Posts by Shane D.

    Shane D. as a beotian like me could you explain what is an Electric Universe ?

    In few words what are specificies of this vs current understanding ?


    That is a hard one. All I can say from my understanding, is the universe as a whole, and all we observe in it, is best explained in terms of macro scale electromagnetic forces. That includes currents, plasmas, magnetism, electricity, electrodes, etc.

    I probably have that wrong, so if someone here has a better "simplified" explanation, then let's have it.

    I forget who said it, but recall someone saying there is still some good LENR research going on in Utah. Ahlfors seems to be showing us that; first by historical reference to the Steve Jones era, and now bringing us to the newer research being done.

    This should be in a better thread than Clearance, where it will be lost. Not sure where to put it though?

    This result should not be there according to current science.

    Not the first time that has been said. This is from the 1999 article LeBob just posted:

    "Tests at Lehigh University are interesting, confirms Dr. Alfred Miller, a senior research scientist there who has tested BlackLight Power’s compounds. Miller probed the energy levels of the atoms by bombarding them with X rays and measuring the energy of the electrons leaving the atoms—a technique called X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. “I try and exhaust all possibilities and there really aren’t an enormous number of conventional explanations” for what he found.

    Miller emphasizes that he didn’t want his tests being interpreted as unequivocally confirming the hydrino theory, but “over the years I haven’t really come across too many things that haven’t been explainable. At least if you thought about it long enough and hard enough.”

    Ricerca Inc.’s lab east of Cleveland was similarly flummoxed by what it found when studying BlackLight Power’s materials. “They were inorganic compounds that have organic properties. That is unusual,” says Dr. Yong-Xi Li, manager of Ricerca’s advanced mass spectrometry lab. “We totally don’t know what’s going on. The reason is that I’ve never seen before these kinds of properties in all my career. Probably we have to do more work.”

    Plenty other comments like this going back to 1991, that back Mills up. Question is: Why is the tech still in the lab, and BLP struggling to attract funding and a partner? I can't figure it out.

    This can not be good for LENR. While this article focuses mainly on mainstream Russian science, it will no doubt have a chilling effect on all research..including those in the Russia LENR community. This comes right after we had a record number of Russians attending ICCF22. Hopefully this crackdown will not slam the door shut, right as it was beginning to open.

    MOSCOW — The Lebedev Physics Institute in Moscow helped the Soviet Union detonate its first nuclear bomb, figured out how to build a hydrogen bomb and has stood for decades in the vanguard of Russian scientific achievement. Seven of its scientists have won Nobel Prizes. So it came as a shock last week when, shortly before celebrations to mark the 85th anniversary of the illustrious institute’s founding, its halls were suddenly swarming with security officers wearing masks and armed with automatic weapons.

    They searched the office of the institute’s director, Nikolai N. Kolachevsky, and questioned him for six hours about a supposed plot to export military-use glass windows. He later denounced the raid as a “masked show,” a phrase Russians use to describe increasingly over-the-top interventions by law enforcement agencies.
    The operation set off another round of what in recent months has become a favorite, if depressing, parlor game for Russia’s intelligentsia: trying to figure out why
    “siloviki,” or “people of force” — security, intelligence and military officials — have been acting so
    strangely and in ways at odds with the stated policy goals of President Vladimir V. Putin.

    It also provided a grim example of why, despite its scientific prowess, Russia has had such trouble diversifying its economy beyond just pulling oil, gas and other resources out of the ground. Mr. Putin has for years called on scientists to look beyond their books and laboratories, and use their world-class talents to help build a modern economy.

    But those who try to do so run a serious risk of getting raided by masked men with guns. Cases tend to drag on for months or years, leaving the careers and nerves of suspects shredded, even if they are eventually exonerated. That happened to Dmitri Trubitsyn, a former physicist who was arrested in 2017 in connection with a successful high-tech company he had set up in Siberia with fellow scientists. The case was finally closed more than a year later because of a lack of evidence to support accusations that he was running a criminal conspiracy to deceive regulators.

    Meeting with security force commanders on Wednesday in the Kremlin, Mr. Putin praised the Federal Security Service — known as the F.S.B., the successor to the domestic arm of the Soviet-era K.G.B. — for its growing role in “Russia’s integrated security,” while conceding that law enforcement agencies needed to work on “strengthening public confidence in them.”

    When they descended on the Lebedev Physics Institute last week, the security services carried out simultaneous raids on scientists and their family members. The main target of their investigation seems to have been Olga Kanorskaya, the daughter of a Lebedev scientist and the owner of a private company that, from an office she rented at the institute, built up a small business selling precision glassware.

    The intimidating scale of the investigation, with dozens of armed officers mobilized for the raids, “is brazen, stupid and very frightening,” Ms. Kanorskaya, 36, said in an interview. Security officers stormed her apartment just as she was sitting down for her morning coffee, while another team searched her parents’ apartment. They rifled through her possessions in search of evidence to prove an accusation that she says is “totally fictitious” — that she tried to export pieces of glass with potential military applications to Germany, a crime that carries a sentence of seven to 20 years in prison.

    She was taken in for questioning by police investigators and an F.S.B. officer. No matter what the eventual outcome of the investigation, the Lebedev institute’s scientific council complained in a tart statement that last week’s raids had “delivered colossal reputational damage with law enforcement organs discrediting themselves in the eyes of the scientific community.”

    Noting that the Kremlin had announced a special program last year to make scientific research more attractive and rewarding, particularly for young talent that might otherwise emigrate, the council added that the actions of Russia’s security forces “are impossible to imagine in a civilized country in which law enforcement agencies concern themselves with real, not invented, problems.”

    The physics institute saga has generated a swarm of theories to try to explain what is going on. One popular explanation is that the case is related to coming elections at the Russian Academy of Sciences and a bitter rivalry between the Lebedev Physics Institute and the Kurchatov Institute, a nuclear research center. Kurchatov is headed by Mikhail V. Kovalchuk, whose brother, Yuri V. Kovalchuk, is a banker in St. Petersburg and an old friend and crony of Mr. Putin. Mikhail Kovalchuk and the Lebedev Institute director, Mr. Kolachevsky, are both candidates in the Academy of Sciences elections. The two scientists have also clashed in the past over plans by the Kurchatov Institute to commercialize its nuclear projects.

    Referring to the elections in a message sent to fellow physicists after the raid on his office, Mr. Kolachevsky said, “I did not want to link these two events — but the scientific community itself has already come to a conclusion.” Another theory is that the F.S.B. simply needed a defense-related smuggling case to put in its annual report before the end of the year. Yet another is that a Russian business rival, jealous of foreign sales by Ms. Kanorskaya’s company, bribed the security services to knock out its competitor. The case against Mr. Trubitsyn in Siberia is widely believed to have begun with bribery by a commercial rival.

    Ms. Kanorskaya is not sure what prompted her travails. “All I know for certain,” she said, “is that the case is totally fabricated and made-to-order.” The case centers on the activities of Trioptics, a company Ms. Kanorskaya set up in 2016 in partnership with a subsidiary of Rusnano, a state-owned venture that promotes the development of high-tech enterprises. Ms Kanorskaya later split from the state-funded company, buying out its 35 percent share in Trioptics and moving in 2018 into office space rented from the Lebedev Institute, where her father works.

    “There is nothing secret or sensitive in what we do,” she said, explaining that her business involved buying specialty glass from China, processing it in Moscow, and then selling it for use in meteorological stations and other precision equipment, often to foreign clients. All her company did to the Chinese-made glass at the center of the investigation, she said, was add an antireflection coating to meet the specifications of a customer in Germany. She exported four pieces of the same glass, worth around $15,000, to the same company in Bavaria in the summer last year without any problem. But when she tried later in the year to send two more pieces to the same customer, her shipper in Moscow suggested that she get a permit from a government agency that monitors exports to make sure they do not have military uses.

    After providing an expert’s certification that the glass was of a type with no military applications, she received the necessary permit and everything seemed in order.

    Then the F.S.B. got involved. In February, the security service’s department for economic crimes sent a letter to the customs service saying that it had “received information” that Ms. Kanorskaya’s company was breaking the law by trying to export controlled items. The Investigative Committee, Russia’s version of the F.B.I., opened a criminal case.

    For the moment, neither Ms. Kanorskaya; her father, Sergei; nor Mr. Kolachevsky, the director of the Lebedev institute, has been formally charged.

    An informal association of Russian academics and scientists called the July 1 Club denounced the case as a “masquerade” and prominent intellectuals weighed in on social media with exasperated messages assailing the security services.

    Mr. Kolachevsky, in his statement to fellow scientists, noted that the raid on his institute was the first time that a research center connected with so many renowned scientists had been “turned upside down by the ‘polite people,’ ” — Russian slang for security service officers. He said he had counted 30 officers from three different agencies, supported by “masked machine gunners.”

    He added that the operation could be the result of a “tip-off or some kind of fantastical foolishness and lack of coordination in the work of the siloviki.” Whatever the reason, he said, “there is nothing especially surprising here. Everything fits into the ‘witch hunt’ script that has been gaining momentum with every year.”

    Torkel brought this up a while ago. Please consider to take him back on this beautiful forum if he wants.

    He has been back for a long time. In fact, I will take this opportunity to ask him to keep it clean. While I doubt Dewey will ever post here again, he is a member still, and we frown on directing unprovoked insulting language at one another. If he does surprise us, and makes another one of his signature provocative posts...then you can respond in kind.

    With Rossi sending signals he may do another demo, hopefully everyone can commit to keeping it somewhat civil as we discuss the lead up, and then the DPS. :) The man is divisive, but entertaining, so hopefully we can have our cake and eat it this case having some fun, without taking it personal.

    If by that you mean that he attracts good attention to LENR, you are sadly mistaken. Rossi only supports the notion that LENR is junk science which should not be promoted or funded. Worse yet, Rossi's success, such as it is, reinforces the impression some scientists and investors have that belief in LENR means gullibility.

    Doubtful a mainstream scientist, or investor would read what is said here, and get the impression we take Rossi serious. When I say he is good for business, I mean he is a nice break from all the real science we talk about. Good for a laugh, and then back to work.

    Thanks Sam. Sounds like this "Axel Axel" guy :) , has just given himself an excuse to keep on believing indefinitely. Rossi is always good for business, so whatever keeps him in the picture is fine by me.

    Most of us have concluded BLP could not control the Suncell, after seeing previous videos of the vessel wall's being compromised. In this new "Positive Feedback" video, they tell us that it is controllable with cooling technology:

    The SunCell® is very responsive to hydrogen flow and pressure conditions as shown in this real-time video wherein the hydrogen flow rate and pressure were adjusted to cause to the plasma to become very conductive with a concomitant increase in ignition current that demonstrated positive feedback. The power was recorded by the increase in temperature of a gallium bath of known mass and specific heat that is well mixed by an electromagnetic pump that also serves as a molten metal injector and an electrode of a pair to maintain a unique very low voltage plasma. With adjustment of the hydrogen flow, the excess power over input measured by molten metal bath calorimetry increased from 100 kW to 200 kW in about ½ liter of reaction volume corresponding to about 535 HP/liter of excess power due to the hydrino reaction. The reactor wall excess heating or localized heating are not commercial impediments since they can be managed with cooling technology. These tests are to determine optimum conditions and to project power densities for engineering applications and power conversion systems.

    Credibility of Sonofusion

    I am curious what motivated this student (Parker George) to research sonoluminescence (sonofusion), Teleyarkham, and then urge the field be reinvigorated, and research continued? He is young, so how did he even know about the science?

    Can not help but think about how the University of Texas Austin has been an LENR friendly campus for some time now. Forsley is there, Mosier-Boss, and I forget the professor's name who recently started up the LENR Library. Whatever, good to see someone young take an interest in the field.