Originally published April 24 2004
Cold fusion now a reality: tabletop sound wave machine produces nuclear
fusion in water
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor
Researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Russian Academy
of Science have replicated experiments that produced fusion reactions in
water with the use of tabletop ultrasonic generators (sound machines).
In other words, cold fusion has just been proven to be quite real. I
first wrote about similar experiments in 1998, where I explained that
ordinary ultrasonic cleaning machines (the kind you can buy that vibrate
water at 20,000 cycles per second to clean your glasses or tools, for
example) could be used in home nuclear fusion experiments. That report
was widely ridiculed and thrown in the same bucket as the original Pons
and Fleishman cold fusion announcement back in 1989. Cold fusion was
impossible, everybody said. The scientific community agreed: cold fusion
was a hoax.
But it wasn't a hoax. And highly successful cold fusion
experiments were being conducted in labs in Japan, California, and
Russia, among other places. These labs were reproducing experiments that
proved nuclear processes were taking place by observing excess helium
production (a telltale sign that nuclear processes are happening). And
now, it's "official" that cold fusion is real, since the mainstream
press has reported it (funny how that works, huh?). But most of the
scientific community still doesn't know about these experiments, and
most people continue to believe that Pons and Fleishman were con
artists, which is absolutely not the case. They were brilliant pioneers,
shunned by a scientific community whose egos and careers were vested in
the world of "hot fusion" where billions of dollars, not tabletop jars,
are invested in an effort to produce excess energy.
And yet hot
fusion, despite all the billions poured into it over the years, has
produced absolutely nothing in terms of practical energy. Remember the
promises about fusion reactors? They would generate electricity "too
cheap to meter," the scientists once promised us. And when real fusion
came along in 1989 in the form of tabletop experiments, the best fusion
scientists in the country did their best to bury it. That's how politics
works in the scientific community. Too many so-called "scientists"
aren't really doing good science or looking for a free energy source:
they're looking to boost their egos and careers... and possibly position
themselves for a Nobel Prize someday.
This approach, called bubble fusion, and the new experimental results
are being published in an extensively peer-reviewed article titled
"Additional Evidence of Nuclear Emissions During Acoustic Cavitation,"
which is scheduled to be posted on Physical Review E's Web site and
published in its journal this month.
The oscillating sound waves caused the bubbles to expand and then
violently collapse, creating strong compression shock waves around and
inside the bubbles.
"These extensive new experiments have replicated and extended our
earlier results and hopefully answer all of the previous questions
surrounding our discovery," said Richard T. Lahey Jr., the Edward E.
Hood Professor of Engineering at Rensselaer and the director of the
analytical part of the joint research project.
Other fusion techniques, such as those that use strong magnetic fields
or lasers to contain the plasma, cannot easily achieve the necessary
compression, Lahey said.
Tritium gas, a radioactive by-product of deuterium-deuterium bubble
fusion, is actually a part of the fuel, which can be consumed in
deuterium-tritium fusion reactions.
Researchers Rusi Taleyarkhan, Colin West, and Jae-Seon Cho conducted
the bubble fusion experiments at ORNL.
Robert Block, professor emeritus of nuclear engineering at Rensselaer,
helped to design, set up, and calibrate a state-of-the-art neutron and
gamma ray detection system for the new experiments.
Nigmatulin is a visiting scholar at Rensselaer, a member of the
Russian Duma, and the president of the Bashkortonstan branch of the
Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS).
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