“Cold Fusion Is News Again” (Inverse.com)

There’s an article from the Inverse.com website titled “Cold Fusion is News Again, But the Search for the Energy Holy Grail Ain’t Over” which looks at some of the current news in the world of LENR, and interviews Jean Paul Biberian and Ed Storms.

Article here: https://www.inverse.com/article/14355-cold-fusion-is-news-again-but-the-search-for-the-energy-holy-grail-ain-t-over

Here are a couple of quotes:

“This big question is, ‘Can you trust him?” says Edmund Storms, a nuclear chemist with a background in radiochemistry and nuclear physics. “His claims are not based upon good science, and many attempts to replicate [results he claims to have achieved] have failed, so we’re in a sort of awkward position on the path toward possible application. But the basic phenomenon is, I think, well-supported with palladium deuteride. Rossi could not be reached for this article.”

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When pressed about whether or not he believes in Rossi’s work, Biberian laughed. “This is the most difficult question.” Rossi has said that after a month of analysis the state of his nickel powder has been altered, shifting from natural nickel isotopes – 58, 60, 61, and 64 – to almost entirely Ni-62. He claims a similar result with lithium. “If this is true, then [a nuclear phenomenon] must have happened, unless he’s a magician.”

  • Mike Rion

    We understand little more about Nuclear Fission at this point in time than we did in 1938, but that didn’t stop us from making history altering explosions with it early on and fueling nuclear power stations a bit later. Sometimes practical application of something can be accomplished well before true understanding. A good example would be primitive mans use of fire. Just because Rossi isn’t able to explain why doesn’t mean that he can’t do what he claims.

  • sam

    then [a nuclear phenomenon] must have happened.

  • Alex Fenrick

    This part of the article really stands out for me….I have to agree 100% with Biberian…true magic that Rossi is not able to explain…..

    Rossi has said that after a month of analysis the state of his nickel powder has been altered, shifting from natural nickel isotopes – 58, 60, 61, and 64 – to almost entirely Ni-62. He claims a similar result with lithium. “If this is true, then [a nuclear phenomenon] must have happened, unless he’s a magician.”

    • Omega Z

      “to almost entirely Ni-62”
      This is actually not True. Rossi has responded to this on JONP long ago as a sample bias. It doesn’t show the full picture. Yet everyone still repeats this.

      • Alex Fenrick

        If that is true I Omega…I definintely stand corrected. I will go research that deeper. Thank you.

  • sam

    The Big Question is”Who can you Trust”

    • HS61AF91

      ” … “This big question is, ‘Can you trust him?” says Edmund Storms, a nuclear chemist with a background in radiochemistry and nuclear physics. … ” This describes the overriding tone of the article. Just going to have sold and running e-Cats around the world demonstrating the error of this abbreviated tome.

    • sam

      I still trust Rossi.

  • Gerard McEk

    Interesting article, but I very much would have preferred that the dispute between AR and IH would not have happend. It is as these two scientists say: there is no rock solid prove of AR yet.
    If IH turns out to be blamed for the dispute, I think they owe the world a manifold of the money AR claims and both directors should be put in custody. If AR turns out to be fraudulent, he belongs there too. In all cases I hope to see clear proves, otherwise the doubt will continue.