Long time cold fusion advocate (and now retired Los Alamos scientist) Dr Ed Storms recently gave an interview to Dr David Livingston of The Space Show.
For those of you following this story for some time, there is little new in the interview but I would still recommend listening. Cool headed and pragmatic, Dr Storms covers a good chunk of the subject in an accessible way. On Rossi, he appears to be cautiously optimistic, giving him credit for the series of demos and due regard for the qualified individuals who observed and spoke well of them. He talks in positive terms without endorsing the eCat as a done deal. For my money, he nails it.
The interview gives way to a phone-in Q&A and the jousting with a determined sceptic is worth going out your way for. In that caller, the attitude of many otherwise intelligent individuals who refuse to even look, is laid bare.
On the possible process behind the effect, Dr Storms doubts AR’s assertion of transmutation (Ni to Cu) and favours a mechanism where the Ni or Pd form the environment for the joining of H+H to D or D+D to H4 with an appropriate release of energy.
Like me, he worries that the industrialised nations may try to micro-manage the roll-out of the tech but that in the long run, given the production advantages likely to favour competing economies (eg China) we will be forced to reduce energy prices to compete.
Well worth an hour of your time. Have a listen.
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