Nuclear researchers attempt to locate new source of renewable energy
Apr 20, 2012
There’s no certain or direct answer to finding more sustainable energy. This story highlights one approach the university it taking.
From Mizzou Weekly
Not long ago, the idea that a scientist could generate energy using little more than a beacon of water, a bit of metal and some electricity was met with widespread skepticism.
Today, so-called low-energy nuclear reactions, or LENR, are being recorded in laboratories around the world. Scientists from the Naval Research Laboratory, the National Energy Laboratory of Italy, as well as research teams in France, Japan and Israel have all observed the phenomenon — a wallop of heat when electricity is applied to palladium, nickel or platinum submerged in deuterium-enriched water.
Many scientists are convinced that a new source of clean, cheap renewable energy is within reach. But the experiments to generate the heat don’t always work, and when they do, experts can’t agree why. More…