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Cold Fusion?

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:06 pm
by ShinShinKid
I found this on Daily Grail. I am posting here to keep the General Discussion free from such idle pastimes as cheap, free energy!

If you can't or don't want to download the PDF, here's a Forbes article discussing it. ... after-all/

Re: Cold Fusion?

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 8:33 pm
by DrEvil
I'm still highly skeptical about Rossi, but will be interesting to see what comes of it. There's also plenty of other, more "respectable" people looking into LENR, and saying there's something there.

And there's always hot fusion. Nextbigfuture just posted a great summary of current hot fusion research: ... mmary.html

Re: Cold Fusion?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:53 am
by coffin_dodger
Cold fusion reactor verified by third-party researchers, seems to have 1 million times the energy density of gasoline
Extreme Tech 9 Oct 2014

Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat — the device that purports to use cold fusion to generate massive amounts of cheap, green energy – has been verified by third-party researchers, according to a new 54-page report.

The researchers observed a small E-Cat over 32 days, where it produced net energy of 1.5 megawatt-hours, or “far more than can be obtained from any known chemical sources in the small reactor volume.”

The researchers were also allowed to analyze the fuel before and after the 32-day run, noting that the isotopes in the spent fuel could only have been obtained by “nuclear reactions” — a conclusion that boggles the researchers:

“… It is of course very hard to comprehend how these fusion processes can take place in the fuel compound at low energies.”

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Re: Cold Fusion?

PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 4:02 pm
by DrEvil
One thing I've been wondering for the past seven years of Rossi making amazing claims with nothing to show for it:

Why the Hell hasn't he sent out test units to reputable labs? If there's really something to this E-cat he should be either dead or stinking rich by now. He's neither. He has however spent time in jail for tax fraud. His earlier company (Petroldragon - oil from waste. Never produced a single drop of oil of course..) was also charged with dumping enormous amounts of toxic waste. Not sure if he was convicted for that.

Also - in this latest round of "independent" testing, he was involved the whole way. He had plenty of opportunities to "fix" the results. The man is not trustworthy - at all.