2009 Science Channel show asked: Is it nuclear fusion?

“Almost limitless, clean power…” Yes, it is cold fusion!

The March 27, 2009 episode of Brink, a weekly show on the Science Channel, featured an update on the 2009 results of nuclear particle detection by the SPAWAR group at the American Chemical Society meeting that year. Read about the news on ScienceDaily.com.

Yes, it’s an OLD video, but for those of us new to the scene, it’s excavating the history.

Speaking from Washington, D.C., nuclear physicist Dwight Williams, Senior Science Advisor for the Department of Energy and a contributor to the show, gives the news cautiously, but open-mindedly.

He says of the broader mainstream science community, “All the jurors are still out.”

There is undeniable evidence that conclusively establishes the existence of the Fleischmann-Pons Effect (FPE), the production of excess heat when hydrogen reacts with a small piece of metal.

New designs for commercial hot-water boilers and steam heaters now in development use a powder made of nickel and hydrogen gas to create the same effect.

“If you think that the excess heat effect is not real, you’re being oblivious to data,” said Dr. Robert Duncan, Vice Chancellor for Research at University of Missouri in a recent talk at National Instruments.

This is the breakthrough for which the world’s been waiting.

Cold Fusion Now Weekly Wrap

A brief weekly wrap of events and commentary. Feel free to add other news of the week in the comment section.

First, the whole NASA – ROSSI connection. This has been whirled about all week and links can be found in a prior post, here.  Bottom line is it’s unconfirmed as of now.

And speaking of prior posts, a reminder that some excellent transcriptions were made on the blog this week by Ruby, definitely worth checking out if you haven’t yet.  The first transcription is  from a James Martinez interview with David J. Nagel, and the second is a very informative transcription from another James Martinez interview, this time with David French who discusses the whole patent process and relates it to Cold Fusion. Definitely worth listening to (follow the links on the posts for the audio) or reading the transcriptions.

Finally, some more Rossi news; bits and pieces culled together from his brief responses on his blog. Some interesting nuggets of info from his responses this week are the following:

  1. Potential big news could be coming out in the next few days or early next week.
  2. Small E-CAT units for personal use are now entering into the picture more so than before, according to Rossi and what he’s learned through tests etc.
  3. Confirmation for the testing of the 1 MW plant has been set for the last week of October.
  4. Select visitations to the plant will be set up in November.

http://www.journal-of-nuclear-physics.com/?p=510

As is likely, more drama will build in the next few weeks awaiting the late October test date into the November aftermath where the results get dissected and viewing is scheduled.