Russ George on a Black Swan Taking Flight (Peter Gluck)

Thanks to Peter Gluck for bringing an interesting article to my attention written by Russ George, an environmentalist and long-time follower of cold fusion, and someone familiar with many of the researchers in the field — including Lowell Wood.

On his Atom Ecology site, he has written a very interesting article about the recent visit of Bill Gates to the ENEA labs at Frascati, and gives some insights on the labs that I think would be interesting to readers here.

Here’s an excerpt:

Once in a while I hear of something new in the cold fusion cacophony. A chance sighting or perhaps a distinctive call of a swan. This just happened in the form of an obscure photo of a very few people, less than a dozen, sitting in a room I have had the pleasure of sitting in.

There in Frascati Italy among the clutter of a small ENEA laboratory sits the richest man in the world, Bill Gates, front row center listening to a dear colleague Vittorio Violante who is flying him through what Vittorio knows best…Cold Fusion. I can say with confidence Professor Violante is doing a great job telling the story of cold fusion, he has been steadfast and with us in this work for nearly as long as I, surely more than 20 years.

Why is it Bill Gates has just this month chosen to make a visit to Frascati? The labs at Frascati are Italy’s national labs and the equal to the famed Los Alamos here in the USA. Cold fusion has been studied there for nearly 25 years. That and the fact that Italy has long been known for its pioneers in science, think DaVinci and Galileo.

The Fascati labs, just like national labs in the USA, are very proper ‘shirt and tie’ environments and difficult to be productive in, especially for such out of the box heretical energy physics as cold fusion. They are stalwart and respectable beyond reproach. It’s no wonder Mr. Gates would make a pilgrimage to the world’s Vatican of cold fusion.

  • Charles

    It is my personal opinion that Bill Gates would not have shown up without extensive prior prep and conviction, nor would he have shown up for an expected blah-blah conference. My judgment is that Cold Fusion is becoming respected as a reality in some new really important circles.

  • kdk

    Perhaps this could be a lesson that putting all of your eggs in one paradigm isn’t the wisest, seeing as how we obviously do not know everything there is to know.

  • peter gluck

    Dear Gian Luca,

    In case I am the Peter you are writing too..

    I had the honor to meet both Giuliano and Emilio.
    The first was the theorist friend of Martin Fleischmann a shing powerful flamboyant
    personality and I even had a big quarrel with him at one Asti Meeting organized
    by Bill Collis. The subject of our many decibells dispute was how to discuss
    with the Press- friendly or more aggressively. Eventually the Press did not came)
    Giuliano Preparata’s thinking has dominated theory of CF- not only in Italy. I know afew scientists who are thinking differently.
    Emilio was great scientist also and a perfect gemtleman, very nice. I regret both they
    have left this world too early. I will meet them in the heaven of Cold Fusion, I know.
    Italy has so many great personalities in our field! Closest to my heart and my thinking is Francesco Piantelli, I owe him so much.

    • gian luca Gian Luca

      Thanks Peter for your answer.
      It’s a plesure speak with you.

  • winebuff67

    Bill gates shows up out of nowhere… it’s no coincidence that’s for sure. This visit will lend credence to LENR with or without giving any money. It should get others to pony up soon.

  • BroKeeper

    Additional excerpt from Russ: “Cold fusion, or as some averse to the original name for this phenomenal research and discovery have renamed LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reaction) is finally breaking into flight…….With even the tiniest fraction of his wealth Bill Gates can become the Black Swan that heralds a new age of energy saving the world from the ravages of the fossil fuel age just in the nick of time. Here’s some inspiration Mr. Gates…. hope”.

    Statements like these from prominent LENR pioneers like Russ George through proven LENR
    journalists like that of Peter Gluck are being noted among the movers and shakers of the future markets. Again, perhaps through the collected news within the ECW the crude oil market is beginning to react downward after a failed attempt to break through the upper ‘LENR Breakout trend’ level of $76 dollar per barrel. The upper breakout attempt headed by hopes of OPEC agreements is now fading and possibly aggravated by this article with a skid of 2 points south since ~7:00AM of its posting. Fluke?

    • Fortyniner

      One factor among many I think, including a recession-driven fall in demand, and various geopolitical games orchestrated by the US, Saudi, Iran, China et al. – but a factor, nevertheless.

      • BroKeeper

        Yes agreed, but I am speaking of the secondary LENR breakout trend displayed by Sifferkoll’s analytical charts (in yellow trending lines) adding additional pressure on the oil market. Thanks.