Nasa’s Growing Interest In Low Energy Nuclear Reactions

LENR or low energy nuclear reactions is a promising area of energy research perused by a small number of scientists around the world.  LENR is in essence “cold fusion” the term is used because it carries far less historic baggage. Recently scientists at the Langley Research Center posted a video about NASA’s interest and research in LENR. It seems now that if the growing body of research proves viable the worlds energy problems (as well as many others) could take a dramatic turn for the better. According to Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist, NASA, Langley there are numerous applications that could emerge as a result of LENR research including;

– Superb light weight power / energy sources for home, industrial and space applications
– Reduced Low Earth Orbit and in space propulsion weights / costs
– Terrestrial nuclear power and energy without Radiation protection or safety issues
– Enables the development of quiet electrically powered VTOL aircraft and extended range electric vehicles.

This is just the tip of the iceberg, according to Bushnell; “depending upon the TBD performance, appears to be capable of Revolutionizing Aerospace across the board. No other single technology even comes close to the potential impacts of LENR upon Agency Missions” (Bushnell)

Read More:
Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Is there better way to do nuclear power by Dr Joseph M Zawodny NASA Langley Research Center
Overview of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions LENR as Implemented by Andrea Rossi and Francesco Piantelli
NASA and LENR by Dennis M Bushnell Chief Scientist NASA Langley Research Center
LENR Presentation by Dennis Bushnell

Also See:
Unconventional Fusion Research The Forbidden Science
The Technology Gateway
A Look at Experiments and Documents
CBS 60 Minutes: “Cold Fusion Is Hot Again”
Dr. Robert Duncan at the Missouri Energy Summit 2009 Part 1Part 2Part 3  Papers on LENR, Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, also known as “Cold Fusion”

Researchers and Labs Perusing Low Energy Nuclear Reactions:
Michael McKubrePamela Mosier-Boss,Rusi P. Taleyarkhan, Andrea RossiEnergetics Technologies
Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR)