Fleischman Project gets More Celani Material

The Martin Fleischman Memorial Project (MFMP) has received more of the the wires that are at the heart of Francesco Celani’s low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) devices. The electrically heated and chemically treated wires form the basis of Celani’s cells.

The MFMP is hoping to detect excess heat in them and achieve a low energy nuclear reaction. This can apparently be detected by gamma ray emissions. The project is using an approach it calls live open science in which it shares all the information it has with everybody in order to achieve more wide spread results. The project has had some setbacks lately dealing with choppy and erroneous data that forced its members to rerun some experiments in France.

Hot Fusion Heats Up

The race to develop hot fusion is also heating up. World Nuclear News reported that the German Wendelstein 7-X reactor passed its first test by producing hot plasma for the first time on February 4, Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel started the experiment by pushing a button. This could be first step to making enough plasma for a sustained fusion reaction.

China's EAST Fusion Reactor

Not to be outdone, China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak or EAST fusion device was able to heat plasma to a temperature of 50 million Kelvins and sustain the heat for 102 seconds, Gizmag reported. That temperature is three times that of the sun’s core. That means EAST is well on its way to achieving its goal of sustaining gas at a temperature of 100 million Kelvin for 1,000 seconds (about 17 minutes).

Neither of these reactors is close to producing a practical fusion process that could serve as an energy source but the research done could lay the groundwork for a fusion reactor at some point in the future. Much as the Fleischman project is creating techniques that could be applied for the development of practical cold fusion.

It looks like the fusion revolution is closer at hand than we thought. One has to wonder what else is going on out there.