Video of Panel Discussion on LENR at NI Week

I may be a bit slow here, but I just came across this video of the interesting panel discussion that took place at NI Week in Austin, Texas about LENR (or what Dr. Rob Duncan likes to call “Anomalous Heat Effect”). On the panel are Rob Duncan of the University of Missouri, Andrea Aparo of Ansaldo Energia SpA, Dr. Akito Takahashi of Osaka University, Frank Gordon of the US Navy SPAWAR Systems Center), and Dr. Michael McKubre of SRI International.

In the first part of the video, the panel members discuss the work they have been involved in and comment on the future of the field. In the second part there is a question and answer session which includes remarks from Francesco Celani, Alex Xanthoulis of Defkalion, and Peter Hagelstein of MIT.

The video is made by an audience member, and in places the sound quality is not the best, but most of the time it is not hard to follow. I think the exposure that was given to LENR during NI Week has done a lot to generate new interest in the field, and there could be far-reaching effects from what was discussed during the conference.

  • georgehants

    Andrea Rossi
    August 21st, 2012 at 10:39 AM
    Dear Martyn Aubrey:
    The orientation of the E-Cat does not affect its efficiency. Our thermodynamics experts are designing the best possible configurations to have the maximum efficiency in the heat exchangers.
    About the media: sincerely, I do not think our convention of Zurich will raise any interest: as I always said, what counts are not chatters, what counts are working plants.
    Warm Regards,

    • cx

      that doesn’t sound good.

      • The e-cat works in any orientation and is under development. Rossi expects the MSM to ignore the Zurich convention. All as might be expected, so what doesn’t sound good?

      • clovis

        Hi, guys.
        Come on CX, have’nt you heard the ole saying.
        A bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush,
        This is a stroke of brilliance,this man is creating things, shut up and open your ears,the e cat is changing right before your eyes and your are privileged my friend to be a in the know.
        Mr. Rossi has been very forthcoming with information about his discovery,—

  • georgehants

    JET Energy, Inc.
    No one can dispute that energy is a major part of our healthy future as is the need for critical thinking and openness.
    Therefore, additional sources of energy are urgently needed, and worldwide, the fast-paced race is on for a clean energy source. So at JET Energy, Inc. we have been spending our energy and time exploring, researching and developing newer, more efficient, cleaner and cheaper ways of energy production, energy efficiency, and energy cleanliness. The result is a ‘game changer’. That answer is the development of quantum optical electronic components using lattice assisted nuclear reactions [LANR]. These have the ability to generate unlimited amounts of energy from water. It’s cheap and clean — without any environmentally destructive products. It is a new and challenging technology that offers much hope.

    • Kim

      Great Comment Georgehants.

      The American people have been fed
      bologna about energy scarcity for
      so long and so many generations,
      that to present the concept of
      unlimited energy for ever and
      ever is very very difficult.

      A bold face Lie.

      People wake up!


      • georgehants

        Kim. Thank you, I am sorry but I did not write the comment.
        It is the header from JET Energy.
        Hopefully they are also on to something.
        I have put up a link.

        • Ivan_cev

          THE NANOR is a great device, it has a COP 16 but only produces miliwatts of energy the device has the size of a normal resistor.
          I wonder if this could be mass produced and maybe put 1000 devices in a small area so test could be done en the watts range as most people are not interested in the miliwatt range.
          or even better if 10 000 ths devices are put together and produce 100ths of watts.
          JET has not said much, the website is a bit dull, and a bit obscure on the future of JET.
          Some one please comment on the Scalability of NANOR.

          • Andrew Macleod

            Higher wattage is great an all but without the amperage you have nothing, and I believe this is where they are having problems scaling it up.

  • georgehants

    Science News
    … from universities, journals, and other research organizations
    Self-Charging Power Cell Converts and Stores Energy
    ScienceDaily (Aug. 21, 2012) — Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery, the new hybrid generator-storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries.

    • georgehants

      Follow Reuters
      Siemens seeks thousands of job cuts – paper
      Siemens AG
      FRANKFURT | Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:26am BST
      (Reuters) – German engineering conglomerate Siemens (SIEGn.DE) is in early internal talks to cut thousands of jobs in response to a weakening economy, particularly in Europe, a German newspaper reported.

      • Fisher

        Europe is on the skids.

        • Andrew Macleod

          If the European economy falls so does the rest of the world. It’s a giant house of cards all built of borrowed money. The big question is how is everyone in debt? Who is the lender?

          • Francesco CH

            Usually the lender is the government itself, so there is no real problem. Professor Stephanie Bell Kelton explains that:


            Unfortunately, it is not the same in the eurozone – in that case the lender is the banking sector. The real essence of the euro-fraud (i.e. the fraud of the euro) is all here.

            As Italian, I do hope Italy exits the euro as soon as possible.

      • GreenWin

        IF Siemens has seen the high temp e-cat and predicts its entry into the energy market – their big power systems, solar, and wind divisions will be hard hit. There will be no need for these engineers and technicians. Of course if Siemens were to enter the LENR market they could transition these jobs to productive new, LENR jobs.

        • Sanjeev

          On the contrary, if they enter the lenr field, they will need many more employees, including engineers.
          The reason is that they will be a monopoly (I see no other big player at this time), demand will be very high. They will mostly likely take up this opportunity for expansion.

          The lay-offs are most likely due to bad economic conditions in Germany and probably their CEOs do not like to cut their own salaries or are too incompetent to find an elegant solution.

  • Fisher

    If LENR is such a simple thing that highschool labs are doing the basics then it will trickle down to the public and people will start making some money on the black market, if nothing else, in selling the LENR “kit”:

    A LENR reactor, 6 mo supply of fuel and a sterling engine or something.

    I doubt the government will be able to keep this tiger held be it’s tail if it is truly a tiger. Plus, other 3rd world countries and perhaps China will be jumping on this cheap fuel and the tech will become common to other nations not supressed by ‘big brother’.

    If it works it will be used and used a lot.

  • GreenWin

    Any updates or parts list for Athanor Hydrotron??? Replication team waiting.

    • Francesco CH