The skeptical slant of the article does nothing but place doubt in the mind of the reader. The E-cat has been repeatedly tested and verified by many physicists; including representatives of the Swedish Skeptics Society, Professor Emeritus Sergio Focardi of the university of Bologna and others. While skepticism is necessary regarding such a profound discovery, there comes a point where the proof wins out over the armchair. The E-cat is definitely NOT a hoax. In fact, it is now commercially available. Skeptics can buy one and test it all they want. Clean energy has arrived!
Italian scientist claims he has achieved ‘cold fusion’ – the only problem is that most physicists think it is impossible (Daily Mail Online)
- Andrea Rossi says he can fuse nickel and hydrogen at room temperature creating almost unlimited energy
- Many scientists simply claim it defies the very laws of physics and cannot be true
By Martin Robinson
Last updated at 4:56 PM on 4th November 2011
An Italian physicist claims he has managed to achieve ‘cold fusion’ – a procedure that could solve the world’s energy crisis by creating huge amounts of safe nuclear energy without dangerous radiation.
Andrea Rossi says his new machine fuses nickel and hydrogen at room temperature creating almost unlimited energy.
But there is one problem – many scientists claim it defies the very laws of physics. Several high-profile demonstrations of ‘cold fusion’ have been proven to be hoaxes in the past – and no one can adequately explain how or why it might work.
The United States Department of Energy the U.S. Patent Office say the process is impossible because physics rules out the possibility of room-temperature nuclear fusion.
But Rossi’s E-Cat machine can allegedly do it, and he says he proved it worked during tests at the University of Bologna last month.
‘With low energy, it’s possible to give a heater a certain amount of energy and to get from the same heater a superior amount of energy,’ he said.
‘The heat is initiated by electrical resistance. The reactors then produce another 479kWh of energy for another three to four hours without needing that initial electrical input — the low-level nuclear reaction continues on its own.
True or false? Andrea Rossi, pictured, says he has built a machine achieving’ cold fusion’ but scientists question
if it is possible
Machine: Professor Rossi’s E-Cat was tested last month and produced huge
amounts of non-radioactive energy, he says
Key: Rossi says he has produced a pattern of triple track atoms, pictured,
which is at the heart of the cold fusion theory
‘The test we made by the customer was to see if the process was working properly, and to control whether the energy was in an amount superior to the amount supplied to the system.
‘We have nothing to say, just to make plans that work properly and let those facts win against the scepticism.’
The idea of cold fusion was put forward by in the 1920s by Austrian scientists Friedrich Paneth and Kurt Peters.
But despite several people saying they have done it, it has been dismissed by most physicists.
An atom is a nucleus of protons and neutrons, with electrons orbiting around
Scientists say that Rossi’s claims must be taken from his lab and analysed before he can claim he has done it.
Energy consultant Jonathan Koomey said ‘[The E-Cat experiment] should be treated as a hoax until independent scientists are able to replicate these results,’
But Sterling Allan, CEO of the alternative energy news agency Pure Energy Systems, told FoxNews.com he attended Rossi’s demonstration and the E-Cat is self sustaining.
‘What Rossi demonstrated was 470 kilowatts of continuous output in self-sustain mode — meaning the output was enough to keep the thing running on its own,’ he said.