Indian News Reports: Scientists Claim Cold Fusion is Real

Thanks to Veblin for sharing these links.

There is a news article published today in two Indian news outlets — one on the Zee News website, the other on the Daijiworld portal — written by Killugudi Jayaraman, titled “Cold fusion is real, scientists claim.”

[UPDATE: Thanks to Gerrit for explaining that both these articles originate from IANS – Indo Asian News Service which is a news agency similar to Associated Press. This means the story could get picked up by more news outlets as time goes on. I just noticed that on the IANS main page, this article is listed as an ‘editor’s choice’.]

The article reports on the recent publication of 34 articles on the topic of cold fusion in a special section of the Indian journal Current Science, and quotes a number of scientists from around the world who speak about the importance of pursuing research and development in the field of LENR.

Some quotes from the article:

“What comes out of this review is that the phenomenon of LENR is real and by all accounts appears to have the potential for practical applications in the not-too-distant future . . . It is just a matter four or five years for energy sources based on cold fusion to be commercially available.” — Mahadeva Srinivasan

“More than sufficient evidence now proves that low energy nuclear reactions occur . . . It is to be hoped that with the new knowledge obtained over the last 25 years, more physicists and chemists (and biologists) will recognize something real here and will look for ways of applying their specialties to the expanding field” — Andrew Meulenberg.

While I think the positions taken by the scientists mentioned in this article, and others who authored the articles in the Current Science issue, are still very much in the minority in the scientific community, it seems there continues to be a growing number of serious scientists willing to take the subject seriously.

If commercial success is achieved by Rossi or others, and/or if successful demonstrations of LENR are made public, that number will surely grow — and in time I think it will be impossible to deny that LENR/cold fusion is an important field of research in science and industry.

  • Sanjeev

    “A high level Group has been formed to look into CF/LENR. The first meeting of this group is to be held on 8th April, the day before I leave for Venice [ICCF-19]. The cost of holding this meeting will be borne by a federal Ministry”. – Dr. Srinivasan

    Current Science stimulates Indian interest in LENR
    http://coldfusionnow.org/current-science-stimulates-indian-interest-in-lenr/

    The article linked there, by Christy Frazier of Infinite Energy magazine is also worth reading:
    http://www.infinite-energy.com/images/pdfs/CurrentScience.pdf

    “There are probably more scientists in India interested in, or at least open to, cold fusion than the total number of scientists in the U.S.” – Dr. Meulenberg

  • bachcole

    Below is a communication between me and the author of the article. Notice that he is unaware that it has gone all over the world. I did a little slight editing to make it readable.

    “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””
    RE: LENR
    killugudi ([email protected])
    9:33 PM

    To: Roger B
    [email protected]

    Hello Roger,

    Sorry for the delayed reply. My answers follow.

    Regards, jayaraman.

    From: [email protected]
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: LENR
    Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:47:27 -0600

    Dear K.S. Jayaraman,
    I have been following the E-Cat story very closely for about 41 months now. My main source is http://www.e-catworld.com. I am wondering if I could ask you some questions, and I will give my compatriots at http://www.e-catworld.com the answers.

    #1: Are you aware of http://www.e-catworld.com? If so, what do you think of it?

    I am aware of it and find it informative.

    #2: How long have you been aware that LENR is real and will soon be an energy source to be reckoned with?

    Frankly, I only cover the developments in this field as a reporter.
    Beyond that I do not think I am competent to make any judgement.

    #3: Are you aware that your article has been published all over south Asia and has just made a Paris publication?

    No.

    #4: Do you have any insider information that you would like to share with a bunch of LENR lunatics. (:->)

    Sorry, I do not have.

    #5: Is there anything else that you would like to share with us?

    Not at the moment.

    #6: If you are not already following LENR at http://www.e-catworld.com , why don’t you join us. We have Mats Lewans there, and occasionally Jed Rothwell will stop by.

    {no answer}

    And, finally, thank you for a great article. You did not pull any punches (that is a boxing related idiom: you did not underrate the reality and importance of LENR).

    Sincerely,

    Roger Bird, aka bachcole

    • Sanjeev

      He is not the author, nor has anything to do with LENR. The article was published by a news agency and all these newspapers simply made it available on their sites, as usually happens with press releases and agency news items. The content does pass through the editor’s desk I guess.

  • psi2u2

    This is a useful distinction. I can get behind some ritual shaming, but not the punishment aspect.

    • bachcole

      Yes, I will not be part of any red guard action.

  • Gerrit

    [OT] death count related to the Fukushima disaster is 1232 in 2014 according to Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun. You don’t hear much about that in the “free west press”.

  • ecatworld

    Discussion on this article on Reddit’s Futurology page: http://www.reddit.com/r/Futurology/comments/2ykpj4/cold_fusion_is_real_claim_scientists/

    • georgehants

      Morning Admin, have you seen the latest attempts at censoring such things as Cold Fusion.
      Websites such as this and Reddit would of course never show on a search.
      ———
      InfoWars
      Search Engine giant Google, the major driver of traffic to the
      majority of media portals is moving to change the way it ranks websites,
      declaring that it intends to use known partisan debunking outlets to determine the “truthfulness” of content.
      Currently, Google rankings are determined by the number of incoming
      links to a web page, meaning that if a story becomes popular it can be
      driven to the top of search results, and by viewed by millions of
      people.
      However, this is a little too democratic for the liking of some, who only like to get their “facts” from pre-approved sources.
      http://www.infowars.com/google-moving-to-shut-down-alternative-media-by-ranking-sites-on-facts-rather-than-popularity/

  • jousterusa

    The Indian people are a greatly innovative and inventive people who know the difficulty of introducing the new and different to the world. When I lived there I developed a great appreciation for their tenacity, endurance and intelligence, and I think they are the last people on Earth who would ever be duped by a scientific fraud. They know something very important and valuable is happening here, and I’d bet they are the first whose government backs them up.

  • Sanjeev

    Good to see that the Current Science special section has caused a complete reversal of opinions in msm (at least in India).
    There is almost zero opposition to cold fusion in India. (Whatever little there is, is just blind mimicry of opinions in other countries). The energy scene in India is very very bad at this time, so I guess its a fertile land for cold fusion to grow.
    I see a good amount of acceptance in China, Korea, Japan and Russia (and in UAE too), that’s whole eastern hemisphere of the Earth and a major chunk of world population. Most of the opposition is in US and EU, but these places have most of the cold fusion activity also, so it cancels out the negativity, sort of.

    I’m hopeful that in a few years of time, we will see many new lenr start-ups popping out of eastern countries. Future is bright for CF.

  • BroKeeper

    The rumblings of the thunderstorm of truth from the distant highlands will soon be felt at the damned denial dam below.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project.

    There was nothing more real than this tidal power project but it was killed. It will still be an uphill battle for LENR.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTUidrF3hQc

  • GreenWin

    Big News Network, which is a USA news-based consolidator has picked up this story and is distributing it widely. What’s most interesting about this is Big News Network is operated out of Dubai…

    “Big News Network is a news agency licensed by Tecom and is headquartered
    in Dubai Media City, in Dubai in the UAE with administrative offices in
    Sydney, Australia. Big News Network utilises its own journalists,
    contracted wire services, contributors, and other news agencies, in
    addition to spidering several thousand external news services to
    generate news content for its signature Big News Network.com site, and
    to power content for its associated network of eNewspaper and News.Net
    portals.”

    Dubai is of course a center for OPEC and middle east petroleum. Interesting this outlet is publishing LENR news widely – as if they have already developed a transition path from petro to cold fusion.

    • Gerrit
      • bachcole

        I wonder how impactful Paris Guardian is?

        I am going to email the author and ask him a few questions.

    • bachcole

      I doubt if they have figured out a transition path yet. They are still picking themselves up off of their marble floors.

      I guess we can stop being cautious and saying that we do not know yet if the Middle East and India are aware of LENR. The E-Cat is pretty much out of the bag for those people.

      • GreenWin

        The path may be in its earliest stage but it seems clear OPEC and various Petro-States are now well aware of LENR and its peer-reviewed science. For a good plot twist – perhaps the U.S. has promised our Middle East friends (Saudi) access to military grade LENR for defense purposes. Likewise with India – Obama was just there a week before the Current Science publication of LENR papers. And now Russia is LENR-serious. As Mike McKubre pointed out, no ONE nation will control this technology.

        • bachcole

          I still think that you are getting too far ahead of the evidence. I still think that they are on their way to hitting their heads on the floor from fainting, or just now picking themselves up and realizing that they are going to have to do something about it.

          • Omega Z

            The path is the market.
            It will be a gradual over several decades transition. The market will make it gradual. The market is self balancing.

            When Oil is high, some invest in new technology to make more available & the price drops. When it becomes to cheap to be profitable, they drill less wells. Prices=supply/demand continuously rise/fall always trying to find an equilibrium with production costs plus a profit.

            LENR will just be another variable in the energy mix. Oil will be the last to be effected by it due to how it’s used. Likely it’s 1st serious hit will be transitioning of maritime shipping. Regardless, It will all be market driven & market is not necessarily a fast track as some assume. It sways to and fro by the moment like oil prices.

  • Zack Iszard

    Great work, Gerrit! I’ve just emailed the USNews link to my old colleagues from university.Doing my part to spread the word!

    On another note, I think the mainstream coverage breaking point in the Information Age is repeated mainstream coverage somewhere in the world. IANS I think is the ticket.

    I can’t program web bots or else I would do this: is anyone logging the frequency of news mentions of the Current Science special report? It would be informative to track, for example, the number of results Google generates for a specific string.

    • Zack Iszard

      I’ll add that I think MIT has half a foot in the doorway of reclaiming its status as the epicenter of LENR research with the “Intro to Cold Fusion” course. I am not so pessimistic about the timing of the inevitable adoption of LENR research by universities in the West. Ideally, Asian universities would get a bit of a head start on EU and US involvement, just to offset the greater concentration of funding that EU and US universities receive.

      • Omega Z

        MIT doesn’t promote LENR/CF.
        The program that’s presented is done by a tenured professor on his own time during a break in classes. It is not credited.

        There is more going on in U.S. Universities then it appears. Robert Duncan started the Skinr research at Missouri University under private funding. Now having taken new employment at Texas Tech as VP over research, He is initiating research their as well. This will actually involve Government(State I believe) research funds.

        There is also additional work at other Universities being done by tenured professors tho sometimes under a different heading like Plasma Physics & such. What they Aren’t doing is waving their hands drawing attention. That would risk their funding at this time.

        I think some of this is being done with a wink & a nod, tongue in cheek of University management. If they have any clue it could come of age, they don’t want to get caught flat footed. They want to at least have a toe in the door. This will be of benefit should it eventually be given official funding. Quicker to wright up grant requests.

        • Omega Z

          ugh?
          wright–write

          I had read something that mentioned the Wright brothers & crap happens. 🙂

          • psi2u2

            Omega, you should be able to edit after posting.

  • georgehants

    North Korea next to start work on Cold Fusion, we must all feel so proud of the UK, USA etc.
    Our scientists must feel so good that they have hidden another major scientific breakthrough from the population.

  • Freethinker

    🙂

  • mcloki

    More likely others will do the hard work getting it to work and then a multinational will come along, whip out their checkbook and buy them out.

    • bachcole

      I know that this will come as a surprise to you, but no one has to sell out, People do it willingly, when they do it.

  • Gerrit
    • bachcole

      You are doing good, Gerrit. This story just keeps spreading all over south Asia. I fear that as soon as maryyugo finds out about it the story will slow down.

      • Freethinker

        Me thinks ol’ Mary has slowed down …

        • builditnow

          What happens to those shown to have committed multiple crimes against the whole planet and all it’s inhabitants.

          The maryugo team is still active, however, they could be getting ready to run for cover. If it’s shown that a team like maryugo deliberately slowed down LENR / Cold Fusion, knowing full well LENR is / was real, there could be a (big … huge?) price to pay. What happens to someone who commits multiple crimes against the entire planet and all its inhabitants. The question is, can they cover their tracks fast enough, or, is it too late already? Are the wikipedia editors also running cover?

          • Nicholas Chandler-Yates

            wikipedia just covers the mainstream view… its the editors of ‘Nature’ and ‘Science’ that should actual worry. but to be honest, no one will be ‘punished’ for this.

            • Omega Z

              “but to be honest, no one will be ‘punished’ for this.”
              That us exactly what history shows us.
              Although I think the Vatican did offer an apology to Galileo. Just 500 years to late.

        • Nicholas Chandler-Yates

          nope… mary yugo has already shown up in the comments section of each of the news articles

  • Gerrit
    • bachcole

      Can you tell what nation the website is oriented to? If I stay there too long it will crash my computer. (Yes, I am taking steps to get an upgrade.)

      • Jamie Sibley

        It is targeted to the Indian audiance.

  • Gerrit

    Both articles originate from IANS – Indo Asian News Service. A news agency like Associated Press. Maybe more news outlets will carry this story.

    • ecatworld

      Thanks for the explanation, Gerrit — I have added the note in the article above.

  • bachcole

    I left an encouraging comment. But as usual, I didn’t see anyone else’s encouraging comment.

  • bachcole

    The Juggernaut rolls on.