I cannot count on any number of appendages the amount of times I have been asked this question over the last 2 weeks. As many of you are aware, Dr. Miley was scheduled to give a lecture on March 23, the 23rd anniversary of the announcement of Drs. Pons and Fleishmann, at the New Emerging Technologies for Space conference in the The Woodlands, TX. The lack of any coverage of this event has left many puzzled and bewildered. Based on the abstract released before the conference, his lecture was to be entitled “A Game-Changing Power Source Based on Low Energy Nuclear Reactions.” This was shaping up to be another significant LENR disclosure, coming on the heals of the presentation at CERN by researchers Yogendra Srivastava and Francesco Celani, where Celani matter of factly announced “The Fleishmann effect confirmed.”
So, with the stage set for a cold fusion 1-2 punch, what happened? Pretty much nothing. The organizers of NETS apparently felt it not of importance to publicize to Dr. Miley’s presentation. It should be pointed out that a major sponsor of the NETS conference was…NASA! Again, NASA finds itself squarely in the middle of this story. Dr. Miley was obviously invited to the conference and its organizers obviously knew the nature of his presentation…yet strangely elected not to utter a word about it. If it were not for the appearance of Dr. Miley’s abstract on the Internet prior to the conference, few would have known about his pending presentation. It is a little odd that the day after CERN allowed an LENR presentation to be broadcast live across the world over the Internet, the organizers of the best little space conference in Texas found it unimportant.
I am left to wonder if the inappropriately critical report that appeared about Dr. Miley on New Energy Times 3 days before his scheduled presentation had anything to do with NETS organizers choosing not to broadcast Dr. Miley’s lecture. Perhaps they did not want the negative publicity that the New Energy Times report may have generated, either real or imagined. The report was odd in that took an accusatory tone towards Dr. Miley’s previous statements regarding his recent work, most specifically comments he made in October of 2011 at the World Green Symposium in Philadelphia. The report was also odd because it appeared 3 days before Dr. Miley’s scheduled March 23 presentation, even though the interview the report was based on took place back in December. The timing was curious to say the least.
One might argue that a conference about emerging technologies in space should not be affected by the utterings of a self-appointed LENR “journalist” and “expert” with degrees in neither journalism or science, but such arguments would come from a place of naivete’. With the exception of CERN, Missouri University and some notable others, apparently major companies, institutions and news outlets still do not want to have their names associated with anything even remotely related to “cold fusion,” even after 2 decades of experimental affirmation of the technology. This is not just a general observation, this impression comes from conversations I have had with persons “in the know” over the last year or so.
But, rest assured, Dr. Miley did give his presentation. Cold Fusion Now’s Ruby Carat was in attendance at NETS and will do a write-up about it sometime in the near future. She was able to get an interview with Dr. Miley when she was there. As I am sure many of you do, I look forward to her article and whatever information she is able to provide about the proceedings.
I also exchanged e-mails with Dr. Miley the week prior to his presentation regarding an unrelated matter. He gave me no indication that the presentation would not take place. He also indicated to me that there would be further news about his research efforts in the coming months, although I am not at liberty to disclose any details about said news at the present time. There are still some particulars that still need to be worked out.
I also need to point out here that Dr. Miley is still in need of funding. Everything he (and most cold fusion researchers for that matter) have accomplished to this point has been on a shoestring budget. Dr. Miley is being as thorough with these experiments as one would expect from a scientist of his pedigree and experience. However, this work is being held back due to lack of funds. If anyone is interested in funding Dr. Miley’s research, please contact him at the e-mail address provided in his abstract. However, DO NOT BOTHER HIM IF YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS! Apparently his e-mail address at the university is stuffed full of spam and inquiries from the merely curious. As a result, serious inquiries are not being received and are being filtered out. Sidney Kimmel just provided Missouri University with 5.5 million to fund “cold fusion” research and I am absolutely positive that this kind of contribution would be a great boon to Dr. Miley’s research. So all you corporate lurkers out there need to cease with the voyeurism already and help the man out.
From all accounts, the research at Missouri University to this point has been very primitive compared to what Dr. Miley is reporting. As he said in October, there are no “show stoppers” in the form of technical barriers to the progress of his work. Right now issues revolve around funding and additional engineering. However, I must caution, that this does not mean his work is commercially ready today, right now. As the saying goes, “when the journey is 90% complete, one is halfway there.” In another words, the last steps in any process can provide formidable challenges. However, those challenges cannot be met in a timely and prudent fashion without the proper resources.
If any serious party out there is interested in helping Dr. Miley and you are not able to contact him at the university address, please e-mail me at the address below. He has provided me with a second address as a back-up. However, I will not provide that to anybody or anyone who is not serious. The man has work to do.