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  • Something here for everyone. Perhaps.

    Highlight: Videos of our 2022 Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk

    Videos of all three days of our recent conference are now available to watch on CSER's YouTube channel:
    Day 1
    Day 1 focused on future risks, and how we can study them, with keynotes by Tina Park (Addressing the Challenges of Inclusive Practices in AI Development) and Joachim Isacsson (Tomorrow Never Dies: Bolts from the Blue and Creeping Crises, Disruptions in a Changing World) and a presentation of CSER's approach to foresight and horizon scanning alongside shorter presentations on a variety of future risks, from AI to volcanoes.
    Day 2
    Day 2 focused on real catastrophes, and what we can learn from them, with keynotes by Robin Gorna (Communicating Risk and Uncertainty. Lessons Across Pandemics: From AIDS to COVID) and Bryan Walsh (Reporting On the End of the World: The Challenge of Covering Long-Term Risks in a Short-Term Media World) and a presentation of CSER's approach to communications and outreach alongside shorter presentations on lessons from past disasters, systems models, and policy analyses.
    Day 3
    Day 3 focused on global solutions, and how we can implement them, with keynotes by Jenty Kirsch-Wood (UNDRR’s Preparation for Systemic and Cascading GCRs) and Oliver Letwin (Planning for Catastrophe: Why Resilience Equals Fallback) and a presentation of CSER's approach to policy co-creation and design alongside shorter presentations on engaging with a range of policy forums across the public and private sectors and from the national to global scale.
  • "Researchers Develop 3D-printed shape Memory Alloy with Superior Superelasticity"

    What relevance to Cold Fusion?

    It is relevant news in that advanced 3D printing is further along than many here might believe. These aren't consumer models one buys on the web.


    Nickel lattice with a bit of titanium atoms placed throughout is at the heart of this article. The reference links provided are well worth exploring.

    Imagine the application for building advanced Solid State CMNS reactor lattice structures.

    Reference: Phys.Org

    Researchers develop 3D-printed shape memory alloy with superior superelasticity
    Laser powder bed fusion, a 3D-printing technique, offers potential in the manufacturing industry, particularly when fabricating nickel-titanium shape memory…

    More information: L. Xue et al, Laser Powder Bed Fusion of Defect-Free NiTi Shape Memory Alloy Parts with Superior Tensile Superelasticity, Acta Materialia (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2022.117781

    Journal information: Acta Materialia

  • Vol. 8 No. 2: Cyber-physical Architecture #4 /


    "Additive Manufacturing and Spark Plasma Sintering of Lunar Regolith for Functionally Graded Materials"


    Mathilde Laot, Belinda Richand, and Ina Cheibas Delft University of Technology

    ESA/ESTEC European Space Agency

    Jia Fu, Jia-Ning Zhu, and Vera Popovich

    Delft University of Technology


    This study investigates the feasibility of in-situ manufacturing of a functionally graded metallic-regolith. To fabricate the gradient, digital light processing, an additive manufacturing technique, and spark plasma sintering were selected due to their compatibility with metallic-ceramic processing in a space environment. The chosen methods were first assessed for their ability to effectively consolidate regolith alone, before progressing regolith directly onto metallic substrates. Optimized processing conditions based on the sintering temperature, initial powder particle size, and different compositions of the lunar regolith powders were identified. Experiments have successfully proven the consolidation of lunar regolith simulants at 1050°C under 80 MPa with digital light processing and spark plasma sintering, while the metallic powders can be fully densified at relatively low temperatures and a pressure of 50 MPa with spark plasma sintering. Furthermore, the lunar regolith and Ti6Al4V gradient was proven to be the most promising combination. While the current study showed that it is feasible to manufacture a functionally graded metallic-regolith, further developments of a fully optimized method have the potential to produce tailored, high-performance materials in an off-earth manufacturing setting for the production of aerospace, robotic, or architectural components.

    Reference: SPOOL Delft U

    Published: 2021-09-12

    Issue: Vol. 8 No. 2: Cyber-physical Architecture #4

    Copyright (c) 2021 Mathilde Laot, Belinda Rich, Ina Cheibas, Jia Fu, Jia-Ning Zhu, Vera Popovich

    Additive Manufacturing and Spark Plasma Sintering of Lunar Regolith for Functionally Graded Materials | SPOOL

  • Open Access Report 2020

    I'm, once again, reviewing recent advances in a fairly new branch of science and technology, THz Spintronic Emitters.

    Tunable now in 2022 with recent research developments.That hurdle is fairly resolved and can be easily found. Ie Control of Chirality.

    I'm posting this here as it seems relevant to CMNS, perhaps even a Sister science. Specifically this paper from 2020 as it provides an excellent introduction to this field with rich reference links and it is Open Access.

    "THz Spintronic Emitters: A review on achievements and future challenges"

    By Evangelos Th. Papaioannou and René Beigang

    From the journal - Nanophotonics


    The field of THz spintronics is a novel direction in the research field of nanomagnetism and spintronics that combines magnetism with optical physics and ultrafast photonics. The experimental scheme of the field involves the use of femtosecond laser pulses to trigger ultrafast spin and charge dynamics in thin films composed of ferromagnetic and nonmagnetic thin layers, where the nonmagnetic layer features a strong spin–orbit coupling. The technological and scientific key challenges of THz spintronic emitters are to increase their intensity and to shape the frequency bandwidth. To achieve the control of the source of the radiation, namely the transport of the ultrafast spin current is required. In this review, we address the generation, detection, efficiency and the future perspectives of THz emitters. We present the state-of-the-art of efficient emission in terms of materials, geometrical stack, interface quality and patterning. The impressive so far results hold the promise for new generation of THz physics based on spintronic emitters.


    Terahertz (THz) radiation covers a broad bandwidth of the electromagnetic spectrum from 100 GHz to 30 THz [1] lying between the microwave and the far infrared band. THz radiation is utilized by a number of scientific and research communities, ranging from chemistry and medicine to physics and material sciences. Recent technological innovations in optics and photonics enable THz research and technology to address an increasingly wide variety of applications [2], [3]: information and communications technology; spectroscopy and imaging, biology, medical and pharmaceutical sciences; nondestructive evaluation (material and circuitry diagnosis), security (detection of drugs and explosives), global environmental monitoring, THz sensor networks, ultrafast computing and astrophysics. Despite all that, the THz region of the electromagnetic spectrum is still an comparatively unexplored region due to the lack of strong and broadband THz emission sources and sensitive detectors.

    Here, we review the recent developments in nanomagnetism and spintronics that allowed the first usage of ultrafast spin physics for THz emission. The physical mechanism of the THz radiation of spintronic emitters is based on the inverse spin Hall effect [4] and appears in multilayer heterostructures that consist of ferromagnetic (FM) and nonmagnetic (NM), usually heavy metal, layers. When illuminated by ultrafast femtosecond (fs) laser pulses, spin-polarized electrons are excited in the FM layer and subsequently diffuse as a spin current into the NM layer. Due to the inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE), the spin current is converted into a transient transverse charge current in the NM layer resulting in THz emission [4]. This new source of THz radiation is an emerging topic subject to intensive research. The efficiency of such emitters is in some cases comparable with established types of THz sources (for example, with nonlinear crystals) [5]. The engineering of THz emission is the main technological and scientific challenge and is currently the target of many research activities. In this review article, we highlight and examine the different strategies that have been followed in order to explore the properties of the emitted THz signal, like THz amplitude and bandwidth, e.g., different material compositions of FM/NM systems with a variety of thicknesses, spintronic emitters in different geometrical stacking order using different layers and patterned structures, different substrates, interface materials and quality of interfaces and dependence on the excitation wavelength. First, we highlight the radiation mechanism and the experimental way to measure the emitted THz radiation. We explore the current trends to engineer the properties of the THz emission and we discuss the future challenges to integrate spintronic emitters in THz devices. We finally explore the potential of the emitter to extend the THz field and widen its applications. The reader should notice that this work summarizes only experimental results from the last couple of years and does not review theoretical models and calculations of the spin transport in magnetic heterostructures. In addition, we focus on the mechanism of THz generation from the ISHE and we will not deal in depth with other novel sources of THz radiation originating from other mechanisms like anomalous Hall effect or Rashba interfaces, since both are much less effective as THz sources compared to the ISHE mechanism.


    Papaioannou, Evangelos Th. and Beigang, René. "THz spintronic emitters: a review on achievements and future challenges" Nanophotonics, vol. 10, no. 4, 2021, pp. 1243-1257.

  • British company First Light Fusion

    High-speed hydrogen isotope pellets = breakthrough in clean fusion energy?

    First Light starts at 4:30 like a pistol shrimp.

    IT HAPPENED! Nuclear Fusion FINALLY Hit The Market!
    Nuclear power! Does it make you squirm? The fact is, depending on where you are, thepower supplied to your apartment may come from a nuclear reactor, even if...

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    Discussed here First Light Fusion...Sonofusion Related USPTO Patent App - Page 2 - Physics - LENR Forum (


    Dear colleagues! From October 3-7, 2022, the 27th Russian Conference on Cold Transmutation of Nuclei (CTN) and Ball Lightning (BL) will be held via the ZOOM application.
    conference topics:

    1. Experimental research in the field of Cold Transmutation of Nuclei of chemical elements and Ball Lightning.
    2. Theoretical models of CTN and BL.
    3. Prospects of practical applications of CTN and BL.
    4. Theoretical, experimental and applied studies of the interaction of the electromagnetic field and matter.
    The conference will be held online via the ZOOM app without personal presence and without an organizational fee.(FREE)
    The application for a paper presentation with the indication of the full name, degree, organization, e-mail, abstracts of the report (no more than 1 page in Russian or English) should be sent by September 15, 2022.

    The participant's application with full name, degree, organization, e-mail should be sent by September 25, 2022.
    Participants will receive a letter with the conference program and abstracts by September 26, 2022. During the conference, all participants will receive a letter at 11 o'clock Moscow time with a link to connect to the conference meeting for the current day. Presentations will be held in two sessions: morning - from 12 to 14 o'clock, evening – from 16 to 18 o'clock. Every day from 18 to 19 hours - a round table.

    The reports discussed at the conference will be published. The deadlines for submitting the full text of the report for publication will be announced after the end of the conference.

    Addresses for submitting a participant's Application or an Application for a paper presentation:

         [email protected]

         [email protected]

         [email protected]

         [email protected]

  • Artificial intelligence is breaking patent law

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to aid vaccine development, drug design, materials discovery, space technology and ship design — creating one of the biggest threats patent systems have faced. “If courts and governments decide that AI-made inventions cannot be patented, the implications could be huge,” argue legal scholar Alexandra George and AI researcher Toby Walsh. They propose that governments safeguard innovation by adopting bespoke intellectual-property law — AI-IP — that protects AI-generated inventions.

    Nature | 10 min read

  • Lettre N°32
    Invitation à une réunion virtuelle le 24 juin 2022 et préparation
    du colloque Réactions Nucléaires à Basse Énergie 2022 de la
    Jacques Ruer
    Cette année est riche en événements internationaux dans notre domaine. Tout autour de la
    planète des auteurs sont d’ores et déjà en train de préparer des présentations. Y compris en
    France. Notre président d’honneur Jean-Paul Bibérian nous fait la gentillesse de nous
    présenter en avant-première les sujets sur lesquels il aura à communiquer cet été (ICCF24)
    lors d’une réunion virtuelle prévue le :
    Vendredi 24 juin de 19h à 20h
    Cette réunion sera également l’opportunité d’échanger sur les questions qui vous tiennent à
    cœur, ainsi que de discuter de l’organisation du prochain RNBE2022.
    Pour rappel notre colloque RNBE 2022 se tiendra à Paris :
    - Samedi 19 novembre 2022 après-midi et
    - Dimanche 20 novembre 2022 matin
    Nous avons déjà reçu des propositions pour des présentations et nous remercions vivement les
    auteurs qui ont eu la gentillesse de répondre rapidement.
    De même certains membres se sont déjà inscrits à la réunion et nous les remercions
    Toutefois le nombre de réponses reçues ne nous permet pas encore d’estimer quel sera le
    nombre de personnes présentes.
    Bien sûr, novembre est encore loin et il est probablement trop tôt pour beaucoup d’entre vous
    pour savoir si vous serez disponibles à ces dates. Il nous serait malgré tout utile de pouvoir
    effectuer une estimation approximative du nombre de personnes à accueillir car nous devons
    préciser la taille de la salle de réunion.
    Par conséquent, et sans que cela corresponde à un engagement de votre part, nous
    souhaiterions obtenir vos réponses aux 3 questions suivantes :
    1. Envisagez-vous de participer à cette réunion à Paris ?
    2. Envisagez-vous de faire une présentation ?
    3. Avez-vous des remarques ou des désirs particuliers ?
    Les personnes qui désirent participer à la réunion virtuelle du 24 juin doivent nous contacter
    par email en répondant à ces 3 questions. Quelles que soient leurs réponses elles recevront
    peu de temps avant le 24 juin le lien internet pour la connexion à la réunion. Même si vous ne
    pouvez pas ou ne souhaitez pas vous connecter le 24 juin vos réponses nous serons très utiles.
    Les personnes ayant déjà fait connaître leurs intentions n’ont pas besoin de recommencer et
    recevrons automatiquement l’invitation internet.
    Pour répondre à ces questions et laisser vos commentaires vous pouvez dès maintenant
    répondre par email à l’adresse [email protected]
    Nous comptons sur vous.
    Bien à vous,
    Jacques Ruer
    Président SFSNMC
    [email protected]

    Letter No. 32

    Invitation to a virtual meeting on June 24, 2022 and preparation

    of the Low Energy Nuclear Reactions 2022 symposium of the


    Jacques Ruer


    This year is rich in international events in our field. All around the

    planet of authors are already preparing presentations. Including in

    France. Our honorary president Jean-Paul Bibérian is kind to us

    present in preview the subjects on which it will have to communicate this summer (ICCF24)

    during a virtual meeting scheduled for:

    Friday, June 24 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    This meeting will also be an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to you.

    heart, as well as to discuss the organization of the next RNBE2022.

    As a reminder, our RNBE 2022 conference will be held in Paris:

    - Saturday 19 November 2022 afternoon and

    - Sunday 20 November 2022 morning

    We have already received proposals for presentations and we sincerely thank the

    authors who were kind enough to respond quickly.

    Similarly, some members have already registered for the meeting and we thank them.


    However, the number of responses received does not yet allow us to estimate what the

    number of people present.

    Of course, November is still a long way off and it's probably too early for many of you.

    to find out if you will be available on those dates. Nevertheless, it would be useful for us to be able

    make a rough estimate of the number of people to accommodate because we have to

    specify the size of the meeting room.

    Consequently, and without this corresponding to a commitment on your part, we

    would like your answers to the following 3 questions:

    1. Do you plan to participate in this meeting in Paris?

    2. Are you planning to give a presentation?

    3. Do you have any particular comments or wishes?

    People who wish to participate in the virtual meeting of June 24 should contact us

    by email by answering these 3 questions. Whatever their answers they will receive

    shortly before June 24 the internet link to connect to the meeting. Even if you don't

    can't or don't want to connect on June 24 your answers will be very helpful.

    People who have already made their intentions known do not need to start over and

    automatically receive the internet invitation.

    To answer these questions and leave your comments you can now

    respond by email to [email protected]

    We are counting on you.

    Good for you,

    Jacques Ruer

    President SFSNMC

    [email protected]

  • Researchers have uncovered a methane-hydrogen compound containing more than 50% hydrogen, a finding that could help scientists better understand the interior dynamics of planets, including Earth.

    In the outer Solar System, methane- and hydrogen-based compounds are the most common small molecules aside from water, so their interaction in extreme conditions is interesting to scientists. Signatures of methane-hydrogen compounds have appeared in geoscience and materials science studies. But, despite the ubiquity of these substances, they have been experimentally ignored for decades. Now, Ross Howie from the University of Edinburgh, UK, and his colleagues have explored the properties of a variety of methane-hydrogen molecules, finding previously unobserved hydrogen-rich forms of these compounds [1]. The discovery could help in better understanding the evolution and interior dynamics of Neptune, Uranus, Earth, and other planets where methane-hydrogen compounds are found.

    To form their methane-hydrogen compounds, Howie and colleagues used a diamond anvil cell—a device that compresses materials to extreme pressures. Trapping about a nanoliter of methane-hydrogen gas between two diamond tips, the team squeezed it down until it formed a solid compound with a diameter of roughly that of a human hair. In x-ray diffraction and optical spectroscopy experiments, the team determined the structure of the resulting high-pressure compounds.

    Above pressures of 5 GPa, the team observed the formation of methane-hydrogen compounds rich in hydrogen. One of those compounds, (CH4)3(H2)25, which is made up of 3 methane molecules and 25 hydrogen molecules, contained 51% hydrogen by weight, the most hydrogen of any known substance.

    Hydrogen Heavyweight Found for Methane-Hydrogen Compounds
    Researchers have uncovered a methane-hydrogen compound containing more than 50% hydrogen, a finding that could help scientists better understand the interior…

  • To read these researchers one would think that life bricks were created in an ascending process.

    From the smallest atom to heavier atoms in a therefore exothermic fusion process.

    For my part, I expect it should not possible to create superstructured molecules like DNA and create excess heat at the same time. From a stability point of view, this seems in opposition.

    I will rather see these H, C, O and N created by processes descending therefore by endothermic fission starting from the peak of the iron/nickel towards increasingly light atoms.

    My favorite is calcium from stones.

    PS: I forgot to specify, those would be the cosmic rays in particular UV which would give the necessary energy by resonant behaviors.

  • Is Jet Energy preparing to Market its Nanor Lenr Device? - Cold Fusion
    It appears that JET Energy Inc. could be laying the groundwork to start marketing Mitchell Swartz's NANOR low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or

    It appears that JET Energy Inc. could be laying the groundwork to start marketing Mitchell Swartz’s NANOR low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) technology. Swartz has apparently copyrighted the word NANOR and is now advertising JET Energy NANOR-type LANR Technology at this website.

    Who is in the picture? Not Mitch Swartz for sure.

  • It appears that JET Energy Inc. could be laying the groundwork to start marketing Mitchell Swartz’s NANOR low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) or lattice-assisted nuclear reactions (LANR) technology.

    This is third source news. May be motivated from::

    But the Nanor's suffer from the Rossi effect. After peek the energy out goes down.

  • New Australian government says no to nuclear

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    "Experts are warning energy prices will remain extremely high in Australia for some time as all levels of government agree that urgent action is needed. But the federal energy minister has fired up over the Coalition's suggestion that he look into nuclear energy."

  • But the federal energy minister has fired up over the Coalition's suggestion that he look into nuclear energy."

    What does "fired up" mean in this context? In American slang that means he was excited or enthusiastic. Does it mean he was fired?

    The New York Times reports that Australia has made great progress installing rooftop solar panels. See:

    Installing Rooftop Solar Can Be a Breeze. Just Look at Australia.

    Opinion | Installing Rooftop Solar Can Be a Breeze. Just Look at Australia.
    America’s solar power failures are mostly regulatory. That can be fixed.

  • For ‘fired up’ read ‘heaped scorn on the idea’.

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    The voltage was kept up to 60 seconds, for a start it will go...

    Нефть - это кровь планеты, надо сделать модель планеты и мы получим генератор Тарасенко, эта энергия покорит вселенную! :lenr: