I received this from Barry Simon who attended the Cold Fusion conference being held this weekend at MIT — I will add to this as I get more information from Barry.
Just got home from it. No demos. Francesco Celani signed up last minute, he’s talking tomorrow, but didn’t set up a demo. Mitchell Swartz is reporting 100 COP with the NANOR at 100th of a watt input, making 1 watt output. Will report more tomorrow night
MORE COMMENTS FROM BARRY:
Heading out to day two. Just wanted to mention the University of Missouri is doing great work. For a while they were boiling water with low wattage and mentioned they could heat up a cup of tea for Richard Garwin from the 60 Minutes piece.
It still isn’t stable, but it’s interesting, with 1 watt input the NANOR can produce 3 watts. With 100th of a watt it can obtain 1 watt.
UPDATE, March 22
Thanks to artefact for finding this on Vortex-l
From Vortex by Steve High:
“The event is well attended. I would estimate 150 heads about 90 % grey. Ruby
Carat and Alien Scientist are here recording the proceedings. Curiously Hadjichristos was on the agenda but his name has been stricken, leaving a void as far as the “kilowatt output” performers are concerned. Celani had two interesting things to say. He’s finding evidence that the fiberglass insulators he’s wrapping around his constantan wires seem to tremendously augment the anomalous heat output based on the observation that glass seems to be able to
sequester hydrogen on its surface in a way that makes it more available to the constantan. He also mentioned that his Boss completely terminated funding for h is CF re search last fall but that an angel jumped in and he’s back in the saddle at least for now”
More from Steve High on Vortex:
First Saturday afternoon presenter was Mizuno being represented by a young Japanese scientist. Their reactor : nickle mesh surface prepped by exposure to plasma discharge. Reactor consists of prepped nickel mesh heated by resistance with pressurized deuterium gas. The device able to measure the composition of gases by atomic number in real time. Results: 1) excess heat as soon as deuterium pumped in ie no loading needed. 2) 75 watts excess heat over thirty five days. 3) gas composition monitored during run (as atomic number): 4 (D 2) progressively decreased 3 (?tritium- they couldn’t say) rose and fell as an intermediate product, 2 (that would be H2 or atomic D) rose as the final product. How does that fit in, smart dudes?