It’s not very often that you read the world LENR in the New York Times — but today there’s a short feature in the Fashion and Style section of the newspaper which reports on the winners of the Schmuck contemporary jewelry fair competition held in Munich Germany.
One of the winning entries is a brooch entitled “Homage to LENR II”, by Stefano Marchetti. The brooch, according to the NYT article ” refers to cold fusion, or low energy nuclear reactions.” The article is here: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/19/fashion/jewelry-schmuck.html?_r=0 Picture is below:
On this website Stefano Marchetti writes about the piece:
During the last hundred years, science has made it possible to control and transform atoms into subatomic particles and vice versa. These reactions required complicated devices or dangerous sources of energy. Today, instead, it seems possible to control metal transmutations in easier and less dangerous ways. The philosopher’s stone does, in fact, already exist. The so-called low energy nuclear reactions (LENR), would allow for the recombination of different elements’ nuclei into metallic transmutations.
Well, as soon as I heard that the philosopher’s stone existed, I knew exactly what to do. Finally I had no doubts: as I am a goldsmith, it definitely ought to be a piece of jewellery! The first piece I made with this purpose in mind was the brooch LENR, made in 2012.
It’s not a science or business story, but at least something on LENR from the New York Times.