Cold Fusion Now Reports on MIT's Cold Fusion 101 Course

For those who haven’t discovered it yet, I’d like to recommend an excellent article at the Cold Fusion Now web site reporting on the recent MIT Cold Fusion 101 short course that was put on by Drs. Peter Hagelstein and Mitchell Swartz. There are nice summaries, videos and images posted there which cover very thoroughly the proceedings of that meeting. Like last year, the course featured a live demonstration of Jet Energy’s NANOR cold fusion cell which according to the article was able to achieve energy gains of 14 times and over.

Here’s a video of Mitchell Swartz’s introduction to cold fusion in which he discusses some of his research results of cold fusion.

  • daniel maris
  • Jackob

    Too much talking, videos, articles for years now, and my basement is still with no sign of Cold Fusion Reactor.

    • GreenWin

      “Too much talking, videos, articles for 60 years now, and my basement is still with no sign of Hot Fusion Reactor.”

      • Silvio Balatelli

        but we know that hot fusion works. The sun and hydrogen bomb proved it.

        • robiD

          Do you really think that human beings could be able to bridle energy produced in that way?
          Mother nature doesn’t care what human beings think.

          You can’t always get what you want.
          But if you try sometimes well you just might find
          You get what you need.
          [Rolling Stones]

        • Hampus

          Isn’t hydrogen bomb a nuclear fission reaction? And the sun is hot fusion not cold fusion.

          • Hugo

            No. The h-bomb only uses a fission bomb to trigger fusion of deuterium and tritium which are hydrogen isotopes. You could theoretically initiate the fusion reaction with regular explosives but the resulting bomb would require several inconveniently large ships to carry it to its destination so they settled for fission to provide the initial energy.
            The sun, too, is hot fusion as you say but that is what Silvio pointed out anyway.

        • GreenWin

          “but we know that hot fusion works.” OK. Where’s the reactor promised 60 years ago??

          • Hugo

            It actually went productive more than 60 years ago and produced a yield of a little over 10 megatons. Enough to heat all privately owned homes in the US for about 14 years. Ok, they had a little difficulty controlling it and they were fortunate that few people called the atoll where they first tried it out ‘home’ but there is no getting away from the fact that it worked.

  • georgehants

    When all publications such as New Scientist wake up and realise that there should be no politics in Science, no opinions, no beliefs, just TRUTH, EVIDENCE and FACTS and if there is not a clear answer then RESEARCH, RESEARCH, RESEARCH, then Science may begin to move away from its incompetent situation dominated by crazy “expert opinion.”
    When we have ridiculous situations such as so called scientists standing up and giving their expert opinion that Cold Fusion cannot exist without recommending full research and many other equally childish statements, then science will stay the untrustworthy joke that it has become.
    In science only Truth counts or is there anybody on these pages that disagrees.
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    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729023.000-challenge-unscientific-thinking-whatever-its-source.html?cmpid=RSS|NSNS|2012-GLOBAL|online-news

  • Jason

    I just finished watching all of the presentation. I was thinking about an experiment that might be useful. It seems that voids in the Pd metal matrix provide reactions sites for the Deuterium. It takes a long time, hours, for the Deuterium to diffuse into the metal. The voids in the metal allow 2 Deuterons to enter a single void and create the energetic environment for fusion to take place.
    In silicone, oxygen ion implantation can be used to inject oxygen into the silicone crystal to provide a layer of insulation at a known depth. Could Deuterium ion implantation be used to inject Deuterium into the metal. The high energy of the deuterium ions would displace some of the Pd atoms creating voids and filling them with Deuterium molecules.

  • Eric

    in the video, the presenter says “for each Gigawatt per day”. No such thing. Fail

  • Eric

    in the video, the presenter says “for each Gigawatt per day”. No such thing. Fail