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  • Very readable new paper (actually a 50 page book extract) from Huw Price on arxiv, covering the social/political/scientific pressures arounf LENR under the heading:-


    https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/2201/2201.03776.pdf


    Risk and Scientific Reputation: Lessons from Cold Fusion

    Huw Price1 University of Bonn and Trinity College, Cambridge UK


    ABSTRACT


    Many scientists have expressed concerns about potential catastrophic risks associated

    with new technologies. But expressing concern is one thing, identifying serious candidates another.

    Such risks are likely to be novel, rare, and difficult to study; data will be scarce, making speculation

    necessary. Scientists who raise such concerns may face disapproval not only as doomsayers, but

    also for their unconventional views. Yet the costs of false negatives in these cases – of wrongly

    dismissing warnings about catastrophic risks – are by definition very high. For these reasons,

    aspects of the methodology and culture of science, such as its attitude to epistemic risk and to

    unconventional views, are relevant to the challenges of managing extreme technological risks. In

    this piece I discuss these issues with reference to a real-world example that shares many of the

    same features, that of so-called ‘cold fusion’.

  • Our new partner, Infinite Energy magazine is also a dealer in books, and their list of secondhand books contains around 1,000 titles. Well worth a look - especially if like me you are interested in 'obscurantia'.


    https://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/InfiniteEnergyUsedBookList.pdf


    Here's a small sample, picked more or less at random. The range is strange and huge. The prices are very encouraging.


    Inventor’s Marketing Handbook: A Complete Guide to Selling and
    Promoting Your Invention
    Reece Franklin, $10.00
    Invisible Future: Seamless Integration of Technology into Everyday Life
    Peter Denning, ed., $10.00
    The Irrationals: A Story of the Numbers You Can Count On
    Julian Havil, $10.00
    Irreligion: A Mathematician Explains Why the Arguments for God Just
    Don’t Add Up
    John Paulos, $3.00
    Is He Cheating on You? 829 Telltale Signs
    Ruth Houston, $8.00
    Is the Big Bang Biblical? And 99 Other Questions
    John Morris, $3.00
    Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian Response
    Letha Scanzoni and Virginia Mollenkott, $5.00
    Is the U.S. Surface Temperature Record Reliable?
    Anthony Watts, $6.00
    Is There Life After Death? The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die Anthony Peake, $8.00
    It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living
    Dan Savage and Terry Miller, eds., $6.00
    It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens Danah Boyd, $6.00
    Jehovah Jesus: A Reference Handbook and Study Guide on the Deity of
    the Lord Jesus Christ
    Paul Humber, $2.00
    Jesus and His World: The Archeological Evidence Craig Evans, $9.00
    Jesus: Friend to Terrorists Radu Valentin, $3.00

  • Interesting Article by Alexander L. Shishkin translated with the author's permission by Bob Greenyer.


    "Where is the Atom Battery?"


    Where is the ATOM battery?
    Listen now | by Alexander L. Shishkin
    remoteview.substack.com


    The title makes reference to the source of energy that keeps electrons in motion in the atoms.

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

  • The Latest Episode of LENR Forums Cold Talks premieres tomorrow 9:00 AM CMT with JedRothwell and Stephen Bannister

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  • The Latest Episode of LENR Forums Cold Talks premieres tomorrow 9:00 AM CMT with JedRothwell and Stephen Bannister

    Yikes do I look old! In my mind's eye, I am still 20 and hanging around in the slums of Okayama City. As my wife says when she looks in a mirror, "hello mother!"



    Jed circa 1974, hanging around in a late 19th century slum tenement house (nagaya) in Okayama. Look at that hair!

  • Another article by Alexander L. Shishkin translated by Bob Greenyer. This one is important because of its implications for the detection and interpretation of particle or gamma emissions.


    On possible errors in the interpretation of measurements of neutrons and charged particles
    Listen now | by Alexander L. Shishkin
    remoteview.substack.com

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

  • An Indian article

    Cold fusion: derided old hope regains its place as energetic promise - News Release India
    After decades of disrepute, this year there was renewed hope of producing large amounts of energy fr
    www.newsrelease.in

    Quite vague, but optimistically open.

  • Maybe of particular interest to JedRothwell - a free webinar on how to get out of the energy crisis in a sustainable way.


    " Against a backdrop of soaring energy prices and a summer of extreme heat, drought and wildfires, urgent action is needed to remedy the energy crisis and prevent climate catastrophe.

    Research from Oxford University shows that switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12tn (£10.2tn) by 2050 yet many countries are backtracking on renewables targets – and climate commitments.

    Building a competitive, innovative economy and a green stable future is in the interest of every business. What is the fastest, cheapest and cleanest way out of the energy crisis? How do we reorient Europe’s energy system towards one that is less centralised, more renewable and more resilient? Why should businesses engage and what can they do?

    This digital dialogue, hosted by the Financial Times in partnership with Patagonia, explores the actions that leaders must take to accelerate a low carbon, greener future."


    What is the smartest way out of the energy crisis?
    On the morning
    energycrisis.live.ft.com

  • These guys are looking for researchers with projects who want to link up. Baku (Azerbaijan) is a pretty amazing place btw.


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  • So Baku is next to us, let's check my theory, it's very good. We are friends with Azerbaijan, give us their contact address.

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

  • Looking through the early issues of Infinite Energy Magazine from the 1990s http://www.infinite-energy.com/iemagazine/backissguide.html you can see the enormous interest in a commercial product based on hydrogenated metals. Each publication is packed with advertising representing all the elements of a new energy landscape. Reports from the recent ICCF24 x Solid State Energy Summit reveal there are several labs "within epsilon" of a commercial product, but one company has put their reputation on the line to claim a release in 2025. There is good reason to believe the commercial era of cold fusion will be baptized in the public square within a mere 26 months.

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    Graphic: Hideki Yoshino, Founder and CEO of Clean Planet with Senior Advisor Hachi from https://www.cleanplanet.co.jp/en/company/


    Hideki Yoshino is a young, successful entrepreneur who became activated after the Fukushima disaster. He has seemingly galvanized his whole home country of Japan to work together to solve this most important problem of next-generation, zero-carbon power, and he formed Clean Planet to manage it. https://www.cleanplanet.co.jp/ Over the last decade, he has assembled a partnership between academic, industry and government agencies in Japan to advance R&D of their Quantum Hydrogen Energy cell. The cell uses nickel-copper nano-particle layers infused with the hydrogen from water to generate big heat that can boil water.


    Clean Planet's Global Strategy Director Masami Hayashi reported at the ICCF24 in July that a long-term heat-generating experiment is going on in their laboratory since May 2021. https://youtu.be/JnqokLK4J3c She also said Clean Planet is now working with Miura Company to engineer a hot-water boiler for industrial applications. They are starting with a smaller 350 Watt unit to proto-type with plans to scale up to a 600kW heater.


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    Graphic: Roadmap for Commercial Application from https://www.cleanplanet.co.jp/en/science/


    Many have made the claim to a commercial LENR product, and yet we still have nothing. Can we really expect Clean Planet to produce a heater within three years time? What is the evidence that this could be true? How can we believe that this time is different?


    Clean Planet's core research team centers around former-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries scientist Yasuhiro Iwamura, known for his innovative transmutation work that has advanced into stunning nano-particle thin-films results. He has presented his laboratory findings at ICCFs since the 90s, always evolving in experimental design, and increasing heat output to several hundred watts.


    Former-Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Chief Engineer Takehiko Ito and Jirota Kasagi, the former-Head of Research Center for Electron-Photon Science at Tohoku University complete the investigative research team. Yoshito Endo, a former-Project Manager at Toyota Motor Corporation, brings complementary product development experience.


    Clean Planet has a serious team of scientists, with reputations of honesty and co-operation built over decades. They are hardly a group to be mistaken or misleading. However, if this team were to be wrong about their claims, we would know pretty quickly, as they are not operating in isolation, but within an extensive service network, any node of which could determine the falseness of a claim.


    Founder/CEO Yoshino Hideki initially put his own resources towards the organization, but has grown the support ever since. Clean Planet has become more of a management hub for the research and engineering labs, with three offices employing the top scientists in Japan. Research capability originates from institutions such as Tohoku University, and universities at Osaka, Kyushu, Nagoya, Kobe, and Hokkaido. There is private funding as well as contributions from government programs such as METI/NEDO New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization https://www.nedo.go.jp/english/ and Impulsing Paradigm Change through Disruptive Technologies Program ImPACT https://www.jst.go.jp/impact/en/index.html.


    Major Japanese public companies such as Mitsubishi Estate Company, Miura Company, Aisin Seiki Company (Toyota Corporation’s affiliate) and Nissan Motor Company that have dominated global industries for decades, are on board and stand ready to provide their resources towards product development and production. Imitating a war-time effort, effectively declaring war on global heating and the strangle-hold of fossil fuels suffocating our future, Clean Planet has martialed a whole nation to cooperate on a new energy technology.


    One single private lab cannot compete with the full coordination of a society, though there are signs in the EU and US that could emulate this success. In the US, a federal energy agency ARPA-e will fund some exploratory work in LENR https://arpa-e-foa.energy.gov/…d3-4afc-bd17-bc7a7f05fb2f and the US Patent and Trademark Office has added categories for new energy applications. https://www.uspto.gov/web/pate…on/cpc/html/cpc-G21B.html


    This opens up the field to new participation from independent labs and industries that service them, bringing private interests.


    However, this effort has no coordinated office and is in the initial stages. So far, labs in the US working separately to engineer a technology have been going it alone, scraping along trading intellectual property for minimal funding. The new federal changes are due to their efforts as they discover an avalanche of LENR effects and apply for patents. Efforts by the Anthropocene Institute in Palo Alto, California have worked to break the blockade using education and workshops that target patent and policy-makers. https://arpa-e.energy.gov/even…uclear-reactions-workshop


    The EU has a head-start on a comprehensive program, with multiple labs across many nations working under the umbrella Clean HME Project, where HME stands for Hydrogen Metal Energy. https://www.cleanhme.eu/. Contracts for multiple types of cells pursuing excess heat, nuclear products, and transmutations have been successful, with the science being expanded and nailed down, but further enhancement of heat output is needed before any engineering can begin. These types of "national" efforts will help smaller independent labs with contracts and funding, but both of these efforts in the US and EU lag behind the Japanese program built by Clean Planet.


    LENR-forum's Alan Smith attended the 15th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen-loaded Metals IWAHLM15 held in September 2022 at Assisi hosted by ISCMNS Chief William Collis and Claudio Pace. Alan Smith was there to present results of his Lattice Energy Generator LEC replications. While there, he spoke with Yasuhiro Iwamura who confirmed Masami Hayashi's report from July. Watch their chat here:

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    Graphic: Roadmap for Product Launch from Masami Hayashi presentation ICCF24 x Solid State Energy Summit


    They are working to scale-up the output power by increasing the surface area of the generator, which means more material to host the reaction. Previous claims were of 5 Watts per square-centimeter of nano-particle nickel-copper layers. Iwamura says units are now targeting levels over 1kW and up to 10kW thermal output power. Heat output continues without re-filling hydrogen for months at a time. He estimates a heat generator to be available to the industrial sector within 5-10 years.


    Clean Planet has interest in the mobile sector, too, intending to apply the technology to cars and airplanes. Heaters for residential units will depend on satisfying government regulation requirements.


    For the last several ICCFs, reports from Japanese researchers were largely about the increasing power output. In the last ten years, thermal outputs of single-digit watts have incrementally increased to several-hundred Watts. At the recent summer conference ICCF24, there was no report of high Watts, no discussion of how to activate and control. We saw reports of 5 Watts being generated regularly solely to test various experimental parameters.


    Yasuhiro Iwamura is regularly generating 5 Watts excess heat and testing how perturbations in the heater cause excess heat bursts. Takehiko Itoh generated a baseline of 2-3 Watts and prompted controlled heat bursts of 1 Watt to test the quantity and quality of radiation. Jirohta Kasagi has shown that the same nickel-copper nano-films will generate similar heat whether using regular light hydrogen or deuterium.


    This is a different road altogether. They no longer need to report on their struggle to achieve control of a useful thermal output because they already have achieved it. Now, the lab is comfortable enough to start teasing out the details of the reaction with specifically-designed experiments that will both expand the science and support the engineering.


    BTW, if you’re interested in helping, Clean Planet is hiring.

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    Disaster inspired Hideki Yoshino and he now leads the number one R&D effort on Earth for breakthrough energy technology. Clean Planet has a tremendous team and a track record of results. The support from government funding and private sector manufacturing pulls all of Japan into their orbit. Plans for an energy revolution are based on what they have actually achieved in the lab and reported on publicly over decades. No one will rest until we see Breakthrough with our own eyes, but the evidence is stacking up that we will see this day.


    Discussed here Clean Planet Ltd (Japan) updates - Page 12 - Players - LENR Forum (lenr-forum.com)

  • https://www.issuewire.com/carb…rve-ball-1748515958379196

    Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion and a Curve Ball

    Minneapolis, Minnesota Nov 3, 2022 (Issuewire.com) - Linking Science with Bible in David Moon’s Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball. David Moon’s Carbon Dating, Cold Fusion, and a Curve Ball explore the world of nuclear transmutation; cold fusion; its effect, and the implication of the alteration on the radioactive elements as to the reliability of its result.

  • New paper out by Mike Staker:


    How to achieve the Fleischmann-Pons heat effect - ScienceDirect


    To understand if cold fusion produces nuclear energy, a calorimeter was designed for

    electrolysis of Pd in heavy water with a precision of ± 0.5%: it exhibited excess power levels

    of between 20 and 240 W/cm3 accompanied by excess heat of 150 MJ/cm3 or 14 000 eV/atom

    of Pd, corroborating the original findings and verifying a nuclear source. An extra (other

    than commonly used Pt/H2O) control experiment using Pd/D2O lacked essential conditions

    necessary for producing the Fleischmann-Pons heat effect and so did not yield the

    Fleischmann-Pons heat effect, and neither did all Pt/H2O controls. Ten hard-to-achieve but

    vital conditions are disclosed for a recognizable (measurable) Fleischmann-Pons heat ef-

    fect; and these resulted in 100% reproducibility in this study. The phenomenon should not

    be rejected as a valid topic of research: it is not Rutherford's moonshine and rejection was

    categorically premature.


    Discussed here USEFUL PAPERS THREAD - Page 7 - General LENR Talks - LENR Forum (lenr-forum.com)

    and here The perpetual “is LENR even real” argument thread. - Page 18 - Off-Topic Talk - LENR Forum (lenr-forum.com)

  • An article in Chinese by:

    Zhang Hang, Chen Si of Qiuran Laboratory

    about LENR with LASER

    寮犺埅 婵€鍏夌収灏勫悎閲戜骇鐢熸柊鍏冪礌瀹為獙鎶ュ憡 - 鎶€鏈


    摘要:采用铜镍锆粉末合金材料,置于400°C温度反应釜中,依次在真空,充氢气、空气、氘气的情况下,对粉末合金进行为期一个月的预处理。之后,取出粉末(用钢模施压)成片。将片状反应材料放入反应釜中,以方波调制波长10.6微米,输出功率30瓦二氧化碳激光器,依次照射充入空气、氘气、氢气的圆饼压片合金粉末。照射时间持续72小时。之后取出压片合金粉末反应材料,作SEM和EDS送检,发现三种指标较为显著的疑似嬗变元素B、Si和Au。


    here is the translated version that I find quite clear

    寮犺埅 婵€鍏夌収灏勫悎閲戜骇鐢熸柊鍏冪礌瀹為獙鎶ュ憡 - 鎶€鏈

    Abstract: Using copper-nickel-zirconium powder alloy material, placed in a 400°C temperature reactor, the powder alloy was pretreated for one month under vacuum, hydrogen, air, and deuterium gas in turn. Afterwards, the powder is taken out (pressed with a steel die) into flakes. Put the sheet-like reaction material into the reaction kettle, modulate a carbon dioxide laser with a wavelength of 10.6 microns and an output power of 30 watts with a square wave, and sequentially irradiate the round cake pressing alloy powder filled with air, deuterium gas and hydrogen gas. The irradiation time lasted 72 hours. After that, the tableted alloy powder reaction material was taken out and submitted for inspection by SEM and EDS, and three suspected transmutation elements B, Si and Au were found with relatively significant indicators.

  • ICCF-23 Proceedings uploaded


    At last!


    Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Virtual Conference from Xiamen, China June 9–11, 2021

    Biberian, J.P., ed. J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. Vol. 36. 2022.

    https://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/BiberianJPjcondensedzi.pdf





    To jump to individual papers, go here:


    https://lenr-canr.org/wordpress/?page_id=2130


    And scroll to bottom.



    Or:


    J. Condensed Matter Nucl. Sci. index


    Scroll down and enter Volume: 36