I finally got my hardcopy of Infinite Energy magazine.
I’m on the road, with mail forwarded here and there, so there was a delay in the November/December issue. Even though selected articles are available on their website for free, there’s nothing like having it in hand to take around.
Infinite Energy started back in 1995 by Eugene Mallove, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University graduate in aeronautical engineering and environmental health sciences, respectively. He had a talent for communicating science to the public and wrote several books including “Fire from Ice: Searching for the Truth Behind the Cold Fusion Furor“.
Dr. Mallove was also a chief science writer at MIT’s news office before resigning over their falsification of data from Fleischmann-Pons-style experiments. One of the first passionate advocates of new energy, he wrote a well-documented expose of MIT’s data manipulation in issue #24. From his own words:
“In the spring of 1991, as I was finishing Fire from Ice, and feeling increasingly uncomfortable with what was happening at MIT with respect to cold fusion, I made a fateful discovery.
Questions had already arisen about exactly how the MIT PFC-Chemistry Dept. team had analyzed their excess heat calorimetry study that pared a heavy water/palladium cell with an ordinary water/palladium cell. This was the so-called “Phase-II Calorimetry” study that had been published in the Journal of Fusion Energy. (Edited at the MIT Plasma Fusion Center—how’s that for short-circuiting peer review!)
From the pile of information that I had been collecting about the on-going work at MIT and elsewhere, I found two draft documents concerning this calorimetry that had been given to me by PFC team members during the rush toward publication. I could see immediately that there was a serious discrepancy between the unpublished, pre-processed raw data (the July 10, 1989 draft) and the final published data on the July 13, 1989 draft. (See page 11 graphs reproduced from these drafts).
At first glance, it appeared that the data had been altered between July 10th and 13th to conform to what would be most welcome to the hot fusion people—a null result for excess heat in the heavy water data. I would later publicly challenge the creation and handling of these graphs by MIT PFC staff (see extensive Exhibits J through Z-11).” —Dr. Eugene Mallove MIT and Cold Fusion: A Special Report IE#24
It was the poor treatment of cold fusion that compelled Dr. Mallove to start Infinite Energy magazine.
The very first issue was partially funded by Arthur C. Clarke who wrote “though the title may be criticized on logical grounds, I can’t really think of a better one.” It also included a letter from Clarke to then Vice-President Al Gore requesting funding for this science.
A strong supporter of cold fusion, Arthur Clarke wrote in a 1998 Science magazine article “Even more controversial than the threat of asteroid impacts is what I would call perhaps one of the greatest scandals in the history of science, the cold fusion caper.”
Arthur C. Clarke contributed several articles over the years including “2001: The Coming Age of Hydrogen Power And the Dawn of a New Era” [read] from issue #22.
That very first issue of Infinite Energy also included an article by Nobel Laureate and quantum field theorist Julian Schwinger “Cold Fusion Theory: A Brief History of Mine“. [read] He was awarded the Nobel prize in 1965 for quantum electrodynamics along with Richard Feynman and Shinichiro Tomonaga, and originated the oft-quoted “The circumstances of cold fusion are not the circumstances of hot fusion.”
Dr. Schwinger later resigned from the American Physical Society APS for their refusal to publish his papers on cold fusion theory, saying “The pressure for conformity is enormous. I have experienced it in editors’ rejection of submitted papers, based on venomous criticism of anonymous referees. The replacement of impartial reviewing by censorship will be the death of science.”
Contributors to issue #1 include names that are familiar to those following cold fusion developments today such as Edmund Storms with his essay “Cold Fusion: From Reasons to Doubt to Reasons to Believe” [read], Jed Rothwell’s “Very Hot Cold Fusion in Japan“, Peter Gluck with “Why Technology First“, and Bruce Klein and Dennis Cravens‘ “Cell Testing at Clean Energy Technologies“.
Pioneers like then Associate Editor Hal Fox, Tom Benson, Geoff Rohde, Andrew Rothovius, Michael T. Huffman, Nelson Ying and Charles W. Shults III contributed articles, original research and reviews.
Looking at the earlier issues reveals a community of researchers and writers fully engaged about the possibilities of clean, abundant energy from hydrogen, and excited too.
Advertised in several early issues is this t-shirt design from Al Kemme Associates. Above the order form you could cut-out and mail was this description:
“Cold Fusion Lives! The definitive T-Shirt for the Cold Fusion supporter!
Grinning skull with red and yellow atomic eye sockets is guaranteed to be a hit at a scientific conference or biker convention!”
Infinite Energy magazine has profiled the major players in cold fusion/LENR/LANR/ condensed matter nuclear science and published original scientific work shunned by the mainstream “peer-reviewed” journals for seventeen years.
Experimental data and articles on speculative science were published to support independent research. Giving a voice and a platform to new energy scientists around the world, allowing the field to advance – before the Internet allowed global networked communication.
The non-profit New Energy Foundation was formed as an adjunct to the magazine in order to further support independent new energy researchers through direct funding. Donations made to the Foundation are distributed to labs that successfully apply to the Foundation. Your donation can also be earmarked for specific researchers and be assured that they will reach their labs in particular.
The death of founder Eugene Mallove in 2004 was devastating to the tight crew that operates the office. Recent losses of Technical Editor Scott Chubb earlier this year and then his uncle, long-time researcher and author Talbot Chubb, this month have also forced difficult changes.
However, Technical Editors Dr. Peter Graneau and William H. Zebuhr along with Managing Editor Christy L. Frazier have honored their work by continuing to publish cutting-edge new energy science and technology.
Struggling through a difficult economy, the recent 100th issue looks at the state of the science today, surveying scientists working in the field such as Drs. Brian Ahern, Jean-Paul Biberian, Talbot Chubb, William Collis, Dennis Cravens, John Dash, Mitchell Swartz, and Francis Tarzella.
A second status report includes remarks by Thomas Bearden, Arnold Gulko, Donald Hotson, Thomas Phipps, Jr and William Zebuhr with Dr. Cynthia K. Whitney as the lone female respondent.
It includes a review of the first commercial course on cold fusion from NuCat founder David J. Nagel, “A Model for a Sonofusion Process” by Roger Stringham, and a theoretical paper by Scott Chubb “Conventional Physics Can Explain Cold Fusion Excess Heat“.
Infinite Energy provides a critical service for scientists, students, and clean energy activists. They have generously helped our efforts at Cold Fusion Now through magazine and book donations for our educational and outreach events.
My subscription aids in that endeavor, and yours can too.
Cold Fusion Now!
Eugene Mallove on Coast-to-Coast February 3, 2004
Eugene Mallove Remembering Cold Fusion’s Slain Champion from PESN
Sir Arthur C. Clarke Challenges the Scientific Community with Provocative Essay in Science by Eugene Mallove Infinite Energy issue #20
Arthur C. Clarke: The Man Who “Predicted” Cold Fusion and Modern Alchemy compiled by Eugene Mallove Infinite Energy issue #22
11 Replies to “Infinite Energy Magazine publishes 100th issue”
I think the name of CHRIS TINSLEY hast to mentioned here, Chris has not published much but has great merits in promoting cold fusion. He has good initiatives, ideas and had connected IE with Sir Arthur Clarke- if I remember correctly. Chris and Jed Rothwell were Gene’s best friends.
Thanks for Chris Tinsley’s name. I often don’t like to make lists of people because I know there will be someone I am guaranteed to miss. But making the roll call of heroes is important and worthy.
Each and every individual who had the courage to speak up for the greatest discovery of humankind deserves recognition. In time, we will honor every one.
Ruby, now that Cold Fusion is fully excepted and proven, except by much of dead-brained science and hopefully Rossi and Defkalion come across with the goods, it must be time to think of the next subject to teach science to research and investigate.
Would anybody like to suggest candidate areas.
Mine would be the Placebo Effect, fully proven and yet again for financial (by the drug company’s) and fear by science. (because it would involve subjects Tabooed by Dogma)
The NuCat course teaches a short workshop by the researchers themselves, and the mid-semester Cold Fusion 101, co-taught by Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz at MIT are just two courses. John Dash of Portland State University and George Miley at University of Illinois are two academic instructors who are involved in research with students.
Eventually, our educational system will flip into a new paradigm and look completely different.
In the mean time, institutional inertia will lead most academics on the same path to obsolescence.
I’ve been sending this query to more knowledgeable people in the Cold Fusion/LENR field.
I’ve heard that MIT offers a class on Cold Fusion 101 for the first time, to be held this summer. Could you send me information you may have on this or other courses in Cold Fusion/LENR Science offered by Universities. I’m aware of research being done… what I am looking for is specific classes offered teaching the Science of LENR. As I understand, it is now an interdisciplinary science including the sciences of nanotechnology, quantum physics. and the mechanics of light and electromagnetic waves. I would like to submit this information to Wikipedia; their stating Cold Fusion/LENR as pseudoscience belongs as a historical footnote. Wiki mentions Cold Fusion/LENR as a pseudo science 13 times in its article, and sources the early MIT label and falsified erroneous findings as fact. Courses offered in this (Cold Fusion/LENR) is proof of it being a science.
Thanks Ruby, you have it posted. I’d like the link at MIT for students to register and a course description. What textbooks and reading materials will they use. As I heard told it is the first class offered teaching the Science of Cold Fusion/LENR. Further information will be appreciated.
Perhaps you could ask Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz to talk to the author of the Wikipedia Article about why Cold Fusion/LENR is a Science taught at MIT.
A little off subject but like Cold Fusion, ignored, denied and debunked by most of our wonderful scientists.
One day they may look up what science means.
The investigation of the unknown in the natural World.
PROFESSOR JESSICA UTTS – SCIENTIFIC VALIDATION OF THE PARANORMAL: An Assessment of the Evidence for Psychic Functioning:: “Using the standards applied to any other area of science, it is concluded that psychic functioning has been well established. The statistical results of the studies examined are far beyond what is expected by chance”.
The science of brain activity is in it’s infancy. New tools allow observation… the discovery of mirror neurons… the observation of electrochemical function and relationship… allows the development of the science of emotion, love, well being, communication and learning as it relates to a very important and little understood part of us… the brain. We use so little of it perhaps it awaits further understanding and activation. I believe that the brain is still physiologically evolving… interesting and pondering.
Shell’s Interest Indicates Major Shift for LENR
Wikipedia Edit Request – “Cold Fusion: Science or Pseudoscience”
In this edit a new user has claimed (without a reference) that MIT is now teaching a course on cold fusion. Evidence offered was basically “contact MIT”. I have reverted, I consider that any such claim (even if article-worthy) would need to be supported by an included reliable source. I am posting here as I accidentally hit the enter key while typing my rationale in the edit summary and I wanted the reason for my revert to be recorded. Anyone have any comment / criticism? EdChem (talk) 01:23, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
I agree. The red-letter editor who made that edit left an edit summary reading “Contact MIT for the full details.” (∆ edit, here), which is not a proper citation to an RS. MIT’s courses listed under Nuclear Science and Engineering, Spring 2012 doesn’t mention anything related to cold fusion that I can see. It would be difficult indeed for MIT to fill classes if they don’t make it easier for students to know it exists. Greg L (talk) 03:02, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
response on Wiki from me…
I thought you would just contact MIT for confirmation. Here you go: “Start 2012 with Cold Fusion 101” – A new short course on cold fusion science and technology sponsored by the Engineering and Computer Science departments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be held in January 2012. Designed for MIT students, Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments addresses the early history of cold fusion science. Please do some research and contact MIT, ask them why it isn’t listed in web based course curriculum. Perhaps they are rushing to catch up with others who are publishing papers on the (MIT recognized) science of cold fusion and low energy nuclear reactions. Perhaps it is offered in an interdepartmental newsletter. This red-letter editor now edits his confirmation request: Contact the Engineering and Computer Science Departments at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (talk to them) ask if the editor of this Wikipedia Article could attend the class in preparation for a re-write of this article. “Cold Fusion: Is it a Science or a Pseudo-Science”. MIT seems to stand on both side of the fence and has for a long time. Now with their first class offered on the “history of cold fusion science” (they charge money for the class) they are making money on the science of cold fusion. Therefore Wikipedia statements of cold fusion as a pseudo-science referenced to MIT, or MIT reports influencing the Department of Energy in this matter, should be moved to Historical footnotes titled “Immature Initial Analysis Falsely Classifies Cold Fusion a Pseudo-Science” Ask the professors teaching the course at MIT if they would object to my suggestion. This Science has hundreds of peer reviewed articles published, hundreds of replicated experiments, accepted theories that explain and predict the occurrence of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions taking place in laboratories, nature, and other observed phenomenon which have not been understood. This article should reflect that this is now an accepted science in, its infancy, with understanding developing at a rapid rate, with a hypothetical potential for rapid commercialization. Leave the hypothetical out of it till it happens, let’s stick with that Wikipedia Rule, but please bring this article up to date. The idea to attend the MIT class and than rewrite the article is a sound one. I bet my reputation they would allow you to attend it for free… energy! Ha ha…. just trying a bit of humor there… sorry this is meant to be a serious academic discussion forum. Is it? I am a self taught person 53 years old, left high school after my first year, went to community college for an early childhood development certificate and a certificate for elder care in the activities departments of nursing homes. I began studying this in July and am appalled at how out of date, or better expressed, is that the POV of this article is… that this is a pseudo-science. Frankly it has that “flavor” all over it. This articles flavor should reflect our knowledge to date. Cold Fusion/LENR is an Interdisciplinary Science with significant contributions from the science branches of nano physics, quantum physics, harmonic cavitation, wave mechanics of light and electro-magnetic frequencies, and magnetic field effects on micro particles. The folks at MIT will help clarify this much better than I. Of that I’m sure.
Greg — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gregory Goble (talk • contribs) 05:17, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
A friend just sent me the MIT link: http://student.mit.edu/iap/nc9.html Cold Fusion 101: Introduction to Excess Power in Fleischmann-Pons Experiments Peter Hagelstein Mon-Fri, Jan 23-27, 30-31, 11am-12:30pm, 4-145, 1/30 class meets in 4-149
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Excess power production in the Fleischmann-Pons experiment; lack of confirmation in early negative experiments; theoretical problems and Huizenga’s three miracles; physical chemistry of PdD; electrochemistry of PdD; loading requirements on excess power production; the nuclear ash problem and He-4 observations; approaches to theory; screening in PdD; PdD as an energetic particle detector; constraints on the alpha energy from experiment; overview of theoretical approaches; coherent energy exchange between mismatched quantum systems; coherent x-rays in the Karabut experiment and interpretation; excess power in the NiH system; Piantelli experiment; prospects for a new small scale clean nuclear energy technology.
On 1/30 and 1/31 M. Swartz will discuss results he has obtained from a variety of cold fusion experiments he has done over the years. He has observed excess power in PdD and in NiH experiments; typical energy gains in the range of 2-3 are seen, with a few experiments giving higher energy gain; he has carried out a demonstration of his experiment previously at MIT; and energy produced from cold fusion reactions has been used to drive a Stirling engine. Contact: Peter Hagelstein, email@example.com Sponsor: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Our correspondence on this edit suggestion is being forwarded to the Cold Fusion/LENR Scientific community through various mediums. It will also be released, at a later date, to news organizations through my press agent.
Gregory Byron Goble: Monday, Dec. 19th 2011 (415) 724-6702
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