60 Minutes – “Cold Fusion is Hot Again”
An Energetics Technologies Update
May 1, 2009
On April 19, 2009, CBS News program 60 Minutes broadcast a story entitled,
‘Cold Fusion is Hot Again’.
According to Alison Godfrey, CEO of Energetics Technologies LLC, one of the three laboratories profiled in the report, the response has been nothing short of extraordinary:
“It’s not just the email and phone calls.
We carefully monitor ‘cold fusion’ internet searches leading to our company website.
Within minutes of the broadcast we began getting thousands of visitors from over 70 countries.
We see blogging all over the world discussing the science.
60 Minutes was right. Cold Fusion is definitely hot again.”
In the broadcast, reporter Scott Pelley profiled three laboratories, each conducting research in the field of low energy nuclear reaction (LENR), historically referred to as cold fusion:
· Energetics Technologies a NJ based company with research facilities in Omer, Israel
· SRI International of Menlo Park, California
· ENEA, the Italian National Agency for New Technologies
Godfrey points out that the broadcast did not clarify an important relationship between these labs:
“Viewers may have been left with the perception that these laboratories conducted their own research.
What wasn’t made clear is that Energetics Technologies pioneered the LENR process profiled on the program, which was then successfully replicated by both SRI and ENEA.
One of the hallmarks of breakthrough science and technology is independent replication.
Working closely with SRI and ENEA, our scientists have achieved that with historic results.
60 Minutes obtained an internal document from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency,
known as DARPA, which according to the broadcast,
“concludes that there is ‘no doubt that anomalous excess heat is produced in these experiments’”.
The DARPA memorandum specifically referred to the results of the DARPA funded SRI replication, and to the ENEA replication of the research pioneered by Energetics Technologies.
60 Minutes also brought Rob Duncan, Vice Chancellor of Research at the University of Missouri, to the Energetics Technologies laboratory in Israel, where Professor Duncan concluded,
"I found that the work done was carefully done, and that the excess heat,
as I see it now, is quite real."
Says CEO Godfrey, “We are proud that our company has achieved landmark and historic research that has been replicated by two of the most prestigious independent laboratories in the world,
and reviewed by DARPA and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.
We face the challenge of finding new sources of clean, renewable energy.
It’s important that the public know that great strides are being made in this exciting field of science.”
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