Report on 2010 Colloquium on Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions at MIT
Now in its 19th year, this annual cold fusion colloquium focused on
work and effects that are related to new materials and devices, including
nanomaterials. The math apparently says that the energy in 3/4 of a gallon
of heavy water could power Boston for a day.
Dr. Scott Chubb presents at the colloquium
Photo: courtesy of Cold Fusion Times
Pure Energy Systems News
There is enough energy in three quarters of a gallon of heavy water to provide a
day's worth of energy for the city of Boston, whose average power demand is 6
gigawatts, equivalent to 54,000 tons of coal each day. At least that is
what Dr. Mitchell Swartz told a group of scientists gathered in Boston at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT) on July 18 at the annual Colloquium on
Lattice-Assisted Nuclear Reactions (LANR).
LANR has also been called "cold fusion" (CF) in its earlier
days. Swartz has been hosting CF colloquia at MIT since 1991. Now in its 19th year, this annual colloquium focused on work and effects that are related to new materials and devices, including nanomaterials.
He graciously invited me to attend this one, but I had to decline, though I
would have like to have gone.
Swartz is also the guiding force at JET
Energy, which is in process of developing a commercial products using the
cold fusion technology. They have developed a procedure for creating electricity (at a very low level) directly from a CF process (without using the excess heat to do this).
Energy magazine has posted a 14-page summary
of the 2010 colloquium, by Scott Chubb and Thomas Dolan, for the Sept/Oct
Though there are a few highlights in the introduction that the lay person might
follow, the article is otherwise mostly highly technical, as the above photo of
Dr. Chubb suggests.
Though it was held at MIT, I doubt we'll be hearing about this colloquium in
MIT's Technology Review.
They're too chicken, going with politics of science (which still poo poos cold
fusion), rather than pure science for its own merit. I sent them an email
encouraging them to cover it. They cover some great energy technologies,
but only so long as it fits within a certain norm.
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