Craft Using an Inertial Mass Reduction Device (US Navy Patent)

Thanks to John Oman for the following comment:

I ‘think’ it is very much related where some of the LENR theories are headed.

From the background section: If we can engineer the structure of the local quantum vacuum state, we can engineer the fabric of our reality at the most fundamental level (thus affecting a physical system’s inertial and gravitational properties). This realization would greatly advance the fields of aerospace propulsion and power generation.


A craft using an inertial mass reduction device comprises of an inner resonant cavity wall, an outer resonant cavity, and microwave emitters. The electrically charged outer resonant cavity wall and the electrically insulated inner resonant cavity wall form a resonant cavity. The microwave emitters create high frequency electromagnetic waves throughout the resonant cavity causing the resonant cavity to vibrate in an accelerated mode and create a local polarized vacuum outside the outer resonant cavity wall.

The patent has been granted and “may be manufactured and used by or for the Government of the United States of America for governmental purposes without payment of any royalties thereon or therefor.”

New IEC Video of Transparent Earth Engine named ‘Crystal’

Thanks to Mark for posting about this new video of a new version of Inductance Energy Corporation’s Earth Engine, which is being called Crystal.

Here is the description from the YouTube video:

Crystal is made of clear Lexan and powered entirely by magnetic propulsion. Only the proprietary ‘magnetic fuel’ is covered. There are no wall plugs or electrical connections, except for a small battery to provide starting load. The plan is for Crystal to soon be running 24/7 for months on end—all of it streamed live.

There is some discussion in the video, not always easy to make out, but at one point, IEC’s CEO, William Hinz states: “This is the first truly transparent motor requiring no external energy.”

From this video it looks like they are still getting this motor ready. Dennis Danzik shows some meters in the video and says that the meter showing output ‘is coming’.

My guess is they chose to go for a transparency is to show that there are no hidden batteries inside.

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Extracting Something from Nothing: A Bright Glow from Empty Space (University of Strathclyed Press Release)

Thanks to Georgehants for posting about this news release from the University of Strathclyde (Scotland) on the Always Open thread:

Extracting something from nothing: A bright glow from empty space

25 April 2019

Particles travelling through empty space can emit bright flashes of gamma rays by interacting with the quantum vacuum, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

It has long been known that charged particles, such as electrons and protons, produce the electromagnetic equivalent of a sonic boom when their speeds exceed that of photons in the surrounding medium. This effect, known as Cherenkov emission, is responsible for the characteristic blue glow from water in a nuclear reactor, and is used to detect particles at the CERN Large Hadron Collider.

According to Einstein, nothing can travel faster than light in vacuum. Because of this, it is usually assumed that the Cherenkov emission cannot occur in vacuum. But according to quantum theory, the vacuum itself is packed full of “virtual particles”, which move momentarily in and out of existence.
These ghostly particles are usually not observable but, in the presence of extremely strong electric and magnetic fields, they can turn the vacuum into an optical medium where the speed of light is slowed down so that high velocity charged particles can emit Cherenkov gamma rays. This is totally unexpected in a vacuum.

A group of Physics researchers at Strathclyde have found that in extreme conditions, such as found at the focus of the world’s most powerful lasers, and the huge magnetic fields around neutron stars, this ‘polarised’ vacuum can slow down gamma rays just enough for Cherenkov emission to occur.

This means that the highest energy cosmic rays passing through the magnetic fields surrounding pulsars should predominantly emit Cherenkov radiation, vastly in excess of other types such as synchrotron radiation.

The research has been published as an Editors’ Suggestion in Physical Review Letters. It formed part of the EPSRC funded Lab in a Bubble project led by Professor Dino Jaroszynski, to investigate a suite of fundamental phenomena occurring in laser-plasma interactions, with applications in industry, security and medicine.

Professor Jaroszynski said: “The Lab in a Bubble project is providing a unique opportunity to use high power lasers to advance both fundamental knowledge and advanced technology for the benefit of society.

“This is a very exciting new prediction because it could provide answers to basic questions such as what is the origin of the gamma ray glow at the centre of galaxies? Also, it provides a new way of testing some of the most fundamental theories of science by pushing them to their limits.

“What is more, it will make a major contribution to the new High Field frontier of physics, made possible by the remarkable advances in laser technology which gained the award of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.”

Dr Adam Noble, who conceived the idea and led the theoretical research effort, said: We take it for granted that nothing can come out of empty space consisting of pure vacuum. But this is not quite true; modern quantum physics says otherwise, and there are some intriguing surprises.

“There is a huge international effort to push forward the limits of laser technology. While this is driven by the many practical applications of high power lasers, its success will depend on understanding all the fundamental processes involved in laser-matter interactions. These results reveal a new aspect of these processes.”

Alexander Macleod, who also worked on the project as part of his PhD project, said: “Quantum electrodynamics is one of the best tested theories in physics, with extraordinary agreement between theoretical predictions and experimental data. But this agreement has only been verified in the weak-field regime. Vacuum Cherenkov radiation offers a new way to test whether it survives in the strong-field limit.”

Lab in a Bubble is a £4.5million Strathclyde-led, EPSRC-funded project for the production of bubble-sized ‘laboratories’ which could boost cancer treatment, medical imaging and industrial processes, in addition to enabling the investigation of fundamental physics problems.

Researchers in the international project aim to use high-powered lasers to conduct experiments in plasma bubbles so small that their diameters are equivalent to one tenth of the cross-section of a human hair. Plasma forms 99.999% of visible matter in the universe.

See the research paper.

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Infinity SAV Taking Pre-orders for ‘Magnetic Generators and Centrifugal Boiler’

Thanks to Maya Todorova for pointing out the following link.

The Korean company Infinity SAV is now accepting pre-orders for their magnetic generators and a ‘centrifugal boiler’

10 kW Magnetic generator – 15000 USD
5 kW Magnetic generator – 8000 USD
Centrifugal boiler – 5000 USD

The company has this explanation regarding pre-orders:

“We are glad to announce that we opened our product for preordering.

“Preordering will not guarantee receiving the product faster, but will predict future demand of our product in a certain area and once distributor in that area is assigned, they will have Exclusive Rights to distribute our products there. So the higher the demand, the faster we will assign a distributor in the area.

“The total number of preorders as well as number of preorders per country will be open for public in our website and will be updated every day. Once a distributor is assigned, we will hand over the list of preorders in their area to them, so they can contact each person and confirm the preorder.”

They provide a list of the total number of pre-orders received to date, so far the number listed is 677, from various regions of the world.

Chinese Patent: “Heat Resource Device Based on Low Energy Nuclear Reaction”

Heat Resource Device Based on Low Energy Nuclear Reaction

The invention relates to the technical field of new energy sources, and discloses a heat resource device based on a low-energy nuclear reaction. The heat resource device based on the low-energy nuclear reaction is characterized in that only a little of external electric energy is consumed to activate nano fuel in a reactor so that the nano fuel release huge heat energy and light energy. The heat resource device based on the low-energy nuclear reaction is mainly formed by a discharging reaction container, a nano fuel assembly, a pressure container, a control system, an excitation system, an air supply system, a voltage stabilizer, a heat exchanger, a coolant circulating pump, and a heat-preserving housing. After the device starts the excitation system, the reactor is immediately operated, the reactor releases the energy in a mode of heat mainly, and output energy is far greater than input energy. Excessive ionization radiation is not generated in the precondition of safely outputting the industrial heat energy. After the excessive heat energy produced by the heat resource device is processed by the heat exchanger, hot water or high-temperature high-pressure water vapor is output to the outside, and can be directly used for industries, such as heating and generating, which need an industrial heat source.

Additional title: 种基于低能核反应的热源设备
Patent number: CN109065189
Application date: 2018-08-08
Patent applicant: WANG ZHE
Patent family: 64678878
Author / Creator: WANG ZHE
Publisher: Europäisches Patentamt
Year of publication: 2018
Type of media: Patent
Type of material: Electronic Resource
Language: Chinese
Classification: IPC: G21C Kernreaktoren, NUCLEAR REACTORS

Australian Company Claims New HERO Technology can be Clean Replacement for Coal

Thanks to Gerard McEk for bringing attention to this article from the Australian Herald news site (posted in the Always Open) thread:

The article is about a technology developed by an Australian company Star Scientific (and verified by a University of Newcastle chemistry professor) called HERO [Hydrogen Energy Release Optimiser].

Here is an excerpt from the article:

‘The technology was created after the surprise discovery of a special material.

“We were working on a number of background inventions while looking at nuclear fusion,” Mr Horvath said.

“We were making different materials to work with this. One of the materials exhibited a really odd process when we put hydrogen to it.

“It heated up very quickly to around 800 to 900 degrees.”

They kept testing it.

“We repeated it dozens of times and perfected it over the last two years,” he said.

When the material is coated on a range of metals and mixed with hydrogen and oxygen, it gets “incredibly hot over a number of minutes”.

He said the company had discovered “a true catalyst”.

“The energy created stays within the base material. That allows us to then transmit that energy to anything we want.”‘

On the Star Scientific website, a video describes the technology (

“Hydrogen and oxygen are fed into the HERO system where they interact with a secret catalyst to generate heat. This heat is used in different ways to create zero-emission energy. HERO rapidly reaches temperatures in excess of 700C meaning it will efficiently meet baseload and peak power demands. This permanent source of heat is flameless and completely safe. Renewables like solar and wind will be used to produce clean hydrogen for the HERO process”

Heating Makes up 74% of Industrial Energy Consumption

The following comment was submitted by David H. Bailey.

This article, just posted to the Scientific American website, has some interesting data on energy usage in the industrial sector. Overall, industry uses 32% of energy worldwide, but of that sector, only 26% is in the form of electricity — the rest (74%) is for heat, moistly in chemical production, manufacturing and mining operations. Among other things, this suggests that Rossi’s focus on heat for industrial applications isn’t a bad way to start, even if electricity production is a subsequent goal.

On another topic, here is an interesting report from the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory on their attempts to use AI methods to forecast and deal with sudden disruptions in tokamak-type fusion reactors. Such studies underscore the very difficult task the conventional hot fusion researchers have in constructing a consistently workable system. In addition to government labs, some commercial operations are pursuing hot fusion reactors and claim progress. but in general it is clear that the hot fusion field still has quite a ways to go to achieve a commercially viable system.

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Analysis of the presentation of E-Cat SK on 31 January 2019 (Valeriy Zatelepin)

Many thanks to reader Maya Todorova for providing the following translation of a video published by
Russian physicist Valeriy Zatelepin analyzes the E-Cat SK presentation of Andrea Rossi from 31 January 2019

Video in Russian, from 50:40 until 1:01:31

Analysis of the presentation of E-Cat SK on 31 January 2019
Valeriy Zatelepin
INLEAS Laboratory, Moscow

We have written a large article about the auto-oscillating process. It shall be published in the Proceedings of the 25th Russian conference, which took place in Adler in the last year, we have reported there this work.

Very important are not only the parameters of the plasma, but also the parameters of the supplying electrodes.

The common solution of the equations system which describes the current flow in the electrodes and in the plasma allows to come to the conclusion that there can exist very high frequency oscillating operating modes.

Transformation of the ideas in the last 7 years

Formerly (in the right column on the picture):
It was considered:
nickel powder, hydrogen, hydrogenation, heating through outer current,
and the ideology about nuclear reactions.

Typical temperature: 600 С
СОР = 3
Now (in the right column on the picture):
There is no information about powder.
Hydrogen ?
There is no discussion about nuclear reactions,
there is only discussion about electromagnetic processes with electrons.
Plasma discharge
Building of electron clusters
T ~ 8000 С
СОР = 10^7

My correspondence with Rossi about the hydrogen. As I started to analyze the presentation… he says nothing about if he uses hydrogen or not. So I wrote to him asking if he uses hydrogen. 6 minutes later he answered: Yes!

So could look like the block diagram of the E-Cat SK. This is the reactor, Rossi cools it in a chamber, where argon is circulating and the argon cools the reactor. In a heat exchanger the argon has to transfer his heat to the air, which then heats the room.

Possible flow chart of the heat generating element of the E-Cat SK.
Flow of the currents and the possible reactor arrangement. Anode, cathode, discharge … somehow in the hydrogen medium a discharge takes place. On the right (in the picture): the typical photo of this discharge. We conclude that there occurs a very high frequency process. Mister Rossi mentions nothing about it. You can not imagine how high is this frequency of 10^12.


This isn’t a stationary process, we see this looking at the oscillogram of the typical current flow.
We see these constant pulsing emissions. Here is 1 milisecond between two vertical lines, along the axis, such is the sweep of the oscillograph.

I.e. there is a very high frequency… Even the oscillograph can not sweep… Each bar… If there would be an oscillograph which could sweep, we would see that there occur incredible things. Such typical images we have seen on our oscillograms about what occurs in our reactor.

Spectrum of the plasma radiation in the E-Cat SK, determination of the plasma temperature.
I analyze the spectrums which Rossi has recorded in the optical range.

He came to the conclusion that he has 8000 C and concluded about the energy. In my opinion he made a mistake of 5 and possibly of 10 times regarding the energy.

Criticism regarding the estimation of the temperature and of the thermal power
A nonstandard methodology is used. And there he made a mistake most likely in the blackness and most likely in the brightness temperature, which led to a 5 and possibly to a 10 times error regarding the energy.

He doesn’t measure it. Although he can measure it, but for some reason he doesn’t measure it, but calculates it.

The frequencies registered in the presentation don’t cover an important range
Here is the scale of the electromagnetic waves. With the oscillograph Rossi measures here in the range of 1 MHz possibly until 10 MHz. An optical spectrometer is working, here is the optical range of frequency 10^15.And there is a gamma detector in the range of 10^20.

But the most important range from 10^8 until 10^12, about we talk in this auto-oscillating mode, this range isn’t covered by Rossi through any measuring devices. He possibly suspects that there is something, but he doesn’t measure anything there. And there are the most interesting processes.

Electrical flow chart of the reactor in auto-oscillating mode.

When you apply voltage, here is some resistance and so the energy is emmited on ?… and we gain a power. We have developed an electrical flow chart, which necessarily includes also capacitors and inductances and an additional resistance. Which shows that here a high frequency process can occur, which generates the energy. You simply don’t measure it.

Condition for the start of an auto-oscillating heating in discharge.

Here we derived a relation… When we achieve a certain electron density, then the frequency of the processes in the supplying electrodes and the frequency of the processes in the plasma (simply of the Langmuir oscillations) shall coincide, it shall be a resonance and then starts…. this is the condition for the start of the auto-oscillating mode.

Estimating of the concentrations of the free charges Ne

[Calculations shown in the video]

The process of the heat generation in E-Cat: auto-oscillating heating of the plasma.

Our understanding is that the main heat generation process is auto-oscillating heating of the plasma due to the outer electromagnetic field.

There are also interesting processes, we have spoken today about them, but Mr. Rossi doesn’t give any information about them in his presentation.

Researchers Report Neutron Production in Small Scale Fusion Experiments

Thanks to Sam for sharing an article from the Science Alert website about a team of researchers at the University of Washington who have been testing new approaches to achieving fusion energy on a smaller scale than the large hot Tokamak approaches that have proved to be very challenging.

From the article:

Using a mix of 20 percent deuterium and 80 percent hydrogen, the team managed to hold stable a 50 centimetre (1.6 foot) long column of plasma enough to achieve fusion, evidenced by a signature generation of neutrons being emitted.

The team has published an article about their work in the American Physical Society’s Physical Review Letters titled “Sustained Neutron Production from a Sheared-Flow Stabilized Z inch”

Here is the abstract:

The sheared-flow stabilized Z pinch has demonstrated long-lived plasmas with fusion-relevant parameters. We present the first experimental results demonstrating sustained, quasi-steady-state neutron production from the fusion Z-pinch experiment, operated with a mixture of 20% deuterium/80% hydrogen by pressure. Neutron emissions lasting approximately 5μs are reproducibly observed with pinch currents of approximately 200 kA during an approximately 16μs period of plasma quiescence. The average neutron yield is estimated to be (1.25±0.45)×105neutrons/pulse and scales with the square of the deuterium concentration. Coincident with the neutron signal, plasma temperatures of 1–2 keV and densities of approximately 1017cm3 with 0.3 cm pinch radii are measured with fully integrated diagnostics.

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