Infinite Energy Magazine Sponsors
1996 Cold Fusion and New Energy Symposium
January 20th at Cambridge Marriot
(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 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 Symposium 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.)
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
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
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
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
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
4,500°F). 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.