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by Randolph T. Holhut
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Dummerston, Vt.
July 19, 2012
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- The universe is a mysterious place, and we understand very little about how it works. Sadly, the challenges our civilization faces such as war, poverty, pollution, economic turmoil, and "black swan" events may not allow humanity to exist long enough to figure it out before our species goes extinct. If we are to learn how the universe works, breakthrough technologies like cold fusion (LENR) need to be pursued, instead of multibillion dollar projects such as the search for the Higgs Boson that will have very few real-world applications in the short-to-medium term.

What humanity needs at this moment are working technologies that can allow us to overcome the issues that threaten our civilization. The cold fusion-based Energy Catalyzer, known colloquially as the E-Cat, is just such a technology because it could allow for almost unlimited energy production utilizing only tiny amounts of cheap, non-polluting fuel. The home version of the E-Cat is expected to be available commercially in the next six months at a cost $600 or less.

The Energy Catalyzer has cost Andrea Rossi, a successful and colorful Italian engineer, virtually everything he has - perhap smore than $1 million dollars in all. By contrast, it took $9 billion and 30 years of work and 9,000 scientists to build the Large Hadron Accelerator in Geneva that they say "may have" discovered the so-called "God Particle," the theoretical construct known as the Higgs Boson. The United States contributed $531 million of that, and it uses enough power FOR 120,000 homes or the entire Canton of Geneva, Switzerland. It costs the United Kingdom enough to buy a beer for everyone in the country.

With cold fusion technology, funded by less than $100 millioon, humanity could gain a tool that could allow for large-scale desalinization of water and the resulting transformation of deserts into productive farmland, along with a massive reduction in the CO2 pollution that fuels global warming.

The E-Cat utilizes tiny amounts of nickel powder, hydrogen gas, and undisclosed (for proprietary reasons) catalysts to produce nuclear reactions, with the result being a massive release of energy in the form of heat. In every way, this technology matches what I had hoped for throughout my childhood and later on in my life:

  • It is environmentally friendly, in that it produces no nuclear waste, consumes no nuclear fuel, emits no pollution into the environment.

  • It is safe, because, unlike traditional nuclear reactors, if the fuel "melts down", the nuclear reactions automatically cease due to the nickel powder melting. In a worst case, a small hydrogen explosion is possible, but no nuclear holocaust.

  • It consumes tiny amounts of cheap fuel. A typical reactor capable of producing ten to twenty kilowatts of heat for months utilizes only 1.5 grams of nickel (less than the weight of a dime) and only a few grams of hydrogen. The catalysts and processing of the nickel is said to add only 10% to the cost of the fuel. So literally speaking, a home could be heated for a year utilizing a couple dollars worth of fuel.

  • It is portable, which means it could be used in cars, planes, boats, and space craft.

  • It has a high power density. A small reactor with a volume of only 50 cubic centimeters (about the same as a D-Cell battery) can produce kilowatts of power.

In addition, the millions of jobs created around the world by a cold-fusion revolution would galvanize the global economy and end the current global recession - and do it all safely, without Fukushima-like events. To be blunt, cold-fusion technology holds the potential to transform our world from a planet of poverty, war and self-destruction into a place of enlightened prosperity.

On the other hand, the existence of the Higgs Boson offers no near-term benefits to humanity. It may give us a bit more knowledge about the universe, but no one claims that even one single technology that could be immediately developed using this knowledge.

If the existence of the Higgs Boson could yield a warp drive, free-energy device, gravity-modifying device, or other breakthrough in a reasonable period of time, perhaps the billions of dollars spent would be worth it. But the truth is that just like hot fusion research, the search for the Higgs Boson is a boondoggle. Due to the lack of any near-term benefits, the funds could be better spent elsewhere.

If a fraction of the money spent on the search for the Higgs Boson had been put into cold fusion research 20 years ago, there would be no energy crisis today. Instead, cold fusion devices that could produce kilowatts of power and very high temperatures - like the E-Cat - would have been quickly developed and commercialized.

Instead of putting money into practical technologies that could benefit all mankind in the near term, the career scientists naysayed exotic technologies like cold fusion, and lobbied for billions of dollars in additional funding for giant hot fusion reactors and particle colliders. All these years later, we have seen little or no return on the investment in the form of technological advancement.

We are still stuck with rockets for propulsion and burning fossil fuels for energy. Literally, we are still in a technological Dark Age when it comes to the most fundamental of technologies - energy and propulsion. (If you don't count the "black," off-budget projects that use taxpayer money with no taxpayer benefit, and actually have the agenda of making us all slaves.)

I do not want to call the search for the Higgs Field or the Higgs Boson totally meaningless. However, I think Nicola Tesla's work (although still ignored by the mainstream) into the nature of the ether is much more meaningful. He worked for years to find ways of harnessing the ether to allow for practical applications.

Some of these applications, such as wireless power transfer and superluminal communication via longitudinal waves in the ether, and his black box that provided electrical power (from the ether) to run an electrical vehicle - have been replicated. Others have not yet been replicated, so far as we know. But if a fraction of the billions of dollars spent on hot fusion and the search for the Higgs Boson were utilized to fund inventors with the open-mindedness of Tesla, knowledge of how the universe works would be opened up to us very quickly.

My personal belief is that all the most important breakthroughs and discoveries will come from projects that can be performed in an ordinary lab, with a modest amount of funding. I think expensive multibillion- dollar projects that require monstrous reactors and miles-long particle accelerators belong in the future - if ever - after we have solved the more immediate issues facing our civilization.

Once our civilization is stabilized and poverty is a thing of the past, after we stop fighting wars over oil and the destruction of our environment has been reduced, then it may be time for larger-scale projects. Of course, by that time, the smaller-scale projects may have figured almost everything out that the monolithic projects were designed to explore. By then, the commercialization of cold fusion, free energy, gravity modification, faster-than-light drives and other technologies may have provided us with a more complete knowledge of how the universe works.

I think the E-Cat is a key example of a technology that was developed on a modest budget that will provide both solutions to the challenges our civilization faces and a huge wealth of information about how our universe works.

In fact, cold fusion may end up telling us more about how our universe works than the existence of the Higgs Boson. In my opinion, once the world recognizes that cold fusion is a reality, it will turn the discovery of the Higgs Boson into a footnote in history.

Also, it will expose how a field of study in which researchers are often forced to work on shoestring budgets can yield greater benefits for humanity than research that receives billions of dollars in funding. It will hopefully result in the end of "mainstream" and expensive hot-fusion research and projects like the Large Hadron Collider.

My friend Sterling Allen of Peswiki.com recently said this to me: "I sat next to a guy on a flight to Amsterdam last February who resigned in protest from the Hadron Collider project because of how dangerous it is, having the potential of annihilating the local universe."

Cold fusion is the real answer!

Resources:
Comprehensive LENR PowerPoint Presentation:
http://pesn.com/2012/07/07/9602127_Jim_Dunns_Report_on_LENR_conference_in_Williamsburg/FINAL-LENR_Market-Development-ILENTS12-PPT03.ppt

This article first appeared in Pure Energy Systems News (Peswiki.com), and is republished here with the permission of the author.

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