Economic Times (India) Makes Case for LENR Research

Thanks to Sanjeev for finding article in the Indian Economic Times written by science and technology writer Hari Pulakkat which looks at some the latest news and developments in the field of cold fusion/LENR.

Pulakkat mentions some of the controversies surrounding cold fusion and says that the field has no academic standing, but shows that despite this, there are dedicated researchers — even in the academic community — who are involved in serious research and development.

Some interesting news brought out in the article is that next month, the Indian science journal Current Science, published by the Current Science Association and the Indian Academy of Science, will have a special issue devoted to cold fusion/LENR. Also, the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) in Bangalore, India, will hold a special brainstorming session about LENR next February.

The quotes Mahadevan Srinivasan, former associate director of India’s Bhaba Atomic Research Centre (BARC) who states, “our energy situation is so terrible, that we should invest in LENR research even if there is only a 5 per cent chance of success.”

The article mentions Rossi and the E-Cat, Bill Gates visting ENEA, Robert Duncan, and Michael McKubre, among others. McKubre has a nice quote: ““We gave up trying to science this into something, and so we are now trying to build commercial products.” I think it’s fair to say that many who have seen compelling evidence for LENR, while disappointed by the response of the scientific world, are undeterred by the lack of validation. This is the story of scientific progress over the centuries; pioneers have to go it alone and lead the way, and eventually the mainstream catches up. We are seeing more and more evidence that there is some catching up taking place.

  • Ophelia Rump

    God Speed Doctore Rossi and Industrial Heat. The world desperately requires a demonstration of industrial success with LENR.

  • Ophelia Rump

    God Speed Dottore Andrea Rossi and Industrial Heat. The world desperately requires a demonstration of industrial success with LENR.

    • Gio51

      Gio51
      November 22nd, 2014 at 11:26 AM

      Dear Dott. Rossi
      Underdeveloped countries need DESPERATELY your devices…!!!!! Pleaase, please, hurry up..!!!
      Gio

      Andrea Rossi
      November 22nd, 2014 at 11:46 AM
      Gio51:

      Our Team is working as hard as possible and resolving problems.
      Warm Regards,

      A.R.

      • Ophelia Rump

        I hope he realizes that we are all waiting as quickly as we can, and we simply cannot do it all from our side.

    • bang

      So say we all!

  • builtitnow

    Barrons.com has curious positive reference to Cold Fusion in a “Editoral Comment” (what ever that means) on a book on economics. Cold Fusion is used as an example of something easily dismissed by scientists even though it was replicated back in 1989, vs the book which is harder to dismiss.
    http://online.barrons.com/articles/profits-dont-create-inequality-1416632915

  • builtitnow

    Barrons.com has curious positive reference to Cold Fusion in a “Editoral Comment” (what ever that means) on a book on economics. Cold Fusion is used as an example of something easily dismissed by scientists even though it was replicated back in 1989, vs the book which is harder to dismiss.
    http://online.barrons.com/articles/profits-dont-create-inequality-1416632915

  • Alan DeAngelis

    A total reranking of the world’s universities is needed to guarantee that a quarter of a century set back like this never happens again.

    • kdk

      Focusing on one paradigm and trying to maintain it at all costs has clearly been detrimental in other cases of science as well. History doesn’t have to repeat itself, or at least not so often.

    • Gerard McEk

      Totally agreed! I suggest to have George (above) to do the reranking. I hope he will agree.

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Yes, a ranking that doesn’t involve their favorite trick – interlocking directorates (where they get their pals in the MSM to give them top rankings).
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlocking_directorate

      • georgehants

        Gerard, I assure you at my age I do not want to do anything but enjoy things like Cold Fusion coming into the World to help improve many things.
        There are millions of younger people that should be concerned at the situation and demanding that they do the “reranking” in politics, capitalism, science, media etc. etc.
        Best

  • Alan DeAngelis

    A total reranking of the world’s universities is needed to guarantee that a quarter of a century set back like this never happens again.

    • Herb Gillis

      Then MIT would be a community college.

    • kdk

      Focusing on one paradigm and trying to maintain it at all costs has clearly been detrimental in other cases of science as well. History doesn’t have to repeat itself, or at least not so often.

      • Alan DeAngelis
        • bachcole

          Bruno is to the church as Rossi and many other LENR explorers are to the scientific establishment as I and many, many others are to the USA health establishment.

    • Gerard McEk

      Totally agreed! I suggest to have George (above) to do the reranking. I hope he will agree.

      • Alan DeAngelis

        Yes, a ranking that doesn’t involve their favorite trick – interlocking directorates (where they get their pals in the MSM to give them top rankings).
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interlocking_directorate

      • georgehants

        Gerard, I assure you at my age I do not want to do anything but enjoy things like Cold Fusion coming into the World to help improve many things.
        There are millions of younger people that should be concerned at the situation and demanding that they do the “reranking” in politics, capitalism, science, media etc. etc.
        Best

  • georgehants

    Thank god for the “undeveloped” countries, at least they are showing the corrupt old World how to behave regarding Cold Fusion.
    It is embarrassing to admit that I live in the U.K. a cheap criminal group of capitalistic criminals leading the caring people to disaster, just for corrupt personal gain for a few.

    • Christina

      Or maybe it’s more like that, aside from a few who are jaded and/or criminal, most politicians are just going by what they know–and they don’t know lenr and going with it to them is the same as putting all the governments’ money on a gambling game and hoping for a win.

      People do what has always been done without thinking it through because we do not teach our children calculus and other pertinent math so they can’t discern themselves what is going on in the sciences.

    • Alan DeAngelis
      • georgehants

        Alan, with all those events it is good to keep an open-mind as with everything in science.
        As always only investigation and Research can ever hope to find the Truth.
        If there are people, as has been proven with Cold Fusion that are altering the Evidence etc to hide that Truth then the Truth must still be found (if possible)
        With all scientific subjects, the Truth cannot be hidden forever, reality is there no matter how much or how many people try to hide it, but the delay can be a disaster for millions of people.

  • suhas R

    Rubiit technology in India has .designed working research reactor and is involved in private sector research in this energy sector

  • Deepak Saharan

    Reason for this is obvious. Demand of energy in country is growing exponentially with more people migrating to urban areas and growth of industrial sector which is comparatively stagnant in developed countries. I believe that we must focus on more than technology like that of solar hydrogen trends and black light power . These technologies collectively will washout today nuclear model and matter understanding.

  • bachcole

    Thank you, Frank. Well done. I will have another tidbit to give to my son. (:->)

  • georgehants

    Economic Times
    How unexplained anomalies are keeping scientists interested in low energy nuclear reactions
    http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/Sigma/how-unexplained-anomalies-are-keeping-scientists-interested-in-low-energy-nuclear-reactions/

    • Bob Greenyer

      A very well written article

  • malkom700

    “we should invest in LENR research even if there is only a 5 per cent chance of success” We figured it out a long time ago, but we do not decide on the financing of science.

  • malkom700

    “we should invest in LENR research even if there is only a 5 per cent chance of success” We figured it out a long time ago, but we do not decide on the financing of science.

  • Axil Axil

    Andrea Rossi

    November 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    JC Renoir:
    The only thing that can help our work are well working products. Mass media go with the wind: masses of matter make the wind, otherwise it’s just blabla.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Axil Axil

    Andrea Rossi

    November 22nd, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    JC Renoir:
    The only thing that can help our work are well working products. Mass media go with the wind: masses of matter make the wind, otherwise it’s just blabla.
    Warm Regards,
    A.R.

  • Martin

    Its a race to market, and the very simplest device will be the winner. I’d suggest a domestic convection heater the produces 3x more heat than energy going in

  • weirdizum

    This whole science theory vrs practical results reminds me of the longitude prize. the scientific establishment didn’t believe that a carpenter could solve what they considered to be a mathematical problem. In the end the end the scientific establishment looked like fools and the royal navy and Parliament stepped in and declared the winner….(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude_prize)

  • weirdizum

    This whole science theory vrs practical results reminds me of the longitude prize. the scientific establishment didn’t believe that a carpenter could solve what they considered to be a mathematical problem. In the end the end the scientific establishment looked like fools and the royal navy and Parliament stepped in and declared the winner….(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude_prize)