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VIDEOS: Reality of Cheap Clean Cold Fusion; Cheap Clean Hydrogen on Demand; & Air Car, NOW

OIL SLAVES OF THE WORLD, REVOLT. Forget Peak Oil and Forget Veg Oil. Forget "Hybrids", that last overpriced clientelistic gasp of the dying oil industry. Go Water Engine. Go Air Car Engine. A dozen videos for you to break through the corporate media Berlin Wall technological denial about it. The rest of the world moves on, in technological innovation, as the U.S. oil majors keep you trapped in their technology. --- Tremendous power, clean and without emissions except water vapor (for water engine, hundreds of time more kick than petrol) and zero emissions at all without even water vapor for the air car (easily rechargeable, with compressed air--instead of with oil's wasteful low efficiency explosions moving pistons; explosions and thermodynamics are unrequired to move pistons) --- New clean energy sources are here. Many say that all the peoples of the world, particularly in the industrialized nations, need to scale back their energy consumption, ending their hopes for a brighter future. However, the limitations are entirely a false social control trap, a sign of being brainwashed by media lies. What if there were an ultimate solution of infinitely clean source that almost no one had previously expected, water? Or just using compressed air? Information on patents and reality of such technologies--and how one non-oil car is about to explode out of repression: the AIR CAR GOES INTO MASS PRODUCTION (via a Guy Negre's French corporation MDI (Motor Development International) allied with the Indian car manufacturer, Tata Motors. Air Car mass production started up February 2007.)
Air Car NOW in Mass Production from February 2007 (CNN, India)
Air Car NOW in Mass Production from February 2007 (CNN, India)
Denny Klein Water Car (Fox News, Florida, 2006)
Denny Klein Water Car (Fox News, Florida, 2006)
Stan Meyer Water Car (documentary, BBC, 1995)
Stan Meyer Water Car (documentary, BBC, 1995)

"I believe that water will one day be employed as a fuel. That hydrogen and oxygen that constitute it, used singularly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity that coal is not capable. I believe that when the deposits of coal are exhausted, we will heat and warm ourselves with water. Water will be the coal of the future." ~ Jules Verne, 1870. [writing before oil was utilized more than about five years.]


A related group of videos on this point:

VIDEO: Stan Meyer: Water Car Inventor Murdered
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3333992194168790800 [THIS
IS AN EXCERPT of this longer 50 minute BBC aired film, "It Runs on
Water", below]
16 min - Apr 8, 2006 - (802 ratings)
[New Zealand] water bike on 60 minutes: Free energy is here NOW:
 http://www.gigagone. ...

VIDEO: The next 'Stan Meyer', below. Fox News covered it of all
organizations, in Florida. Denny Klein of Hydrogen Technologies,
with patents like Meyers actually goes to lackey Congress and
demonstrated his water car to them all. Still silence:
Denny Klein of Hydrogen Technologies, Water Car & HHO water welding torch
Water Car  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb8wIqECwGE
3 min - May 23, 2006 - (25 ratings)
A car that runs on water. I tried to e-mail the news people to get
when this ...
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wb8wIqECwGE (3 min)

VIDEO: Very good backgrounder, on the same effect under a different name
and different technological tweaking:
Phenomenon Archives: Heavy Watergate, The War Against Cold Fusion
46 min - Oct 19, 2006 - (130 ratings)
Heavy Watergate, the War Against Cold Fusion,' viewers investigate
the idea of cold ...
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2229511748333360205 (46 min)

VIDEO: Equinox - It Runs on Water (1995)
50 min - Apr 17, 2006 - small full starsmall full starsmall full
starsmall full starsmall half star (634 ratings)
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2464139837181538044 (50 min)

VIDEO: Excerpts from Cold Fusion: Fire from Water (1999)
38 min - Jan 5, 2007
... phenomenal 1999 documentary Cold Fusion: Fire from Water,
produced by [soon dead under supposedly suspicious circumstances]
Eugene Mallove...[the ex-MIT researcher who quit when he found high
level U.S. government orchestrated scientific fraud in the MIT study
"disproving" cold fusion--MIT had huge 'hot fusion' physics
contracts to keep up, like many other areas--and this was
watersplitting with typical 'nuclear ash' like helium and tritium,
though without radiation--and done with chemistry instead of with 50
years of pricey Big Science technology
 http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6426393169641611451 (38 min)

[That last one 'talks down' on solar, though that was from 1999.
There are three novel technologies now that make solar even cheaper
than coal/oil
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/05/358874.shtml, and
operatable in different climates.]

I've heard of this guy, though this is the first time I have seen
him interviewed:

VIDEO: Interview with Philippines Inventor Daniel Dingel About his Water
Car (2002)
(9:37) Dingel has run his prototype cars on water since the 1960s
(he talks of the World Bank/IMF keeping it from development in his
country, with the threat of they will refuse to give the greater
Philippines any loans if they help Dingel; he talks quickly about
one-sided contracts that Germans and Japanese have attempted to give
him, that he refused. He says he wants to start a foundation to fund
mass production, instead of the potential strings that come from
exclusive patent rights that the German automakers or Japanese
automakers wanted from him, who have contacted him.

VIDEO: Here's another Japanese water car
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1OWDcWoXHs&mode=related&search= (3:31)

One more coda: I didn't know the huge conglomerate General Motors
now has one. Literally. Only one. Though others are mass producing
other things already though, GM seems to be working toward turning
it into the ultimate cross-roadway platform (since the driver's
location can be quickly moved back and forth, from left or right),
as well as a 'one car for all uses' since you can remove the top,
and 'clip on' a different body for convertibles, trucks, vans,
etc.--all from one car base you own.

VIDEO: GM Hy-Wire water car on Top Gear
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLKExuHlQMQ&NR=1 (5:49)



Here's an Air Car arrangement.

VIDEO: Frenchman Guy Negre's Air Car (additionally features an Australian rotary Wankel AIR engine, though only Negre's is going into mass production right now, 2007)
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=QmqpGZv0YT4 (8:52)
Beyond Tomorrow 2005 more info:  http://www.theaircar.com/
MDI (Motor Development International, Inc., located in Nice, France),
on the show Beyond Tomorrow (2005). Supposedly, this program
indicates they are starting to sell these commercially in 2006--in
2, 4, or 6 cylinder versions starting around $15,000.

Ideally, one tweak would be to put some solar power panels on the
roof and an air compressor onboard, and the whole infrastructure of
even having to stop to "refuel" (put in more compressed air) is

Negre just signed mass production of the air car!

MDI signed an agreement with Tata Motors - NEW

An engine which uses air as fuel
Tata Motors and technology inventor, MDI of France, sign agreement

MUMBAI, 5th of February 2007

Tata Motors, in keeping with its role as the leading company in India for automotive R&D, has signed an agreement, in yet another exciting engineering and development effort, with MDI of France for application in India of MDI's path-breaking technology for engines powered by air.

The MDI Group is headed by Mr. Guy Negre, who founded the company in the 1990s in pursuit of his dream to pioneer an engine using just compressed air as fuel - which may be the ultimate environment-friendly engine yet. Besides, the engine is efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and capable of other applications like power generation.

The agreement between Tata Motors and MDI envisages Tata's supporting further development and refinement of the technology, and its application and licensing for India.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr. Guy Negre has said, "MDI has for many years been engaged in developing environment-friendly engines. MDI is happy to conclude this agreement with Tata Motors and work together with this important and experienced industrial group to develop a new and cost-saving technology for various applications for the Indian market that meets with severe regulations for environmental protection. We are continuing the development with our own business concept of licensing car manufacturers in other parts of the world where the production is located close to the markets. We have also developed this new technology for other applications where cost competitiveness combined with respect for environmental questions has our priority."

- About MDI
MDI is a small, family-controlled company located at Carros, near Nice (Southern France) where Mr. Guy Negre and Mr. Cyril Nègre, together with their technical team, have developed a new engine technology with the purpose of economising energy and respect severe ecological requirements - at competitive costs.

- About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 5.5 billion in 2005-06. With over 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world's fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia and in Australia. Tata Motors and Fiat Auto have announced the formation of an industrial joint venture in India to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets. Tata Motors already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. The company's international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, a bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; a joint venture with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches; and a joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market pickup vehicles in Thailand. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.



VIDEO: CNN-India: Car that runs on air in India soon
 http://youtube.com/watch?v=J_i3aMz7q1w (01:11)
 http://www.ibnlive.com/news/car-that-runs- on-air-in-india-soon/36806-11.html




Oil Regime Keeps Us from Investing in Sustainable Wind/Sun: More Power Than Oil Ever Could

SUN: ONLY HALF OF 1% of globe required to match current energy use, before the above inventions: much smaller than that required now. Every year the sun pours down the equivalent of 1.5m barrels of oil of energy for every square kilometre, without pollution. Estimates it takes only 0.5% of the world's hot deserts with current technology called concentrated solar power (CSP) to provide the world's entire electricity needs.

WIND: ONLY 5% OF KNOWN WIND SITES required to DOUBLE global energy capacity above current usage, and without pollution. Wind power could generate enough electricity to support the world's energy needs several times over, according to map of global wind speeds--first of its kind. The map, compiled by researchers at Stanford University, shows wind speeds at more than 8,000 sites around the world. They found that at least 13% of those sites experience winds fast enough to power current wind turbines. If turbines were set up in all these regions, they would generate 72 terawatts. That's more than five times world's current energy needs...if only potentially doubled energy use is projected, then that means [only (13/5)x2] it takes ONLY 5.2% OF THOSE SITES being used to double world energy capacities. That's only about 400 wind farms and you DOUBLE global energy capacity.

North America and parts of Northern Europe have a high number of ideal spots for setting up wind turbines. Approximately 20% of Denmark's energy is wind power. USA, with best place in world for wind turbines, only generates 1% from wind.



Gary Vesperman 19.06.2006 20:22
A History Of 52 'New Energy' Technology Invention Suppressions That Demote Consumer Choice
permanent batteries; "hydrogen on demand" engines (burning high frequency low amp electric split H2O: two monoatomic hydrogens in an oxygen atmosphere, waste is what you started with--water, once more); nuclear waste remediation technologies; Brazil just went energy sufficient; and more, all suppressed.

"In the last two months, there have been three incidents of energy inventors threatened with death by gun-toting thugs....This is the third version of my compilation of specific ENERGY SUPPRESSION cases [including NUCLEAR WASTE REMEDIATION SUPPRESSION technologies, suppressed by U.S.'s Department of Energy, particularly, in their aegis, Spencer Abraham]. This time I decided to get serious. I thoroughly reviewed my own files and a few web sites pertaining to energy suppression [and came up with 52 CASES OF ENERGY AND NUCLEAR REMEDIATION TECHNOLOGICAL SUPPRESSION]. Deleted were some cases that didn't appear to be authentic suppression. I also incorporated some thoughtful comments that had been emailed to me...."

"Inventors in their zeal to improve the well-being of their fellow inhabitants of Planet Earth face such perils as poverty, slander, ridicule, and neglect. Inventors of energy devices sometimes have also been bullied by large energy-related corporations and allies in the United States Government who seek to maintain their energy slavery....The illegal as well as legal tactics of these suppression actions have encompassed: imprisonment on false charges, IRS harassment, burglaries, bribery with huge sums of money, and even murder....[T]he oil companies will do EVERYTHING in their power to suppress this kind of technology, because it could reduce the gasoline consumption in the U.S. by 76% over a 5-year term. The government will lose mega bucks in gasoline taxes. The major car manufacturers will lose billions spent on the technology of the fuel injection systems, my technology makes theirs obsolete. I put all my patent and shop drawings up on this website..."



repost 04.06.2006 15:33
Water Fuel Experimenters Ken Rasmussen & Team in CA Threatened with Death by Hired Goons

On May 16, 2006, a technician of a team of garage experimenters investigating a hydrogen-on-demand technology from water was run off the road near a rural intersection, and then accosted by four white, middle-aged males in black suits, carrying Glocks and Mac tens. The assailants were driving a late model, black Lincoln Town Car. This technician is the latest victim in a growing American crime spree of mafia-like threats, and is an associate of the New Energy Congress member, Ken Rasmussen. Both he and Rasmussen had been working together on the water cell project, and were lining up investors for the water cell for the first time in just the last week. Rasmussen runs an alternative energy news service as well. This threat is only one month after Bill Williams was similarly accosted and threatened because of his separate experimentation and success with running a regular gas-engine vehicle on a water fuel based Joe cell instead.

"In closing, Rasmussen said, "We have this kind warning to fellow experimenters who try to challenge the conventional physics being taught to students around the world. Challenge the system, the system that says oil is god, and there are paid mafia goons all over the world who will stop you for a few measly dollars. We know, because we met their guns face to face. Please continue your noble research, but PLEASE PLEASE watch your backside."

Rasmussen's words to the assailants were that if anyone was harmed, the plans for this technology would be plastered all over the Internet. He believes that cowering to bullies is not good policy.



it runs on water 31.05.2006 12:11
More Water Engine, Inventor Danny Klein's HHO water car and patented HHO welding torch
another version; patents of Florida Inventor Danny Klein, video is from Fox News no less...

says Klein is "off to demonstrate his water car to Congress", oil corporation run newsmaker blackout assuredly to follow...

The future is already here.



thoughtful grouping 24.05.2006 07:52
Forget Peak or Veg Oil, go Water Engine: plans, video, politics of zero point excited H20

Water Car Inventor Stanley Meyer Presumably Murdered in 1998, another (Bill Williams) recently threatened in April 2006. Other inventors in New Zealand (on a 60 Minutes programme) are presently patenting "excitated" water--running in UNADAPTED regular engines. Other versions, however, show anyone can make a Joe Cell because its basic energy physics, though definitely not exclusively thermodynamics....I could care less to hear the terms "orgone" or "etheric" in some of the less recommended layman's videos below, though I include them because nothing else I have found demonstrates the visual aspects more spot on than some of these.

FIRST, to brace and educate yourself, I recommended a set of videos from 1995 that have more scientific terms. (These are followed by some on Tesla if you want, though they are unrequired.) Then, SECOND, watch the latter ones. in THAT order. It's labeled below.

"It would appear that Pandora's box has been opened on this, never to be shut." And it does mean that the only thing holding oil in place anymore for an energy choice is politics instead of economics: the purpose of oil now more than ever is clearly to maintain environmentally degradative political frameworks and corporate state corruption of the world's democracies. Free yourself from oil, put the oil majors out of business. Put Schlumberger, Halliburton, BP, Chevron-Texaco, the Rockefellers, the Saudis, the Bushes, all out of business. And save the planet at the same moment. Stanley Meyer mentioned that NASA is already using water engines technology in black operations, and admitted to contracts with him. This is big. Really really big. See 20 sequence "Joe Cell" water engine building process videos below as well. It's all you could ever want. Forget Peak Oil and Forget Veg Oil. Go Water Engine. (and Go Air Engine.)


"It would appear that Pandora's box has been opened on this, never to be shut." And it does mean that the only thing holding oil in place for an energy choice is politics instead of economics: the purpose of oil now more than ever is clearly to maintain environmentally degradative political frameworks and corporate state corruption of the world's democracies.

good luck with that 28.May.2007 15:28

warning: "zero point energy" = "magic" ... invest today

> Other inventors in New Zealand (on a 60 Minutes programme) are presently patenting "excitated"
> water--running in UNADAPTED regular engines. Other versions, however, show anyone can make a
> Joe Cell because its basic energy physics, though definitely not exclusively thermodynamics....I
> could care less to hear the terms "orgone" or "etheric" in some of the less recommended layman's
> videos below, though I include them because nothing else I have found demonstrates the visual
> aspects more spot on than some of these.

If your best sources still have obvious pseudoscience even in their "layman's explanations," it's unlikely that their more esoteric rationales hold much weight either. The fact is, it takes exactly the same amount of energy to turn water into burnable fuel as you get back by burning the fuel.

That doesn't mean using hydrogen as alternative to gasoline or biodiesel is a bad idea, it just means you need an actual power source to get the hydrogen from the water in the first place.

You can make a video that demonstrates anything. Videos don't prove these "technologies" are legit. Repeatability, instructions that anybody can follow to build and use these devices prove the technologies are legit, if the devices work for other people.

videos start your path to do exactly that 28.May.2007 23:49

more informed

said above: "You can make a video that demonstrates anything. Videos don't prove these "technologies" are legit. Repeatability, instructions that anybody can follow to build and use these devices prove the technologies are legit, if the devices work for other people."

This critique is inconsequential and pointless--and quite bizarre. The videos start your path to do exactly that. The medium in which you are informed about it has nothing to do with it.

Several other videos:

VIDEO: Steven B. Krivit, New Energy Times Editor, Report from ACS Chicago
44 min - Apr 8, 2007
From Cold Fusion To Low Energy Nuclear Reactions: 2007 Update Presentation by Steven B. Krivit, editor of New Energy Times, at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Chicago, Illinois on March 29, 2007. Explains why "cold fusion" was thought to be a mistake, current status of and terminology for the field, the materials science challenges, brief survey of excess heat claims, overview of [U.S. Navy's] SPAWAR CR-39 and co-deposition work, summary of nuclear ash and effects, overview of the Widom-Larsen theory. See New Energy Times  http://newenergytimes.com for more information.

VIDEO: What Really Happened with Cold Fusion, and Why Is It Coming Back?
New Energy Institute
15 min 13 sec - Jan 6, 2007
This talk was presented on Nov. 1, 2005 in San Francisco, Calif. at the International Congress on Nanotechnology by New Energy Times editor ... all » and New Energy Institute executive director, Steven B. Krivit.

[nice image]
Real Cold Fusion
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This is a working cold fusion experiment done in Japan

VIDEO: Free Energy - Zero-Point Energy Extraction from the Quantum Vacuum
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1 hr 10 min 32 sec - Jul 21, 2006
Browse: zero point energy, tesla

This is Tom Valone's amazing video lecture Zero-Point Energy Extraction from the Quantum Vacuum (2004) where he gives a great overview of the various methods to extract free energy directly from the quantum vacuum to power our homes and machines.

Today we face a destabilizing dependency on irreplaceable fossil fuels which are also rapidly dwindling. A real need exists for a portable source of power that can compete with fossil fuel and its energy density. A further need exists for a fuelless source of power which, by definition, does not require re-fueling. One possible source could be zero-point energy (ZPE).

A major feasibility study by Valone's Integrity Research Institute placed its emphasis on the practical potential for ZPE energy conversion, especially in view of recent advances in nanotechnology, than in the theory. With primary reference to the works of Casimir, Pinto, Mead and Milonni, key principles for the proposed extraction of energy for useful work are identified and analyzed. These principles fall into the thermodynamic, fluidic, mechanical, and electromagnetic areas of primary, forcelike quantities that apply to all energy systems. A search of ZPE literature reveals that these principles also apply to the quantum level.

U.S. Navy Cold Fusion Research Lab (5:30)
Added: November 01, 2006
Provided By: StevenKrivit
This video is background material for "Extraordinary Evidence," published at
 http://newenergytimes.com/news/2006/NET19.htm on Nov. 10, 2006. This is a non-technical documentary on SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (cold fusion) research. Produced by New Energy Times, a project of New Energy Institute. Hosted by Steven B. Krivit. (more) (less)

The press conference that started it all, history in the making:

VIDEO: March 23, 1989 Cold Fusion Press Conference at University of Utah
39 min - Feb 26, 2007
This is where it all began: the hope, hostility, shame, controversy and chaos. After an unsuccessful negotiation with Steven E. Jones at Brigham Young University on March 6, feeling their backs against the wall, and suspicious that Jones was trying to claim patent and intellectual priority on the fruits of their labor, Fleischmann, Pons, the University of Utah administrators and their attorneys secretly made plans to go public with their claim as soon as possible. When they learned that their paper had been accepted for publication in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, they hastily scheduled this press conference for the next day.

Most of the so called "disproving" is known to be scientific fraud or scientific ignorance, the latter, since this is outside the specializations of both chemists and physicists: quantum electrodynamics.

However, the more open example of scientific fraud occurred in the Department of Energy as well as the physicists at MIT (who had the hot fusion contracts and stood to loose hundreds of millions in 'hot fusion' physics contracts--since chemists were doing what the physicists were unable to do, and the chemists were doing it for pennies. They were hardly a non-biased source of information. Moreover, their experiments did find the cold fusion effect, though they altered the data to preserve their hot fusion contracts That led to MIT's Eugene Mallove's resignation in disgust to see his fellow scientists play politics and intentionally defraud the world when they had seen the effect as well. Mallove became a champion of the effect for the rest of his life. Though you can find that out for yourself in the videos above.

You do get "nuclear ash" without radiation:
[1] tritium levels raised,
[2] as well as hydrogen and oxygen,
[3] and a TREMENDOUS amount of heat--far more than you put in, showing that something besides thermodynamics is occurring.
[4] and you get fusion byproducts, like helium--all from a chemical reaction under certain electrochemical situations.
[5] it's an interesting finky reaction, meaning all the variables of it have hardly been nailed down yet. That's what is fascinating. It's a frontier of science.
[6] sometimes like the Hutchinson effect, you get virtual alchemy: the invention of many higher level atoms and atomic transmutations start appearing out of the water/fusion process besides helium!

I'm mixing and matching "zero point energy" and "cold fusion" videos because I think they are the same effect (I have a background in chemistry), particularly given the interesting note that sonic cavitation experiments creates tiny vacuums that collapse and when they do (in one video documentary) you can get the same effect as cold fusion (i.e., fusion byproducts, with sonics instead of electricity--that seems zero point energy related to the cold fusion effect)!

Sort it out for yourself, though the effects are tangibly and physically real. This is still a nascent science, and there are several theories floating about attempting to explain it, though the issue is hardly that it fails to occur. The issue is what theory (or theories, if there are several different paths to the same effect) explains all the different cases.

It would seem that tweaking the same electrochemistry pathway can get you either cold fusion (with nuclear reactions without radiation, yielding tritium, helium, and massive heat--sometimes other fusion byproducts besides helium) and/or tweaking it another way gets you only zero point excitation in water (still an non-thermodyamic origin of a lot of extra heat, though in this way, without fusion byproducts). That may explain the spotty issues with cold fusion experiments, as well as an insight into how how both ZPE and cold fusion effects and particular the Hutchinson metals transmutation effects, under mere sonics--may all be highly interrelated to zero point energy 'use' being pulled into subatomic reactions and chemical reactions here.

Some videos do mention overview books you might read. "Though the videos are free, and so is the call."

I threw in the air car to show that there are a plurality of choices to escape from oil, NOW. The other water cars show that you could escape from oil that way as well. Denny Klein demonstrated his water car to Congress. COMPLETE Silence AFTER THAT. Ask your Congresscritter about that.

Cold fusion had been ****known for generations,*** though chemists Pons and Fleishmann (and physicist Dr. Stephen Jones who was their DOE reviewer who 'scooped' some of their work), were all working on it by the 1980s.


Early work

The idea that palladium or titanium might catalyze fusion stems from the special ability of these metals to absorb large quantities of hydrogen [in its metal lattice, holding hydrogen atoms apart singularly though close together] (including its deuterium isotope). ***The hydrogen or deuterium disassociate with the respective positive ions, but remain in an anomalously mobile state inside the metal lattice,*** exhibiting rapid diffusion and high electrical conductivity. ***The special ability of palladium to absorb hydrogen was recognized in the nineteenth century by Thomas Graham.***[45]

In 1926, two German scientists, F. Paneth and K. Peters, reported the transformation of hydrogen into helium by spontaneous nuclear catalysis when hydrogen is absorbed by finely divided palladium at room temperature.[46] These authors later retracted their report, acknowledging that the helium they measured was due to background from the air.

A year later, Swedish scientist J. Tandberg said that he had fused hydrogen into helium in an electrolytic cell with palladium electrodes. On the basis of his work, he applied for a Swedish patent for "a method to produce helium and useful reaction energy". After deuterium was discovered in 1932, Tandberg continued his experiments with heavy water. Due to Paneth and Peters' retraction, Tandberg's patent application was eventually denied.

Events leading to the announcement

In the 1960s, Fleischmann and his team started investigating the possibility that chemical means could influence nuclear processes. Quantum mechanics says that this is not possible, and he started research projects to illustrate inconsistencies of quantum mechanics, and the need to use quantum electrodynamics instead. By 1983, he had experimental evidence leading him to think that condensed phase systems developed coherent structures up to 1000 Ångström in size, which are best explained by quantum electrodynamics. Impressed by the observation of "cold explosion" by Percy Williams Bridgman in the 30's, his team went on to study the possibility that nuclear processes would develop in such coherent structures.[47]

In 1988, Fleischmann and Pons applied to the US Department of Energy for funding for a larger series of experiments; up to this point they had been running their experiments "out-of-pocket."

The grant proposal was turned over to several people for peer review, including Steven E. Jones of Brigham Young University. Jones had worked on muon-catalyzed fusion for some time, and had written an article on the topic entitled Cold Nuclear Fusion that had been published in Scientific American in July 1987. He then turned his attention to the problem of fusion in high-pressure environments, believing it could explain the fact that the interior temperature of the Earth was hotter than could be explained without nuclear reactions, and by unusually high concentrations of helium-3 around volcanoes that implied some sort of nuclear reaction within. At first he worked with diamond anvils on what he referred to as piezonuclear fusion, but then moved to electrolytic cells similar to those being worked on by Fleischmann and Pons. In order to characterize the reactions, Jones had spent considerable time designing and building a neutron counter, one able to accurately measure the tiny numbers of neutrons being produced in his experiments. His team got 'tantalizingly positive' results early January 1989, and they decided in early February to publish their results.

[This is the key dynamic that led to the press conference, though their accounts of March 6 differ.]

Both teams were in Utah, and met on several occasions to discuss sharing work and techniques. During this time, [CHEMISTS] Fleischmann and Pons described their experiments as generating considerable "excess energy", which could not be explained by chemical reactions alone. If this were true, their device would have considerable commercial value, and should be protected by patents.

[PHYSICIST] Jones was measuring neutron flux instead, and seems to have considered it primarily of scientific interest, not commercial.

In order to avoid problems in the future, the teams apparently agreed to simultaneously publish their results, ***although their accounts of their March 6 meeting differ.***

In mid-March, both teams were ready to publish, and Fleischmann and Jones had agreed to meet at the airport on the 24th to send their papers at the exact same time to Nature by FedEx. However Fleischmann and Pons broke that apparent agreement [if it really ever existed] - they submitted a paper to [a different journal] the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry on the 11th, and they disclosed their work in the press conference the day before. [X, actually it was the day after it was accepted.] Jones, apparently furious at being "scooped", [though it was Pons and Fleishman who insist that Jones was scooping them potentially] faxed in his paper to Nature as soon as he saw the press announcements.[48]

Reactions to the announcement

The press reported the experiments widely, and it was on the front-page of most newspapers around the world. The immense beneficial implications of the Utah experiments, if they were correct, and the ready availability of the required equipment, led scientists around the world to attempt to repeat the experiments within hours of the announcement.


And they did find it on most occasions. Then all hell broke loose to kill it politically, [1] because it endangered hot fusion contracts that had failed for 50 years though took billions of dollars off the public purse. Instead chemists got what they physicists had been attempted to do with a tabletop non-radioactive set up that was far more commercial in potential and far cheaper. [2] The oil companies hated it as well. And corrupt science mixed with the oil companies money is hardly a friendly environment in which to conduct the search for knowledge--particularly if that knowledge would kill off polluting oil industries. Cold fusion/zero point energy stands to alleviante human pollution issues caused by both coal and oil, helping to alleviate concerns about global warming and carbon dioxide pollution from oil/coal, since oil and coal become superfluous energy sources and small in their energy output compared to cold fusion. Cold fusion is an infinitely clean source of power, compared to coal and oil, and far cheaper. [3] Another factor is that there is a stupid hatred of physicists for chemists, and visa versa. This is a quantum electrodynamics effect, requiring knowledge of both and very few scientists are qualified and are basically ignorant of the effects of interaction. So the specialization of the scientists cripple work on this, as it generates people poorly equipped intellectually to do this work. It's a frontier area. Though the effect is there.

Have fun you undergrad chemists and physicists out there. Be nice to one another. You require each other to learn about this. ;-)

Look, when you get a flame burning underwater, far above thermodynamic inputs, you should find out how it occurs:
tabletop electrochemical fusion, no radiation, tons of heat w/o thermodynamics
tabletop electrochemical fusion, no radiation, tons of heat w/o thermodynamics
cute picture of Pons and Fleishmann drinking the fuel of the future: water
cute picture of Pons and Fleishmann drinking the fuel of the future: water

ah yes, everybody else is bizarre 29.May.2007 16:25

cold fusion is normal

What's inconsequential and pointless is the same stuff getting regurgitated the same way year after year. If the pseudoscience fan reposting this noise actually has a magic engine running in his house, he's free to say so, or better yet, put it in a vehicle and drive it around the streets of Portland. If not, then the materials he's so fond of promoting don't seem to be a "path" that leads to anything real.

comment on the governmental, corporate, and media bias of Big Science 31.May.2007 06:06


Watch the videos, Mr. Rice. Any relation to Condoleeza, ex-Board Member of Chevron are you?

The point is that there is endemic corporate oil money bias in the scientific process and in the media that selectively funds or covers what will allow the oil money to remain in power--while dishonestly trashes alternatives that work.

Someone else posted Vederman's list of repressed technologies above, which is a good read to show it does occur.

As said above, the best revenge is indeed that it works and the physical output: nuclear ash products (tritium, massive heat, helium) though without radioactivity.

Forget 'reforming' the oily Democrats or Republicans. They are your jailers. Remove their clientelistic power over you materially with anything mentioned above, and you are on your way to more freedom through more choices, and a better America.