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    That is exactly how I ran some of the tube furnace experiments. Every time the thermostatic heater kicks in the data logger records the on-time and the current. Although the current was notionally constant, some of the heater inputs were so brief that they beat the 'rise time' of the heater coils, so it was always measured and timed

    Comparison of test and control is relatively easy then, once you establish the complete calibration for any given furnace.

    I think It is a clever and relatively easy way to wrap around the complexities of calorimetry, for obtaining a clear cut and relatively quick answer. It probably won’t convince any purist, but a reduction of the energy bill is always convincing for engineers and investors.

    May this be a blinding flash of the obvious, but from the specs I can only conclude the Yamato oven being a constant temperature oven, that once fixed controls the temperature within 0.5 degrees of the setting, is being used as a gauge of how much energy takes to maintain the oven at a certain temperature setting. An active cell producing excess heat should reduce the power input to attain the temperature set, at least within the range of temperature in which the active cell produces heat. A control, inactive cell should not induce any change in the power levels, all other things remaining the same.

    Don't ever do that!! That way lies failure. Learn as much as you can. If possible, get the materials directly from the original experimenter. In 1989 and 1990 Martin Fleischmann handed out Johnson Matthey cathodes that worked. Other kinds did not work. He said: "When uncle Martin gives you a cathode, it works. When other people give you cathode, they don't work. What does that tell you? Hmmmm???"

    Frank Gordon has already hinted where he purchases materials so it’s less of a hassle, However if he could prepare and send co deposited wires it could probably increase the base of replicators as the “reactor” itself is kind of simple to replicate by anyone with access to a good shop, but the co deposited wire requires a lot of implementation that only people already in the co deposition trade or at least electrolysis has in place.

    Ah, yes. I should have remembered that is what they call an "incubator" in Japanese. I would call it a constant temperature chamber in English. The ones I have seen have a thermostat. You can only measure excess heat by measuring a decrease in input power to maintain the same temperature. That is not very precise. That is called the compensation heater method, I think.

    Maybe this one has a constant input power mode, where the thermostat is disabled?

    I agree this is not a precise system, but no one can argue that if the presence of the reactor inside the oven makes it reach the same temperature with less power input, it is an interesting observation, and is quite easy to reproduce as you use an off The shelf standardized product.

    Again, not ideal as proof for anyone skeptic, but I think is a good compromise for practical purposes.

    You may be surprised to find out how easily some tracks are made by “mundane” processes.

    I am getting pretty good at making some types of particle tracks of types identified by some researchers as being caused by strange radiation.

    Being able to mimic tracks and concluding your method is the likely cause is a big leap of faith. You have to be able to prove how contactless experiments produced the tracks with your method.

    Holmlid always make the same error in believing that a proton just decays as he learnt...To crack a proton you need 53 MeV's not just a laser. Also Pions do only occur as a follow up particle of a Kaon...

    The only reaction that really works is 9H --> 2 4-He + K+/K0. So this paper is just marketing with a false claim of a 43% gain where in fact it is roughly 1/9 = 11%,

    Wyttenbach , can you comment in the paper? This would be a very interesting discussion with Holmlid.

    Curbina I agree with you but based on Kornilova interview, she had pronounced it as a done deal. So somebody here is being unrealistic. Sometimes scientists must get down to Earth and clearly show investors how to turn their $1 into $1000 instead of pretending to be tired of winning and asking for money for another decade of research.

    Can You point me to the specific interview? I need the context for having the chance to make a proper comment.

    Anyway, I would say that a technology transfer in this case is merely having the correct strain of bacteria and knowing how to keep it growing. From there to the application to radioactive waste, All the engineering and scaling up is a completely different matter.

    Aren't lixiviation and transmutation two very different things

    In specific terms yes, but you are asking why a bacteriological process based in the work of Visotskii and Kornilova has not been adopted by the Japanese to clean up Fukushima. You imply that this is because the process doesn’t work, and I am saying that the slow adoption of any bacteriological based process is not due to the process itself but because of the engineering challenge to implement it at large scale, as bacteria are heterotrophic and it needs to be provided the conditions to thrive (food, temperature and respiratory gases). Scaling from Petri dish to millions of cubic meters of radioactive waste is a huge challenge.

    It´s remarkable that they prioritize a remediation reactor prototype over a transmutation reactor.

    Looking at market need, I would guess that an energy reactor would be far more desired.

    Maybe their view is that solving conventional nuclear energy issues (waste elimination) allows for expansion of conventional nuclear energy generation on the short term is more accepted than introducing new energy generation technologies without the a new theory yet in place.

    They seem to think this as a huge market, which on the surface I doubt anyone would disagree, and should be a great opportunity for nuclear waste remediation.

    However, I don’t know if that is really the case due to regulatory restrictions, bureaucracy can make anything that is technically feasible, but not wanted by politicians, impracticable.

    Speaking of Visotdkiy and Kornilova bacterial transmutation, there are couple of controversies surrounding them. First, there was failed trial performed by the unit of Rosatom. It was explained that Rosatom was not following the protocol and there was allegedly a successful second trial.

    What is more interesting is that Visotskiy book was translated to Japanese. Japanese have huge problem with radioactive water from Fukushima and bacteria were thought to be a perfect fit to dispose of it. That was long time and so far no positive news from there.

    Engineering any biotechnological remediation program takes time.

    Bacteria needs to be fed, and doing it at large scale sounds much easier than it is.

    As an example of laboratory proven to large scale use of bacteria that can be used as a gauge is the case of copper biological lixiviation. This was never controversial at all, in the sense that was provent at lab scale and by all means it was going to work at large scale. Yet, Chilean mining companies have been developing the bacterial copper lixiviation from low grade materials for decades now, it requires complex irrigation and aeration systems, it works fairly well now (after way too many dissapointments and bakrupted start ups), but it took decades to get the first pilot plant with decent yields.

    I would like to see some reactions here about this video actually. this is a most intriguing video and paper. The conclusion of the paper is quite clear, transmutations are happening in biology!

    I can say that in biology, within the study of the mistery of how mithocondria works (paired with how photosynthesis works) has been suggested (mostly whispered or indirectly stated as hints of a thermodynamic anomaly) more than once that something "unusual" at the atomic level could be happening, for a long time, but the only ones that openly played with idea are the ones we already know of.

    What I found fascinating in this video is that a 3D molecular arrangement is suggested, a first that I know of, that could help explain how this could do the work, and explain how the "energy balance" could work without mithocondria bursting in plasma.

    New video from See the Pattern following up the development of the ideas on biological transmutations, here it delves more in the hypothesis put forward in the study don’t by request of the US Military in 1978. It proposes a very appealing visualization of how the “mitochondrial particle accelerator” could work.

    It is nice that the Structured Atom Model visualizations for the nucleons is being used, kudos to Edo .

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    PhysicsForDummies , There was a link in Drgenek ’s profile but the “about me” section was recently disabled for all users as it was being used by spammers registering as new members for their main goal, which is increase of visibility in search engines. So Drgenek , can you post the link here for letting us read your website?

    (BTW, kudos to barty for the move of disabling the “about me” section, it seems to have deterred the stream of “new members” that were using us exclusively for their spam goals).

    The fabled paper was finally published as a pre print through ResearchSquare.

    Paper page where one can see the Abstract, Status and version:


    Distinguishing electron paramagnetic resonance signature of molecular hydrino

    Quantum mechanics postulates that the hydrogen atom has a stable ground state from which it can be promoted to excited states by capture of electromagnetic radiation, with the energy of all possible states given by En = -13.598/n2 eV, in which n ≥ 1 is a positive integer. By contrast, it has been proposed that the n = 1 state is not the true ground state, and that so-called ‘hydrino’ states of lower energy can exist, which are characterized by fractional quantum numbers n = 1/p, in which 1 < p ≤ 137 is a limited integer1,2. Electron transition to a hydrino state, H(1/p) is non-radiative and requires a quantized amount of energy, 2mE1 (m is an integer), to be transferred to a catalyst3,4. Since its inception5 the hydrino hypothesis has remained highly controversial6-17 and laboratory verification studies by its proponents have been criticised18,19. Remarkably, no experimental testing by independent researchers has been described in the literature over the past 31 years. Here, we give an account of an independent electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) study of molecular hydrino H2(1/4) that was produced by a plasma reaction of atomic hydrogen with non-hydrogen bonded water as the catalyst. A sharp, complex, multi-line EPR spectrum is found, whose detailed properties prove to be semi-quantitatively consistent with predictions20 from hydrino theory with an average error less than 0.09 G (0.2%) over a 39 G span of 37 lines. We have sought but failed to find reasonable alternative, ‘conventional’ interpretations for the detected paramagnetism. Fundamental relevance of the hydrino hypothesis lies in its challenging some of the foundations of the theory of quantum mechanics1. Very high net energy release during hydrino formation signifies technological relevance as a novel method of green energy production with recent validation at the 100 kW continuous power level by measurement of steam production20-27.

    Complete PDF can be downloaded here:


    Actually wrong there - most of the 'old school' complained bitterly about the lack of consultation. The only person they engaged with was Ed Storms, to discuss Seebeck calorimeter construction.

    For the sake of clarity I think Cydonia is referring to the outside of LENR “old school”, meaning classic nuclear physics, where nothing nuclear can happen at low temperatures, pressures or within plasmas.

    It´s not abandoned yet, but if it will the patent application will be prior art.

    Holmlid published quite a number of scientific articles that also contain the principles of muon generation as claimed in the patent application (mostly published after filing date of course). These publications are already prior art for new patent application attempts.

    The EPO is stating that it considers the patent to be withdrawn, due to lack of response. I really don’t know if there’s a way to reverse this decision, hope there is, but doesn’t seems to me that it could be.

    A withdrawn patent I think It’s not the same as an abandoned one, at least in my country a withdrawn patent is considered as if it was never filed.