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Future historians will investigate every detail leading up to the commercialization of LENR energy, popularly known as the fine art of cold fusion science. Generations of scholars will write dissertations, bringing in new facts and facets of thought, along with deep critiques of others’ analytcal works.

Great works of art and great artists are fodder for scholars because they touch on inspiration, noteworthy above all other works of art, an anomaly of sorts. The arts of science are no exception, holding as much fascination as every fine art we enjoy. LENR energy will capture generations of future historians interest because its’ history is full of anomalies. Of course, the obvious one being that it is non-radioactive nuclear dense energy, exquisite beyond belief. The history of cold fusion includes many other anomalies; those found in the processes of research, publication, politics, economics, security, media, Internet, group think, status and prestige. Cold Fusion history is a rich feeding ground for the curious scholar.


During an age when trillions have been spent battling the effects of energy pollution; the war against rising CO2 levels, the struggle to capture spilled oil and the costs of a coalition (over forty nations) striving to contain the threats of radioactive waste.

During an age when meeting growing energy needs became more and more troublesome; the need to energize the millions whose only source is dung or wood, the ‘built-in’ rising expense of energy affecting all costs of goods, fuels needed for the security apparatus (armed forces) engaged in global energy procurement and deployment and even the need (costs) for the right type of energy to open the frontiers of inter-planetary space expansion, making these near limitless resources available for humanity.

During an age when cold fusion research was having growing pains the whole worlds’ energy situation spiraled out of control. That age is ending now and everyone will soon be able to relax and enjoy the beauty of the LENR energy ecology as it plays out on the world stage.

As the long time awaiting commercialization of LENR energy passes, the struggle to crack the cold fusion puzzle finally comes to an end, I’d like to give thanks where thanks are due.


The world has depended on the Internet to further this science. Wielded in the hands of a close-knit group of professional scientists, engineers and technicians spanning the globe, this tool sliced through all obstacles allowing them to continue the scientific method of publish and review. Real scientific review happens after one publishes research and protocol, i.e. initiates the tasks of experimental replication, improved protocols and advancement of theory.

This tool, properly wielded, has also enabled amateurs to participate and contribute to the successful emergence of LENR utility. These include professionals from industry as well as the enthused and sometimes highly skilled ‘back-yard’ tinkerer, mechanic, daydreaming inventor, artist or writer.


The world has depended on the Internet to learn about cold fusion research and LENR advanced engineering. I bet even Bill Gates picked it up from the Web, not from someone who’s an expert on energy in world affairs as found in the mainstream news or scientific journals.

The world now sees a new Internet phenomenon, the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project ( Since MFMP started my heart realized a ‘world culture’ energy evolution/revolution had begun... and that it was somehow related to a change of consciousness that humanity had already made. Energy equals Money equals Love and Caring… the economics of the ‘new energy era’. Talk about humanity turning a corner. Live streaming science ‘open sourced’ professional research teams united to make patented LENR ‘nearly free energy’ devices ‘passed forward’ for the whole world to use freely.


What began as a desire to publish…

LENR Internet science journals were created.

What began as a love of learning…

Blogs and websites dedicated to news about cold fusion appeared.

What began as a glimmer of hope for solving our energy problems...

The Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project Live Open Source Labs began.

Unheard of in history, never before has a gift of such magnitude been offered.

Growing support and successful development of LENR energetics is largely due to these sites administrators, researchers and writers works. Inspired by a love of knowledge, science and for the world, these websites became a platform for the leading scientists, journalists, educators and advocates of cold fusion. Together, these folks have earned the honorable world-renowned title...


“The Superspreaders of Information”

Ushering out the old energy era with heartfelt appreciation.

Welcoming in the new energy era with excited anticipation.

Future historians will tell the rest of the story.

Cold fusion now

Blessings be


Searching for Superspreaders of Information in Real-world Social Media

Physics and Society / Social and Information Networks, by Sen Pei, Lev Muchnik, Jose S. Andrade Jr., Zhiming Zheng, Hernan A. Makse, Submitted on 8 May 2014


Cite as:

arXiv:1405.1790 [physics.soc-ph] (or arXiv:1405.1790v1 [physics.soc-ph] this version



A number of predictors have been suggested to detect the most influential spreaders of information in online social media across various domains such as Twitter or Facebook.


In particular, degree, Page Rank, k-core and other centralities have been adopted to rank the spreading capability of users in information dissemination media.

So far, validation of the proposed predictors has been done by simulating the spreading dynamics rather than following real information flow in social networks. Consequently, only model-dependent contradictory results have been achieved so far for the best predictor.


Here, we address this issue directly. We search for influential spreaders by following the real spreading dynamics in a wide range of networks. We find that the widely-used degree and Page Rank fail in ranking users’ influence. We find that the best spreaders are consistently located in the k-core across dissimilar social platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Live journal and scientific publishing in the American Physical Society. Furthermore, when the complete global network structure is unavailable, we find that the sum of the nearest neighbors’ degree is a reliable local proxy for user’s influence.

Our analysis provides practical instructions for optimal design of strategies for “viral” information dissemination in relevant applications.

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