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Cold Fusion gets another look from the DOE

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posted on Jul, 22 2005 @ 09:16 PM

I wonder if the DOE has finished it's studies and when they will release their results. They said January of 2005 but most likely in the summer of 2005.

Also Zero Point Energy (ZPE) is another form of obtaining energy along with Cold Fusion that I believe the DOE is trying to put to practical use. It isn't easy to run these systems and control the energy obtained, but you get more energy out than you put in, and what you have to put in is so little. I hope these energies are main stream by 2010 or I think we're going to be in serious trouble come then (ie war and energy shortage)

posted on Jul, 25 2005 @ 02:40 PM
*Zero Point Energy Info*

The First ZPE Patent:

History was made on 12-31-96 when for the first time
ever, ZPE was the subject of a U. S. patent
(#5,590,031). Dr. Frank Mead, from ***Edwards AFB***,
has designed receivers to be spherical collectors of
zero point radiation with hemisphere reflectors of
beat frequencies. He states that "zero point
electromagnetic radiation energy which may potentially
be used to power ********interplanetary craft********
as well as provide for society's other needs has
remained unharnessed."

Proposing to convert zero point electromagnetic
radiation to electrical energy, Dr. Mead grapples with
the high frequencies that may extend up to around 1040
Hertz. (To gain a perspective, gigahertz radar is only
1010 Hz or so. Visible light is about 1014 Hertz and
gamma rays reach into the 20th power, where the
wavelength smaller than an atom) With slightly
different sized receivers, the system produces a beat
frequency. A difference frequency is produced with the
rest of the circuitry amplifying that lower "step down
frequency." For example, if 1 part in a million
accuracy was achieved in making the microspheres, then
the subtraction of two 1020 Hz signals would yield a
1014 Hz beat frequency. However, I have recommended to
Dr. Mead a real step down frequency involving
"frequency division" which would mean less accuracy is
required in the machining of the hardware and a bigger
difference in the frequency output. The important part
of his design is that the physical apparatus itself,
whether a conductor or dielectric, is responding to
the frequencies that it resonates with ZPE. Similar to
the passive mirror article cited above, Mead realizes
that the physical design of the conductor will
determine resonant characteristics. If using large
spheres, then it would resonate with very long, low
energy frequencies. However, he points out, if this is
miniaturized (nano-lithography, down to submicron
levels), then as the frequency cubed (f3) dependence
goes up very fast, the energy density is much higher.
The implications are that not only can it be made as a
solid state device, but the smaller you make it, the
better it is. In fact, Mead has confided that he is
interested in working with single particles like
protons or neutrons that may be slightly different by
parts per trillion for example. This raises the
question of what type of antenna would be appropriate
for such an atomic resonator. So there's a lot of
potential for this invention, and I think we're going
to see other follow-up patents.

As to understanding and concepts behind ZPE, Frank
Mead calls it "zero point electromagnetic radiation
energy." Dr. Lamoreaux wants to refer to it as "a flux
of virtual particles," because the particles that
react and create some of this energy are popping out
of the vacuum and going back in. So, that's another
viewpoint. And of course The New York Times simply
calls it "quantum foam." But the important part about
it, from Dr. Robert Forward's excellent paper, is that
"the quantum mechanical zero point oscillations are


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