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Public Lecture on Cold Fusion by
Charles G. Beaudette

"Fifteen Years of Progress in Cold Fusion Research," a public lecture on cold fusion given on April 6, 2004 at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Auditorium, Lexington, Mass. by the author of Excess Heat & Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed, 2nd Ed., 2002, Oak Grove Press, LLC

In this talk, Mr. Beaudette reviews highlights of the scientific data that support the claims of a profound new energy source which appears to be a clean form of nuclear energy. He separates the politics from the science, explaining that no public scientific controversy exists over the matter, only a political one. He likens the behavior of the scientists who criticize cold fusion without debating the actual scientific data to its historic parallel in the refusal of other scientists of his day to look through Galileo's telescope to observe the mountains on the moon.

Mr. Beaudette reviews the key claims of two historic papers which "were published in peer-reviewed journals and stand today in the annals of science as unmitigated, compelling evidence that a new natural phenomenon called 'excess heat' exists. This phenomenon carries with it vast implications."

The first is a seminal paper by Fleischmann, Pons, Anderson, Li, and Hawkins, "Calorimetry of the Palladium - Deuterium - Heavy Water System," which describes a table-top chemistry experiment wherein heavy water was electrolyzed using a palladium cathode. This paper was published in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, (287 (1990) 293, July 25, 1990). Two claims were made:

- The generation of high levels of inexplicable heat energy, and
- The absence of neutron radiation at levels proportional to the energy generated.

The second historically significant paper was written by Richard Oriani and corroborated the Utah team's heat energy claims: "Calorimetric Measurements of Excess Power Output During the Cathodic Charging of Deuterium into Palladium," published in Fusion Technology, 1990, 18: p. 652.

The recording is 75 minutes long and is suitable for a technical audience. An interactive question and answer session follows the main talk.

This recording is copyright 2004 by C. G. Beaudette and may not be used in whole or in part for any commercial purposes without permission. All rights are reserved. Distribution and use of this recording for non-profit, educational purposes is freely granted.

Mr. Charles G. Beaudette, Public Lecture (mp3)

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