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  • (Quote from Gregory Byron Goble)

    Yes, it is great news.

    To be clear: this is type 2 LENR where the credibility gap is maybe a bit less?

    Also, it removes the main excuse for the LENR community to be working in the shadows without well-written papers,…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Alan Smith)

    With respect: NASA are not exactly the centre of the particle physics theoretical universe. I don't doubt their experimental work will be interesting - or that they will have done a literature review and use what they can find -…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from axil)

    While Axil may well be right - indeed I think he is right in these statements (though not his reasoning) - my principle when people make general and absolute statements about LENR (no theory without major gaps - see my comments on…
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  • (Quote from Alan Smith)

    Great - well it will be very interesting to see the theoretical description of what are the reaction products. Should be pretty easy to do that?

    I think the least needed for an LENR theory is to specify precisely what is the nuclear…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from THHuxleynew)

    Just a random thought - you never know - probably not relevant but google popped it up:

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/…abs/pii/S2212982017303372
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    Well, that is your view.

    I don't think I dismiss anything, I just give explanations without any theory a lower prior probability than those with.

    To follow up on another thread. Storms ideas as a "theory" of LENR.

    It is a decent…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    So: I'd need a lot more detail about:

    (1) The analytic methods used to measure K concentration, what are the errors, are there any confounders
    (2) The methodology (to ensure complete homogeneity)
    (3) How it is known there is no micro or…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    I accept what you say, but I wonder how you can be so sure: electrolysis can result in strange chemicals. I think if you were to document (better than Cardone) the exact data on changes and publish you might find that many eyes on…
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  • (Quote from Alan Smith)

    Sorry Alan - I got tangled up here posting.

    I replied to this on the wrong thread

    lenr-forum.com/forum/thread/?postID=186752#post186752
    Have now deleted that and put reply here:

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    I agree with much of…
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  • (Quote from Curbina)

    why "relatively unsurprising"? For the reasons I give.

    Why "If"?

    LENTR - even type 2 - is still not well understood. This is one experiment. I am being cautious - as is proper. Just because I think something is probably true does not…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    Actually - the elephant analogy works very well if you set elephant = LENR?

    Patience is a virtue, so I would not go for it in that form either.
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Frogfall)

    Did you read the CF mercury transmutation papers?

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/j…ompact-fluorescent-bulbs/

    And did you think they were likely LENR?
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    Indeed - for the ICCF24 case at hand that we discussed - but not obvious to everyone as you well know. My point is that all these things - and some other stuff - needs to be checked.
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    And that is not what I am doing. I said that both competence and trickery would in that situation need to be checked.

    All I know about Cardone is that (if what you said above about his papers is correct) he does not know how to write…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Curbina)

    Yes, that is true. You also need to look at elements leaching from containers etc. You also need to be sure that these new elements were completely absent from the original sample.

    And since this is beginning to resemble alchemy (with…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    Another example:

    Suppose you do electrolysis for a long time, topping up with water which has a known tritium content of 2bq/litre.

    At the end you check the mixed hydrogen and oxygen gas coming out from the experiment at the end, and it shows 20Bq/litre.

    Is…
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  • THHuxleynew Replied to the thread Does ultrasonic transmutation prove LENR?.

    (Quote from Rob)

    New elements => nuclear reactions. That is the physics.

    Proving you have new elements is complex because:
    (1) results can be misinterpreted - often interpretations are ambiguous but of course those making a specific interpretation may not…
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  • (Quote from Curbina)

    Agreed. I am not clear though whether an experimenter looking at FPHE anomalies has to subscribe to a specific "nuclear reaction" working hypothesis, or maybe have the unscientific view that out of all possible working hypotheses only…
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  • (Quote from Curbina)

    Curbina: have you read anything about physics over the 20th century? How many times the theory came first, and predicted specific quantitative things which the experimentalists found afterwards?

    It is a match between theory and…
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  • (Quote from Alan Smith)

    For fractionation of high energies down to low energy quanta? I've only read Hagelstein (in some detail).

    I'd welcome research papers on this problem with more detail or a different approach.

    I've asked here several times - I am…
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