2013 could very well be remembered as the year that the mainstream media discovered both cold and hot fusion. Recently there has been quite a bit of interest in two very promising technologies Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) and small scale hot fusion.
Small Scale Hot Fusion Device at the Princeton Particle Physics Lab courtesy Washington Post
President Obama has finally decided that climate change is a critical issue and he should do something about it. With reelection safely behind him, the President has set new limits on the amount of carbon dioxide power plants can emit. Unfortunately Obama didn’t mention any new technologies such as low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) that could replace coal burning power plants completely and eliminate the problem in the first place in his speech.
Ironically enough the heat got to Obama as he discussed climate change at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013. Courtesy Associated Press
The Swedish TV show World of Science’s documentary about Andrea Rossi made some interesting revelations about the ecat inventor and his work and stirred up a lot of controversy.
The program’s reporter Linus Brohult travelled to Italy to interview Rossi and view his ecat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) technology. Like recent US documentary the Beleivers the World of Science features a clip from the 1997 film The Saint which featured a cold fusion reactor as a plot device. The documentary shows pictures of Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons back in 1989.
The United States Air Force (USAF) may have tested a drone space plane powered by Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR). The X-37B a robot space plane landed at the Vandenberg Air Force Base (the USAF’s space center) on Saturday June 16 after 15 months in orbit.
The Air Force brass refused to reveal any details about the plane or its’ mission, although Vandenberg’s public relations department did release a video of its landing. There has been a lot of media speculation about the X-37B, the media thinks it might be a replacement for the space shuttle or a prototype space fighter. A more likely possibility is that it is a next generation attack drone or spy plane.
Some of the scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center think that it could be possible to build aircraft powered by low energy nuclear reactions. Langley’s Chief Scientist Dennis Bushnell mentioned the possibly of hyper sonic transports (next generation airliners) and “neighbor-friendly personal fly-drive air vehicles” (flying cars) powered by LENR in a recent blog post.
In a recent video another Langley scientist Joseph Zawodny mentioned the possibility of an LENR powered space plane. That video even featured animation of two possible LENR powered space planes. Zawodny also mentioned that he is working with an unnamed contractor on the development of such a plane.
NASA the US Space Agency has released a new video that reveals a lot more about its Low Energy Nuclear Reactions research. Like the video released in January this one shows NASA scientist Joseph M. Zawodny PhD discussing his LENR research. The video is called NASA LaRC Abundant Clean/Green Energy. Interestingly enough NASA doesn’t say what LaRC stands for.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA the US government’s space agency has apparently filed a patent application for a low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) energy source. Joe Zawodny a Senior Research Scientist at the agency’s Langley Research Center made that revelation in a blog entry dated January 14.
Zawodny is the scientist seen in what appears to be an official NASA video promoting what is described as “NASA’s method for Enhancement of Surface Plasmon Polaritrons to Initiate and Sustain LENR in Metal Hydride Solutions a clean nuclear energy for your power operated technology.” These are the words used by a NASA announcer.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration or NASA (the US government’s space agency) is seriously investigating cold fusion according to the New Energy Times blog. In article posted at the blog, writer Steven B. Krivit claims NASA has gone to some lengths to investigate Andrea Rossi and Francessco Piantelli’s efforts to develop low energy nuclear reactors.