Video of Tom Wind's Univ. of Northen Iowa Lecture on LENR Posted

I’m glad to learn that the video of Iowa consulting electrical engineer Tom Wind’s lecture on LENR at the University of Northern Iowa has now been made available. I was able to attend the lecture on March 10th, and meet Tom and others in my state who are interested in LENR, and enjoyed the experience very much.

The complete lecture lasted about an hour and a half, and it has been edited into five sections. I notice that they did not include the Q & A period at the end.

Introduction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCvW1H4014
 

Part 1 Origins of LENR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4n09kNQ3GoA

 

Part 2 Rossi’s LENR Technology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN_wJ4Hg0io

 

Part 3 Descriptions and Affirmations of LENR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiwINU2_KvY

 

Part 4 Other LENR Examples and Comparison to Hot Fusion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7qBv-9awYQ

 

Part 5 Challenges and Future Uses of LENR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6FjkwIYN2s

  • bachcole

    The juggernaut roles on.

    • Fortyniner

      “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Schopenhauer

      We have stage 2 to go through yet. So far the opposition has limited itself to ridicule and denial from online shills, but incontrovertible proof and public awareness will render these tactics useless. They may well then step things up a notch or two (most probably by playing the ‘nuclear’ card and using false ‘safety concerns’ to justify LENR-controlling legislation by pocketed politicians).

      • Omega Z

        Peter. You need to revise Stage 3

        News from The ITER project– There was a Large Explosion Today..
        For some unknown reason, All the Scientist Spontaneously Exploded!

      • Alan DeAngelis

        LENR will cause carbon dioxide levels to fall too low. This will cause the extinction of C3 plants that will not be able to compete with C4 carbon fixating plants for CO2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C4_carbon_fixation
        This will be an ecological disaster! This must be offset by burning more coal.

        • bachcole

          Seriously, and I mean seriously, I agree. But with the tightest of real pollution scrubbing. SO2, NO2, particulates, and etc. must be completely scrubbed. Let 1,000 CO2 sources spew CO2, but not one of them spew pollution.

          I hope that this comment does not cause any AGW advocates to have apoplexy.

        • Fortyniner

          I’ll be doing my bit by continuing to run my woodstoves and regularly disposing of garden waste and burnable packaging in large bonfires.

          Slightly more seriously, I agree with Roger about pollution associated with burning coal and oil, and hope to see a move towards burning only natural gas (not fracked), methane hydrates from coastal shelves, and synthetic alcohol fuels, the latter two mined or made using CF power sources.

      • GreenWin

        It will be fascinating to see how academia confronts their strident denial of CF and buffoonish adoption of AGW. The silence of these academic lambs suggests atypical human behavior. So atypical as to suggest they are the actions of poorly programmed automatons and not carbon-based human beings.

        • bachcole

          Outstanding!!!!

        • no it is classic human behavior, seen many times the same, from Enron to AGW

          http://www.princeton.edu/~rbenabou/papers/Groupthink%20IOM%202012_07_02%20BW.pdf

          the worst is that in a way it is absolutely sincere, yet abusing of unethical practice, to hide fraud, yet being sure to be right.

          the boss of Enron did fire the man who detected his fraud, but instead of fleeing from Enron selling his shares at good price, he kept his shares sure he was right, hiding he was wrong…

          another point I have observed is that most of our knowledge is based on the trust we have on previous knowledge, on prejudices…

          It is a kind of bayesian network.

          physicist denying cold fusion experiments simply are sure to be right about nuclear physics, then observing rationally any calorimetry experiment they see that there is an artifact since there is no other alternative. if no artifact possible like with tritium evidences , they conclude a fraud, because no other alternative.

          a chemist wouls respect the same logic but seeing evidence of heat from calorimetry, sure calorimetry is right, he will conclude nuclear physics is to be improved.

          Me as aware of groupthink in finance, in politics, economics, religions, alter-medicines, aware of lattice quantum physics in semiconductors, superconductors, nanotech, seing calorimetry and physics, i will simply quickly and comfortably conclude :
          – that physicist are in groupthink, with wikipedia and journalists, as i observe every day.
          – that it is lattice quantum physics based on unusual quantum objects, probably 2D,1D,0D, or fractals, but sure classic blackswan as I see every few years.

          what look like a blackswan, an improbable or impossible event, is simply an expected surprise for someone else.

          • GreenWin

            True, groupthink explains some, but not the robotic, goose-step ignorance of these “people.” To get unilateral silence you need clunky AI or “The Truman Show” habitat. One or the other. Possibly both.

          • sadly the groupthink theory of Mutual Assured Delusion explain apparent blindness, stupidity, harassment against dissenters, terror against dissidents…

          • Ophelia Rump

            I sometimes wonder if it could all be as simple as some people like surprises and others loath them? Sometimes people just do not realize what simple mechanisms we are. Our limited minds see ourselves as vastly complex because we can only handle an extremely limited view.

            We may not be so complex that we are incomprehensible, we may be so simple that we cannot even comprehend that simplicity, the bad monkey people of Earth had better clean up their act, if we kill this planet no alien race will want us in their neighborhood. That could end badly.

  • bachcole

    The juggernaut roles on.

    • “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Schopenhauer

      We have stage 2 to go through yet. So far the opposition has limited itself to ridicule and denial from online shills, but incontrovertible proof and public awareness will render these tactics useless. They may well then step things up a notch or two (most probably by playing the ‘nuclear’ card and using false ‘safety concerns’ to justify LENR-controlling legislation by pocketed politicians).

      • Omega Z

        Peter. You need to revise Stage 3

        News from The ITER project– There was a Large Explosion Today..
        For some unknown reason, All the Scientist Spontaneously Exploded!

      • Alan DeAngelis

        LENR will cause carbon dioxide levels to fall too low. This will cause the extinction of C3 plants that will not be able to compete with C4 carbon fixating plants for CO2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C4_carbon_fixation
        This will be an ecological disaster! This must be offset by burning more coal.

        • bachcole

          Seriously, and I mean seriously, I agree. But with the tightest of real pollution scrubbing. SO2, NO2, particulates, and etc. must be completely scrubbed. Let 1,000 CO2 sources spew CO2, but not one of them spew pollution.

          I hope that this comment does not cause any AGW advocates to have apoplexy.

        • I’ll be doing my bit by continuing to run my woodstoves and regularly disposing of garden waste and burnable packaging in large bonfires.

          Slightly more seriously, I agree with Roger about pollution associated with burning coal and oil, and hope to see a move towards burning only natural gas (not fracked), methane hydrates from coastal shelves, and synthetic alcohol fuels, the latter two mined or made using CF power sources.

          • bachcole

            Mining methane hydrates from coastal shelves could very well GREATLY increase fish stocks by stirring up sediments. If I have to choose, off hand here, with very little data, sitting here at my desk, I’ll take mining methane hydrates over fracking any day.

          • Ophelia Rump

            I read that great deposits of methane hydrates were gassing out already, If I am not mistaken, if that develops into a runaway event, it is one of the horsemen of the ecological apocalypse. We may yet wish that we had burned it slowly. Managed use of unstable resources might be preferable to spontaneous release.

            This is not the article I recall, it was a bit more alarming in it’s description, but perhaps less studied.
            I think it might be the same deposits discussed in this article.

            Methane release ‘looks stronger’
            http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8437703.stm

          • bachcole

            How can that be a problem since the Earth’s temperature has been MUCH higher in past ages. We still have not reached the temperature of the Medieval Warm Period, and the MWP was still much lower than a couple of hundred million years ago. I won’t be losing any sleep over the methane apocalypse. I am more worried about my mortgage and avoiding the Hershey Kisses in my freezer. (:->)

      • GreenWin

        It will be fascinating to see how academia confronts their strident denial of CF and buffoonish adoption of AGW. The silence of these academic lambs suggests atypical human behavior. So atypical as to suggest they are the actions of poorly programmed automatons and not carbon-based human beings.

        • bachcole

          Outstanding!!!!

        • no it is classic human behavior, seen many times the same, from Enron to AGW

          http://www.princeton.edu/~rbenabou/papers/Groupthink%20IOM%202012_07_02%20BW.pdf

          the worst is that in a way it is absolutely sincere, yet abusing of unethical practice, to hide fraud, yet being sure to be right.

          the boss of Enron did fire the man who detected his fraud, but instead of fleeing from Enron selling his shares at good price, he kept his shares sure he was right, hiding he was wrong…

          another point I have observed is that most of our knowledge is based on the trust we have on previous knowledge, on prejudices…

          It is a kind of bayesian network.

          physicist denying cold fusion experiments simply are sure to be right about nuclear physics, then observing rationally any calorimetry experiment they see that there is an artifact since there is no other alternative. if no artifact possible like with tritium evidences , they conclude a fraud, because no other alternative.

          a chemist wouls respect the same logic but seeing evidence of heat from calorimetry, sure calorimetry is right, he will conclude nuclear physics is to be improved.

          Me as aware of groupthink in finance, in politics, economics, religions, alter-medicines, aware of lattice quantum physics in semiconductors, superconductors, nanotech, seing calorimetry and physics, i will simply quickly and comfortably conclude :
          – that physicist are in groupthink, with wikipedia and journalists, as i observe every day.
          – that it is lattice quantum physics based on unusual quantum objects, probably 2D,1D,0D, or fractals, but sure classic blackswan as I see every few years.

          what look like a blackswan, an improbable or impossible event, is simply an expected surprise for someone else.

          • GreenWin

            True, groupthink explains some, but not the robotic, goose-step ignorance of these “people.” To get unilateral silence you need clunky AI or “The Truman Show” habitat. One or the other. Possibly both.

          • sadly the groupthink theory of Mutual Assured Delusion explain apparent blindness, stupidity, harassment against dissenters, terror against dissidents…

          • bachcole

            I see the skeptopaths like maryyugo as being mentally ill. I see the skeptics as being you and me and most of the rest of us. I see the believers as highly interested skeptics. I see the media silence as fear.

          • Ophelia Rump

            I sometimes wonder if it could all be as simple as some people like surprises and others loath them? Sometimes people just do not realize what simple mechanisms we are.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    Nice talk. I just disagree with one thing. I think the March 23rd 1989 announcement was a good thing. Not everyone was able to reproduce F&P’s experiment but many people did. The first transistor experiments weren’t always reproducible but announcing the discovery of the
    transistor before it was reproducible was never thought of as a bad thing.

    • As Beaudette explains there were bad things in the announces, but it was quite classic.

      There was not yet internet to exchange and it would have helped.

      Beaudette explain also that US Nuclear Physicist were se well secure in their long programs, huge budgets, stable career that they did not understand what it was to be a chemist battling for next 2 years of budget, like a chemistry department or a mid-west university…

      about transistors, they were produced in mass while 95%+ broken…
      at that time science was less broken.

      about high temperature superconduction this article

      http://www.mosaicsciencemagazine.org/pdf/m18_03_87_04.pdf

      explains how the positive results were hidden asfootnote, because when proposed as paper they were rejected upfront like Celani tested

      http://www.iccf17.org/popup/bio_5.htm

  • bachcole

    I loved these videos. I think that the presentation was excellent. It was nice to get an overview from someone who is not fixated on Andrea Rossi, like most of us are, including me. There was a lot that I didn’t know. And it was nice to see Frank.

    However, I do wish that he had not mentioned BLP, because as far as I am concerned, BLP is still in the propeller-hat realm. Their demo was so bad that I just think that they are an embarrassment to LENR, so far. They may or may not have a good theory, but a theory does not garner funds, credibility, and does not keep me warm on these bitterly cold mornings on April 3. [We had 10 inches of snow last night.]

  • gregha

    BLP unleashed another batch of announcements today, regarding water > plasma > PV conversion at stupendous energy density.

  • Gerrit

    Admin, the videos have been relocated to this Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg2CnlyLH4chZUHdvOf91xw

    Kindly update the links.

  • GreenWin

    A nice talk. Bold for a heartland university. One quibble; Ms Pat Higby UNI’s Energy Educator claims to have been a physics major in “the early seventies when cold fusion first hit the airwaves.” We should remind Ms Higby that P&F did not announce cold fusion until 1989. Prior to that there is little of record about cold fusion or experiments in low temperature fusion. It is important to get the timeline straight… before one begins educating.

  • GreenWin

    A nice talk. Bold for a heartland university. One quibble; Ms Pat Higby UNI’s Energy Educator claims to have been a physics major in “the early seventies when cold fusion first hit the airwaves.” We should remind Ms Higby that P&F did not announce cold fusion until 1989. Prior to that there is little of record about cold fusion or experiments in low temperature fusion. It is important to get the timeline straight… before one begins educating.

  • BroKeeper

    How dare he invoke this human discovery as a gift from God? Scientists-of-the-world attack and discredit Tom Wind quickly for such religious superstitious and unscientific lunacy. Spread the word of infinite unseen dark energy and matter, and infinite bubble universes giving birth to other universes when their brane-boundaries collide.

  • Brokeeper

    How dare he suggest this human discovery as a gift from God? Scientists-of-the-world attack and discredit Tom Wind quickly for such religious superstitious and unscientific lunacy. Spread the word of infinite unseen dark energy and matter, and infinite bubble universes giving birth to other universes when their brane-boundaries collide.

    • bachcole

      I think that I agree with you, Brokeeper, because I think that you are being sarcastic. God works through everyone, even bad and foolish people.

      • Brokeeper

        Agreed Roger, God does work through all his creation. I was being facetious of course to emphasize those with irrational thinking considering the physical only.

  • BroKeeper

    Agreed Roger, God does work through all his creation. I was being facetious of course to emphasize some irrational thinking when considering the physical only.

  • Ophelia Rump

    I read that great deposits of methane hydrates were gassing out already, If I am not mistaken if that develops into a runaway event, it is one of the horsemen of the ecological apocalypse. We may yet wish that we had burned it slowly. Managed use of unstable resources might be preferable to spontaneous release.

    Methane release ‘looks stronger’
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8437703.stm

  • Barry8

    TW states a researcher found the catalyst that Rossi is probably using- “nickel coated with iron oxide.”

  • TW states a researcher found the catalyst that Rossi is probably using- “nickel coated with iron oxide.”

  • Great Job Tom! Yes I too came away from ICCF18 more convinced than ever since Pons and Fleischmann days. Posted some comments about that here:
    http://energyindependence-rob.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-ultimate-renewable-energy.html

    Now in the early stages of doing my own research.
    See: http://energyindependence-rob.blogspot.com/2014/03/lenr-reactor-vessel-nearing-completion.html

    Big corporate entities want to keep the technology away from home users under the guise of ‘safety’ and the unfortunate name(s) the technology has been given, even though it is much safer than any of todays fossil fueled home heating plants.

    The reason?… an $800, two foot square box, that heats and provides 10kW of electricity for $50/year without burning fossil fuels would make the centralized grid obsolete overnight.
    LENR is clean, safe and the biggest threat to the whole fossil-fuel-electric-grid industry, because it makes possible decentralized energy. No grid needed. No monthly energy bills.

    Hope we can meet up some time.
    Regards
    Rob