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Dear Subscriber,


We are happy to acknowledge the editorial assistance of Dr. Jacqueline Panting who has provided the first story summarizing the best Conference on Future Energy that we have ever hosted. With 70 speakers in a joint symposium, we were able to offer the public much more variety in the energy and propulsion arena. The most significant highlight is the presentation by on a revolutionary "parallel path" motor that was invented by Joe Flynn. Since it provides twice the flux and four times the power, CEO PJ Piper predicts that it will replace all existing motors and generators on the market today since most of them are 20% efficient vs. the QM Power motor which reaches 90% efficiency. Paul Murad comes in second with the much anticipated confirmation of the magnetic walls and temperature anomalies of an obscure Russian experiment reported in last month's FE eNews. The third most notable experience at COFE4 was the brilliant presentation by graduate student Scott Kelsey on the lengthening of DNA telomeres by the short term application of high voltage therapy to subjects on a daily basis. You may purchase the SPESIF-COFE4 Proceedings on CD for $75 from IRI. We also have a summary Future Energy Special COFE4 edition magazine available for $5 upon request.
The second story of this month's FE eNews gives you an update on the most exciting cold fusion experiment to date, using hydrogen instead of deuterium. Many emails are coming in which support and endorse this Rossi breakthrough which may be the real deal.
We are happy to give an environmental update on the green power list of energy sources as well as the latest information on the ARPA-E grant department in the DOE which has increased its funding.
Lastly, as the nuclear situation in Japan shows increased radiation levels, it may be worthwhile to visit some of the expert sites like the University of Wisconsin which feature in depth slides on the reactors. 



Thomas Valone, PhD, PE









Review of the Fourth Conference on Future Energy

Press Release,  Integrity Research Insitute, March 28, 2011


The Fourth Conference on Future Energy was held on March 15-17, at the University of Maryland, Riggs Alumni Center, in the Washington  DC area.  This year, we joined  the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Space, Propulsion & Energy Sciences (IAS-SPES) and featured 70 speakers who presented peer reviewed papers which covered of a wide array of new-energy technologies,  emerging renewables, advanced future energy concepts, fusion options, advanced propulsion concepts  and bioelectromagnetics. This conference was educational, entertaining and useful to all attendees, which included government, military, academic delegates as well as energy scientists, entrepreneurs and inventors from all over the world.


IRI President, Dr Valone addressing the conference attendees.


The morning of the first day was opened with presentations from our Plenary Speakers. The first section named New Era in Space Research and Technology was moderated by NASA engineer Glen Robertson and featured ground breaking presentations by two speakers from the NASA headquarters: Jay Falker on "NASA innovative Advanced Concepts" and Harry Partridge on "NASA Game Changing Technology" and followed by a presentation by David Froning on "Example of Advanced Concept Technology in Australia".  Then the second portion was moderated by Dr Thomas Valone, of IRI and included an amazing presentation on "Ion Conductive Material from Terrestrial Energy Conversion and Storage for Space Utilization and Life Support" by Dr. Eric Wachsman, Director of UMERC and Crentz Centennial Chair in Energy Research at the University of Maryland and followed by MS-candidate Scott Kelsey from Missouri State University's breakthrough presentation on "Qualification and Quantification of Telomeric Elongation due to EM Resonance Exposure" which has enormous implications for advancement in aging mitigation and disease, since human DNA telomeres normally shorten with age. Scott works in association with the groundbreaking inventions of Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon and inventor of the TENS Unit and author of Life Beyond 100: Secrets of the Fountain of Youth, (Jeremy Tarcher, 2005).   

Scott Kelsey of Missouri State
Scott Kelsey of Missouri State.


Tuesday afternoon followed with a forum chaired by James Woodward of California State University entitled Frontiers in Propulsion Science Experimental Results and included a presentation by Alexander Martins, Mario Pinheiro, on "The Nature of Propulsive Force of Asymmetric Capacitors in the Atmosphere", which was particularly interesting since it related directly to the T. Townsend Brown experiments in the IRI book, Electrogravitics Systems, edited by T. Valone. The session also included an outstanding theoretical presentation by Dr Terence Barrett and David Froning entitled "New Directions in Electromagnetism for Propulsion and Power" which identified the benefits of toroidal coils for vacuum modification and two presentations on Mach effects by Dr Woodward and Nembo Buldrini. COFE 4This was followed by a forum entitled Advances in Contemporary Propulsion Sciences and Advanced Technologies, Concepts and Techniques for Space Application chaired by John Cole and Chuck Suchomel, USAF WPAFB Ohio, that included a presentation on "Hydrogen Storage Methods for Microthrusters  by Dr George Miley, from  the University of Illinois in Champlain, an past IRI award recipient of the "Integrity in Research Award"  and "Vasimr Human Mission to Mars" by Dr Chang Diaz and Andrew Illin.  Ending the day was the much anticipated presentation of the entire conference by engineer and physicist, Paul Murad with coauthors, Morgan Boardman and John Brandenburg on: "The Morningstar Box",  a replication of the mysterious John Searl and Russian magnetic energy converter (MEC) device of Godin and Roschin.  It was an historic occasion since Mr. Sergei Godin came from Russia with his financial backer Mr. Kruglak just for the breakthrough announcement by Murad that the anomalous "magnetic walls" and the "temperature cooling zones" surrounding the MEC were independently confirmed and measured! Paul also showed two videos of the spinning device to highlight his findings that for the first time, validates the work by Godin and Roschin, who also hold a patent on the device. The room was filled to the max as the audience listened attentively to Paul Murad and a lively question and answered followed. It was a most fitting way to close the first day. 



Wednesday morning opened with a forum chaired by Dr Valone and Len Danczyk of Energetics Technologies on Solar and Space Solar Power which included: "Terrestrial Micro Renewable Energy Application of Solar Technology" by Dr Narayanan Komerath, who showed amazing simple applications in third world countries of solar energy, including solar roof ovens and solar stoves in India. He emphasized the fact that education of these new technologies to the public is essential and necessary for their success. This presentation was followed by Paul Jaffe's "Sandwich Module Development of Space Solar Power" with a novel way of producing solar energy. Concurrent to these forums ran the Frontiers in Propulsion Science, Theories, Models and Concepts forum that included presentations: "Vortex Formations in the Wake of Dark Matter Propulsion by Robertson and Pinheiro  and "The Chameleon Hypothesis and Prospects for Novel Forms of Energy Generation" by Don Reed, showcasing this novel Chameleon hypothesis which wa also referred to by other speakers. Also presented was a lecture on "Reverse Engineering of Podkletnov's Experiments" by Ben Solomon who showed admitted anomalies by NASA regarding the spinning superconductor experiment, and also a talk on "A Matter of Definition" by Greg Volk, outlining key points on advanced Propulsion science and "Progress in Antigravity Mechanism using Rotating Masses" by Chris Provatidis from Greece, whose presentation including work by Dr Paul LaViolette, former IRI board member and author of the bestselling book: Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion (Bear & Co., 2008)  The rest of the morning included a packed forum on Advanced Nuclear Energy with presentations by Liviu Popa Simil, Dr George Miley, Andrew Muelenberg, and many others. The afternoon continued with the forum: Space and Society: a Cultural History of Space Age 1900-2009was chaired by Theodore Swanson of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland and Bob Zimmerman.  Presentations included: "Space Exploration: The Dream Of The First Half Century Vs. The Reality Of The Second Half" by Bob Zimmerman, "The Death of Rocket Science in the 21st Century" by Glen Robertson and Daryl Webb, "How we Remember Apollo" by Dr Launius and "Identifying Sociological Factors for the Success of Space Exploration" by Charles Lundquist, all which gave valuable historical facts that we will need to build upon for future Space Program.



Journalist Jeane Manning and Moray King, presenter


Closing the afternoon was the forum Other Future Energy Sources, which  highlighted several future energy sources such as  "A Hyper-Efficient Inverter driven by Positive EMF in Combination with aTransient Phenomenon" by Osamu Ide of Japan,  "The Flow of Energy" by Frank Znidarsic, and prior COFE speaker in 1999 Dave Goodwin from the Department of Energy, who gave a informative presentation on  resources both intellectual and financial at the DOE, as well as a groundbreaking presentation by Moray King "Water Electrolyzers and Zero Point Energy. An interesting follow-up to Terence Barrett's presentation was the "Electromagnetic Radiation Experiments with Transmitting Contra Wound Toroidal Coils by Dave Froning. This was followed by our German friend and colleague, Dr Thorsten Ludwig on the Hans Coler device, which included Dr Ludwig's current measurements and experiments.  IRI has been selling the British Intelligence 1946 report on Hans Coler's device "The Invention of Hans Coler" (#504) for over 10 years and it is always in demand as an insight into an alternative energy device that even credits the "Barkhausen Effect" for its energy production. Dr Ludwig's paper was a great research project that also involved student construction of the full scale circuit. 


Dave Froning receiving IRI's "Integrity In Research Award" 

After a full day of presentations, all attendees looked forward to our Evening Banquet event, which included the IRI annual awards ceremony.  This year the recipient of the "Integrity in Research Award" went to David Froning, whose pioneering work on "vacuum engineering" with electromagnetism for propulsion and power using contra-wound toroidal coils has made groundbreaking finds which have long range implications for space travel and gravity modification (his paper in the COFE3 Proceedings is a good summary of his life's work).  IRI wished to recognize the hard work that David Froning has done for years to bring scientific integrity to engineering of the vacuum, which is one of the most challenging projects any physicist can undertake.  Following the award ceremony was our special banquet speaker and former COFE2 speaker, Dr Dennis Bushnell, Chief Scientist  

Dr Bushnell from NASA giving his amazing presentation

at NASA Langley Research Center. His amazing talk entitled "The Frontiers of Energetics and Space Propulsion" was filled with validations of many theories and hypothesis that IRI has supported for the past 10 years, including acknowledgement of zero point energy utilization and LENR, with the latest Rossi Experiments. He further recognized that the basis for space utilization and exploration is energetics and stated that we have reached the plateau of chemical propulsion and must move beyond them, looking at a large and growing number of options seriously to be studied and triaged to determine their performance abilities, possibilities, operability, costs and safety. All of them require investment and evaluation by his group at  NASA to implement them at large.


 The following and last day of our conference started with the forum Enabling Technologies for Surface Science, chaired by NASA Greenbelt director, Pamela Clark.  It included presentations on Robotics, Cold Temperature Packages. The most amazing presentation without a paper was by P J Piper from QM Power, which is marketing the breakthrough work by Joe Flynn on "parallel path" magnetic motor designs that save energy by doubling the flux and creating four times the power delivery. Mr Piper stated that most motors on the market run at 20% or less where the Flynn motor design delivers over 90% efficiency! The companies that are onboard with include Toyota and many others. This motor and generator design is destined to replace all existing single path motors on the market today.  Concurrently with the forum was the Unconventional Physical Principles and Gravitational Models, was chaired by Paul Murad and John Brandenburg of Orbitec.  Talks included:  "Progress on the GEM Theory", "Experiments in Synchronicity" by Shelley Thompson and "Replication of Pulsar Behaviors to Create Space Propulsion". The last forum of the conference was Transformational Technologies to Expedite Space Access and Development, was chaired by John Rather and James Powell of Maglev 2000 LLC.  Presentations on "Maglev Launch systems and a Test Program for the Magnetically Inflated Cable for Large space Structure System" among others was presented.   


We want to thank all our sponsors: Global Gateway Foundation, Arcos Cielos Research Foundation, iRenew Corp and an anonymous donor for their financial help and support and special thanks to our co-hosts from IAS-SPES, Glen Roberston and Melissa Lee who worked tireless to make this event a great success.  Most of all, we want to deeply thank all our volunteers who helped in many ways, including transporting presenters,  assisting attendees,  the IRI booth service and many other tasks too numerous to mention.  Special thanks to: Jim Newburn, Zoe and Carina Slepian, Elaine Chen, Hamilton Smith, Elizabeth Grace,  THANK YOU! 



Melissa of SPESIF
Melissa Lee of SPESIF helping attendees.
Volunteers, Hamilton, Zoe and Elizabeth
COFE4 volunteers, Hamilton Smith, Zoe Slepian and Elizabeth Grace at IRI booth




















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2) Cold Fusion: It May Not Be Madness

 By Mike Martin, TechNewsWorld, 2/22/11


Italian scientist Andrea Rossi claims to have invented a small cold fusion reactor that can produce electricity at a lower cost than any other newly constructed power source.  Go to: and enter the name Andrea Rossi.    We should know by the summer of 2011 when Rossi says his tiny reactors will go on sale.  The claimed low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) is said to fuse hydrogen gas to nano-nickel powder forming copper, accomplished with the aid of pressure and still secret catalysts. 


During a public demonstration on January 14th, the Rossi reactor is said to have produced 12,400 watts of heat with an input of just 400 watts, a gain of 31 times input power.  In a second demonstration, observed by Dr. Giuseppe (Joseph) Levi, a nuclear physicist associated with the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Rossi reactor reportedly produced a minimum of 15 kilowatts of heat continuously for 18 hours.  See news of the Rossi reactor factories in Miami and Greece, and more technical details at: 
Rossi's business plan makes no sense unless the reactor actually works.  Rossi claims that using just one pound of nickel can unleash the same amount of energy as burning 517,000 pounds of oil (1 gram nickel = 517 kilograms oil).  To put it another way, one pound of nickel could replace around 1,590 barrels of average weight crude oil (325 pounds per barrel), which would cost $159,000 at $100 a barrel.  What is most exciting about this device is the possibility it could be made small enough and cheap enough to be used in a steam powered automobile.  Imagine a car you could drive for months on end without refueling.  I suggest we wait for MIT or Oak Ridge National Laboratory to confirm this invention before uncorking the champagne.



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3) Magazine tracks New Unusual Energy Sources for Green Power

Unusual and innovative power sources continue to encourage green energy for our homes, cars and more, according to recent stories by Electrical Contractor magazine, published by the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). "Ongoing coverage of green power ingenuity along with new programs and legislation helps educate our readers and furthers innovation," said Publisher John Maisel.
Electrical Contractor's latest news on creative energy sources around the globe include:

- Hot asphalt and tarmac: both absorb the sun's rays to store heat in the ground that can be captured and saved for the winter, now heating apartments in northern Holland
- Molten salt: converts heat into electrical power, even when the sun is not out that can produce as much as 500 MW of peak power or operate nonstop at 50 MW
- Knee power: a new device harnesses kinetic energy from a person who is walking, generating electric power from knee swing that can power a cell phone for 10 minutes, motorized prosthetic joints, GPS locators, implanted drug pumps and more
- Trash: a Rockford, Il. landfill-to-gas electricity plant uses methane gas produced by decomposing trash to power equipment engines that flow into the grid
- Bacteria: a changed strain of E. coli produces substantial amounts of hydrogen for natural glucose conversion to help reduce energy costs required to produce sugar from crops such as corn; it's hydrogen where you need it
- Dams: on the Red Sea would generate hydroelectric power to solve the growing energy demands for millions of people in the Middle East; a similar seawater barrier at the entrance of the Persian Gulf would generate 50 gigawatts
- Pedal pushers: MIT students powered a supercomputer for nearly 20 minutes using bicycles, marking the largest human- powered computation in history
- Hang ten: ocean wave energy conversion uses buoys and an anchoring and electrical connection system to power about 150 homes in northwest Washington state
Electrical Contractor also reports that wind power, with just more than one percent of the nation's electrical supply, now has enough installed capacity to power the equivalent of 1.5 million American households.

4) Congress Backs Energy Agency
By Kevin Bullis, Technology Review, Thursday, March 3, 2011
ARPA-E will likely get a funding increase at a time when many programs face cuts.

Two years after it was created the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA-E) is receiving support within Congress as a way to address concerns about energy security, the economy, and national security. While Congress contemplates major cuts in many programs, Republicans and Democrats in the House have voted to increase funding for the agency above current levels. The increase is only a 10th of what President Obama asked for in his 2012 budget for ARPA-E, but it is a marked exception to the spending reductions in the rest of the bill.

ARPA-E is meant to fund risky energy-research projects-ones that are unlikely to get initial funding any other way but have the potential to have a big impact. For example, they might seek to make solar power as cheap as fossil-fuel-based power or to give electric vehicles a range and a cost comparable to those of gasoline-powered cars.

Despite substantial bipartisan support for the agency when it was created, ARPA-E received no funding until April 2009, when it was awarded $400 million as part of the Recovery Act. It has yet to receive any substantial funding under the regular budget. But now a House continuing resolution bill for keeping the government running this year, which features large cuts in discretionary spending, includes $50 million for the agency.

ARPA-E has moved quickly over the last two years, funding 121 projects, many in response to workshops with experts aimed at identifying critical areas of research. The agency's choices have met with mixed reviews. A group of "electrofuels" projects is investigating more efficient ways to make renewable liquid fuels. But some critics have noted that these approaches won't work unless there are first big advances in other areas, such as solar power and hydrogen production from renewable sources. Arun Majumdar, head of ARPA-E, acknowledges that the electrofuels projects are still "early-stage."

ARPA-E has also funded research into batteries that use lithium metal, a material that can store almost as much energy as gasoline but has proved finicky in rechargeable batteries-so much so that some battery experts predict that it will never be practical to use.

The agency has widespread support in Congress-although not necessarily to fund the agency at the levels Obama wants, according to Senator Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska), who spoke at an ARPA-E conference this week. She noted that an amendment that would have eliminated the $50 million increase in ARPA-E funding in the House bill was voted down by a substantial margin. She also said it's "widely acknowledged that we're going to need some genuine breakthroughs [in energy], where that kind of breakthrough is exceedingly difficult." She added, "There's a general willingness in Congress to give this effort a true go, and this is at a time when much of our focus in Congress is on finding ways to reduce funding."

Murkowski also noted that private investment in several ARPA-E projects "helps greatly" in maintaining that support. According to the agency, six of its projects have together pulled in over $100 million in private investment since they received initial funding from the agency.

Support for ARPA-E also stems from a bipartisan belief that investments in energy research are good for the economy, particularly in the longer term. "We have to cut back somewhere," said Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) at the ARPA-E conference. "But we want to cut fat, not muscle and bone. Research and innovation are the muscle power that grows our economies. We need to set priorities so that we don't do damage to the economy."

The agency is also viewed as essential to national security, according to Representative Steve Israel (D-New York), speaking at the conference. "Here's our defense paradigm: we are borrowing energy from China to fund defense budgets, to buy oil from the Persian Gulf, to fuel our weapons systems, to protect us from China and the Persian Gulf," Israel said. "We are reliant on our adversaries for our national security," and investment in new energy technologies is crucial to changing this, he said.
Secretary of the Navy Raymond Mabus said at the same conference that dependence on oil makes the military "too susceptible to supply and price shocks," and that the need to protect supply lines for transporting fuel results in large numbers of casualties. Mabus has set a goal for the Navy and the Marines to meet half their energy requirements with nonfossil fuels by 2020. At the conference, he announced a partnership between the Department of Defense and ARPA-E on two projects. One seeks to improve energy storage systems for soldiers in the field and for electrical systems on ships; DOD and ARPA-E have each requested $25 million for 2012 for this project. The military will also work with an existing grid storage program at ARPA-E to increase the supply of electricity at military bases.




5) Nuclear Situation In Japan

Received from IEEE --
The Wisconsin Public Utility Institute seminar described below was given yesterday, but you can still see it! The link is below. You can also find information resources for what's happening now in Japan by going to


Understanding the Nuclear Emergency in Japan

Wisconsin Public Utility Institute

Engineering Physics Dept., WAGE Governing Global Energy Collaborative

The archived video webcast and slides are available at:
ED NOTE: have not looked at this myself. When last I checked the situation, it was still not definite that a critical event can be ruled out. I was told that if all the rods stay cool for about a week, we will be home free, but I have not checked how reliable the continued cooling system will be even then.


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