Italians report green energy breakthrough that has potential to replace nuclear power

Discussion in 'Environmental' started by Shrek, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Tochatihu

    Tochatihu Well-Known Member

    Re: Italians report green energy breakthrough that has potential to replace nuclear p

    If this 'has legs', we will no longer be able to say 'baloney' when something is amiss.

    DAS
     
  2. Shrek

    Shrek Kaizen Driver

    Re: Italians report green energy breakthrough that has potential to replace nuclear p

    Thanks! Now I know the history behind that expression :)

    I have a degree in physics, and I can't see how they would be cheating this (other than this being a full hoax with everyone involced acting as in a movie)

    Also there is a movie from an interview swedish professors on youtube where they agree that we should not rule this out as a scam quite yet:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt2JqEmaUGc

    One of these professors, mr Essén wrote this scientific paper

    http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/physics/pdf/0607/0607138v1.pdf

    which should be enough to prove that he is entitled to an opinion on the subject.

    Quote from his article:
    In order to get fusion of, say, deuterons, one normally requires very high
    temperatures. The reason for this is twofold: firstly a large kinetic energy
    is needed for the particles to penetrate the Coulomb barriers, and secondly
    high speeds are needed to get appreciable reaction rates in spite of very small
    cross sections. The well known problem with this is that the high temperature
    makes high density and confinement difficult to achieve. Another problem
    is that as the speeds go up the cross sections go down. The purpose here is
    to present a radically different idea of achieving fusion, an idea that starts
    from the observation that at relativistic speeds the Coulomb repulsion can
    be balanced by a magnetic attraction.

    Edit: This is what he say of himself on his homepage:

    "I am senior lecturer (associate professor) at the Department of Mechanics, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden. I am also Director of undergraduate studies (studierektor) and Chairman of the Swedish Skeptics (Föreningen Vetenskap och Folkbildning, VoF)."
     
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  3. herm

    herm Well-Known Member

    Re: Italians report green energy breakthrough that has potential to replace nuclear p

    I will breathe a sigh of relief once the experiment can be reproduced by a third party.. but the most likely explanation is that it is baloney.

    Someone is trying to hide the baloney!
     
  4. Shrek

    Shrek Kaizen Driver

    Re: Italians report green energy breakthrough that has potential to replace nuclear p


    This is getting better and better. I never thought I'd be biting my nails over physics news:

    http://pesn.com/2011/04/07/9501805_Rossi_Cold_Fusion_Validated_by_Swedish_Skeptics_Society/
     

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