Posts Tagged ‘Cold Fusion’

Report and data of today’s Cold Fusion test (Rossi)

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

When the discovery of a potential energy source based on nuclear reactions in metals (Cold Fusion) was made public in 1989 in a press conference, information of the scientific basis of the claims only spread slowly. Scientists would exchange faxes with sketches of the experimental setup. I was too young to take notice back then. But what is happening today reminds me of what I know about the situation back then.

Today a supposed 1MW Cold Fusion reactor was tested in Bologna. The inventor, Andrea Rossi has just released photos of a 3 page test report in the discussion forum of his journal/blog. Unlike 1989 whatever information is available will spread across the globe in seconds. And unlike 1989 it’s not about a discovery. It’s about technology…

Available for download: page 1, page 2, page 3, data

Is Condensed Matter Nuclear Science at a Critical Point?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

In 2007 Edmund Storms’ book The Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction was published. This compilation of evidence and explanations about Cold Fusion lists 157 experiments from 1989 to 2004 where excess power in form of heat was generated. In other words: more energy came out than was put in. Figure 39 from the book is reproduced here (click to enlarge images). It shows that more than 100 experiments produced close to 0 Watt excess power. But in the upper limit two experiments produced ~100 Watt, one gave 144 Watt, and one 183 Watt. (more…)

Cold Fusion is Warming Up – Again

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

For about 50 years science has been trying to reproduce the process that powers the sun and use it as an energy supply on earth. In eight years the international fusion reactor ITER is supposed to get operative and initiate the age of Hot Fusion – a scientific dream and a billion Euro project. Currently a conference is taking place in Washington DC, right at the doorstep of US Congress. It’s motto: “Exciting New Science and Potential Clean Energy.” But it’s not about Hot Fusion. The following is a translation of a report on Cold Fusion that aired on Deutschlandfunk today. It was followed by a conference report by the science correspondent. (more…)

Lobbying for Cold Fusion

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

In 2004 the German online magazine Telepolis ran my mini series about Cold Fusion. The background was an evaluation of the state of research by the US Department of Energy. Their conclusion remained ambiguous. A home program for Cold Fusion, as the proponents had hoped for, was not established. Now the science lobbying has entered another round. Since Monday the 14th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science is held at the doorstep of US Congress. But ground work is international and especially going strong in India. A key role is attributed to a recent demonstration of Cold Fusion at Osaka University in Japan, which some hope to be the beginning of a breakthrough. Part 7 tells a background story of these scientific and political efforts. (more…)