The Search for Energy's "Holy Grail" Starts With This Company

The inability to produce more energy than it actually takes to power fusion has long been the primary drawback for researchers and investors. However, new technologies are lessening that concern. Texas headquartered National Instruments (NASDAQ: NATI  ) , which upped its Q4 guidance back in October, is a diversified company that creates modular hardware tools and software solutions for particle laser beams which can help fight cancerous tumors, navigate GPS, monitor wind turbines, and test sensors; plus the company's instrumentation solutions can directly be tapped to do what others have only dreamed about: better understanding and controlling the measurements of cold fusion.

National Instruments aims to solve large engineering problems associated with fusion. It offers a single platform to monitor real-time fusion analytics through its LabVIEW software platform and PXI and CompactRIO hardware platforms. Considering Italy's Andrea Rossi was able to produce excess heat from an Energy Catalyzer (ECAT), the potential for fusion is very much real thanks to advances in technology like what National is delivering.

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  • Report this Comment On December 13, 2013, at 12:08 PM, AlainCo wrote:

    It seems there is many more people interested in that foolish technology.

    the very foolish Swedish research consortium of electric industry, Elforsk, not only paid for a testing of E-cat, but confirmed in their corporate magazine that it is working (not sure it works reliably, but it is producing heat above chemical standards).

    Beside foolish Truchard, boss of National instruments, and foolish Stefano Concezzi of the Big Science segment, who invited foolish LENR industrialists at NIWeek2012, there are other company in that foolish race.

    Foolish Toyota and Mitsubishi have published LENR papers in foolish peer-reviewed journal JJAP.

    Foolish ST Micro have two teams on LENR, like foolish Shell Gamechanger.

    thereare many other foolish big and small companies...

    two other foolish companies (Defkalion, Brillouin) are trying to develope foolish technology.

    Brillouin is even funded by foolish sunrise securities

    see that Foolish executive summary on LENR

    if you still are not convinced it is a foolish technology you can read that foolish article

    sure there are many fool, but question is who ?

    A fool.

  • Report this Comment On December 13, 2013, at 10:37 PM, Markoat101 wrote:

    NI is really old news on the Rossi front. The really big money is in identifying the "partner" hired by the US military to commercialize Rossi's technology. They developed the "hot-cat" which is the key to the wide spread use of the technology for electrical generation and other military applications. For your first billion dollars, name the "partner."

  • Report this Comment On December 14, 2013, at 12:34 AM, Anonymole wrote:

    This is too ironic. Fools fooled by a fool. You guys better do your due diligence on Rossi. His "results" are so misleading as to render them only fit for - fools.

  • Report this Comment On December 14, 2013, at 7:24 AM, AlainCo wrote:

    as I said, question is who is fool.

    normally only fool will be able not to see it from the data I refers too, based on many events.

    I observed that the usual way to be fooled is to be sure not to be one, then seeing data that dissent with that opinion, saying they are fool, and carefully stop reading.

    I noticed that the common point of the fool who accept LENr as a reality, is that they participated real experiments.

    the common point of the non-fool who are sure they are non-fool, is that they don't need to have read, or experienced anything, since they know they are right.

    Some are less sure, so they write pathetic articles criticizing fools. They don't need to write good articles, to read the foolish articles, to use good logic, because they are right, and no non-fool check anything, since they are non-fool.

    Only fools have doubt and check seriously.

    how foolish it is, it may make you change opinion.

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2014, at 11:23 PM, GregoryGoble wrote:

    U.S. and Advanced LENR Technologies

    Telling tale, I for one find evidence that developments in LENR energy are farther advanced than the DOD or DOE has allowed any to tell of. Classified is certainly a controlling issue in regards to LENR developments.

    From the Defense Intelligence Agency report, in regards to cold fusion stating, "....LENR power sources could produce the greatest transformation of the battlefield for U.S. forces since the transition from horsepower to gasoline power.”

    Note the LENR Boeing 747 being developed since 2011 through NASA, yet the NASA LENR disclosure was not until last year.

    Cold Fusion LENR Powered Boeing 747

    May 2012 NASA Contract NNL08AA16B – NNL11AA00T – Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research – Phase II N+4 Advanced Concept Development

    "Even though we do not know the specific cost of the LENR itself, we assumed a cost of jet fuel at $4/gallon and weight based aircraft cost. We were able to calculate cost per mile for the LENR equipped aircraft compared to a conventional aircraft (Figure 3.2). Looking at the plots, one could select a point where the projected cost per mile is 33% less than a conventionally powered aircraft."

    3.0 LENR Requirements Analysis - pg 24

    Figure 3.1 – Potential Heat Engines for LENR Systems - pg 25

    Figure 3.2 – Parametric LENR and Heat Engine Performance Parameters - pg 25

    6.2.3 Low Energy Nuclear Reactor Technologies - pg 82

    Table 6.3 – LENR Technologies Success Criteria - pg 86

    Also LENR - pgs 15, 18, 19, 20, and 21.

    These are 39 folks who have been involved in this since May, 2011

    Bradley, Marty (Boeing)

    Daggett, David (Boeing)

    Droney, Christopher(Boeing)

    Hoisington, Zachary (Boeing)

    Kirby, Michelle (GT)

    Murrow, Kurt (GE)

    Ran, Hongjun (GT)

    Nam, Teawoo (GT)

    Tai, Jimmy (GT)

    Hammel, Jeff (GE)

    Perullo, Chris (GT)

    Guynn, Mark (NASA)

    Olson, Erik (NASA)

    Leavitt, Larry (NASA)

    Allen, Timothy (Boeing)

    Cotes, Dwaine (Boeing)

    Guo, Yueping (Boeing)

    Foist, Brian (Boeing)

    Rawdon, Blaine (Boeing)

    Wakayama, Sean (Boeing)

    Dallara, Emily (Boeing)

    Kowalski, Ed (Boeing)

    Wat, Joe (Boeing)

    Robbana, Ismail (Boeing)

    Barmichev, Sergey (Boeing)

    Fink, Larry (Boeing)

    Sankrithi, Mithra (Boeing)

    White, Edward (Boeing)

    Gowda, Srini (GE)

    Brown, Gerald (NASA)

    Wahls, Richard (NASA)

    Wells, Doug (NASA)

    Jeffries, Rhett (FAA)

    Felder, James (NASA)

    Schetz, Joe (VT)

    Burley, Casey (NASA)

    Sequiera, Christopher (FAA)

    Martin, John (NASA)

    Kapania, Rakesh (VT)

    There is the Genie reactor technology out of SPAWAR, two patents filed in Europe, and the U.S. in 2009 and 2007. This important LENR technology still has not been presented by them to the scientific community, or the people of the U.S., nor to the nuclear commissions of the world who are struggling with spent fuel issues. Publication of these patents was delayed till 2013, leading me to believe that they were 'classified'.

    System and Method for Generating Particles – US8419919 B1

    United States Navy Patent Cold Fusion LENR Energy

    Publication number - US8419919 B1

    Publication type - Grant

    Application number - 11/859,499

    Publication date - Apr 16, 2013

    Filing date - Sep 21, 2007

    Inventors; Pamela A. Boss, Frank E. Gordon, Stanislaw Szpak, Lawrence Parker Galloway Forsley

    and this "sister" patent

    The Genie Reactor Patent

    Global Energy Corporation

    “We’re generation five,” Dr. Khim told the Variety during an exclusive interview, “and first of all this is a brand new concept.” He said safety is the first consideration, and that cannot be ensured by building higher walls around reactors, as Japan saw last year with Fukushima.

    “You have to change the basic science of nuclear power,” Khim explained. “We’ve been working with the U.S. Navy for about 22 years and the basic science phase is now over. Now we’re going into commercial development, which the Navy is not going to do.” But Khim says the science has been repeatedly duplicated by the Navy, and has been proven, recognized and published.

    Officials of the Navy on Guam, including Capt. John V. Heckmann Jr., CO of Naval Facilities and a professional engineer, attended the GEC briefing.

    The GEC board of directors, Khim says, includes some well-known Washington D.C. Players, including former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, former Congressman and Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, and former U.S. Congressman Tom Davis, among others."

    To top it all off, we have Space Works developing LENR powered spaceplanes, under a NASA contract in 2009.

    Seems Langley has had LENR energy long before announcing. Dennis Bushnell announced it last year.

    Advanced Propulsion System Concept Studies

    Customer: NASA LaRC

    Duration: 6 months

    Date: 2009-2010

    Space Works conducted separate vehicle design studies evaluating the potential impact of two advanced propulsion system concepts under consideration by NASA Langley Research Center:

    • The first concept was an expendable multistage rocket vehicle which utilized an advanced Air-Augmented Rocket (AAR) engine. The effect of various rocket thrust augmentation ratios were identified the resulting vehicle design where compared against a traditional expendable rocket concept

    • The second concept leverage Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR), a new form of energy generation being studied at NASA LaRC, to determine how to utilize an LENR-based propulsion system for space access. For this activity, two LENR-based rocket engine propulsion performance models where developed jointly by SpaceWorks and LaRC personnel.

    Here are the links:

    Defense Intelligence Agency

    LENR 747

    US Patent - SPAWAR

    Genie Reactor Patent

    Space Works

  • Report this Comment On January 10, 2014, at 11:43 PM, GregoryGoble wrote:

    For the crazy story of the Genie Reactor and Guam there is the following series:

    Navy LENR SPAWAR Series – Transmute Radioactive Waste

  • Report this Comment On January 19, 2014, at 8:08 AM, AlainCo wrote:

    For those who want to read a foolish Engineer who write a boring foolish books, with a hundred more foolish citation of scientific papers than the non-fool (whon don't need reference since they are right), I don't avise to not read :

    Excess heat by Charles Beaudete (available as pdf on uni tsinghua iccf9 site).

    of course non fool will never read that book, so they will be sure to be non-fool.

    this is why Beaudette clearly observed that there was only 4 papers agains LENr calorimetry, which were all rebuted and abandonned.. with no need to retract them since they were right.

    don'tread the book, not to know why.

    a fool

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