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.

  • builtitnow 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.

  • 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).

      • 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.

  • 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,

  • 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….(