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Infinite Energy Magazine Sponsors 1996 Cold Fusion and New Energy Symposium
January 20th at Cambridge Marriot Hotel
(Originally Published November 1995 - March 1996 In Infinite Energy Magazine Issue #5/6)
by Hal Fox

[Editor's Note: Hal Fox of the Fusion Information Center in Salt Lake City (and also an Associate Editor of Infinite Energy, wrote this description of our Cold Fusion/New Energy Symposium in Cambridge—adapted from New Energy News, February 1996.]


   Infinite Energy Magazine sponsored a Cold Fusion and New Energy Sympo-sium at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel on Saturday, January 20, 1996. An estimated 150 persons attended this annual event, which was previously held at MIT. Following is a brief report of the topics covered at this one day symposium. (Subsequent articles in this issue of Infinite Energy provide further details.)

Introduction and Overview
by Gene Mallove:

   The morning began with Eugene F. Mallove, editor of Infinite Energy, who gave an introduction and overview of the growing field of cold fusion and new energy. As a part of the presentation, the following video clips were presented: Dr. Tom Passell of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) presented evidence of heavy involvement of nuclear reactions in cold fusion experiments; a Clean Energy Technologies, Inc. video tape about the Patterson Power CellTM (PPC); and Dennis Cravens' PPC presentation at the SOFE '95 (hot fusion) conference held in Champaign, Illinois in October, 1995.
   Jed Rothwell, a contributing editor to Infinite Energy, and a co-founder with Gene Mallove of the Cold Fusion Research Advocates, presented a detailed report of the latest public demonstration of the PPC - at the December Power-Gen '95 conference in Anaheim, Califomia. In addition to reporting on the details of the PPC demonstration, Rothwell made some-pertinent comments about the business sales strategy for new energy devices. Widespread sales of non-exclusive license rights is highly recommended, together with a marketing strategy thatwould participate in every available type of free advertising, such as through any of the many news media resources.
   Dr. Mitchell R. Swartz presented his report, "Impact of Technologic Advances," particularly those accomplished by Jet Technology (a Massachusetts company founded by Swartz). Swartz presented some excellent information about the progress Jet Technology has been making in the development and detailed understanding of the processes involved in cold fusion. Swartz has several patents pending for important cold fusion technology. He also has several papers being peer-reviewed for publication. Mitchell Swartz must be considered one of the foremost self-funded cold fusion researchers in the world. We look forward to the review of his important publications. Based on his presentation, we expect that his papers will shed further light into the basic mechanism(s) that are responsible for cold fusion phenomena. Jet Technology is among those companies that highly deserve the support of the venture capital community.
   Dr. James Patterson, Dr. Hal Puthoff, and Prof. Paul Czysz appeared and presented their views in the December 1995 British video, "It Runs on Water." Patterson talks about his early work (pre-1989) in finding anomalous heat and his approach to the development of the PPC. Hal Puthoff predicts that new energy sources will, indeed, be found.
   During lunch at the Symposium the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's (and BBC's) 1994 program, "Too Close to the Sun" (50 minutes) was played. Of historical interest are the negative comments by Frank Close and also by John Maddox, the editor of Nature. The negative assurance of Close and Maddox were in strong contrast to the successful reports of new energy sources presented at this symposium.
   James L. Griggs reported on his latest developments of Hydro-Dynamics', latest versions of the Hydrosonic Pump. Commersially being produced and installed to provide lower-cost hot water or steam, the latest pumps provide COP (Coeffident of Perfommance) of 130 to 150 percent. Griggs reported on a recent signing of a joint research effort with NASA at Huntsville which, he said, will include independent efficiency measurement of the operation of the hydrosonk pump.
   Hal Fox, together with Gene Mallove, made the first public presentation of the research results of the "Cincinnati Group" of private reserachers. This group of privately-funded researchers prefers to remain anonymous for the present. Two important technological discoveries have been made by the Cincinnati Group: the amelioration of radioactive materials (i.e., the reduction of radiactivity incertain elements!) and a new method for heat production at very high temperatures (tover 1,000 degrees C). Hal Fox related the role that he has played for the past two years in advising and encouraging this group in their remarkable new discoveries. The Cincinnati group asked that the following informabon be presented: A patent applicabon was filed on December 23, 1995 relating to a process by which natural radioactivity is greatly reduced by the use of a specially designed reactor. Demonstrations of the ability to reduce radioactivity are being arranged with a government contractor hired to clean up one of the many U.S. government radioactive sites.
   Mallove showed a video clip of the Cincinnati Group's discovery of a new means of producing a high-temperature with miniature "fire ball," which could be created with DC current. The video show a device with 70-watt input, creating a high-temperature and melting the surface of a ceramic tile (which melts at about 4,500F). Another video clip showed the same process being applied to a piece of quartz and the melting of a copper penny. The preliminary measurements (by at least one independent group) indicate that excess heat of about ten times the input electric energy is being produced. The low-budget work of these researchers deserves the immediate attention of the financial community.
   Hal Fox also made a short presentation of the "Commerdalizabon of Cold Fusion" in which he cited cold fusion projects (such as the Patterson Power Cell) that are being commercialized. Also presented was a brief description of the Kenneth Shoulders' high-density charge clusters' ability to tap space energy (U.S. Patent 5,018,180). This technology is expected to become a major method of producing low-cost electrical energy. The third important energy development is the mechanical energy produced by the Y. Takahashi super-magnet motor. (See also the presentation by Chris Tinsley.) Fox reported that these three technologies are being or are expected to be commercialized during 1996-97. All three of these technologies, said Hal Fox, deserve substantial funding by the investment community due to their capability to produce very large returns on investment,.
   Prof. Keith Johnson, of the Department of Materials Science at MIT, reported in detail on his cold fusion patent, where latent heat of water is one of the heat-produdng sources. Johnson also played a clip from his forthcoming cold fusion techno-thriller movie, "Breaking Symmetry." This movie captures some of the real life drama behind the discovery and controversy of cold fusion and other scientific discoveries.
   Chrisopher P. Tinsley, from Nottingham, UK, (and a contributing editor of Infinite Energy) presented information about his efforts to investigate the over-unity heat-producting capabilities of the Potapov water vortex tube. He showed pictures of dozens of these devices being produced in Moldova, which he visited last year with Dr. Peter Glück or Romania. All U.S. tests of these interesting devices failed to show over-unity heat production, but Tinslet remains open to the prospect that over-unity can be achieved with these cavitation devices. In addition, Tinsley showed slides of the Sciex Magnet-Powered Scooter. Sciex, Ltd. is the U.K. company that plans to build the "Y.T." magnets invented by Y. Takahashi. As previously reported in this newsletter, the super magnet has been used as the central element in a super motor that has a reported efficiency of over 100 percent. Tinsley showed shots of the motor installed in a motor scooter, which he test rode in London.
   An 8-minute video film: "Dream Energy: Magnetic Motor Development," made by Japan's Fuji Television in 1993, was shown to the audience.
   Concluding the all-day Symposium, Dr. Paul A. LaViolette made a presentation on "Loopholes in the First Law - Cosmic Evidence?" (See his article in this issue: "Brown Dwarf Discovery Confirms Theory of Spontaneous Energy Generation." For further work of Paul LaViolette, the reader may want to obtain Beyond the Big Bang: Ancient Myth and the Scientific Continuous Creation, a 1995 book by LaViolette.

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