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This morning, Beverly Barnhart, an analyst with the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency, contacted New Energy Times with demands to remove portions of a news article in which she was quoted. Barnhart threatened to use the government’s public relations and legal departments against New Energy Times.
On March 28, we quoted an e-mail from Barnhart in our article about the forthcoming Naval Research Laboratory colloquium on “cold fusion,” featuring Robert Duncan, vice chancellor for research and professor of physics at the University of Missouri. (NRL Will Host Colloquium on “Cold Fusion”)
This morning, New Energy Times received the following statements from Barnhart in an e-mail:
“Please take my name off your Web site immediately, or I will ask our public affairs organization to remove it.
“If it is on your Web site this afternoon, I’ll go to our general counsel and ask them to contact you. Or we can be nice, and you can take it off voluntarily.”
A few minutes later, we received an e-mail from Tom Mehlhorn, superintendent of the Plasma Physics Division at NRL.
“Please remove this article from your Web site,” Mehlhorn wrote. “This is an internal seminar that is NOT open to the public, and your posting based on a forwarded ‘e-mail chain,’ including attributions of people on the list, is inappropriate.”
Three years ago, in August 2009, Barnhart organized a workshop on “cold fusion” and later published a report based on that workshop. New Energy Times reported that in our 2010 article “Two Decades of ‘Cold Fusion.’ ”
Very briefly, LENR, otherwise called cold fusion, is a technique that generates energy through low temperature (far lower than hot fusion temperatures which are in the range of tens off thousands of degrees) reactions that are not chemical. Most importantly, LENR is, theoretically, much safer, much simpler, and many orders of magnitude cheaper than hot fusion.