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Guest: Dr. Edmund Storms. Topics: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) updates, cold fusion theory and more. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. We welcomed back Dr. Edmund Storms to update us on progress being made in the field of cold fusion (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions or LENR). Websites of interest relating to this discussion are www.lenr.org, http://research.missouri.edu/iccf18/index for the upcoming University of Missouri ICC18 LENR conference, and www.ecatworld.com. Dr. Storms started out with a brief summary of the cold fusion research history through current times, including the latest on the Andreas Ross E-Cat device. He had much to say about Rossi's E-Cat, explaining why he thought Rossi had a "tiger by the tail!" We discussed LENR work around the world as many scientists, engineers, and nations are working to make LENR replicable and to fully understand the theory by which cold fusion works. Evidently, there is still not a good understanding of the process. Dr. Storms talked about the need for a proof and said much more information was needed to make sense of it all. Dr. Storms also mentioned that the U.S. Patent office typically does not grant patents in this area though there have been a few exceptions over the years. In the second segment, Ricardo called and mentioned that today the European Patent Office had granted Francesco Paintelli a patent on his LENR process. You can read about this patent at www.e-catworld.com/2013/01/european-patent-granted-for-francesco-piantel.... Pooley sent in a note about gamma rays & neturons and said that did not apply to LENR but understood the difficulty traditional science had in understanding this fact. Dr. Storms discussed the patent and this process, then talked about the upcoming University of Missouri ICC18 LENR Conference in July 2013 (see the above URL). During this segment, we talked about the criticism levied at LENR research by other scientists, institutions, and sometimes governments. We talked about funding issues, the challenges for LENR to get traditional funding through grants from government and academia, and the fact that most LENR funding comes in from private sources. Dr. Storms provided us with some comparisons to the LENR research process, one being the perfection of the transistor. It’s a fascinating story you will want to hear. Near the end of the program, Dr. Storms talked about his plans to change his research focus depending on the success of LENR research in 2013. He connected the dots with the U.S. and global economic problems to R&D investment from all sources and explained to us how that was influencing his own future research plans. Please post your comments/questions for Dr. Storms on The Space Show blog above. You can email Dr. Storms through me.