I think what people don't get is that there are probably dozens if not at least a 100 or so labs trying to replicate lugano. It's likely some % of those labs are going to make make measurement errors. And some % of that are going to report without proper review.
On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 4:29 AM, Blaze Spinnaker <blazespinna...@gmail.com> wrote: > Just get MFMP to replicate Parkhomov. That'll go viral instantly. I > find it unlikely it will happen. I'm sure if it could be replicated > someone would have already done so by now. > > On Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 3:15 PM, Jed Rothwell <jedrothw...@gmail.com> > wrote: > >> I have been thinking about a YouTube video 3 to 6 minutes long to >> introduce cold fusion. The goal would be to increase interest in the field. >> Ideally, it would be great to provoke a viral reaction attracting thousands >> of viewers. Possibly even millions. I personally am not capable of making >> something like this. It should be done by a professional producer. Here is >> what I think it should be like. >> >> >> Three ideas are presented: >> >> Cold fusion has been widely replicated. >> >> It remains difficult to replicate because control parameters are >> difficult to achieve. >> >> If researchers learn to control cold fusion, it might become a valuable >> source of energy. >> >> >> In more detail, the script would be something like this: >> >> Cold fusion was announced by professors Fleischmann and Pons in 1989. It >> is a nuclear reaction that produces heat without burning chemical fuel. It >> produces helium in the same ratio to the heat as plasma fusion does. It >> sometimes produces tritium. Helium and tritium are unmistakable signs of a >> nuclear reaction. >> >> [Display for the above paragraph: A few words perhaps: “Cold fusion was >> announced in 1989. It is a nuclear reaction producing heat, helium and >> tritium.” No graph of heat and helium because that is too complicated.] >> >> >> Cold fusion has been replicated thousands of times in hundreds of major >> laboratories. This graph shows results from several tests performed at two >> different laboratories. When loading exceeds 0.92, the effect turns on. >> >> [Display: McKubre graph 1, Maximum loading, >> http://lenr-canr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/McKubre-graph-1.jpg. >> Under graph it says “Combined results from SRI and ENEA (Italian National >> Agency for New Technologies, Energy)”] >> >> >> Cold fusion remains difficult to replicate because it occurs under rare >> conditions that are difficult to achieve, but when these conditions are >> achieved, the reaction always turns on. The strength of the reaction varies >> with current density, loading and other control parameters.  Again, high >> loading and high current density can be difficult to reach, but when >> researchers manage to reach them, the reaction always turns on. This graph >> also shows that high loading correlates with high heat; each dot represents >> one test.  Here are similar results from Toyota.  >> >> [Display: 1. >> http://lenr-canr.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/McKubre-graph-2.jpg, >> under graph it says "SRI" The graphs on this screen are animated. 2. >> McKubre graph of loading. 3. Kunimatsu graph overlays SRI, label on screen >> "IMRA (Toyota research lab)," >> http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/KunimatsuKdeuteriuml.pdf] >> >> >> Cold fusion has reached temperatures and power density roughly as high as >> the core of a nuclear fission reactor. If researchers can learn to control >> cold fusion and make it occur on demand, it might become a practical source >> of energy. It would provide inexhaustible energy for billions of years. >> Because it consumes hydrogen in a nuclear process, rather than a chemical >> process, the hydrogen generates millions of times more energy than any >> chemical fuel such as oil. It would also eliminate the threat of global >> warming because it does not produce carbon dioxide. >> >> Hydrogen fuel is virtually free, and cold fusion devices are small, >> relatively simple, and inexpensive. They resemble NiCad batteries. So the >> cost of the energy would be low. >> >> For more information, see LENR.org >> >> [Links to this paper by McKubre, or something similar: >> http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/McKubreMCHcoldfusionb.pdf] >> >> >> >> NOTES >> >> The main goal is to attract as many viewers as possible, perhaps even >> triggering a viral response. Another goal is to overturn the viewer's >> notions about cold fusion, but not by challenging those notions directly or >> by arguing. We present the facts and let them speak for themselves. This >> has to be technically accurate with no exaggerations or false promises. >> >> The choice of messages seems self-evident to me. What else do we have to >> say? The difficult part is to present this in a way that people find >> compelling. Will people find this compelling? Can it go viral? I do not >> know. >> >> This draft may present too much detail. It may need fewer topics with >> more repetition. This text takes me ~2.5 minutes to read. With animated >> graphs and some pauses it would be 3 or 4 minutes. A few more details, with >> more repetition would bring it to 6 minutes. I am tempted to add this >> detail from Roulette et al, but I think it is too much, and it strains >> credulity: "A few cold fusion devices the size of a coin have produced heat >> at 100 W continuously for months. This much chemical fuel would last only a >> few minutes." >> >> The trick is to leave out details while giving viewers a link to a >> document so that they can learn more if they want to. This is not intended >> to educate people so much as to intrigue them. To grab their attention. >> This resembles a movie trailer. >> >> I would ask McKubre and other experts to review this. It would be best to >> have an experienced advertising copywriter contribute. Someone who has done >> advertisements targeted to the general public for technical products from >> companies such as IBM. >> >> Good graphics and production values are essential. They are more >> important than most people in this field realize. I think it would be best >> to have a professional announcer read the voiceover. The images should be >> mainly animated graphs and tables, done by a graphics professional. >> >> We need to get right to the point and stick to it. No time should be >> spent with introductory music or setting the stage. >> >> I would aim for approximately the level of detail and number of facts >> presented in this 6.4-minute video about economics, which has been viewed >> 16 million times: >> >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM >> >> I realize this is a controversial video and that some readers here may >> disagree with the conclusions presented in it. I do not wish to trigger >> political arguments about economics. I cite it because it is: effective; >> well produced; short; it went viral; and it presents what might be >> considered a dry subject and technical facts roughly as complicated as >> those of cold fusion. It has an underlying, barely spoken theme of tragedy >> and large consequences to society, as does the Gates Foundation video on >> infant mortality and population growth. The cold fusion video should also >> hint at momentous potential consequences, more by tone than by beating the >> viewer over the head yelling "THIS IS IMPORTANT!" Again, let the facts >> speak for themselves. >> >> Note how many times this economics video repeats and emphasizes the same >> basic points. This would be tedious to hear in a video or lecture that >> lasted 20 minutes, but in six minutes it works. In advertisements and TED >> talks to you see the same points are reiterated again and again. >> >> There is a long list of things I would NOT include in the video. No >> photos of Fleischmann and Pons; no photos of labs or equipment; no photos >> of chimneys belching smoke; no images of the voiceover narrator talking; no >> scrolling list of laboratories that replicated; nothing about Rossi or >> nickel; no mention of palladium; and as Dennis Cravens emphasized this will >> not have one word about the controversy or any of the views of the >> opposition. Let them make their own videos. This will be presented as >> accomplished fact. >> >> - Jed >> >> >