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Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) Ges Legit?

sycodon (149926) writes | about 2 years ago

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sycodon (149926) writes "From TFA

A growing cadre of scientists now suspect that Pons and Fleischmann’s observations were the result not of fusion but of more plausible physical processes. Some are even cautiously optimistic that those processes could be exploited to generate abundant amounts of clean energy. “There’s enough evidence that says we need to look at this,” says Joseph Zawodny, a physicist at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia.

"...if LENRs could be proved and tamed—a very big if—the effect could be transformative. Dennis Bushnell, chief scientist at NASA Langley, wrote in an online article that LENRs could potentially satisfy the world’s energy needs at a quarter the cost of coal. ""

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TFA buried the lead (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about 2 years ago | (#41752895)

... it still doesn't work

Re:TFA buried the lead (1)

sycodon (149926) | about 2 years ago | (#41764093)

There is no assertion in the article that it does work. They merely say that there is an explanation for the observed results using known physics and that more investigation is warranted.

Re:TFA buried the lead (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | about 2 years ago | (#41764877)

more investigation is warranted

Has any report on contracted research ever omitted that line? Justaskin

Still the same ! (1)

macpacheco (1764378) | about 2 years ago | (#41758691)

Mr Rossi's reactor is still unproven to anyone that isn't his cheerleader.
The Fox Mulder's of the world will line up behind him, while the Dana Scully's will say, humm, nothing fundamental has been proven.
I'm somewhat resented cause when Mr Rossi first announced his work, I believed him. Now I'm firmly on the fence. If his work was that great, he wouldn't be giving out demo's of equipment in a lab. He would be showing his equipment heating and powering his factory, showing that his plant is either unplugged from the electric/gas grid, or even better that he is selling lots and lots of electricity back to the grid.

So Mr. Rossi, we're still waiting. You don't need to explain the physics, we just want you to show unquestionable results (heating buildings, producing industrial steam, generating electricity).

On the other hand, there's plenty of LENR work showing large energy surplus ratios, but nothing that gives out energy in any scale useful for real world applications.

So LENR might even be 100% true, while Mr. Rossi's work could be a scam.

Like many of us, we haven't rulled you a scam, but we're not believers either, we're just waiting.

Re:Still the same ! (1)

sycodon (149926) | about 2 years ago | (#41764073)

Who said anything about Rossi?

Re:Still the same ! (1)

macpacheco (1764378) | about 2 years ago | (#41769235)

Without Mr. Rossi's reactor, LENR right now is just curiosity, without any viable applications.
He's the only name in the game claiming to have a mass produceable, viable product.
Everyone else is just proving the LENR effect.

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