Nov. 14, 2014 – By Steven B. Krivit – (via NewEnergyTimes.net)
Bill Gates, pioneer in the digital world, is exploring low-energy nuclear reactions (LENRs), the frontier of energy research.
On Wednesday, he visited a small laboratory on the sprawling campus
of a government lab in Frascati, just outside of Rome, Italy. The lab is
one of several large ones under the Italian National Agency for New
Technologies, Energy and the Environment.
While at ENEA-Frascati, Gates listened to a lecture by ENEA scientist
Vittorio Violante and observed LENR experiments in his lab. Gates was
there with Lowell Wood, a physicist who once worked with Edward Teller
at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Wood is now a professor of
physics at the University of Houston.
ENEA-Frascati has been working on thermonuclear fusion research for
many years. Gates, too, has had an interest in energy research and has
been funding Terrapower, a commercial effort to make a practical
traveling-wave nuclear fission reactor.
New Energy Times visited the Frascati LENR laboratory in 2007. Click here for our feature story on their research.
New Energy Times
describes LENRs as “laboratory experiments which have the potential to
produce nuclear-scale energy and nuclear products but without the
harmful effects of conventional nuclear energy. LENRs are weak
interactions and neutron-capture processes that occur in
nanometer-to-micron-scale regions on surfaces in condensed matter at
room temperature. Although nuclear, LENRs are not based on fission or
any kind of fusion, both of which primarily involve the strong
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