Sterling Allen interviewed Michael McKubre of SRI International, the international research lab in Menlo Park, CA in a one and a half hour talk covering a wide range of topics.
McKubre, long-time cold fusion researcher, has one of the best views of the LENR or Cold Fusion field with experience to match. Allen offers great enthusiasm and good journalist skills to get information acquired and presented. Here we’ll cover some of the gentlemen’s high points of the discussion. The full report by Allen is this link.
First up is the scale of the National Instruments Week (NIWeek) convention in Texas a few weeks ago. The attendance was over 3800 people and 110 journalists registered. That size of an event is quite noteworthy for something the science establishment and academia plus the Patent Office still reject.
NIWeek stands out with Francesco Celani’s demonstration of cold fusion in action. McKubre points out, “He was extremely courageous to do that. Demonstrations are hard to pull off – getting it there and running.” This bodes well for commercial efforts. A device that can be moved and restarted at will has been a goal for over 20 years. McKubre expects demos to improve in the future, “We’ve tried to bring demos to other conferences, but have never pulled it off.”