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From: Uucp Pvt Rec'd To: David Rice Msg #32, Jan-14-94 04:14AM Subject: Arthur Clarke and Cold Fusion From: 72240.1256@CompuServe.COM (Jed Rothwell) To: Date: 13 Jan 94 12:44:59 EST To: > I noticed a comment of yours the tail end of an e-mail discussion titled "Arthur C. Clarke believes in Cold Fusion." I don't know where you stand on this issue, because I missed the rest of the debate, but in any case, I thought you would be interested in hearing that Clarke does, very definitely, believe that the so-called "cold fusion" or Pons-Fleischmann Effect exists. Here is part of a fax that Clarke sent to Rep. George E. Brown, on April 2, 1992: "...YOU DOUBTLESS RECALL THE FUROR A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO ABOUT 'COLD FUSION', WHICH AFTER THE INITIAL EXCITEMENT WAS WRITTEN OFF AS BAD SCIENCE AND WORSE PUBLICITY. I BELIEVED SO MYSELF - BUT RECENT EVENTS HAVE FORCED ME TO CHANGE MY MIND. More [Y,n,=]? = DOZENS OF COMPETENT RESEARCHERS, NOTABLY IN JAPAN, HAVE NOW REPORTED ANOMALOUS PRODUCTION OF ENERGY, AND HAVE PUBLISHED THEIR RESULTS. THERE CAN BE NO LONGER ANY REAL DOUBT THAT _SOMETHING_ IS HAPPENING. IT MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE 'COLD FUSION' BUT FOR THE MOMENT, THAT LABEL WILL DO." He also delivered an address on this subject, titled "2001: The Coming Age of Hydrogen Power," to the Pacific Area Senior Officer Logistics Seminar (PASOLS) on March 22, 1993 at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo. The audience included Adm. Larson, Commander In Chief of the Pacific Fleet, Lt. Gen. Stackpole of the Marines, and leading officers of the military forces from many other countries, including Australia, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and others. Clarke is not the only scientist who believes in cold fusion. Attached is a list of scientific organizations and corporations which were performing research and development in this area as of October 1992. The list is considerably longer today. - Jed Rothwell ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Cold Fusion Research Advocates 2060 Peachtree Industrial Court, Suite 313 Chamblee, Georgia 30341 Phone: 404-451-9890 Fax: 404-458-2404 November 10, 1992 Statistics from the Third International Conference on Cold Fusion: The "Nagoya Conference" This data was compiled from Frontiers of Cold Fusion; Proc. 3rd Int. Conf. Cold Fusion, Nagoya, 1992, ed. H. Ikegami (Universal Academy Press, Tokyo, 1993). Total number of Nagoya conference participants: 324 Participation by Country: Canada 2 China 11 France 5 Germany 2 India 1 Italy 20 Japan 203 Korea 1 ROC 4 Russia 12 Spain 2 Switzerland 2 UK 2 Ukraine 2 USA 55 The Nagoya conference was sponsored by seven prestigious Japanese scientific societies: The Physical Society of Japan The Japan Society of Applied Physics Atomic Energy Society of Japan The Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan The Chemical Society of Japan The Electrochemical Society of Japan The Japan Society of Plasma Science and Nuclear Fusion Research Support by the equivalent U.S. organizations for a meeting on cold fusion would be utterly unthinkable. Additional sponsors included: Aichi Prefectural Government Aisin AW Co., Ltd. Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry Daido Steel Co., Ltd. Digital Equipment Corporation Japan Godo Steel Ltd. Kuboto Corporation Kyoei Steel Ltd. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. Mitsubishi Steel MFG, Co., Ltd. Nagoya City Hall Nakatomi Satoshi Niki Glass Co., Ltd. Nippon Steel Corporation NKK Corporation Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. Ohyo Koken Kogyo Co., Ltd. Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. R-DEC Co., Ltd. Seiko EG&G Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. The Federation of Electric Power Companies The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. The Tokyo Club Toho Sanso Co., Ltd Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd Fundamental Technology Research Laboratory Topy Industries, Ltd. Toshiba Corporation ULVAC Japan Ltd. The conference was dominated by Japanese participation. Over 203 Japanese scientists, engineers, and industrialists attended. Next in order of representation were the U.S. (55), Italy (20), Russia (12), and China (11). Well known and little-known Japanese companies attended: Air Liquide Lab Aisin Newhard Co., Ltd. Aisin AW Co. Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Asahi Glass Company Chlorine Engineers Corporation Chubu Electric Power Company Cogema, Japan Daikin Industries, Ltd. Electrotechnical Laboratory Equos Research Co., Ltd. Fuji Electric Hitachi, Ltd. (Nuclear Power Systems Division) Honda R&D Company Horiba, Ltd. IMRA Japan IMRA Material R&D Co. Japan Development Bank JGC Corporation (Nuclear Advanced Technology Division) Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. Mitsubishi Atomic Power Industries, Inc. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation Mitsubishi Research Institute N.E. Chemcat Corporation Nippon Steel Corporation NKK Co. NTT Basic Research Laboratories NTT LSI Laboratories Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. Nuclear Engineering, Ltd. Osaka Gas Company Owners Engineers Co. Permelec Electrode Ltd. Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation Sanwa Research Corporation Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. Tanaka Precious Metals Technova, Inc. Tokyo Electric Power Company Tokyo Gas Toshiba Corporation Toyota Central Research and Development Labs Toyota Motor Company Yokogawa Electric Corporation A large number of Japanese universities were represented: Aoyama Gakuin University Chubu University Chuo University Ehime University Hiroshima Institute of Technology Hokkaido University Iwate University Kinki University Kyoto University Kyushu University Meiji University Musashi Institute of Technology Nagoya University Nagoya University (Plasma Science Center) Nippon Bunri University Osaka Institute of Technology Osaka University Osaka City University Ritsumeikan University Shizuoka University Tohoku University (Cyclotron and Radioisotope Center) Tohoku University (Institute for Materials Research) Tohoku University (Laboratory for Nuclear Science) Tokai University Tokyo Institute of Technology Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo National College of Technology Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology Tsukuba University University of Osaka Prefecture University of Tokyo (Meson Science Laboratory) University of Tokyo (Dept. of Nuclear Engineering) Utsunomiya University Waseda University Yokohama National University Other Japanese Institutions and Agencies represented were: Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development Biological and Agricultural Research Institute Central Research Institute of the Electric Power Industry Institute of Applied Energy Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute MITI (Electric Power Technology Division) National Institute for Fusion Science National Laboratory for High Energy Physics New Energy & Industrial Technology Development Organization Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (Investment Research Dept.) Osaka Science and Technology Center The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research Tokushima Research Center Fifteen of the corporations are members of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's cold fusion R&D consortium. They are: Chubu Electric Power Hitachi Toshiba Fuji Electric Mitsubishi NKK Kyushu Electric Power Nippon Steel Tokyo Electric Power Tokyo Gas Osaka Gas NTT Aisin Seiki (a subsidiary of Toyota) Kepco Power Mitsubishi Materials


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