Dr. Michael McKubre, long-time researcher in cold fusion from the SRI lab in Menlo Park, California speaks to the public on the subject at Cafe Scientifique.
This is the first of eight separate Youtubes, all entitled “What happened to cold fusion?”
Dr. McKubre describes two main branches of the science, electro-chemical palladium-dueterium PD-D and nickel-hydrogen gas-loading Ni-H systems in plain easy language that any interested person can understand.
“I’m going to teach you enough electro-chemistry to go home and do these experiments yourselves.”
He says “Most of the work in the field has been in PD-D systems.” Francesco Piantelli began exploring Ni-H cells in the early nineties. It is this type of reaction on which inventor Andrea A Rossi based his Energy Catalyzer steam generator. Dr. McKubre will discuss that development at the end of the talk because as a news topic, its “hot and interesting.” He also says “Some recent results at SRI seem to support the idea that nickel and light hydrogen also can support nuclear level excess heat.”
In video 2 following, he says of the excess heat generated by a cold fusion energy cell, “This amount of heat is 100 or 1000 times the sum of all possible chemical energies combined.”
PD-D systems are sensitive to impurities. The cell itself is not glass.Fusilica, Teflon, platinum, palladium, quartz and alumina are the only materials that can be used in the cell.
To measure the heat generated accurately, Dr. McKubre says “we need a very well-defined temperature environment.”
The temperature difference between the water coming in and the water going out is measured by two sensors at the inlet of water moving past the heating unit and two-to-four sensors on the outlet water.
The three things we need to know is “what is the temperature difference, what is the mass, the flow rate, how many grams-per-second of water is going through that calorimeter, and what is the heat capacity of that water which is 4.186 Joules per gram of air-saturated water.”
Our resident video mix artist Buzz Coastin takes it back, remembering the good ol’ deuterium-palladium days of Cold Fusion, mixing in some Michael McKubre and Irving Dardik audio interviews from May 6, 2009, where they talk about the Superwave Principle.
Dancin and Learnin!
For more on Irving Dardik, here’s an amazon link for a hardcover book – Making Waves: Irving Dardik and His Superwave Principle
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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.
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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: