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  • Axil Axil

    This material that I has explained in recent posts is very complicated, far more complicated than the coulomb barrier and its preparation thereof. So I will try to pull things together in a better way.

    The Surface Plasmon Polariton(SPP) is the optical cavity that holds the soliton of photons as described in post 5 above. That soliton is a whispering gallery wave. That whispering gallery wave projects monopole magnetic field lines when it is exposed to the KERR effect that is produced by using a high voltage electrostatic potential whose description was added to the Rossi patent in update 2. Without the application of the KERR effect, the SPP is inoperative as the active agent in LENR.

    From this post:

    https://animpossibleinvention.com/2015/11/25/rossis-engineer-i-have-seen-things-you-people-wouldnt-believe/

    Fabiani remarks about the KERR effect as the E-Cat stimulus E-Cat reaction as follows:

    Quote
    “Over the years we realized that the reaction needs more stimuli than only heating. Everyone thinks that thermal stimulus is enough but that’s just the beginning. It’s not enough for maximum efficiency. It’s the base, the synthesis of the reaction. But the reaction has almost behaviors as of living matter, and it has responses as a function of the stimuli. They can be of many types other than thermal. And these are the ones that trigger, let’s call it the most fun part of it, allowing excellent gains in terms of response to the stimuli.”

    Fabiani then talks about the SPP as a soliton of photons(ball lightning) and the KERR effect that activates that soliton as follows:

    Quote
    Talking about the validity of the E-Cat technology, Fabiani continues:

    “With the failures, I found myself having to believe in it. Why? Because when something fails, you see the behavior of the object. The next time you adjust it, then you see that it behaves very differently. And then you realize that it is something unique. We have it all filmed, which still cannot be disclosed. We have photographs of creatures that emit pure light that have completely melted the reactor down, all in a very quiet way. You just turn off the stimuli system and the reaction is switched off. It’s impressive.”

    The creatures that emit pure light are the SPPs which is activated by a high voltage electrostatic field: the activating stimulus. In Rossi’s patent, he defines this stimulus potential as being between 50 and 100 thousand volts.

    Bob G calls these SPPs the EVO defined by KEN Shoulders.

  • Axil Axil

    In this edition of EGO OUT (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) Peter has referenced a wonderful and impactful idea in this article:

    Proton-nuclei smashups yield clues about ‘quark gluon plasma’Physicists probe exotic state of nuclear matter at Europe’s LHC

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170410130104.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Ftop_news%2Ftop_science+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Top+Science+News%29

    Science is studying the “chiral magnetic effect” (CME) in Quark-gluon plasma, or QGP. The magnetic fields that are generated in the QGP have a similar effect on quarks that LENR has on protons. The CME that appeared after the big bang in the QGP that existed back then was strong enough to keep energy from condensing into protons. Now-a-days, such vacuum altering magnetic fields are only seen in LENR. As stated by Jorn Kerst Boomsma in the summary of his thesis:

    https://www.nikhef.nl/pub/services/biblio/theses_pdf/thesis_J_Boomsma.pdf

    Effects of instanton interactions on the phases of quark matter

    IMHO, this thesis is a goldmine for LENR theory.
    “Summary”

    “There are strong indications that in heavy-ion collisions a new phase of matter is created, quark matter, which is a state of matter with deconfined quarks. Besides being created in heavy-ion collisions, it is also believed to have existed in early universe.

    Today it might exist in the interior of very dense neutron stars. In this thesis we have studied how quark matter is influenced by instantons. These nonperturbative effects are closely related to the QCD vacuum angle θ. Because of the existence of instantons observables can become θ-dependent. In Nature θ appears to be very close zero, an additional argument for this was presented in Chapter 4 of this thesis. In heavy-ion collisions θ may effectively become nonzero, at least that conclusion is drawn from an effective low-energy theory of the strong interaction. When θ is different from 0 (mod π), the theory is not invariant under CP.”

    As additional background on this subject, the following article explains why CP violation is important to how the universe was created after the big bang:

    http://cerncourier.com/cws/article/cern/28092

  • Axil Axil

    http://inspirehep.net/record/1119586/plots

    http://inspirehep.net/record/1119586/files/monopole-pair-instanton.png

    An instanton is critical in the decay of the proton. An instanton is a pseudo particle that is produced as a condinsate of magnetic force.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Instanton

    Monopole flux line will interconnect as shown above in the figure to form a particle. These instantons form inside the proton in the presence of monopole field lines. These instantons destabilize the actions of the quarks inside the proton and the proton decays.

    I have always wondered why magnetic field lines that don’t connect were important to the LENR process. This instanton creation process inherent in the connection between magnetic flux lines is made possible by the parallel topology of these monopole flux lines.
    The QCD vacuum angle θ (AKA theta angle) is central to the decay of the proton, When this angle is very small, the proton does not decay. But when instantons are formed inside the proton, the theta angle increases. This change in the nature of the vacuum produced by instanton formation generates proton decay.

    https://www.nikhef.nl/pub/services/biblio/theses_pdf/thesis_J_Boomsma.pdf

    Effects of instanton interactions on the phases of quark matter

    IMHO, this thesis is a goldmine for LENR theory.

    This paper explains how the formation of instantons inside the proton will produce P symmetry breaking which will result in proton decay.

    Another example of pseudo particle formation from magnetic energy is the formation of magnetic instantons in the fractional quantum hall effect. This demonstrates an example of how magnetic field lines can generated fractionally charged pseudoparticles as typified by composite fermion theory.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_fermion

  • Andreas Moraitis

    Neutrino Energy (some time ago mentioned here) lists now Stephen Hawking on its Scientific Advisory Board:

    http://www.neutrino-energy.com/scientific-advisory-board.html

    Curiously enough, among the advisors one finds also Reiner Calmund, former football manager in Germany, but since a while established as an expert in cooking shows. Undoubtedly a colorful mixture.

  • sam
  • atanguy

    Anybody can confirm that Rossi is in hospital for throat surgery?

  • sam
  • Axil Axil

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170330150733.htm

    Physicists move closer to listening in on sub-atomic conversation

    Through nanoscale monopole magnetism, LENR breaks down protons and neutrons into mesons and pions.

    These particles are the mechanism whereby atoms can interact via the storge force. The “sigma” meson is the mechanism where atoms interact with each other.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalar_meson

    http://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/280466/what-is-a-sigma-meson

    “If I am not mistaken σσ refers to scalar mesons (total spin 0 and even parity JP=0+JP=0+) in general. As @annav pointed out one candidate is f0(500)f0(500). Especially in effective theories of the nuclear force mesons are quite important since there are many models describing the nuclear force with the exchange of those mesons: exchange models (see Pion-exchange model, Yukawa potential,…). How ever I think in a more modern view one uses chiral EFT with multiple pion exchanges to model the nuclear interaction. – M. J. Steil Sep 16 ’16 at 14:04”

    In Rossi’s latest theory paper:

    https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.05249.pdf

    Rossi et al states that

    the σ(sigma) meson (a Scalar or sigma meson) is the particle that carries the strong force interaction between particles.

  • Axil Axil

    One of the cornerstone assumptions that underpin the understanding of LENR is that the fundamental forces of nature are not really fundamental but emergent from more basic structures of reality. Because the strong and the weak force depend on other more fundamental aspects of reality, if those more basic aspects change, so can the way that these forces of nature that depend on these aspects can be made to change.

    This realization that the forces of nature can change when the causation changes is what understanding LENR is all about.

    If one of these forces is shown to emerge from the basic structure of the universe, then the other forces are also likely to emerge in the same way. In this light, the work of Erik Verlinde explains in a new video, his alternative theory about gravity. Verlinde presents gravity as an emergent phenomenon. This means that at the very smallest scale gravity does not exist. It is a consequence of the distribution of information in the universe, which manifests at a larger scale.

    Abstract by Erik Verlinde: Logically speaking the observed deviations from the laws of gravity of Newton and Einstein in galaxies and clusters can be either due to the presence of unseen dark matter particles or due to a change in the way gravity works in these situations. Until recently there appeared to be no reason to doubt that general relativity correctly describes gravity in all circumstances. In the last few year insights from black hole physics and string theory have led to important theoretical advances in our understanding of gravity. A new theoretical framework is being developed in which the gravitational laws are derived as emerging from changes in the quantum entanglement of the microscopic information that is underlying space-time. I will make clear that this new theory of emergent gravity provides a conceptual explanation for why general relativity receives modifications in galaxies and clusters. I will present a quantitative estimate of these modifications and show that these agree with the observed phenomena currently attributed to dark matter.

    In like fashion, the strong and the weak force might also be derived as emerging from changes in the quantum entanglement of the microscopic information that is underlying space-time.

    For more information, see

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25IyrYltPPI

    • Dods

      So could this theory of emergent gravity be the reason we see thrust coming from the EMDrive? Maybe the gravity of the situation is that to much information in the macro universe is suppressing or accelerating the entanglement from occurring therefore creating a difference in the gravitational norm? Yes the pun was intended and I am a total layman when it comes to science but it was a thought I had last night whilst sleeping.

      • Axil Axil

        Dods, your speculation on the effects of changing entanglement of space/time is what I also beleive. When a slow system is changed quickly, a adiabatic reaction force similar to electricity is generated. This is why a ball of silly putty will bounce when thrown to the ground, but will pool and slowly conform to the container in which it is contained.

        The same process also occurs in LENR when changing entanglement produces changes in the strong and weak force.

        For an explanation of the production of adiabatic reaction force , See

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1rxAhUl5BE

  • artefact

    Update from Mills:

    “We are on the last
    known obstacle to making the closed cell. Then we are going directly to a
    heater product ($4 trillion market, 20% the capital cost, 3 to 4 X
    power relative to electric due to avoided inefficiency of power
    conversion, same or more revenue
    per unit). PV cell status is single junction testing at about 12%;
    working on dense receiver array architecture and cooling.

    We are trying to stay on schedule for the core power source hardware and
    use it for heating power products initially. The PV prototypes may be
    delayed six month or so as we work for an advancement of the commercial
    design that will be beneficial in the
    long term for electrical power products.”

    https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/SocietyforClassicalPhysics/conversations/messages/12060

    • Jas

      Scroling through the posts I found this interesting reply from Mills. When asked if there were any other ways to exploit the suncell apart from pv cells he replied:
      There are a number of interesting long term possibilities:

      Thermoelectric
      Thermionic
      Magnetohydrodynamic
      Supercritical CO2 turbine
      Microturbine
      Heat to H2 to electrochemical

      PV is the best option currently.

  • C. Kirk

    I’m still wishing and hoping (after 10 years of following this story…where this supercapacitor was supposed to be almost ready) but from their release …..”EStor may not be able to replicate test results in mass produced commercial products; the EEStor capacitor and energy storage technology may not be successfully commercialized at all, in a manner providing the features and benefits expected while under development” Thanks for the update…. Another potential super battery technology to watch is of course Fisker’s graphene supercapacitor…

  • Axil Axil

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/trump-team-team-trying-to-keep-china-away-from-westinghouse-voters-pan-government-shutdown-in-poll-2017-04-05

    China away from Westinghouse | Voters pan government shutdown in poll

    Ahead of a meeting bU.S.-based venture capital firms with substantial ties to China have generated concerns in Congress. Most recently, Republican Representative Robert Pittenger of North Carolina wrote to the Treasury Department to object to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners’ purchase of Lattice Semiconductor, a producer of U.S. military applications and technology. The venture capital firm “appears to be directly affiliated” with the Chinese government, Pittenger said in a December letter.

    Barack Obama blocked two Chinese deals when he was president: one for a wind farm in Oregon and the other for the U.S. business of Germany’s Aixtron SE, a semiconductor supplier.

    Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor more than half a century ago in Pennsylvania. There are currently more than 430 nuclear power stations globally, with about half based on Westinghouse technology.

    Troubled Acquisition

    Toshiba bought Westinghouse for $5.4 billion in 2006. The company foresaw rising demand for nuclear power in the U.S., U.K. and China. Instead, natural gas became cheaper and the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, further soured the public on nuclear energy. The Japanese conglomerate has already lost $6 billion on the purchase.

    Five Chinese military officials were indicted in absentia in 2014 for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Westinghouse through computer hacks. A state-owned company, China General Nuclear Power Corp., was indicted in 2016 for conspiring to steal restricted nuclear technology from Westinghouse.

    China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, aims to nearly double its nuclear power capacity by 2020, while also seeking to develop its own next-generation reactors for export. The country has 21 reactors under construction and another 179 either planned or proposed, far more than any other nation, World Nuclear Association data shows the U.S. is reportedly discussing preventing Chinese investors from buying Westinghouse’s nuclear business.
    Alarmed that Chinese investors may try to buy Westinghouse Electric Co.’s nuclear business, the Trump administration is trying to find a U.S. or allied buyer for the company instead, Bloomberg reports.

    Too secret to fail

    The Trump administration is so alarmed that Chinese investors may try to purchase Westinghouse Electric Co.’s nuclear business that U.S. officials are trying to find an American or allied buyer for the company instead, two people familiar with the matter said.

    Cabinet members including Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have discussed preventing Westinghouse’s purchase by a Chinese-linked company, three U.S. officials said.

    For years, Chinese entities have been interested in the nuclear reactor builder, and the company has been a repeated target of Chinese espionage. Westinghouse filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 29 and its parent company Toshiba Corp. is seeking a buyer for its money-losing reactor business.

    American officials are worried that a buyer could be linked to China — either directly or through an investment group with hidden Chinese backing – and are taking extraordinary steps to prevent the company from falling into Chinese hands.

    Administration officials so far have examined three potential courses to keep Westinghouse out of Chinese hands, said a person familiar with the discussions. The government might block a sale to a Chinese buyer; encourage an alternative bid from U.S. or friendly foreign investors; or the government might invest in the company directly in return for an equity stake, akin to the Obama administration bailout of U.S. automakers.

    Nuclear Secrets

    Among the chief concerns in the event of a Chinese purchase is the disclosure of nuclear technological secrets that could be used for either military or civilian purposes. The U.S. would almost certainly stop an open Chinese bid for majority ownership of Westinghouse’s nuclear business through its legal authority to regulate corporate acquisitions involving sensitive national security technology, an administration official said.

    President Donald Trump will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Thursday and Friday. A second official said the Trump administration is preparing for Westinghouse’s bankruptcy to come up in the talks. All of the officials requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

    Westinghouse spokeswoman Sarah Cassella declined by email to comment late Tuesday.

    Toshiba, meanwhile, said it replaced Westinghouse Chairman Daniel Roderick with Mamoru Hatazawa. Roderick resigned all posts at the U.S. unit, according to a person familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the details aren’t yet public.

    Management Changed

    The Japanese government also would oppose any effort to sell the Westinghouse business to a Chinese buyer, according to people familiar with the matter. Japanese officials have made that point clear to Toshiba executives, one of the people said.

    Perry, Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross are involved in discussions about how the administration would address a sale of the business, the officials said.

    Southern Co. CEO Thomas Fanning also has met with Perry and Tillerson to discuss Westinghouse’s fate, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The utility company has a stake in avoiding disruption of Westinghouse’s operations because the company is building two nuclear reactors for Southern subsidiary Georgia Power.

    CFIUS Review

    Any bid by Chinese investors would require approval by a panel known as the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., which reviews foreign acquisitions of U.S. companies for national security risks. Mnuchin chairs the panel.

    The committee, which includes the secretaries of the Treasury, Energy, Defense, State and Commerce departments, can impose changes to transactions or, in rare cases, recommend to the president that they be blocked. The panel has a maximum 75 days to complete its review.

    China was the leading source of investments reviewed by CFIUS from 2012 to 2014, accounting for almost a fifth, according to Rhodium Group, a private research firm.

    “By law, information filed with CFIUS may not be disclosed by CFIUS to the public. Accordingly, we cannot comment on specific transactions, including whether or not certain parties have filed notices for CFIUS review,” a Treasury spokesman said.

    A top Japanese government official has told Perry his government is worried about Toshiba’s financial future if the conglomerate is unable to sell Westinghouse’s reactor business, a U.S. official said.

    U.S.-based venture capital firms with substantial ties to China have generated concerns in Congress. Most recently, Republican Representative Robert Pittenger of North Carolina wrote to the Treasury Department to object to Canyon Bridge Capital Partners’ purchase of Lattice Semiconductor, a producer of U.S. military applications and technology. The venture capital firm “appears to be directly affiliated” with the Chinese government, Pittenger said in a December letter.

    Barack Obama blocked two Chinese deals when he was president: one for a wind farm in Oregon and the other for the U.S. business of Germany’s Aixtron SE, a semiconductor supplier.

    Westinghouse supplied the world’s first commercial pressurized water reactor more than half a century ago in Pennsylvania. There are currently more than 430 nuclear power stations globally, with about half based on Westinghouse technology.

    Troubled Acquisition

    Toshiba bought Westinghouse for $5.4 billion in 2006. The company foresaw rising demand for nuclear power in the U.S., U.K. and China. Instead, natural gas became cheaper and the 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan, further soured the public on nuclear energy. The Japanese conglomerate has already lost $6 billion on the purchase.

    Five Chinese military officials were indicted in absentia in 2014 for allegedly stealing trade secrets from Westinghouse through computer hacks. A state-owned company, China General Nuclear Power Corp., was indicted in 2016 for conspiring to steal restricted nuclear technology from Westinghouse.

    China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, aims to nearly double its nuclear power capacity by 2020, while also seeking to develop its own next-generation reactors for export. The country has 21 reactors under construction and another 179 either planned or proposed, far more than any other nation, World Nuclear Association data shows.

    The report says cabinet members including Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have discussed preventing Westinghouse’s purchase by a Chinese-linked company. The report, which cites U.S. officials, comes as President Donald Trump is preparing to host Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Thursday and Friday. Bloomberg said the administration is preparing for Westinghouse to come up during the meeting.

  • Preston

    I’m kind of freaking out about the CO2 and methane spike showing up at stations near the arctic over the last couple of weeks.

    Here is the data:

    https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/dv/iadv/index.php?code=brw

    click on carbon cycle gasses
    click on time series
    select gas to plot and click submit

    It shows Barrow Alaska, Tikisi Russia and a station in Ireland now have CO2 at 420ppm and Methane at 2050ppb. They show huge spikes recently moving from 410ppm to 420ppm in just a week.

  • Rossi Fan

    So I saw this news story on bbc. Link below.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39482342
    They figured out how to make a nano filter. Pour some salt water in, out comes fresh water.
    What does this have to do with LENR?
    https://phys.org/news/2009-09-renewable-energy-salt-fresh.html
    So here’s my proposed LENR device.
    1. Use gravity to push salt water through this membrane.
    2. Mix the fresh water with salt water.
    3. Measure the electricity produced.

    • Rossi Fan

      > The mixing generates a significant 2.2 kJ of energy per liter of fresh water that flows into the sea.

      • Rossi Fan

        here’s the numbers:

        2.2kJ/1 liter = 1KW/400 gallons
        1HP pump = 3000 gallons/hour uses 1KWH of power to operate
        pump water up, use gravity to push water through the membrane to turn salt water into fresh water
        3000-400 gallons(input)=2600 gallons excess
        2600/400 = COP 6.5

        in laymans terms if you use the power generated to pump water for this operation to work then an excess occurs which can be used to generate power over input

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    There are a lot of dead Russians who opposed Putin. To continue your analogy, this is 1934 very early in Putin/Hitler comparison, what country will Putin invade next? It is my opinion Putin is very dangerous to world peace. Putin says he did not interfere in our elections, I tend to believe our 16 intelligence agencies.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Jerry, 16 seperate US intelligence agencies all agreed Russia interfered in our Presidential election. If you do not believe that fact, you are so far Right you are in right field two miles from home plate.

  • Dods

    A good recap and update on CRISPR.
    Well worth your time to listen.

    http://www.radiolab.org/story/update-crispr/

  • Omega Z

    Andrea Rossi’s
    Fluid heater patent
    https://www.google.com/patents/WO2016018851A1?cl=en

  • sam
  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Jerry: I am a registered Independent. I voted 47% Republican in the last election. I can send you a copy of my ballot if you want. I do not like Russia interfering with our elections, right or left.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Right, me too.

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    For those of you who think it outlandish there could be a conspiracy to to keep LENR from the marketplace. This is an ex FBI agent describing how Russia is controlling public opinion in the US:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyjVT1BywAw

  • georgehants

    Public Release: 29-Mar-2017
    New research into light particles challenges understanding of quantum theory
    University of East Anglia
    Scientists have discovered a new mechanism involved in the creation
    of paired light particles, which could have significant impact on the
    study of quantum physics.
    Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have shown that
    when photons – the fundamental particles of light – are created in
    pairs, they can emerge from different, rather than the same, location.
    https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uoea-nri032817.php

    • cashmemorz

      That goes to support several points about nature/cosmos. It is not only weirder than we ima gine, it is weirder thanwe can imagine. Another way to understand the point: “more than we can imagine” is that we might have not evolved to the
      point where our minds are adequate for comprehending the cosmos beyond a certain point. What we seem to be able to handle adequately is just the amount pertaining to our every day needs and little m,ore than that. That makes sense to me
      in the context of evolution. Why would we need to develop more than what is required for our surviva? This includes competing within our own species and other species competing for the same resources. Any more than that is not really needed for survival. So we end up having just enough mental and physical abilities to survive from one generation to the next. Our imaginations are flexible
      enough and far reaching enough to deal with the same job of
      survival and not much more. When nature presents to us some
      seemingly impossible to comprehend phenomena, it is because
      comprehending that kind of thing does nothing to increase
      our chanses of survival. It woiuld be interesting as all
      get out to be able comprehend it but beyond that there seems
      to be no utility to that. For that same reason it may be
      that no other living creature that has evolved to a similar
      point as us anywhere else in the universe, is also not able
      to comprehend it beyond the level required for survival.
      And that is probably why, according to my thesis, is why no
      neighbor has come calling on us. There is no need to do that.

  • Veblin

    EDGYLABS
    Why is no one Talking About LENR Cold Fusion?
    By William McKinney – March 29, 2017
    https://edgylabs.com/2017/03/29/lenr-cold-fusion/

    • bachcole

      I am not talking about it because nothing is happening right now. Hopefully, things will heat up (pun intended) and I will be able to talk to people about it. Otherwise, I would look like a fool if I got excited about it at people..

    • sam

      Not much talk and there is a race
      on Rossi ,Mills , and others to
      see who is first to Market with
      there amazing technologies.

  • sam
  • Monty

    Wow. Lenr forum is ripping itself apart today. I wonder what happened….

    • cashmemorz

      My take is the smoking gun allegations (privileged communications) in the court documents plus the israeli intelligence duo that were hired by IH to make the Lugano testers to backtrack on their test
      conclusions. Together these two documented points, in court of all places, is enough to get the hired naysayers desperate to earn their keep, and so the reason for their “ripping apart” as you say.
      If not for those two polintrs there was no reason for them to be desperate. The only big point against Rossi may be the unreliability of Penon’s ERV report. Even that may be interpreted either way, positive or negative. So, on balance things are coming to a head. The court seems to have enough documents on both sides to have on balance to
      weigh in favor of Rossi. Discovery portion of the proceedings has ended. Just submission of all pertinent data is awaiting. This last point also is mostly dragged out by IH. My money is on Rossi and how his agreement re licences and IP transfer really had something to be transferred. If not transferred or transferable is a moot point.
      Over all Rossi looks better.

    • Gerard McEk

      According to Peter Gluck (EgoOut) it is due to:”The
      IH party after collapse of its crown proof- the famous Exhibit 5
      conceived by Joe Murray is trying to implement its unique possible
      solution- invalidating the ERV Report”.

      Additionally, Sifferkoll believes that IH couldn’t pay Rossi as they had no money: http://www.sifferkoll.se/sifferkoll/why-is-it-important-for-dardenindustrial-heat-to-take-control-of-the-lenr-forum/

      Now they are desperate and will use any means in social media to influence the trial, so Frank, be aware for a possible attack of the IH proponents on ECW!

  • sam
  • Charles

    .
    Deer Man in Charge of shipping. I ordered my Lenr 5 years ago and still have not received a bill or shipping date. Please advise.

  • artefact

    Does someone understand what this is about? I hear Nickel and LENR…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTuNx9g2glQ

    • Frank Acland

      Translation via Google: “LENR prototype clarification from the guru, as well as a little about the fate of the previously collected electrolyzers”

    • cashmemorz

      Sound quality makes it difficult to make out what they are saying in the video. But at one point there is mention of a future device of same design that is to be five meters tall. If it is LENR, this Russian group is thinking big as opposed to Rossi’s quark LENR device that is in the millimeter and centimeter size. Will be interesting who has the better long term design.

  • Veblin

    The Motley Fool
    Rich Smith (TMFDitty) Mar 24, 2017 at 12:13PM
    President Trump’s 2018 Budget: 3 Things Defense Investors Should Hate About It
    https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/03/24/president-trumps-2018-budget-3-things-defense-inve.aspx

    There are also more than a few line items in President Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget that investors in aerospace and defense might not like.

    Zero dollars for ARPA-E
    With an annual budget of only $350 million, ARPA-E helps provide seed capital to incubate “transformational energy projects that can be meaningfully advanced with a small investment over a defined period of time.” In addition to batteries, ARPA-E is helping develop better electric transmission technologies to improve the nation’s power grid and eliminate blackouts. Why, it’s even working on the holy grail of energy — development of a cold-fusion reactor to create an endless supply of free energy for the nation, a technology Lockheed Martin has also shown interest in. If ARPA-E succeeds in making cold fusion a reality, America could free itself from dependence on OPEC oil, and from the need to spend so much ensuring steady access to that oil.

    • Omega Z

      Lockheed Martin is not working on cold fusion/LENR.
      Just a variation of Hot Fusion of advanced nuclear power plants small scale…

  • georgehants

    PRLOG
    In 1997, physicist Rainer Plaga wrote a paper suggesting an
    experiment to prove parallel universes exist. It was never tried.
    Marshall Barnes has now executed his own specific tests in Grandview
    Heights, OH, that achieve the same, incredible goal.
    New, Similar Experiments Dramatically Achieve Rainer Plaga Suggestion To Prove Parallel Universes
    In Marshall’s experiment, various laser pulses are fired toward a 2 way
    mirror acting as a beam splitter, sending the reflection beam toward a
    side wall detection area, and the beam that continues, called the
    transmission beam, encounters a fan. The fan acts as a high speed
    shutter, blocking some of the pulses and allows others to continue,
    hitting the back wall. A laptop video camera captures all action, making
    it possible to see results, frame by frame. However, there are times
    when no laser is on and clearly, a laser spot is seen on the side wall
    as if it had been reflected there.
    https://www.prlog.org/12613870-new-similar-experiments-dramatically-achieve-rainer-plaga-suggestion-to-prove-parallel-universes.html

  • Veblin

    The Scotsman
    UK should be generating research into world-changing cold fusion system.
    Professor Tony Trewavas FRS. FRSE. Scientific Alliance Scotland
    http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/uk-should-be-generating-research-into-world-changing-cold-fusion-system-1-4400376

  • sam
  • georgehants

    Science & Environment
    LHC: Five new particles hold clues to sub-atomic glue
    The Large Hadron Collider has discovered new sub-atomic particles that
    could help to explain how the centres of atoms are held together.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39333376

  • Veblin

    Has lithium-battery genius John Goodenough done it again? Colleagues are skeptical
    https://qz.com/929794/has-lithium-battery-genius-john-goodenough-done-it-again-colleagues-are-skeptical/

    • bachcole

      The question becomes: Is Goodenough good enough?

      • georgehants

        Morning Roger, good to see you back, I have missed you 🙂