LENR/Cold Fusion Research in India (Article in Hindu Newspaper)

Thanks to Mats Lewan for posting a link to an interesting article from The Hindu newspaper, published in India, that looks at developments in the field of LENR/Cold Fusion in India.

The title of the article is “India Warms to Cold Fusion”, the link is here: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-warms-to-cold-fusion/article23282443.ece

The article explains that there are at least three research projects underway in the field in India. The article states that so far none of the groups has announced making a breakthrough in terms of bulletproof verification of excess heat production, however one team at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kanpur does claim verification of transmutations.

From the article:

“In our electrolysis experiments, we have found irrefutable evidence of new elements and isotopes forming that can happen only through nuclear reactions. But heat measurements are tough to verify and peers will deny their veracity,” says Professor K. P. Rajeev of IIT-Kanpur.

  • causal observer

    Lovely article.

    One line caught my attention. “But it has no conclusive theory explaining it and flies in the face of a well-established physics law that goes against easy fusion of nuclei.”
    “Law of physics” is an oxymoron.

    • Warthog

      Experiment trumps theory…..every time.

  • Anon2012_2014

    Good article. Good newspaper — essentially the NY Times of India. Perhaps the ice dam is beginning to melt.

    LENR Spring maybe?

  • georgehants

    Wonderful, need every country to develop their own Cold Fusion and transmutation, especially the poorer countries so that they are not forced to buy from the West.
    Nothing else of luxury needed for them, just clean water, sanitation and cheap energy for an exceptable way of life for all.

  • Warthog

    Nope. ONE replicated experiment is sufficient to call any “law” into question, no matter how “reliable” the “law”.

    • suhas R

      Widely accepted fact is Experiment and Theory are to sides of the coin,
      One can see only one at a time.
      It needs two or more people (One of them Accepted Certified Wise Man) to confirm and accept that coin exists and it has the accepted Value.
      Need to bring it to the notice of Hindu Newspaper that there exists more researchers in India both in LENR and Transmutations –One of them being Suhas Ralkar
      .They can get more info if they google search—Suhas Ralkar Bob Greenyer Ecco reactor

      • sam

        Hi Suhas
        I did comment on you and Bob on the paper
        yesterday.They have not posted yet.
        So how is your research going with the Ecco reactor?
        Regards
        Sam

    • Andreas Moraitis

      This is logically correct, but since both experiments and the interpretation of their results are prone to errors the issue is much more complex.

      • Warthog

        The problem is that today’s physicists are so enamored of their math, they do the math model, but never do the validating experiment. I see paper after paper saying something like…”we did a model and it showed X, Y, and Z, therefore (pick your favorite catastrophe here) is gonna kill off mankind”. Physicists have ceased to do science. Einstein himself spefically warned against this tendency, and it has gotten much, much worse since his day.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    A repost from 4 years ago.

    From page 49 of Frank
    Close’s 1991 book Too Hot to Handle. http://www.amazon.com/Too-H

    “…Tritium is an essential fuel in thermonuclear weapons; it is also a product
    of dd fusion – the very process that the Utah chemists claimed to be able to
    make happen inexpensively in a test tube. The US military were already spending
    vast sums on making tritium for warheads and the reactors that were used for
    this process had been closed, pending repairs, in 1988 as a result of
    nervousness about reactor safety following the Chernobyl accident. The repair
    and building new reactors would cost billions of dollars, so when test-tube
    fusion entered the scene the military took note at once, recognizing

    the potential of test-tube fusion as a source of much-needed tritium. This sort
    of application of test-tube fusion also impressed Indian Government scientists
    who decided that western nations would soon classify test-tube fusion as a
    secret; thus India mounted an immediate test-tube fusion research effort so as
    to ‘get in on the ground floor’….”

  • causal observer

    Oxymoron in the sense of being self-contradictory, yet in a somewhat subtle way. Accurate understanding of physics reveals only theory, data and hypothesis; “law” is an term external to science that implies “judged to be true”, “the product of authority” and “not to be questioned”, all of which undermine the spirit of hypothesis and thus contradicting physics. I believe this partly answers Bob’s (that Bob’s , or perhaps “the” Bob’s) question: “How did we get so stupid?”

  • georgehants

    Classical science falls apart again.
    ———-
    Scientists detect electrons outside regular orbits
    An international team of scientists, including personnel from the
    Australian National University, has published a paper in the British
    journal Nature detailing the finding of electrons outside their regular orbits.
    The phenomenon, predicted by quantum theory, could be used to develop
    next-generation electronics based on thin materials and
    superconductors.
    A statement from the ANU said while common knowledge about electrons
    has them residing in orbits like planets around the Sun, the team had
    observed electrons momentarily in different, higher energy orbits.
    Professor Anatoli Kheifets from the ANU Research School of Physics
    and Engineering, who was part of the team, said finding a way to observe
    this phenomenon had taken 30 years.
    He said the new method for imaging the entangled electrons could be a
    major boon for the study of technologically important materials, such as
    superconductors and thin layered structures.
    Read more
    https://www.itwire.com/science/82137-scientists-detect-electrons-outside-their-regular-orbits.html

    • Bob Greenyer

      “entangled electrons”

      Thanks George.

    • HS61AF91

      Your explanation got me to associate, by chance, this video with your comment. For what it’s worth, I share with you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJKW9VNo2BU&feature=youtu.be Thanks for the nudge.

      • georgehants

        Many thanks HS61AF91, it is good to see science progressing for a change,( after 70 wasted years of debunking and denials,) with the Quantum guys.

    • roseland67

      Georgehands,

      I think your way over the top here amigo.

      As new evidence becomes available,
      (30 years of trying in this article), science adapts theories to incorporate this newly discovered data. It’s pretty simple really.

      Until this new data can be replicated and confirmed by multiple trusted sources, then they stick with their old theory.

      No one ever said it was impossible, don’t bother with research, they just didn’t have enough data to support any conclusions.

      I personally think there is absolutely nothing wrong with this approach.

      • georgehants

        I take it you prefer this kind of incompetence and total scientific joke.
        ———
        The Rise and Fall of Cold Fusion
        March 23, 1989: Dr. B. Stanley Pons and Dr. Martin Fleischmann announce
        room-temperature fusion reaction, promising cheap energy production.
        April 10, 1989: Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology say
        they have duplicated key part of experiment, bolstering claim. April 13,
        1989: Georgia researchers retract report, saying their work was
        seriously flawed. April 28, 1989: Scientists at the Brookhaven National
        Laboratory and Yale University announce that their experiments have
        failed to confirm the findings. May 1, 1989: At a meeting of American
        Physical Society, scientists from five major institutions announce they
        have failed to validate claim. May 9, 1989: Dr. Pons and Dr. Fleischmann
        assert at another science meeting that they have new evidence for
        bursts of energy. May 23, 1989: Scientists at first Federal conference
        on cold fusion report they have failed to find key byproducts
        characteristic of fusion reactions. June 29, 1989: The General Electric
        Company announces agreement to cooperate with University of Utah on cold
        fusion research. July 12, 1989: A Federal panel says prospects of
        producing energy with cold fusion are so remote that no new Government
        laboratories should be built to study it.
        https://www.nytimes.com/199

  • DocSiders

    I’ve always cringed at Carl Sagan’s famous claim => “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”.

    That’s a crock. Extraordinary claims require proof period.

    • Omega Z

      I agree, and the number of people who repeat this like a religion with the lack of any critical thinking of this statement is also irritating.

  • sam
  • sam

    Mahadeva Srinivasan on the Cold Fusion Now! podcast

    http://coldfusionnow.org/cfnpodcast/

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