New Energy Emerging at LASER

Photo Ruby Carat at LASER courtesy Michael Shields

Cold Fusion Now spoke at the LASER event hosted by Art/Sci on Thursday, February 21 on the UCLA campus.

laser-logo-2_150-borderAkin to speed dating for your corpus callosum, the salon where artists meet scientists (and vice versa) attracts a wide range of creative individuals who present their ideas in 5-minute intervals.

The title of my five minutes was New Energy Emerging.

Too bad I didn’t even get through half of it, and not even to the Newly Emerging part. Was I sleepin? Next 5-minute gig – step it up!

The vibe was positive, and Cold Fusion Now has made a connection. Putting more minds to the questions of cold fusion can only be a good thing. We can figure this out collectively, so let’s get some more brain power on it!

New Energy Emerging

LASER-Feb-21-talk-slides-1M. King Hubbert’s 1956 prediction that nuclear power would carry human civilization far in a technological future became a real possibility in 1989 when Drs. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons announced their discovery of fusion-sized excess heat generated in a small table-top electrolytic cell.

A charge applied to a palladium cathode and a platinum anode immersed in a heavy water solution creates excess heat with magnitude so great, it must be of nuclear origin, though little to no radiation is measured.

Scientists around the world dropped everything and became electro-chemists overnight attempting to reproduce their results.

Unfortunately, only about 15% of those attempts were successful, and, it doesn’t fit the conventional theory of nuclear reactions of one hundred years ago based on fusion in hot plasmas.

The pair was denounced and cold fusion was abandoned by mainstream science.

2 24 years later, the 15% who did reproduce the effect have gradually understood many of the things that prevented earlier success.

Multiple materials are known to initiate excess heat and transmutation products. Gas-loaded cells and nano-particles have become a focus. One local researcher at University of LaVerne uses nano-palladium loaded zeolites exposed to D gas to initiate excess heat.

Public, open-source projects are linking nuclear scientists with skilled citizens world-wide to reproduce results, and while the governments of China, Japan, Italy, Sweden and others are supportive, the US Department of Energy does not acknowledge this science.


3 Why is this so important? With a water fuel, there’re no CO2 emissions.

This is nuclear power, but no radioactive materials are used, and the transmutation effect offers a path to ridding the planet of nuclear waste.

Nuclear products are so little and few, they are difficult to detect. Some cells produce only helium.

One estimation for ERoEI was 3000 to 1; a unit the size of a microwave can power your home, no electrical grid needed.

We can remove hydro-electric dams, restore waterways and wilderness, and it becomes economically-viable to recycle all waste.

So what’s the problem?

And that’s where the room was left hanging!

Here’s what I didn’t get to:


4 There is no definitive theory that describes these effects; no recipe defining how to make the reaction happen; advances have been hard-won by trial-and-error.

A different theory guides each commercial prototype. The many names trace the various models.

But lack of theory won’t stop commercial development which suffers from two issues:either control of the reaction, or stability of the high-power output.

Cold fusion is not hot fusion, and we need a coordinated research strategy to solve this.

5 Put the power of your minds to collectively form a solution to one of the greatest scientific questions before us.

Experts in the field can provide a full survey of the experimental evidence over two-and-half-decades, along with an overview of how these measurements have been made. Reach out to local scientists in this field.

Marshall McLuhan taught the greatest changes to society are due to new technologies.

Look at this not just for the excitement of discovery, but to secure the chance for a green, technological human future on Earth and beyond.

Thank you.

7 Replies to “New Energy Emerging at LASER”

  1. In the message above, the last sentence: “Look at this not just for the excitement of discovery, but to secure the chance for a green, technological human future on earth and beyond.” Just about says it all.

    1. there are people right now woirkng on fusion and cold fusion. The cold fusion that came to light a few years back was a hoax or just wrong (which can be debated)other than that yes fusion could provide us with polution free powerof course you have the minor problem that if you had a containment breach you would mealt a hole to the center of the earth with the heat (1 mill degrees C +)

  2. Please have a look at the e-Cat Site the articles: “Belgian LANR Patents”,” LANR by Coulomb Explosion” and “Cold Fusion Catalyst” and recognize the importance in the Ni-H transmutation reaction of negatively charge hydrogen ions (H-) in order to surmount the Coulomb barrier.
    The real catalyst is a hydride of e.g. potassium (K-H) falling apart by heating above 400°C into K+ and H-. The Belgian patents have been translated into English in said articles. Note the importance of the formula for the proton restmass in the definition of electric charge (see BE 1002781 (pages 3-4).

  3. Seems like Dr. Edmund Storms had a pretty comprehensive theory as to how cold fusion happens. But haven’t heard much from him lately. Has his theory been picked up by anyone else? Why has the subject of cold fusion dropped off the map again. I thought when that professor from Missouri got involved, you know, the one who appeared on the 60 Minutes piece, the research would really take off main-stream. It’s not happening. I know it’s not because of some behind the scenes machinations of a bunch of secret overlords. But what the hold up is I have no idea. Somebody is going to make an ungodly amount of money once something, anything is brought to market. Maybe the development is much farther behind then I’ve been led, or perhaps, led myself to believe. Can anyone tell me if anything is on the horizon? Anything at all?

    1. Dr. Storms has an idea of where the reaction takes place and how it might begin, but his predictions need to be tested for confirmation. Still, there is no theory that says “Do this, this, and this, and you will have cold fusion.” It is a very difficult reaction to nail down – after 24 years.

      Mainstream science does not support this research, indeed, refuses to acknowledge it.

      But this will change. Interest has increased, albeit behind the scenes. NASA, Boeing, Lockheed, SRI, these are some of the names of people getting involved.

      The hold is that cold fusion flies in the face of everything known about nuclear physics since one-hundred-years ago. America’s flagship science institutions failed to reproduce the effect early on, and got mad. They are powerful, and hold strong influence on the DoE and National Science Academy: no funding goes to cold fusion – none.

      Unfortunately, while we need mainstream minds helping to solve this problem, only a commercial device will change the situation. But the problem there is, either labs have control over the reaction, but not high enough heat to make a commercially viable product, or, the lab has high-enough heat, but doesn’t have control or stability.

      So until that jam-up passes, we’re stuck.

      I keep on educating the people I meet, and am working on promotional materials to increase awareness, but it’s all just preparation for the future at this point.

      There is reason to be happy, because at least labs are still working on it, and it is only a matter of time before that breakthrough hits. I just hope its sooner rather than later.

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