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Beware of the STRANGE RADIATION

ghetto alchemist

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From cold fusion wikipedia page:
On 22–25 March 2009, .... Researchers working at the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SPAWAR) reported detection of energetic neutrons using a heavy water electrolysis setup and a CR-39 detector, a result previously published in Naturwissenschaften. The authors claim that these neutrons are indicative of nuclear reactions;

This presentation was a breakthrough at the time, because the CR-39 plastic detectors had been analysed with a microscope by an independant lab. The lab reported back that the marks on the plastic detectors were consistant with standard nuclear reactions. It was the first irrefutable scientific evidence that nuclear reactions were indeed happening in cold fusion cells.

It was also a breakthrough for the cold fusion/LENR community, who then started paying a lot more attention to the radiation emitted from their reaction vessels.

The community has since coined the term "strange radiation" to describe it.
There is still considerable debate as to what exactly the emitted radiation is.
Some think it's neutron radiation, some think other kinds of known radiation, and some think it's a new kind of radiation which has not been documented before.

Whatever it is though, it is real, it is detectable, and it is well understood to be potentially very dangerous.
There was one LENR reseracher who is commonly reported as experiencing massive redness and swelling on one side of his body after sitting sideways next to his reaction vessel. There is also a belief within the community that several LENR researchers have already died from the effects of the strange radiation.

The community currently uses 2 methods for detecting strange radiation. One involves constructing a DIY vapour chamber for making the path of high energy particles visible. And the other method is to simply place a bunch of blank CD's around the reaction vessel.
The blank CD method seems to be the easiest to implement. The only catch is the need to access a decent microscope to study the pits which will appear in the surface of the CD's.

However, even though the cold fusion community have described it and named it, this strange radiation is not a new thing by any means. Many prior researchers have experienced it's wrath.
- Alex Schiffer developed cataracts which he says were caused by staring into his cell while it was operating.
- An unnamed Joe cell researcher reported severe swelling in his face after leaning in close to observe an operating cell.
- Ren reported becoming violently ill after drinking cell water which had an electronic device operating close by.
- Danae Harding's son became very sick from being in the vicinity of her early cell.
- Danae herself developed some kind of leukemia after repeatedly being in the vicinity of the same early cell.
- Wilhelm Reich reported that many of his employees became very sick shortly after his oranur experiment.
- Reich had some rats which were inside the same room as the oranur device. All soon became sick with leukemia symptoms, and then they all died shortly thereafter.

The good news is that there is already some wisdom to reduce the effects of strange radiation.
It can be shielded (from memory, I think iron is known to work acceptably well).
It can be massively reduced by using DC electricity (instead of AC).
It can also be reduced by placing device on wooden table/bench with no electronic devices nearby (according to Joe Cell corpus).
Keeping at distance from the device helps a lot.

And as I just described...strange radiation can easily be detected. So you have a way to know if you're even being exposed to it or not.

The other good news is that I've never seen anybody on this forum ever report getting sick from your experiments,
which means you're probably not even being exposed to this strange radiation. But I place this information for you...just in case.

As always....be safe in art.
 

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Thanks for posting this. I learnt all about cold fusion.:)
 

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Kibric:
Thanks for posting this. I learnt all about cold fusion.
Thanks Kibric.
I feel a bit in awe to hear this kind of feedback from someone as knowledegable as yourself.

If you're interested in learning more, then I recommend the book "Fire from ice" by Eugene Mallove for a solid understanding of cold fusion's early days.

Also, the book "13 things which don't make sense" has a chapter on cold fusion, which I found to be very valuable.
 

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Thanks ghetto. I'll have a look at those books.