We need to simply permanently confiscate all of carbon energy profit- call it a threat to nation/global security- which I think rational people recognize it is- the biggest and enslaving at that, and direct that otherwise useless profit toward a solution. Letting this industry continue to be profitable seems to be begging for WW3
Here is a quote from a blog discussing the LM design that veered off into a discussion of E-Cat
"Uh, NASA was publishing designs created on the assumption that E-Cat works as late as this year.
Low Energy Nuclear Reaction Aircraft
The objective of this project was to explore the use of LENR as an energy source for aircraft. This report includes descriptions of different LENR propulsion or energy conversion systems, synergistic missions, and some aircraft concepts. Brief discussions of constraints that are removed by LENR and new constraints that arise are also included. This report concludes with potential research areas to infuse LENR aircraft into NASA research.
Also this piece from early this month quotes NASA’s Michael Nelson as saying:
I was impressed with the work that was done to insure the measurements claiming a 3.2 to 3.6 COP were accurate. Aside from the fact that this could not have been produced from any known chemical reaction, the most significant finding to me is the evidence of isotopic shifts in lithium and nickel. Understanding this could possibly be the beginning of a whole new era in both material transmutations and energy for the planet and for space exploration. This is an exciting time to live in and this is an exciting technology to witness come about."