitting on a table-top.

A nuclear-fusion sized power, using a fuel that will last millions of years, with no damage to the oceans, no CO2 emissions, and no radio-active waste.

A scalable, decentralized energy source to empower local communities and create a peaceful Earth.

You’d think a discovery of such magnitude would be the sole focus of society’s efforts, and we would be teaching high-school shop students how to build and maintain cells, but for two decades a near black-out of information about this incredible discovery has contained public knowledge of this science.

Fortunately, it’s not been extinguished.

In fact, despite lack of funding, cold fusion researchers have made great advances in understanding the conditions under which the cold fusion energy effect takes place, and they are getting closer to understanding the quantum physics driving this effect.

A thirty+ year veteran of Los Alamos National Labs, radio-chemist and nuclear scientist Dr. Edmund Storms, now running his own Kiva Labs, has researched this energy effect for the past two decades. He is also a scientist who communicates his research to the public as well as his peers, preparing a summary of current research in both book and article form, as well as video and a slide-show of his recent lectures.

If you are new to this science, and just learning about cold fusion, this is a great place to begin.

A set of powerpoint slides from Dr. Storms’ recent lectures compares hot fusion and cold fusion, and ends with an inventory of services and disservices of a cold fusion energy source for our planet. Click the link to open the lecture slides here: Status of Cold Fusion 2010. Don’t have Powerpoint? Try this Flash version linked here: Status of Cold Fusion 2010 Flash/html version.

For a comprehensive summary of the field, with just enough background, is Dr. Storms’ book The Science of Low-Temperature Nuclear Reactions: A Comprehensive Compilation of Evidence and Explanations about Cold Fusion .
The Science of Low-Temperature Nuclear Reactions

This is a technical book, with charts, graphs, and data, meant for the reader familiar with the vocabulary of nuclear physics, though there are some chapters easily accessible to the student.

A 2010 Status of Cold Fusion article published in Naturwissenschafften 97(10): p. 861-881 www.springerlink.com is his general survey of advances since.[1] (see below). Though a technical article meant for scientists, the first part is easily read by the informed reader.

And if you like audio and video, Kiva Labs’ You-tube channel has a 7-part series of videos Low-energy nuclear reactions featuring Dr. Edmund Storms explaining what is known about cold fusion with accompanying diagrams. Here’s Part I.

This selection of media gives the student of cold fusion a fair view of the current status of cold fusion science from a long-time researcher. The science isn’t yet engineering a working device for public use, but the advances made so far cannot be denied.

As this research continues, we move towards a clean and plentiful source of energy that would allow the people of Earth another chance for a positive future.

[1] There is a preprint of the Naturwissenschafften available at the LENR archive http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/StormsEstatusofcoa.pdf.

BBC archive footage profiles sono-luminescence

Researchers have developed various designs to induce “cold fusion” since the original Pons and Fleischmann electrolytic cell, so that now, cold fusion is an umbrella term to describe many different forms of creating non-conventional fusion energy.

This video is a brief history of cold fusion along with a profile of sono-luminescence where sound passes through a jar of liquid, creating a bubble that flashes with energy.

I’ll take one!

This video from the BBC in 2005 claims the US government “started pouring money into research to investigate whether sono-luminescence could finally be the shortcut to nuclear fusion that scientists had been dreaming of…”. Did they? Hmm….

Today, any one of many new energy technologies could create the power for Earth’s future and that’s what the new energy movement is about: looking beyond the renewables to the quantum world of light, atoms, fractals, and superwaves. Space itself holds energy, we have only to learn to tap it.

A transcript and summary of this piece is on the BBC Horizon show site.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/experiment_qa.shtml

Thanks joshpapendorf for posting this.
Here’s the first two of five parts.

For part 3, 4, and 5, follow this link.

Dear Mr. President,


Call the Whitehouse Comment Line 1-202-456-1111.
Tell President Obama that there is another path to a clean energy future.
Fund LENR research.

Create jobs for young scientists.
Jumpstart a new energy economy.
Create a whole new industry based on clean technology.
Fund LENR research and cold fusion now for a smooth transition to a new kind of world.

Movie transcript on Pure Energy Systems
http://pesn.com/2010/11/09/9501722_Cold_Fusion_–_Answer_to_energy_problems/

Planet Forward needs cold fusion



Cold Fusion Now
posted the What is Cold Fusion? essay and the CBS 60 minutes Part I video link on Planet Forward.

We answered the question on RESEARCH: http://planetforward.org/question/what-theory-behavior-or-norm-are-you-or-your-team-researching-that-will-lead-to-an-improvement-in-how-we-generate-or-use-energy/

From their About page:

Planet Forward Showcases Smart Ideas from Smart People… Online AND on TV.

Planet Forward is where experts and engaged citizens weigh in on energy, climate and sustainability. We’re looking for your innovative ideas, informed opinion and first-hand experience. We take the best ideas and feature them online and on TV.
Planet Forward is a project of the Center for Innovative Media at The George Washington University.

Planet Forward is partnered with the PBS Nightly Business Report where they have a regular segment profiling innovative science and technology.

From the How It Works page:

How It Works Learn How to Make a Video

Do you have an Idea that should be featured on national television? Show us! If you are new to video production, here are a few tips to help you get started.

Submit an Idea, by answering one of our Questions. As our community comments, shares and rates your Idea, it will rise to the top and Make TV, as the best ideas from each season are featured in our webisodes, TV segments, or even in our PBS special that will air in April 2011, in the run up to Earth Day (link).

You can also just hang out and explore Ideas.

But, it all starts with a good Idea. So, make your case!

You don’t have to register and login to post a comment to Cold Fusion Now’s answer. I need some help answering science questions! I wish I could edit what I wrote: like megajoules instead of megawatts.

To tell you the truth, I was thinking they wouldn’t publish it because the CBS 60 mins video clearly isn’t mine (nor is the idea of cold fusion for that matter!). But heck, they did! So they must find it interesting at the least AND cold fusion now has the opportunity to be profiled on PBS!!

But we need some more original videos, animations, and more talk on cold fusion, LENR, and the urgency to understand this science and develop new clean technologies.

Do you have a cold fusion video? Upload is easy as pasting a link. You do have to Register and Login though.

Let’s get this science profiled on PBS!

Energetics Technologies sets up shop in Missouri. A third political party is steps away from embracing the new energy movement. Cold fusion has more than a few heartbeats in Hollywood and is sneakin’ around the TV landscape.

Is this the feeling of “almost now“?

Watch CBS 60 mins Cold Fusion More Than Junk Science from the CBS website: