Live Long and Prosper – Cold Fusion Now!

Title graphic: Cold Fusion Then – Cold Fusion Now!.

It was twenty-six years ago today that the world learned of a new form of energy that promised a green technological future for all life on Earth.

Twenty-six years later, we can’t yet buy a reactor in Home Depot, but prototypes are multiplying in independent labs.

We don’t yet have university labs training a new generation of scientists, but young entrepreneurs are self-organizing around open-science principles.

The ground is formed, and a figure emerging. A critical mass of awareness has occurred.

Could a man like Bill Gates ignore what he was told one day last fall?

And where would the most powerful man in the world go to get the real deal on the scientific question of our time?

The Department of Energy? Oh do not be cruel.

Dr. Robert Duncan at ICCF-18.
Dr. Robert Duncan at ICCF-18.
Dr. Robert Duncan, former Vice Chancellor of Research at University of Missouri, was key in creating the Sidney Kimmel Institute of Nuclear Renaissance (SKINR), now directed by Dr. Graham Hubler, formerly of Naval Research Lab.

Watch Graham Hubler’s SKINR Overview from ICCF-18.

Slide from Graham Hubler's SKINR Overview at ICCF-18
Slide from Graham Hubler’s SKINR Overview at ICCF-18

Now Dr. Duncan is at Texas Tech University as Senior Vice President for Research, where he is Founder and Director for the Center for Emerging Energy Sciences (CEES). From the Texas Tech University Board of Regents Agenda Book for the meeting December 11-12, 2014 [.pdf], CEES will study the Anomalous Heat Effect (AHE), one of the many names for cold fusion that emphasizes the mysterious and as-yet-unknown reaction that creates fusion-sized heat from small, table-top reactors.

According to Texas Tech, total research expenditures topped $140 million in 2012. What portion will go to CEES? Even 1% would be a welcome change, but not enough to do what CEES wants: to discover the nature of the reaction, and engineer a technology.

They will partner with ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development and contract with a scientist “soon to retire” from SRI International. These two institutions are experienced in the field of condensed matter nuclear science, publishing major results over twenty-six years of research.

Dr. Vittorio Violanted at ICCF-18
Dr. Vittorio Violante of ENEA at ICCF-18
Director of Energy Research at SRI International is Dr. Michael McKubre, whose lab dream team has reproduced results such as the correlation of excess heat from cells that use a fuel of deuterium with the amount of helium produced. ENEA’s early experiments probed the properties of materials. Led by Dr. Vittorio Violante, the lab has worked the SRI regularly for the past two-and-a-half decades to produce unique metallic hydrides used in the numerous ground-breaking experiments. He briefed Bill Gates and friends last November.

The complete service environment for a new energy technology is now in place. We have the metal, we have the water, and we have a desperately broken global economy ready for re-tooling.

Alliances are forming. How will the LENR community respond?

Cold fusion scientists, so used to being ignored, now expect to be ignored. They are as ill-prepared today for the onslaught of attention as Drs. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons were twenty-six years ago when the two quiet researchers emerged from their basement lab to tell what they had found, and were crushed by the satellite environment invading their every beaker.

Since then, the International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science should have had CNN covering their conferences, but most of the time, they had NO ONE. When someone was there, it wasn’t Anderson Cooper, it was Infinite Energy Magazine, and sometimes, those scalawags from Cold Fusion Now.

When the Gates Foundation does makes their move (and how could they not?), will the second tier of capitalists start jumping in? Will CNBC start sending professional crews for sit-downs with real video equipment – and lights?! You betcha!

And where will the press go to for clear information? How do you start to investigate a story that has been hiding in plain sight for two-and-a-half-decades?

Well, er, I am available as of this morning to design and manage any public relations campaign, so please do call.

What will you get?


UPDATE on Cold Fusion Now Actions

I have little time to blog anymore.
The poor Cold Fusion Now website is neglected and in disarray. (Wanna help re-design? Email me!)
My activity hasn’t stopped…

Last fall, I was on our local TV news surreptitiously holding two cold fusion books, Developments in Electrochemistry Science Inspired by Martin Fleischmann and The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction, as I talked about the upcoming Science Night at our community college.

More recently, our little town’s tribute to Leonard Nimoy, simply called Spock Day, brought the news cameras out, and they caught a little promo I always bring with me. Notice the Cold Fusion Now sticker in the corner?! How about the new Hydrogen coasters on the bar? Check out these photos snapped off the TV:

Geek girl Ruby Carat with KIEM News' Steve King, and Astronomer John Pedicino.
Geek girl Ruby Carat, KIEM News Steve King, and Astronomer John Pedicino.
KIEM-TV's Brad Curtis with partial CFN sticker
KIEM-TV’s Brad Curtis photographed on TV with partial CFN sticker



Hydrogen atom coasters on the bar at Spock Day
Hydrogen atom coasters on the bar at Spock Day courtesy Cold Fusion Now!
Spock and CFN on TV together!
Spock and CFN on TV together!

All lots of fun, but is it really making a difference?


While cartoons of hydrogen atoms, and running around leaving coasters on bars may seem like a joke to the serious-minded, (and I’ve gotten the “disgruntled” mail to prove it!) I believe that every act of advocacy is worthwhile, and has the potential to change one life, or a billion lives.

Any moment, a teaching moment!

In a recent algebra class, I was demonstrating properties of polynomial functions. I brought up Making Sense of Alumina Spectral Emissivity, a new paper by Bob Higgins on his deep-dive into the thermal imaging of the nickel-hydrogen “dog-bone” reactors. It is an excellent introductory article to the sticky issues in thermal measurement. In the paper is the equation for radiant power emitted from a blackbody as proportional to the temperature of the body to the fourth power, M = εσ T4.

As I started to talk about how coefficients scale a function, and in particular how the emissivity effects the radiant power in this equation, several students brought up Andrea Rossi and the E-Cat – more than ever before! I was able to answer some questions, putting people on the path to reason, instead of reaction. Who knows what that will be inspired in the minds of creative youth?

Dr. Melvin Miles at SPAWAR
Dr. Melvin Miles at SPAWAR
New movie finished; waiting for release!

Even more fun was the trip to San Diego this past January to interview Navy scientists on their work in cold fusion research.

Altogether, I filmed a total of five hours video interviews with Dr. Stanislaw Szpak, Dr. Frank Gordon, both from the SPAWAR lab, and Dr. Melvin Miles, from the China Lake Research lab. I have finished editing a first movie from those interviews, and I’ve already started on a second.

It’s important to have these scientists who’ve worked so long alone to tell their own story. Cold fusion has a complicated history, with a complicated science, and complicated people. As it moves to the mainstream, and information begins to dissipate through the feeds, a need for simplicity will distort the truth of the real events as they happened.

If the people who lived it don’t tell their story, someone else will. The LENR community must shape the story of what happened when one of the greatest discoveries of all time was kept from the world. It is important for the integrity of those who suffered the consequences; the intrepid researchers must be recognized, and the rest of us deserve a clean-energy future.

Hep the elite to what’s going down!

Dr. Melvin Miles visiting Caltech January 2015.
Dr. Melvin Miles visiting Caltech January 2015.
I had picked up Dr. Miles for the trip to San Diego, and on the way back, we stopped in Pasadena, California at the campus of Caltech for a little advocacy. Dr. Miles and I dropped off copies of the chapter on cold fusion from Developments in Electrochemistry Science Inspired by Martin Fleischmann to a few key Caltech faculty. Written by Dr. Miles and Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI International, the chapters were distributed in mailboxes to such luminaries as David Goodstein and Nate Lewis. We were able to hand one personally to Dr. Harry Gray, an eminent researcher who Miles had met years ago at another college.

Walking into Dr. Gray’s office, he was open to meeting us, and surprised at the activity in the LENR field. He remarked, “I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.”

Postcard for LENR book on Caltech bulletin board.
Postcard for LENR book on Caltech bulletin board.
I also put Cold Fusion Now stickers and postcards for Dr. Edmund StormsThe Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction on lots of Caltech bulletin boards, knowing many students will see them, and not be as closed-minded as their professors.




Rocket scientists always get the latest

Postcards, stickers, and magnets were left at Voyager Airport Restaraunt.
Postcards, stickers, and magnets were left at Voyager Airport Restaurant.
Always a stop on my travels, the Mojave Spaceport got another dose of news when I dropped off stickers, postcards, and calendar magnets to Virgin Galactic‘s office there and the cafe where all the rocket scientists eat lunch.

I left a serious wad of materials on the way down to San Diego (I asked permission, and the gal said “Oh yeah, we’re always happy to have more stuff to look at”), and when I came back through a week later, they were all gone, so I laid more down.

The Cold Fusion Now calendar magnet was still on the soda machine. Yah!

Cold Fusion Now calendar magnet sits at Mojave Spaceport soda machine!
Cold Fusion Now calendar magnet sits at Mojave Spaceport soda machine!

Got a ticket for the ride of your life?

We have only to look back at the early publications of Infinite Energy Magazine, started by Eugene Mallove and Jed Rothwell, to see what lies ahead: an explosion of interest, and businesses popping up like clover. I get dizzy thinking about the speed at which this nascent technology will sweep the planet – and I can’t wait!

For twenty-six years, the world has been moments away from breakthrough. We don’t have to wait much longer. We will have a second chance at designing living arrangements for all the life on our planet – and we can begin now!

All in all, the lack of activity on the Cold Fusion Now website is only because we are taking our activism to a new level. I do want to sincerely apologize to everyone I have not written back this past year. Your messages are important to me, and give me a boost when I really need it. I thank you and am grateful for your support. With two p-t jobs and a mortgage, I haven’t been able to respond in a timely manner. I will do better.

There is much more activity going on, but it’s still premature to tell the details.
Like, did I ever tell you about the time …


..Aiy yai yai!


Ruby at Spock Day: "The good of the many outweighs the good of the few!"
Ruby at Spock Day: “The good of the many outweighs the good of the few!”


Open Power Association Newsletter #10

The Open Power Association at has released Newsletter No. 010 – May 2014. Here’s the original in Italian. Some excerpts of a modified google-translate to English follow.

PNH Pulsed Nanostructures Hydrobetatron: ITAbetatron reactor



ITAbetatron reactor for testing shared view Open Source Double reaction chamber (in an operating electrolysis, plasma electrolyte, gas, hydrogen plasma at low pressure, with circulation of electrolyte radioactive, with internal heat exchanger, cooled with circulation of electrolyte) to three electrodes for DC currents and/or pulsed for different rooms.




This is an area already identified and contracted by about 100 square meters, completely renovated facilities, centrally located and easily reached by underground, with parking with three car parking. The environment is quite adequate to accommodate our activities both for research and experimentation, and scientific documentation, etc. .

In addition, the space, just thought of as multi-purpose, will also be available to Members and Employees who want to lean on their experimental work, in common with us and/or confidential personal information, instrumented through the islands with the availability of a team of industry experts, or assign us specific assignments as long as these activities are, however, consistent with the purposes for which the Association aims.

Members of the Open Power also can now count on the presence of on-site secretarial services, documentation center, meeting room with projector, 3D printing facility and machine tool numerical control.

As you can imagine, this coordination requires an organizational effort and extraordinary economic from us …

Photo Lab Open Power under construction
Photo Lab Open Power under construction

The Science Sharing “Italian Way” in the World

On the “crowdfunding” campaign to raise funds for “Open Power” through the platform:
Who pays a minimum of $35 becomes Ordinary Member Open Power and receives tribute in the high-resolution files reactor “Athanor” (picture below), where you can also obtain a print -quality photo:

The Athanor Reactor by Open Power Association.
The Athanor Reactor by Open Power Association.

We are pleased to announce that Stephen QUATTRINI joined our Association “Open Power” as Honorary Member.

Posted always on the site, the report of the “2014 CF / MIT LANR Meeting”

Also, the video of the conference at MIT in 2014 by Francesco Celani
Francesco Celani – March 22, 2014 MIT Cold Fusion Colloquium

Both the video and reports by Francesco Celani can also be reached at

“Here we are, finally. After many false starts this know-how has been done in order to get organized and protected to the widespread use around the world. An international network of blogs that deal with genuine innovation on the technological, social, cultural, including that one you read now, is spreading around the world this pioneer project that impacts the scope of most critical and strategic [of systems], namely the production of renewable energy cost to near zero.

Many groups of engineers coordinating information, and exchanging information, with regard to detailed technical solutions are already in place in many nations. Our everyday landscape is about to change. The ability to cause no pollution becomes feasible. Welcome to the future, and see you at the next updates… ” –Jervé



Help support Our research and experimentation on LENR, etc. You can join the “Open Power” Association by connecting to–adesione.html

Make a simple donation

HEADING : ” Pills of Wisdom ”

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Be wary of those who think they know everything, and that they believe (mostly illusory ) had it all …

There are people who cite from memory – and mechanically – whole passages of books written by others (and even wonderful passages of the Holy Scriptures ), which often have not in fact been understood or assimilated, and even less developed internally; and above all, then do not even have any ability to make these coherent and consistent, and then to put them into practice in their everyday life … And in doing so only out themselves superstitious ignorance and fear of death …

If we look at the history of science then, we see how the theories that have been taught for centuries, such as that the Earth was flat, were overcome, such as happened with the theory that the earth is in fact spherical, and compact ( with magma in the center). Now, even this theory, widely credited begins to waver, and in fact, there are theories and scientific evidence that the Earth might be hollow inside, and accommodate even the vast oceans …

“Even the dogma now prevailing, that nuclear reactions can take place only at temperatures of order of millions of degrees Celsius, was painstakingly refuted in 1989 by Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons, with their pioneering experiments on LENR …”

Even environments Spiritual and Religious then, unfortunately, as do those of Science, as we know, are full of people materialistic, dogmatic, fundamentalist and fanatical …

People use these types of Spirituality, Religion and Science, only to gain power, material wealth, and prestige Personal. They did not understand that without love, truth, spontaneity and sharing, all is vain, empty, and devoid of meaning in life Human …

These people unfortunately forget that Spirituality, Religion and Science are used to make us evolve and improve, and do not make us stupid, conformist, dogmatic, and “bad fats” automata …

It is not the material well-being which in itself can make us happy. There are riches and material goods sufficient to make us free, but rather it is in having few wants and needs, the ability to know contentment and joy having only what is necessary, wherein lies the secret of true happiness. It helps a lot, however, having awareness of being rich, ( Divine ), inside …

The planet Earth is now put in grave danger because of the activities of Human recklessness, dangerous and predatory, and selfishness of a minority of rich, often devoid of human and ecological sensitivity. Without a paradigm shift, without a “happy degrowth” and the use of new energy and clean, sustainable technologies, the Human race and planet earth will hardly have a chance to survive in the coming decades …

Let us commit ourselves then with all humility, to nurture free thought, right, creative and positive. We develop every day our ability to love alike all sentient beings, and to respect the planet Earth ( also Matter is Holy ! ). We aim to achieve a direct, personal, and authentic with the Divine (which is already in us !) …

Namaste !
L. S.
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Michio Kaku informed on new developments in cold fusion

Jeremy Rys of asks Dr. Michio Kaku his thoughts on cold fusion science, and alerts him to the accelerating development of the field since the first announcement of the discovery 25 years ago.

Dr. Kaku is a teacher and author of numerous popular science books as well as textbooks on high-level theoretical physics.

He held a Q&A for the public on April 7, and Jeremy seized the opportunity to inquire about cold fusion energy. Initially ignored, Jeremy was able to persist and solicit a few answers from Kaku that showed an unfamiliarity with the recent advances.

A link to the 2014 CF/LANR Colloquium at MIT presentations was provided to him, and hopefully, Dr. Kaku will take the opportunity to see that the future is truly green and bright – if we have the clean energy to fuel it.

Watch the story unfold here.

It’s activism like this that will bring ultra-clean energy from the hydrogen in water to a usable technology ASAP.

Talking about cold fusion with your friends, family, teachers, legislators, and media is the most important thing anyone of us can do to bring awareness and support for a green technological future on Earth.

Appeal to Putin on cold fusion countered with ‘nothing new’

A message from Dr. Edward Tsyganov:

Dear colleagues!

In early February 2014, I sent an appeal to the President of the Russian Federation on the so-called “cold fusion.” The realization that, in this case, we have encountered a completely new and epoch-making event in nuclear physics prompted me to do so. Cold fusion is an unusual phenomenon, which does not contradict any of the fundamental laws of nature, which inevitably will change the entire course of human history in the near future. The transition from oil and gas to safe, cold nuclear fusion energy with its truly inexhaustible opportunities will give to the hands of mankind a fantastic jump in energy, by seven orders of magnitude. We must be ready for the radical transformation of our entire way of life and try to avoid undesirable social turbulences associated with this transition.

The phenomenon of cold fusion was discovered by chemists Fleischmann and Pons about 25 years ago. It happened quite by accident. Currently, this phenomenon is reliably confirmed by experimentation, but each group of researchers interprets the nature of it in their own way. Cold fusion is at the junction of atomic and nuclear physics, elementary particle physics, chemistry, catalysis, and solid state physics. Quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and the Standard Model of elementary particles and their interactions are the necessary components for this symbiosis of natural sciences. A specialization in science has currently gone so far, and quite a few scientists hold the required multidisciplinary scientific apparatus. It turns out that in such a well-studied area as modern nuclear physics, there are still areas that do not fit into traditional recipes and phenomenological rules. I am lucky that in the course of my academic career I have gained some experience in virtually all of these divergent fields.

Ministry-Science-Education-Russian-FederationMy appeal to the President of the Russian Federation on cold fusion was sent for review to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, who forwarded it for response to the Scientific Research Center “Kurchatov Institute.” My appeal to the President of the Russian Federation was also transmitted to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In the attached web page

contains the information I gathered on the problems of cold fusion, under the Russia section, where I present copies of the documents that I have received from the reception of the President of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, and the Kurchatov Institute in Section Blog R.

Kurchatov Institute
Kurchatov Institute
My answer to the review of Dr. Yu.V. Martynenko of the Kurchatov Institute is also provided, where I point out of the weaknesses of his negative conclusion.

I look forward to the continuation of this scientific debate with supporters of traditional thermonuclear fusion. I still know nothing about my appeal that was sent for the review to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It is interesting that in the Communications of International Thermonuclear ITER Project a reference to the memories of current Dean of the University of Utah Prof. David Kieda appears recently about those times when Fleischmann and Pons have claimed the discovery of cold fusion. ”I believe they really wanted it to be true. It would have been fantastic if it was. But the universe is what it is. You have to bend to the rules of the universe. And just because you want something to happen doesn’t mean it’s going to happen”. The reference to these memories and on the authority of Prof. D. Kieda, it seems to me, is designed to strengthen the weakening determination of the ITER physicists that they have selected the correct directions. Interesting details about the memories of Prof. D. Kieda are here:

We have a long way to go in the near future.

Truly yours,

E.N. Tsyganov

Cold Fusion Now here reproduces a google translate of the Ministry’s response to the appeal:

Response from Kurchatov Institute google translate:
( Ministry of Education RUSSIA )
Department of Science and Technology
Tverskaya st. , 11, Moscow, 125993
Tel. (495) 629-03-64 . Fax (495) 629-50-75
E – TAP : < 114 ( a) EN TSYGANOVA Dear Edward N. The Department of Science and Technology considered your appeal, received from the Office of President of the Russian Federation to work with appeals of citizens and organizations to the Russian Ministry of Education on the so-called cold fusion, and reports. From the response of the National Research Center "Kurchatov Institute " (hereinafter - the NRC "Kurchatov Institute") at the request of the Russian Ministry that your message does not contain any new information, in addition to published in the press ( Nuclear Physics ) and accessible the scientific community. Department directs you to review the scientific work on "Cold nuclear synthesis". Appendix: 1 l . Deputy Director of the AM Poles VG Drozhenko 8 (495) Read Tsyganov's letter to the Kurchatov Institute here.

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Read and rate: “Cold Fusion May Have Revolutionary Potential” by Jed Rothwell

Rate this essay on cold fusion submitted to the Foundational Questions Institute, and give new energy your vote!

Cold Fusion May Have Revolutionary Potential by Jed Rothwell of was submitted to the FQXi How Should Humanity Steer the Future? 2014 Essay Contest. Open to entries until April 18, 2014.

Go to to read the essay and comment.

Essay Abstract

Cold fusion is a form of nuclear energy produced in metals saturated with hydrogen or heavy hydrogen (deuterium). It has been replicated in hundreds of major laboratories, and these replications have been published in mainstream, peer-reviewed journals. This literature shows that cold fusion can generate heat at temperatures and power density equivalent to a fission reactor core. It has sometimes produced high power, 20 to 100 watts, in reactions that produced roughly 100,000 times more energy than any chemical fuel.

Download Cold Fusion May Have Revolutionary Potential [.pdf]

Author Bio

BA Cornell U. 1976 in Japanese language and literature Programmer and technical writer. Librarian at, an on-line library of 1,200 full text documents and a bibliography 3,500 items. Rothwell edited many cold fusion papers, especially for several ICCF conference proceedings. He translated several papers and one book from Japanese into English.

Vote for LENR-Cars now!

VIDEO: Nicolas Chauvin presenting LENR Cars as part of Entrepreneurial Efforts at the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-18).

future-energyNicolas Chauvin, research scientist, innovator and entrepreneur, is up for the Future Energy Startup Investment opportunity with his LENR Cars, and he needs your vote now.

Say YES to LENR here with your vote:

Chauvin is an EPFL engineer licensed in business school and co-founder of two other start-ups before LENR Cars. He has worked for NASA, Nestlé and Logitech.

Steel-glass Celani-style cell is MFMP's newest by Nicolas Chauvin, together with Mathieu Valat and Ryan Hunt.
Steel-glass Celani-style cell is MFMP’s newest by Nicolas Chauvin, together with Mathieu Valat and Ryan Hunt. (From the 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar)
He is currently working with the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP), an open-source science group collaborating across continents to reproduce LENR experiments. Chauvin recently completed a steel-glass cell design derived from the Francesco Celani-style reactor, a picture of which is the December photo for the 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar.

LENR cars might be an early entry into this nascent technology, but engineering applications will drive the science forward, too.

From the LENR Cars entry page:

LENR Cars is developing two technologies to reduce carbon emission: – Waste heat recovery system producing electricity from heat based on Rankine microturbines – Condensed matter hydrogen fuel cell that can consume 4000 times less hydrogen than conventional fuel cells for the same electrical output power thanks to LENR process LENR Cars is currently focusing on the transportation market with high tech collaborations in motor racing. Rankine microturbines are expected to reduce the fuel consumption of vehicles (cars, trucks and boats) by 15% while being affordable for mass production. On a long term, condensed matter hydrogen fuel cells are expected to be able to power electric vehicles for over 20’000 km per hydrogen charge with a lower cost of ownership compared to fossil fuel vehicles.

Vote LENR Cars here:

The clock is ticking!