The Mizzou News, the news department at the University of Missouri, has written an article by Nancy Moen title “Tabletop Nuclear Fusion” which features LENR/cold fusion as the University looks forward to hosting the 18th International Conference on Cold Fusion (ICCF-18) at the end of July. In explaining the phenomenon of LENR, Moen writes:
“For years, scientists have either experienced or read reports of unexplained substantial levels of excess heat thought to be caused by nuclear phenomena that deviate from what is expected.
The regularity of these anomalous heat occurrences — reported by scientific observation worldwide — continues to pique interest, and logical conclusions seem to indicate the existence of an entirely new nuclear reaction that could become a source of energy . . .
The ingredients involved in a low-energy nuclear reaction can be quite simple: deuterium, which is a type of heavy hydrogen (found in ocean water), a palladium wire and an electric current.
Researchers become very excited when far more energy comes out of the apparatus than was put in. That’s anomalous heat. These levels of anomalous heat are often more than a thousand times greater than what could be produced by a chemical process.”
The article features the University of Missouri’s Vice Chancellor for Research Dr. Robert V. Duncan who has become well known in the LENR field as a champion of research into understanding the LENR effect.
Information about ICCF-18 can be found here. I have just discovered that the conference includes two additional LENR educational programs: an LENR Introductory Short Course which includes instruction from some of the leading LENR researchers who will be attending the conference, and a National Instruments/University of Missouri Post Conference Workshop Overview which appears to be covering the use of NI products for use in LENR research.
Incidentally, when Andrea Rossi was asked yesterday whether he or his US partner would present at ICCF-18, he replied, “Impossible”.