I know Tadahiko Mizuno since the beginning of Cold Fusion time (now the name changed to LENR, AHE, CANR, ...). He was Assistant Professor at Engeneering Department of Okkaido University (Japan). The key caracteristic of Tadahiko is the CREATIVITY. Another aspect is his unusual ability to learn different methodologies/technics, and be expert, in a quite short time. Apart frequent discussions on specific arguments, we even collaborated (about 15 years before) in a innovative, but quite complicated, experiment aimed to detect neutron emissions during thermal cycling at about 77 K.
Very sadly his Laboratory, located in a (private) tall building, near the University area of Sapporo, was damaged by the (strong) recent heartquake. Several instrumentations are out of order, according to some photo made by Tadahiko and widespread by Jed Rotwell, also in this Forum. According to Tadahiko the money needed to repair damaged instruments is in the order of 20-30 k$.
* I would like to suggest to everibody active, or just reader of LenrForum blog, to send some money to him using the proper procedures, as discussed in the previous messages (by Dennis Letts, Jed Rotwell, ...). Even 50-100 US$, from each people will help enough.
Sorry, this time, to comunicate arguments not directly related to "our" Science.
* According to me Tadahiko Mizuno is really a "special" Scientist.
Thanks for Your time,