So I’m riding my bike down Main Street in Santa Monica, and a fellow pedals up along side and starts a conversation, right there in the bike lane. He wanted to compliment me on my bungy-corded box strapped to the back rack that transports my load.
Seeing my Cold Fusion Now sticker deftly placed street-facing on the frame, and the new T-shirt I’m wearing (available SOON!), he remarks, “Wow, you’re really into this…”
You have no idea, I think to myself. “I do clean energy advocacy for cold fusion.”
At once, the young man (who identified himself as “d’Artagnan”, a science-fiction screenwriter) proceeded to tell me that cold fusion wasn’t real, and was shown years ago, to be a mistake.
Taking a deep breath, (and watching for the red light coming up), I told him that if his knowledge of the situation stopped in 1989, then he’s missed the last two-decades of development, and could use an update.
I rattled off a few facts that contradicted the myth he was stifled by.
What did I say?
Essentially, I listed a few well-known companies, agencies, and universities, actively engaged in serious research on cold fusion, also called low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR), lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR), and quantum fusion.
- NASA is testing technology based on a LENR theory at Langley Research Center, and testing experimental cells at the Glenn Research Center.
- National Instruments, a billion-dollar multinational corporation that manufactures science equipment and laboratory software, featured LENR at their recent NIWeek, and has set up a lab testing cold fusion cells in Austin, Texas.
- University of Missouri has set up an Institute of Nuclear Renaissance with a $5.5 million grant to study LENR.
- University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne runs a LENR research laboratory under Dr. George Miley studying both excess heat and transmutations. Purdue University has LENR theorist Dr. Yeong Kim; University of LaVerne has researcher Dr. Iraj Parchamazad; Portland State University has Dr. John Dash; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has Dr. Peter Hagelstein, all actively pursuing research experimentally or theoretically.
- SRI International, a world-renowned science lab based in Menlo Park, California operated under Dr. Michael McKubre, has been experimenting for over two-decades, amassing a huge database of results.
- Brillouin Energy Corporation, an independent new energy lab under the direction of Robert Godes in Berkeley, California, recently received private venture capital funding, and is now working with SRI International testing a new gas-loaded boiler design.
- The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) have funded cold fusion/LENR research.
- The Naval Research Lab continues to research the phenomenon; the Army Research Lab has conducted workshops.
- Corporations Toyota and Mitsubishi partner with their government and have fully-funded labs experimenting with both theory and cells, and are now dramatically increasing their support due to the recent technological advances.
- Researchers in Italy, India, France, Germany, Ukraine, China, Russia, Greece, and Canada, are among nations around the world racing to develop this science into a usable technology.
Well, of course I didn’t get through all of them before this man’s protestations continued, and I took a left turn, and he took a right.
In addition, this list is not exhaustive.
There are more recognizable entities engaged in clean energy research from cold fusion, and some who do not want to be recognized.
Some have been pursuing research for twenty-three years, while newer groups are flocking in as development nears commercial potential.
Why would these heavyweights carry on research and development if it wasn’t real? The stakes are so very high.
If you’re talking to a non-believer, someone who has faith in their own twenty-three-year-old knowledge, then this is a good list to start off with when attempting to update their dusty synapses.
And if that doesn’t work, pedal on; there are many without prejudice, and who are willing shed any out-dated notions with new information.
The open-minded are our kin, and it’s those we gather to demand peace and freedom with a clean energy economy, for a technological human future, on a green planet, for all the inhabitants of Earth.
Cold Fusion Now!