A course on cold fusion or low energy nuclear reaction has been conducted at America’s most prestigious technology research university the Massachusetts Institute of Technology or MIT.

The Cold Fusion Times blog reports that Professor Peter L. Hagelstein and Dr. Mitchell Schwartz held a seven day long course in cold fusion at the prestigious school. The course included the demonstration of an LENR device built by a company called Jet Energy Inc. The device apparently generated a significant amount of energy. Details were not readily available. Cold Fusion Times did not reveal what the device’s coefficient of power was but mentioned 10.

The device apparently uses nanotechnology to create an engineered lattice that makes the “Low Energy Nuclear Reaction” reaction possible. Jet calls its technology Lattice Assisted Nuclear Reaction or LANR. The device itself is called NANOR but I could not find out what that acronym means.

Jet Energy Inc. is based in Wellsley Hills, Massachusetts, which is apparently a Boston suburb. MIT is located in the Boston suburb of Cambridge so there is apparently some connection between MIT and the company. The company’s website does not state what its plans will be or what it plans to do with its LENR technology.

Professor Peter L. Hagelstein

The MIT course consisted of the demonstration and five days of presentations by Professor Hagelstein who explained his cold fusion theories. Hagelstein is a long time LENR proponent who is part of Cold Fusion Energy Inc, a consortium of scientists dedicated to commercializing cold fusion. It is not known whether there is a connection between that group and Jet Energy Inc. Halestein is a principal investigator at MIT’s Research Laboratory of Electronics.

MIT is one of the most prestigious technology and research universities in the United States. The presence of a cold fusion research course there is exciting because it indicates growing mainstream scientific acceptance of LENR. MIT is a bastion of the US scientific establishment. It also has close connections to the US military industrial complex and much of the work there is financed by the Pentagon. This could mean that official cold fusion research is about to begin at the school which would be a welcome development.