LENR in the New York Times (For a Jewelry Prize)

It’s not very often that you read the world LENR in the New York Times — but today there’s a short feature in the Fashion and Style section of the newspaper which reports on the winners of the Schmuck contemporary jewelry fair competition held in Munich Germany.

One of the winning entries is a brooch entitled “Homage to LENR II”, by Stefano Marchetti. The brooch, according to the NYT article ” refers to cold fusion, or low energy nuclear reactions.” The article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/fashion/jewelry-schmuck.html?_r=0 Picture is below:

Homage to LENR II by Stefano Marchetti (Photo source: Pinterest)

On this website Stefano Marchetti writes about the piece:

During the last hundred years, science has made it possible to control and transform atoms into subatomic particles and vice versa. These reactions required complicated devices or dangerous sources of energy. Today, instead, it seems possible to control metal transmutations in easier and less dangerous ways. The philosopher’s stone does, in fact, already exist. The so-called low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), would allow for the recombination of different elements’ nuclei into metallic transmutations.
Well, as soon as I heard that the philosopher’s stone existed, I knew exactly what to do. Finally I had no doubts: as I am a goldsmith, it definitely ought to be a piece of jewellery! The first piece I made with this purpose in mind was the brooch LENR, made in 2012.

It’s not a science or business story, but at least something on LENR from the New York Times.

  • sam

    This is a interesting article from Lenr and cold fusion news blog.
    Rossi: Yes The E-Cat X Produces Electricity Directly
    Published December 26, 2015 | By jennifer

    The latest version of Andrea Rossi’s e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device could produce electricity without mechanical means. The inventor himself made that claim on his blog on December 26, 2015.
    “Here is the big news: yes, the E-Cat X produces directly electric power,” Rossi wrote to a correspondent named James Watt. “We are working to harness and make it work.”

    What this means is that the E-Cat X works more like a fuel cell than a generator. Most electricity is made by generators where an engine or a turbine turns a generator that makes the electricity. In fuel cells like the ones now available in cars such as the Toyota Mirai, electricity is produced directly by an electrochemical reaction.
    This is exciting news because it could greatly reduce the size, cost and complexity of the devices. Instead of having two devices a reactor to make heat and steam and a turbine to make electricity there would be just one device. That would lower production costs and maintenance costs because there would be less that could go wrong.

    The Hydrogen Powered Toyota Mirai
    It also means it would be far easier to adapt LENR devices for uses such as powering trains or automobiles. An LENR device could take the place of batteries in electric cars like the Tesla and hydrogen-powered fuel cells in vehicles such as the Mirai.
    Another use would to be to replace pollution-generating diesel engines in railroad locomotives. That make could make trains more efficient because they would no longer have to carry fuel and allow for electric trains without powerlines and other infrastructure. Among other things that would make it cheaper and easier to construct high-speed rail lines because there would be no powerlines. That would also make such systems less vulnerable to weather, natural disasters, system failures, blackouts and sabotage.

    Current generation electric trains like Germany’s ICE require power lines for operation.
    Other uses could be to power homes and businesses, industrial equipment, agricultural equipment, earthmoving machines, mining machines, construction machines, weapons systems for the military, ships, aircraft including drones and helicopters, robots and space probes.
    Obviously there’s a lot we don’t know here including the amount of electricity it generates, the cost of operation, the coefficient of power (COP), the size of the device and the amount of fuel it burns. Another potential problem is heat, because some fuel cells run very hot.
    One has to wonder if other LENR researchers including Russia’s Alexander G. Parkhomov will soon be able to duplicate the E-Cat X and its ability to make electricity. It has been a year since Parkohomov revealed his duplication of another Rossi’s devices the hot E-cat to the world.
    Hopefully Rossi will soon make evidence verifying this claim public. That way researchers can ascertain if this is a practical effect that can be duplicated and harnessed or just another fantastic statement from Andrea Rossi.

  • Alan DeAngelis
  • Curbina

    Interesting choice of the jeweler!

  • Albert D. Kallal

    This is interesting, since art has a
    LONG history of counter culture.

    In other words, be it human rights, or
    many other issues of the day, art often is a means to make a public statements
    that “sneak” past the filters of popular media.

    This also shows that many outside of the
    mainstream are well aware of LENR.

    I don’t wear t-shirts and pull-overs,
    but I often considered purchasing a sweatshirt from the ECW store for my
    popular friends to wear around town!

    So culture events such as art, music
    etc. does have a place in spreading the LENR word. Who knows, this being the
    FIRST cultural piece of jewelry to promote LENR could be worth a small fortune
    down the road! This is history in the making!

    Albert D. Kallal
    Edmonton, Alberta Canada

  • Smart Artist.

  • psi2u2

    I hope so too.

  • Gerard McEk

    Let us hope that this juwelry cathalyser finally heats up the media for LENR!