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  • Interesting to note that Brookfield Renewable Partners, a large Canadian investor in, and operator of, renewable energy assets is broadening its scope to include small investments in recycling and other new technologies. I had not previously heard of Closed Loop Partners.

    Brookfield, Closed Loop launch US recycling business Circular Services - PE Hub
    Brookfield has agreed to invest up to $700 million in Circular Services.

    Closed Loop Partners - Investors in the Circular Economy
    We Invest in the Circular Economy, a New Economic Model Focused on a Profitable and Sustainable Future.

    Looking for Innovative Entrepreneurs
    The Closed Loop Ventures Group (CLVG) works to commercialize the most cutting-edge technologies in the circular economy. We can provide up to $500,000 in…

  • Mar 21 2023 - Free Online Event. "The Era of Global Risk: Panel discussion"


    Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Tue, 21 March 2023, 15:00 – 16:30 GMT

    About this event

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Mobile eTicket available at :-…1807?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

    The launch event will take the form of a panel discussion involving four of the book's contributing authors, with Dr Beard acting as chair and Professor Rees providing introductory remarks. The panellists are: Lara Mani, whose chapter explores the risk from asteroids and volcanoes and who is CSER’s lead researcher on communications and public engagement; Lalitha Sundaram, a pathologist and biosecurity expert whose chapter looks at different models of scientific governance; Kayla Matteucci, a PhD student and CSER Research Affiliate who has written about the military applications of AI and nuclear winter; and Nancy Connell, Professor and Vice-chair for Research in the Division of Infectious Disease in the Department of Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and world-leading researcher on Global Catastrophic Biological Risk.

    This panel discussion will provide an engaging, insightful and hopeful discussion of the multiple overlapping challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. While acknowledging that we are currently living through an era of global risk, it also aims to show that, with foresight and courage, humanity has the power to bring that era to a close and move on to a future of existential hope.

  • This is an article that opposes “hot fusion” in a way that is rather concerning, because it is more against energy abundance than against hot fusion.

    Fusion Energy: A Different Take
    Is fusion unfolding into a fabulous future, or is it a Faustian bargain for people and planet? Must we facilitate it in the name of growth?

    I certainly Hope to see LENR helping humans to blossom, and I'm here to help it happen.

  • James Martinez on How Cold Fusion Defeats Globalism, Tho Bishop on Weaponized Democracy

    David Gornoski is joined by James Martinez for a conversation on the stagnation of progress in the energy sector and why the majority of people don’t even know what cold fusion is. What is cold fusion and why is it the most likely solution to the energy crisis? Listen to the full show to find out. Plus, Tho Bishop of the Mises Institute joins the show to comment on the news surrounding Biden and some classified documents. Is the deep state targeting Biden? What can the Brazil protests teach us about democracy?

    07:00 - LENR topic start

    17:00 - Arpa E Announcement mid-February

    James Martinez on How Cold Fusion Defeats Globalism, Tho Bishop on Weaponized Democracy - A Neighbor's Choice by David Gornoski
    David Gornoski is joined by James Martinez for a conversation on the stagnation of progress in the energy sector and why the majority of people don’t even know…

  • An important step towards the practical use of optical metasurfaces has been taken by researchers in the US. The team used a common semiconductor manufacturing process to produce a large aperture, flat metalens. Its optical performance was demonstrated by using it as the objective lens in a simple telescope that was aimed at the Moon. The telescope achieved superior resolving power and produced clear images of the surface of the Moon.

    Telescopes have been used to peer out into the universe for more than 400 years. In the early 1600s, Galileo Galilei used a telescope to observe the moons of Jupiter and last year the James Webb Space Telescope began taking spectacular images of the cosmos.

    The telescopes used today by professional astronomers tend to be large and bulky, which often puts limits on how and where they can be used. The size of these instruments is a result of their large apertures and often-complicated multi-element optical systems that are necessary to eliminate aberrations and to provide the desired high performance.

    Telescope with large-aperture metalens images the Moon – Physics World
    Pioneering application puts metalenses on the road to commercial success

  • Gregory Gobble relays me

    Two CMNS thesis at MIT

    Florian Metzler Masters Thesis

    Experiments to investigate phonon-nuclear interactions

    This thesis presents a series of experiments conducted by the author between 2016 and 2018 that were designed to test for and investigate a proposed phonon-nuclear coupling interaction and an associated nuclear excitation transfer mechanism. Electric and magnetic interactions of phonons with atomic nuclei have been studied for several decades. However, such second-order interactions are too weak to induce nuclear state changes. Hagelstein and Chaudhary recently identified the possibility of a stronger, first-order phonon-nuclear interaction, based on the boost correction associated with the nucleon-nucleon potential for nuclei embedded in a condensed matter environment. Because the newly proposed interaction follows from the relativistic (Dirac) treatment of nucleons, Hagelstein and Chaudhary refer to this interaction as relativistic phonon-nuclear coupling.
    Relativistic phonon-nuclear coupling implies the possibility of phonon-mediated nuclear excitation transfer where in the process of absorbing and emitting phonons, energy can transfer from excited state nuclei to nearby ground state nuclei, analogous to widely studied excitation transfer at the atomic and molecular level. To test for and investigate these theoretical conjectures, we prepared samples with a combination of ground state and excited state Fe-57 nuclei (from beta-decaying Co-57) attached to a steel substrate. Samples then underwent treatment by inducing vibrations via ultrasound or mechanical stress. Simultaneously, time histories of radioactive emission were recorded at different locations. Early experiments with vibrations induced at the MHz level via ultrasound transducers yielded negative results and no variations in radioactive emission were observed. However, in conjunction with mechanical stress, deviations from expected emission were observed.
    After applying mechanical stress to a sample, we observed a 19% enhancement above expected levels of 14.4 keV gamma emission from Fe-57 and a 17% enhancement above expected levels of Fe K-alpha emission (which to a large extent is driven by internal conversion from the 14.4 keV nuclear transition). The enhancements decayed away with a time constant of about 2.5 days. At the same time, emission on the Sn K-alpha line (driven by fluorescence of Sn in the steel) was consistent with the expected exponential decay of Co-57 at the 1% level, suggesting detector integrity. Similar deviations from expected emission were observed by two additional detectors in different locations. Further experimentation exhibited a high level of reproducibility of the observed effects. By now, evidence for the effects have been seen in seven different detectors and in six different experimental configurations. In some experiments, reductions instead of enhancements can be observed.
    Moreover, we observe differences in the ratio of 14.4 keV gamma and Fe K-alpha emissions across experiments. To explain reported observations, we propose that the temporary enhancements and reductions of emission originate from phonon-mediated nuclear excitation transfer and are caused by resulting delocalization and angular anisotropy effects. Delocalization can result from excitation transferring into the steel substrate and across the Co-57/Fe-57 residue. Angular anisotropy can follow from phase coherence at neighboring sites as a result of resonant excitation transfer. Furthermore, observed differences in the incremental emission of 14.4 keV gamma and Fe K-alpha emission suggests that a new channel for internal conversion is opened in off-resonant states present in excitation transfer. We motivate and discuss the conjectured mechanisms as well as alternative candidate explanations and conclude that the latter do not suffice to account for the reported observations.
    Finally, we present limitations of this work to date and point at avenues for further research and clarification. Relativistic phonon-nuclear coupling and nuclear excitation transfer have the potential to form new tools in the toolbox of nuclear engineers. The further pursuit of research in this area could lead to the use of phonons in a wide range of applications: for mixing nuclear states; for generating angular anisotropy or inducing beam formation; and potentially for exciting or de-exciting atomic nuclei in applications otherwise reliant on photons. This, in turn, could lead to many nuclear engineering applications becoming more economical as well as less hazardous.

    Siyuan Lu Phd Thesis (Advisor: Peter Hagelstein)


    Exploring possible coupling between phonons and internal nuclear states

    During the past three decades, there were approximately 25 different anomalies in the field of condensed matter nuclear science reported by researchers. One example involves collimated X-rays coming from metal samples with vibrations without a clear explanation or understanding of the underlying physics involved. Another example involves unexpected non-exponential decay of radioactive sources. These anomalies have motivated a research effort by my Ph.D. advisor at MIT, Professor Peter Hagelstein, to investigate the physical phenomena involved. Hagelstein came up with a theory predicting coupling between phonons and internal nuclear states, leading to excitation transfer between nuclei. The aim of this Ph.D. thesis is to experimentally test Hagelstein's theory. In this research, we used Co-57 as the sample to investigate the nuclear excited states. Unexpected non-exponential decay was seen in the first attempt to look for excitation transfer effect. Heat pulse can trigger X-ray signal increments. We performed angular anisotropy experiments which appears to support the conjecture that slow resonant excitation transfer occurs for the 136 keV excited state of Co-57. We also performed delocalization experiments which appears to support the conjecture that fast excitation transfer occurs for the 14.4 keV excited state of Co-57. Our conclusion is that the experimental data are not inconsistent with Hagelstein's theory.

  • Greg Gobble relays a new projet at NASA:
    "Molten Salt Lattice Confinement Fusion
    (LCF) Fast Fission Reactor for Lunar and
    Planetary Surface Power"

    The paper: Molten Salt Lattice Confinement Fusion (LCF) Fast Fission Reactor for Lunar and Planetary Surface Power

    Another presentation :

    An Extremely High Isp Spacecraft Propulsion System

    Another presentation with another goal again

    With the paper:

    Accessing Icy World Oceans using Lattice Confinement Fusion Fast Fission - NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    The names cited are well known here, with Nasa GRC, GEC among:

    Lawrence Forsley (Global Energy Corp.), Theresa Benyo (NASA Glenn Research Center), Pamela Mosier-Boss (Global Energy Corp.), Leonard Dudzinski (NASA Headquarters)

    For the interested, Greg cite :

    The NASA GEC Space Act Agreement with GEC

    "286 24838 Global Energy Corporation Development and Testing of a High Power Space Generator 1/7/2018 1/7/2023 Reimbursable ----- GRC SAA3-1529 "

    He explais "This contract ended just over a week ago.
    Successfully completed or so it seems.The Europa Mission proposal began last year."

    Leonard Dudzinski is Chief Technologist, Program Executive at NASA Headquarters, Planetary Science Division

    To moderators, maybe to move/copy to Nasa thread ?

    Edit by Curbina : copied post to LCF thread for discussion here: RE: NASA’s updated Lattice Assisted Nuclear Fusion revamped site (Have Fleischmann and Pons been finally vindicated?)

  • Podcast

    Utah’s Cold Fusion Moment
    In 1989, The University of Utah was in the national spotlight when two of its chemists announced the discovery of a powerful energy source that would solve the…