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After 23 years, researchers at the Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center in San Diego, Calif., have been ordered to stop their low-energy nuclear reaction research.
On or about Nov. 9, 2011, Rear Admiral Patrick Brady , commander of SPAWAR, ordered SPAWAR researchers to terminate all LENR research. The order came seven days after Fox News published a story about Andrea Rossi’s Oct. 28, 2011, demonstration of his Energy Catalyzer. New Energy Times discussed the Fox News story on Nov. 9.
Fox contributor John Brandon wrote that a SPAWAR representative attended the demonstration and measured and verified the test. Brandon also wrote that SPAWAR may have been the customer to whom Rossi sold his 1 megawatt device on Oct. 28, 2011 – the same device still sitting in Rossi’s garage in January.
According to sources who are familiar with the commander’s orders but not authorized to discuss them, Brady gave the following instructions to SPAWAR researchers:
1. Immediately cease all LENR research at SPAWAR.
2. Return any unused funds for LENR research.
3. Withdraw any pending proposals for LENR research.
4. Do not publish additional scientific papers on LENR research.
“In response to your recent query,” Fallin wrote, “while I won’t discuss details of our internal decision-making processes, I will confirm SPAWAR plans no further low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research. There are other organizations within the federal government that are better aligned to continue research regarding nuclear power. We have taken initial steps to determine how a transition of low-energy nuclear reaction (LENR) research might occur.”
Since becoming a member of the Acquisition Professional Corps in 2000, he has served as C5I Deputy Design/Warfare Requirements Manager and, subsequently, the deputy program manager for the Virginia Class Submarine (PMS 450); the major program manager for Submarine Combat and Weapons Control (PMS 425); the executive assistant to the Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command; and the major program manager for Advanced Undersea Systems (PMS 394).
In the new study, Mosier-Boss and colleagues inserted an electrode composed of nickel or gold wire into a solution of palladium chloride mixed with deuterium or "heavy water" in a process called co-deposition. A single atom of deuterium contains one neutron and one proton in its nucleus.
Researchers passed electric current through the solution, causing a reaction within seconds, according to the statement. The scientists then used a special plastic, CR-39, to capture and track any high-energy particles that may have been emitted during reactions, including any neutrons emitted during the fusion of deuterium atoms.
At the end of the experiment, they examined the plastic with a microscope and discovered patterns of "triple tracks," tiny-clusters of three adjacent pits that appear to split apart from a single point. The researchers say that the track marks were made by subatomic particles released when neutrons smashed into the plastic.
It's very well possible that Rossi found "the other piece" of the puzzle... or completed it. Which would render continued research funding redundant. It would be interesting to see if a developmental program emerges out of this closed-down research program.
I would actually say it was shut down to kill research...
The weaponization potential is amazing here...
The ability to separate neutrons is deadly.... feed the stored neutrons into an emitter and oh-la-la...
also the research if taken with the navy is already in space idea...
well lets say you have the ability to replicate the basis of the drives they might have already...
or the basis of anti gravity/ gravimetric manipulations... anything from similar math to the whole idea...
Originally posted by sy.gunson
One reason why LENR has been shut down is because it has a capacity to transmute Thorium 232 into bomb grade Uranium 233 in someone's garden shed.
I just wish they would be honest that LENR actually does work even if they then decide it must be illegal, then at least they cut the crap.