“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. 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 proceeded to tell me that cold fusion wasn’t real, and was shown, years ago, to be a mistake. Taking a deep breath, 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.
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 consistently funded cold fusion/LENR research conducted by individual Naval scientists, the Naval Research Lab, and SRI International, to name a few.
– Japanese corporations Toyota and Mitsubishi have been funding research beginning twenty years ago, 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.
Read the entire article at the source: Cold Fusion Now
Note: There’s lots of additional LENR news. I’ve been posting some links in the Comments of my previous blog post: LENR Confirmed by Mainstream Scientists. A few stories that have me super excited include Dr. Celani’s public demonstrations of his LENR device. Celani has published a paper that describes how he makes his active materials (nickel-copper wire with microscopic crevices). The Hunt Utilities Group (very impressive work — please watch the video) is working to validate Celani’s findings and sell test units so others can run the experiment. Once independently confirmed and all the secrets of the active materials revealed, it won’t be long before hundreds of additional groups start building their own cold fusion reactors.