Global Breakthrough Energy Conference is on in Boulder!

The second annual Global Breakthrough Energy Movement conference is on schedule to bring energy innovators together from around the world next week in Boulder, Colorado, in spite of the floods that have destroyed parts of the area.

Originally to be held at the University of Colorado Boulder campus, an angel named Darek Zurek has, as they say, “stepped up to the plate”, and a new venue for the event has been announced:

The Days Hotel
5397 South Boulder Road, Boulder, CO 80303
Telephone: 1-303-499-4422

MORE Breakthrough POWER TO YOU, Darek Zurek!

http://www.dayshotelboulder.com/

Darek owns the Days Hotel in Boulder, and “has lovingly offered us his entire property, including rooms, restaurant, parking lots and catering at a generous rate.”

“Our team has come together to plan out a more festive event with beautiful tents, art, healing, as well as a premier lineup of global change agents,” says Jeroen van Straaten, co-organizer of the event.

“With such a planetary tribe of focused individuals, nothing can stop the inevitable roll out of Breakthrough Energy technologies.”

van Straaten also says that, “Included in the conference plans are considerations for displaced flood victims and the surrounding city of Boulder. Help us get the word out to all of Colorado and surrounding states: The Global BEM schedule, talks, demonstrations, art, and projects are accelerating this October 10-12 as planned!”

New energy researchers and paradigm-changing architects of our future energy infrastructure will be present to share their successes and challenges in engineering a 21st century global civilization.

Overviews of cold fusion, breakthrough energy technology, and vortex mathematics will give context to updates from researchers in zero point energy (ZPE), magnets, anti-gravity and more exotic energy sciences and technology.

Financial and economic models presented by Catherine Austin Fitts, Mike Waters, and Mike Upstone, focus on crowd-funding mechanisms in support of new energy technologies, and how these resulting breakthroughs will assist global economic recovery and renaissance.

Also speaking will be Joel Gabon, co-author of Breakthrough Energy and New Energy Movement organizer and Sterling Allen of Pure Energy Systems Network, will speak on the recent discoveries in the top exotic technologies, as well as better gauge achievements through standardizing evaluation criteria and engineering benchmarks.

The discoveries of Ken Shoulders and Mark LeClair will be examined by Moray King, and LeClair will join King on Skype for an additional conversation on ZPE and cavitation afterwards.

Veteran insider Tom Valone will be there to survey the energy and propulsion landscape. In 1999, Valone lost a job at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for his part in organizing a conference on cold fusion.

Ruby Carat of Cold Fusion Now will open the conference Thursday morning 10AM inventorying key events in cold fusion history that delayed its success, and the Live Open Science initiative that’s driving momentum for research today. David Niebauer follows, discussing potential scenarios for commercialization of technology based on cold fusion, also called low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), amongst other names.

James Martinez of Cold Fusion Radio will speak on Saturday morning, some of the impending changes built-in to any radical new technology as described by Marshall McLuhan. Writers such as Jeane Manning, environmentalists, engineers, and artists will be speaking and performing a variety of messages about history, technology, and the social implications of disruptive energy technology.

For a complete listing of all participants, see the program.

Front cover of 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar compiled by Ruby Carat.
Front cover of 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar compiled by Ruby Carat.
Meet Ruby at the Cold Fusion Now table, and snag some actually free energy swag, compliments of Infinite Energy Magazine and Cold Fusion Now. Ruby will debut the new 2014 History of Cold Fusion Calendar: A 21st Century Education soon-to-be available online at www.coldfusionnow.org and www.infinite-energy.com. Get yours early at the conference for a discounted price.

Check out the promo video, the program, the speakers.

Secure your ticket!

Early bird hotel rates are available.

For more information, go to the Global BEM website or email info@globalBEM.com.

From the Global Breakthrough Energy Movement:

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”
BUCKY FULLER

ICCF-18 Presentation Videos for Monday, July 22

The 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion was held at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, U.S over July 21-27, 2013

Here’s the ColdFusionNow YouTube channel with Monday’s videos, or see below for the individual links to each video.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Presentation videos
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Presentation videos
Monday, July 22, 2013 Presentations videos

Links to ICCF-18 Monday video presentations from these presenters are available:
(Note: Switch player quality to 720pHD for HD video)

Dr. Edmund Storms “Explaining Cold Fusion” [.pdf slides]

Distinguished Scientist Award: Dr. Edmund Storms
with Tom Claytor

Dr. Jean-Paul Biberian “High Temperature and High Pressure Plasma Electrolysis Experiments” [.pdf slides]

Jed Rothwell “Lessons from Cold Fusion Archives and From History” [.pdf script]

Dr. Vladimir Vysotskii “Subbarrier Processes in LENR for Particles in Correlated States at Action of Damping and Fluctuations” [.pdf slides]

Dr. Mark Prelas “Sporadic Neutron Production by Pressure-Loaded D/Ti Systems Under High Rates of Temperature Change” [.pdf slides]

Keith Fredericks “Possibility of Tachyon Monopoles Detected in Photographic Emulsions” [.pdf slides]

Dr. Yasuhiro Iwamura “Recent Advances in Deuterium Permeation Induced Transmutation Experiments Using Nano-Structured Pd/CaO/Pd Multilayer Thin Film” [.pdf slides]

Matt McConnell (Coolescence) Entrepreneurial Efforts [.pdf slides]

Dr. Mitchell Swartz (JET Energy) Entrepreneurial Efforts [.pdf slides]

Tyler van Houwelingen and Bob Greenyer (Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project)
Entrepreneurial Efforts [.pdf slides]

Nicholas Chauvin (LENR Cars) Entrepreneurial Efforts [.pdf slides]

Dr. Max Fomitchev-Zamilov (Quantum Potential Corp) Entrepreneurial Efforts [.pdf slides]

Robert Godes (Brillouin Energy) Entrepreneurial Efforts

Link to the Playlist here.

All ICCF-18 lecture slides, poster papers, and materials can be found on the University of Missouri site here: https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/35425

We believe passionately that a new energy solution is waiting to be found. If you would like to support our work in reporting on the new energy field, make a donation to Cold Fusion Now!

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Communiques from Columbia

Cold Fusion Now! coverage from ICCF-18

Message from ICCF-18: Sunday Basic Course
Day 1 Opening Reception: Top Researchers and New Faces
Day 2 Monday: Strong Claims and Rebuttals
Day 3 Tuesday: PHOTOS!
Day 4 Wednesday: Presentations and Behind the Scenes
Day 5 Thursday: Presentation and Awards
Day 6: The Way Forward
Banquet Snapshots: Celebrating Science
ICCF-18 Post Thoughts: Long Hours, High Spirits, and The Young Guns
Concluding Observations on ICCF-18 by David French

Presentations slides and papers from the proceedings will be available, as authors give their permission, at: https://mospace.umsystem.edu/xmlui/handle/10355/35424

Fusion/Super Energy Now- Petition

The petition for this is renewed, because of issues with the other petition provider.

Cold Fusion atomic energy has been ignored and pushed aside in discussions/ presentations about alternative energy for too long. Advantages include little/no radioactive decay matter, and extremely high energy output.

As an example, 1 or 2 future-generation generators themselves could power a metropolis city the size of Los Angeles, California for a month on one small supply of common inexpensive elements.

Current energy generation comes from more than 5-sources. World leaders in nations/unions such as Japan, The United States of America, Russia, South Africa, The European Union, and so on have the ability and power to fully engage in the building mass energy production plants now. 

“Nuclear fission power plants and weapons are dangerous.”

Cold Fusion Now!

 

 

Earth at Night: Act today for the long now

Photo: (L) Western and Central U.S. at Night, Year 2000, (R) Western and Central U.S. at Night, Year 2012. In one decade, fracking in the Bakken has created an expansive industrial infrastructure.

NASA’s Earth at Night series reveals the landscape of the Oil Age. Hydrocarbons such as coal supply most power plants around the globe. The lights imaged in the dark correspond to high-consumption regions.

“Here are two pictures of the same area from space. The area marked Bakken on the right shows were huge quantities of natural gas are being burned as oil is extracted.”

Bakken lights spring up

“In other words, CO2 generation does not start with the use of oil. It also results from extraction of oil. This happens where oil is extracted when the pipe line to get the gas to market is too costly to build.”

“Of course, all the other lights result from electric power from power plants where coal is frequently burned. This and other events make any effort to cut back CO2 generation useless.”

Comparing-US-at-night

“Cold fusion is the only solution, but it will come too late”, says Edmund Storms, author of Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: A Comprehensive Compilation of Evidence and Explanations about Cold Fusion. “The consequences of this [CO2 production] will accelerate as time goes on, even with cold fusion now.”

No matter when the benefits come, an ultra-clean, energy-dense source of power is a requirement for a green technological future on Earth. Even as extreme, resource intensive extraction practices by the fossil fuel industry are increasing, so is the activism from a concerned community.

The Guardian covered an action against a hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operation by Cuadrilla Resources corporation at Balcombe, Sussex, in the U.K. The Telegraph reported Eva Ewajasiewicz from No Dash for Gas saying, “We cannot have a sustainable future, we cannot have a sustainable and cheap energy, if we go for fossil fuels.”

Fortunately, before leaving the country, Bob Greenyer of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project (MFMP) spent the weekend there, offering a solution.

“I spent my last day in UK with my daughter at the anti-fracking protest in Balcombe, just a few miles up the road from where QuantumHeat CIC is incorporated,” says Greenyer. “There I met a lead writer for Greenpeace and put up a banner with my daughter for MFMP on a tent directly opposite the entrance to the disputed operation.”

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“I was surprised that neither Greenpeace or the Green Party (only UK party to be against unconventional HCs) knew about LENR.”

“It seems that when we have a lot of simple infographics and materials available, we have a lot of easy wins to make in terms of education,” Greenyer commented. “If we give the crowd the materials to spread a clear and consistent message, then they can run with it with more direct community action.”

“This needs to be grass roots, as it is unlikely to ever come from the top.”

“We would need to come back after about 5000 years to see the eventual benefits of cold fusion to the human mind and society,” says Storms. “Where is time travel when you need it?”

Related Links

What the frack is going on? with Suzy Williams

MFMP launches new charity for expansion of Live Open Science

Washington Post blog cites Cold Fusion Now in LENR win

Weeks ago, the Washington Post asked readers What energy sources offer the most promise for the U.S.?

LENR won.

Today the journal noted that win, with author Neil Irwin citing the strong community support:

After four weeks of the first Wonkblog CrowdSourced, there is a consensus! Asked to explain what you view as the most promising energy source for America’s economic and environmental future, you favored one answer, heavily, above the others: Low energy nuclear reactions, or cold fusion. Nine of the top ten vote-getters favored this answer. (Perhaps with an assist from the website ColdFusionNow.org, which urged readers to participate).

Well, I must add Harry Veeder posted a call on Vortex-l first, and that’s what got us all started, and thanks go to Lenr-forum.com for spreading the word far and wide. (If I ever get my Subscription button working, I may be able to help even more. It might be working now, so subscribe again please and let me know!) And no doubt more than a few E-Cat World readers contributed to this win.

Featured are two top comments, the first from Tom888 who wrote:

There is little doubt that the future energy will be LENR, aka cold fusion. The field developed off the mainstream over the past years and we are at a point where commercial applications are being prepared for roll out now by several companies. This is mainly engineering and inventor driven, whereas basic science is lagging behind understanding the phenomenon. Nevertheless, the effect is indisputable now and the prospect is clean, unlimited source of thermal energy at very low cost. Today, June 03, this subject is being discussed at the EU in Brussels – questions are funding and how to move forward. In US, the company National Instruments is involves in supplying control software for LENR reactors, Siemens is looking at it, research is being done at many places (U of Missouri, NAS, SRI…). Several companies in US announced commercial LENR heaters within the coming months.
Those reactors are typically small, table top devices, overall low-tech, which can be bundled to larger units for heating, steam and electricity generation. This puts an end to CO2 problems and oil wars.

And PeterRoe wrote:

While it makes sense to continue to use existing ‘renewable’ energy sources such as solar, hydro and tidal power where available, all these, together with fossil fuels and nuclear will soon be obsolete. The energy source of the future is the phenomenon of cold fusion, also known as LENR etc.

Before skeptics dismiss this as fantasy, they need to do a bit of research. Several parties have recently claimed breakthroughs at kilowatt levels from cold fusion reactors including Brillouin, Defkalion Green Technologies and Leonardo Corporation (Andrea Rossi), and a number of very serious researchers are reporting positive results.

The current leader of the field seems to be Rossi, who recently had one of his devices tested by a group of independent scientists, under the auspices of a major Swedish power consortium. The test results clearly confirmed his claim that he has invented a practical cold fusion reactor. Through his agent ecat.com, he is also offering to install a 1MW thermal plant free of charge to a suitable host organisation, in order to publicly demonstrate the technology in action.

And that’s how it will roll. There’s no stopping it. We will have a clean energy future, with a green technology to power this planet, and beyond.

Trolls continue typing, but no matter. The efforts are nothing but the itch on a phantom limb, soon to fade away as a new vision takes hold.

Cold Fusion Now!

National Science Foundation – Cold Fusion & LENR – Search Engine Censorship

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The National Science Foundation falls short. According to them, popular Cold Fusion – LENR Science does not even exist. In the age of the Internet this equates to search engine censorship. Recently (last year) the U.S. science.gov finally revealed links to LENR. Yet the National Science Foundation site still leaves people clueless, without any information provided on low energy nuclear reaction science or engineering.

The incident leading up to my investigation of search engine censorship of LENR was a World Wide Science Alert for “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction” sent on Jun 19, 2013, informing me about Doug Wells  – NASA “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft” research grant; which enabled our coverage of it.

I then found this about World Wide Science org.

On behalf of the World Wide Science Alliance, WorldWideScience.org was developed and is maintained by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), an element of the Office of Science within the U.S. Department of Energy.

At World Wide Science you will find hundreds of publications about LENR – Search 2013 and 2012 LENR  and 2011 LENR. Including this paper picked up by the “Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China” web search engine. The Chinese science web portal yields high LENR returns; which leads me to believe more Chinese have news of LENR Energy than do Americans.

NUCLEAR, AND CLEAN 原文传递 Joseph Zawodny, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 2011-01-01

Experimental evidence indicates low-energy nuclear-reaction (LENR) technology is potentially an extremely clean and green energy source that could revolutionize not only aerospace but the wider field of power generation for home and industry. But much work remains to turn today’s inefficient and self-destructive devices into practical powerplants, LENR is a form of nuclear energy. Although research goes back to the birth of nuclear physics, recent work began the late 1980s and the “cold fusion” debacle of Stanley Pons and Martin Fleischmann. A growing body of increasingly repeatable experimental evidence indicates the LENR effect is real and is likely not fusion, cold or otherwise. Theories to explain the phenomenon have emerged, but the majority have relied on flawed or new physics, often being used to explain only a small subset of the extant evidence and ignoring the rest.

Yet nothing is listed about LENR at the U.S. Department of Energy OSTI.  Their search engine censors out the LENR publications found by the World Wide Science search engine. Why? It certanly shouldn’t.

  • Your search – LENR – did not match any documents.

  • No pages were found containing “LENR”.

Only recently has the DoE revealed links to LENR science through their Science Accelerator site. It fails to provide much of the information available, censoring out almost every paper on LENR research. Science Accelerator lists only two LENR publications for 2013, four from 2012, and three from 2011.

U.S. National Science Foundation Fails Mission – Shows Ignorance

Regarding LENR Science
 
QUOTE

“The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…” With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

We fulfill our mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants — currently about 11,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years — to fund specific research proposals that have been judged the most promising by a rigorous and objective merit-review system. Most of these awards go to individuals or small groups of investigators. Others provide funding for research centers, instruments and facilities that allow scientists, engineers and students to work at the outermost frontiers of knowledge.

NSF’s goals–discovery, learning, research infrastructure and stewardship–provide an integrated strategy to advance the frontiers of knowledge, cultivate a world-class, broadly inclusive science and engineering workforce and expand the scientific literacy of all citizens, build the nation’s research capability through investments in advanced instrumentation and facilities, and support excellence in science and engineering research and education through a capable and responsive organization. We like to say that NSF is where discoveries begin….

Many of the discoveries and technological advances have been truly revolutionary. In the past few decades, NSF-funded researchers have won more than 200 Nobel Prizes as well as other honors too numerous to list. These pioneers have included the scientists or teams that discovered many of the fundamental particles of matter, analyzed the cosmic microwaves left over from the earliest epoch of the universe, developed carbon-14 dating of ancient artifacts, decoded the genetics of viruses, and created an entirely new state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate.” – end quote

The NSF Can “Begin to Discover”

At Cold Fusion Now!

Bose-Einstein condensates and the theorized role they play in the low energy nuclear reactive environment.

  • Purdue Nuclear and Many Body Theory Group – PNMBTG-6-2011

  • “Generalized Theory of Bose-Einstein Condensation Nuclear Fusion for Hydrogen-Metal System” (LENR)

  • Dr. Yeong E. Kim Department of Physics – June 18, 2011

  • ABSTRACT (download pdf)

  • Generalized theory of Bose-Einstein condensation nuclear fusion (BECNF) is used to carry out theoretical analyses of recent experimental results of Rossi et al. for hydrogen-nickel system. Based on incomplete experimental information currently available, preliminary theoretical explanations of the experimental results are presented in terms of the generalized BECNF theory. Additional accurate experimental data are needed for obtaining more complete theoretical descriptions and predictions, which can be tested by further experiments.

  • Read new data about the Rossi reactor (shown as this articles title picture), “Indication of Anomalous Heat Energy Production in a Reactor Device”. Found through a title search here at worldwidescienceorg and at scienceacceleratororg. No reference to the paper is found at the National Science Foundation.

NOTE:

  • The  state of matter called a Bose-Einstein condensate was not “created” by researchers funded by the  National Science Foundation. Rather its existence was verified through scientific experiments. (discovery)

  • Bose-Einstein researchers review LENR papers citing the role of Bose Einstein condensates in the low energy nuclear reactive environment.

  • Learn from Nobel Laureates about popular “cold fusion” science…..         LENR by –Dr. Brian Josephson and LENR by –Dr. Julian Schwinger.

  • The U.S. National Science Foundation assuredly knows about LENR Science and is certainly marginalizing LENR Research.(search engine censorship)

The National Science Foundation has an Impressive Budget

The  NSF FY 2014 Budget Request for the Research and Related Activities (R&RA) Appropriation is: (given in million to one dollars)

  • $6,212.29 million, an increase of $523.29 million, or 9.2 percent, above the FY 2012 Enacted level of
  • $5,689.00 million. Support from the R&RA Appropriation enables U.S. leadership and progress across the frontiers of scientific and engineering research and education.

$6,212,290,000 ($6.2 Billion) +/-  $493,290,000 / 8.6%

That’s 6 billion 212 million and 290 thousand dollars ” plus or minus an estimated $493,290,000

Plus or minus a budget variable of $493.29 million?

The NSF should give that budget variable to…

NSF – LENRgy – Engineering and Science

LENR Grants/$493,290,000/National Science Foundation

Not likely since, at NSF – LENR does not even exist…

Where is Cold Fusion – LENR Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Science at NSF?

LENR Censored at NSF Budget Poorly Spent

National Science Foundation – Cold Fusion / LENR – Search Engine Censorship

 

Search NASA LENR at the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (link)

Your search – nasa lenr – did not match any documents.

No pages were found containing “nasa lenr”.

Suggestions:

  • Make sure all words are spelled correctly.
  • Try different keywords.
  • Try more general keywords.

There is nothing about NASA LENR at the National Science Foundation.

 

Then there is this search for “cold fusion”  (link)

Which leads us to this list discrediting popular ‘cold fusion’ researchers

  1. nsf.gov – National Science Foundation (NSF) News – NSF  He organized and chaired the high-profile 1989 meeting on cold fusion that
played a major role in establishing a more scientific perspective on this  
www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=104250 – 57k – 2013-05-25
  2. Assessing Fundamental Science: III. Performance Measures with certain caveats: in a few cases, high numbers of citations may indicate
a negative evaluation (eg, the disputed cold fusion results); possible  
www.nsf.gov/statistics/ostp/assess/nstcafsf.htm – 23k
  3. [TEXT] Title : NSF9046 – Directory of NSF-Supported Young Scholars  scrap metal into superconductor materials, finding ways to separate/analyze
vital metals like the palladium used in “cold fusion” energy experiments  
www.nsf.gov/pubs/stis1990/nsf9046/nsf9046.txt  – 1997-01-13

 

Search for “cold fusion energy” (link)

Yields Nothing!  Zip! (just a 1997 duplicate from the previous search) 

  1. [TEXT] Title : NSF9046 – Directory of NSF-Supported Young Scholars  metal into superconductor materials, finding ways to separate/analyze vital
metals like the palladium used in “cold fusion” energy experiments, or  
www.nsf.gov/pubs/stis1990/nsf9046/nsf9046.txt – 1997-01-13

 

Search for NASA LENR Documents at the NSF

Search for “Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, The Realism and Outlook” link

by Dennis Bushnell Chief Scientist NASA @Langley (article)

Yields NADA! Zip! Shhh! Keep very, very quiet about it. At the NSF we believe in censorship by omission.

Your search – “low energy nuclear reactions the realism and outlook” – did not match any documents.

No pages were found containing “”low energy nuclear reactions the realism and outlook””.

Search for “The Nuclear Reactor in Your Basement” link

NASA – Climate Change News (article)

Once Again! NADA! Zip!

 

“LENR – A solution for all your energy needs.” – quote NASA

Not according to the National Science Foundation. LENR energy does not exist!

Contact (LINK)

Demand LENRgy at the U.S. National Science Foundation

NSF Director Subra Suresh – “New Era of Global Science & Engineering”

National Academy of Engineering – Washington D.C. September, 2012 (slideshare)

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION

“Where Discoveries Begin” – sic –

FY 2014 Budget Request to Congress

April 10, 2013 (pdf)

End Search Engine Censorship

Begin to Discover @ Cold Fusion Now!

 

Explore these in-links to this article on the web
About 199 results  (i.e the Blog-O-Sphere)

Post Script

Excellent research and educational opportunities are enabled through the NSF. Most all of the folks at the NSF are outstanding, with zero tolerance for corruption or censorship in science and I respect them for their works. Thank you all for the loving works you do.

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Clandestine NSF Panel Warms To Cold Fusion

By Christopher Anderson | November 13, 1989

WASHINGTON—Four months after one federal agency killed the prospect of government support of cold fusion, a second agency has brought it back to life.

“The strange phenomenon of low-temperature nuclear fusion, announced at the University of Utah with great fanfare March 23 by two chemists, took another bizarre turn last month when a self-described “upbeat, enthusiastic” panel of experts assembled by the National Science Foundation’s engineering division concluded that the effects of cold fusion are real and “cannot be explained as a result of artifacts, equipment, or human errors.” Besides contradicting a preliminary report issued by another panel of experts convened by the Department of Energy in July, the October workshop was vehemently opposed by physicists and chemists at NSF. In seeming testimony to the audacity of their effort, the sponsors tried to keep the meeting secret, initially planning to transport the participants by bus to an undisclosed location for their three-day meeting. Then, after news of the event was leaked to the press, NSF agreed grudgingly to hold an informal “media opportunity” rather than a public press conference to declare the panelists’ support for further research.”