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Document from 1996- Navy Confirms Cold Fusion

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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:34 AM
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While digging around on the net I managed to run across this E-Mail. Perhaps somone else can make sense of it. It does, in some detail mention cold fusion and something about Navy Research. What follows is what I found...

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NAVY CONFIRMS COLD FUSION EXTRA ENERGY OUT
[Editor's Note: This came from a mailing list on unusual technologies. It has just enough believeability to me to provide it here. I'm not clear on whether it might be a no-no for the public to know about it. If it is, I would ask that someone from the Navy contact me and let me know that. I'll weigh the value of life, and consider removing it :> --Gary Hawkins]


Date: 04 Oct 96 16:29:36 EDT
From: Jed Rothwell
Subject: This just in from the Navy

To: Vortex

I got an impressive 98 page book from the U.S. Navy. Here is a description
of it, related with military thoroughness on the REPORT DOCUMENTATION
PAGE, which I note conforms to ASCI Standard 239-18 (I mean the page
conforms). Please note that field #1 says "AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blank)."
I have duly left it blank and I expect all readers of this forum to follow
procedures and leave this field blank on your screen. Further be it noted
here that I have searched existing datasorceath [sic] in less than 1 hour.
That will be all. Dis-missed!


REPORT DOCUMENTATION PAGE

Form Approved OMB No. 0704 0188

Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to
average 1 hour per response, including the time for reviewing instructions,
searching existing datasorceath [sic] maintaining the data needed, and
completing and reviewing the colection [sic] of information. Send comments
regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of
information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to Washington
Headquarters Services, Directorate for Information Operations and Reports,
1215 Jefferson Davis Highway, Suite 1204, Arlington, VA 22202 4302, and to the
Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project (0704-0188),
Washington, DC 20503.

1. AGENCY USE ONLY (Leave blank)

2. REPORT DATE September 1996

3. REPORT TYPE AND DATES COVERED Final, Jan 92-Sep 95

4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Anomalous Effects in Deuterated Systems

6. AUTHORS Melvin H. Miles. Benjamin F. Bush. and Kendall B. Johnson

5. FUNDING NUMBERS
PE 061153N
Project R1306
R&T Project Code 313z001srp06 [sic]

7. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION NAME(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division China Lake. CA 93555-6100

8. PERFORMING ORGANIZATION REPORT NUMBER
NAWCWPNS TP 8302

9. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY NAMES(S) AND ADDRESS(ES)
Office of Naval Research 800 North Quincy Arlington, VA 22207-5660

10. SPONSORING/MONITORING AGENCY REPORT NUMBER

11 SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

12a DISTRIBUTION/AVAILABILITY STATEMENT
A Statement; public release; distribution unlimited.

12h DISTRIBUTION CODE

13. ABSTRACT (Maximum 200 words)

(U) Excess power was measured in 28 out of 94 electrochemical experiments
conducted using palladium or palladium-alloy cathodes in heavy water.
Reproducibility continues to be the major problem in this controversial
research area. Based on our experiments, this lack of reproducibility stems
from unknown variables in the palladium metal. The best reproducibility for
excess power was obtained using palladium-boron materials supplied by the
Naval Research Laboratory. Our basic isoperibolic calorimeters were capable of
measuring excess power with a sensitivity of +/-1 % of the input power or +/-
20 mW, whichever was larger. Calorimeters that are capable of detecting excess
power levels of 1 watt per cubic centimeter of palladium are essential for
research in this field. Results from our laboratory indicate that helium-4 is
the missing nuclear product accompanying the excess heat. Thirty out of 33
experiments showed a correlation between either excess power and helium
production or no excess power and no excess helium. The collection of the
electrolysis gases in both glass and metal flasks place the helium-4
production rate at 10^11 to 10^12 atoms per second per watt of excess power.
This is the correct magnitude for typical deuteron fusion reactions that yield
helium-4 as a product. Anomalous radiation was detect in some experiments by
the use of X-ray films, Geiger-Mueller counters, and by the use of sodium
iodide detectors. There was never any significant production of tritium in any
of our experiments.

14. SUBJECT TERMS
Calorimetry, Deuterium, Electrolysis, Excess Power, Helium-4, Radiation,
Tritium

15. NUMBER OF PAGES 98

16. PRICE CODE

17. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF REPORT
UNCLASSIFIED

18. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF THIS PAGE
UNCLASSIFIED

19. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF ABSTRACT
UNCLASSIFIED

20. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT
UL

NSN 7540 01-280 5500
Standard Form 298 (Rev. 2-89)
Prescribed by ANSI Sld. 239-18
298-102

[End of File]


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posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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There are hundreds if not thousands of papers issued every year that prove to be wrong. The existence of a paper does not validate it's assertion.

What I think happens with most Cold Fusion studies is that there is some observable energy yield - but it is not significant statistically. Some get up their hopes there is some yet to be understood sub-atomic reaction, but the general thinking is that there is a convention molecular level chemical reaction still to be determined.

Bottom line - nothing new or even particularly promising here.


M



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Clap clap to me! I found the document that this was taken from. I had to download it and upload it to ATS because when i opened the link it used my DOD Computer Access Info to get to it. Idk it says Unclassified on the Document. Anyways ENJOY!

media.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 11:04 AM
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You didn't have to go to the trouble.
www.newenergytimes.com...



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 11:07 AM
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gah raining on my parade



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 11:15 AM
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No intention to rain.
But it should be pointed out that it was not the Navy making the claims. The Navy sponsored the work but the paper was written by the scientists.


Here's the rain:

The lack of reproducibility has made this research exceedingly difficult and frustrating.


[edit on 12/22/2009 by Phage]



posted on Dec, 22 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Very nice. Like I said I don't know much about this, I just thought i would put it out in the ATS world.



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