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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!

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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

True or false? Andrea Rossi says he has built a machine achieving 'cold fusion' but scientists question if it is possible

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
Machine: Professor Rossi’s E-Cat was tested last month and produced huge

amounts of non-radioactive energy, he says

Key: Rossi says he ha produced a pattern of triple track atoms, pictured, which is at the heart of the cold fusion theory
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
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.

Andrea Rossi, inventor of the E-cat and physicist Giuseppe Levi of the University of Bologna in Italy, answer questions from RAINEWS24 journalist Angelo Saso, regarding the E-cat (energy catalyzer) and its unique process of energy production.

An excerpt of La Magia del Signor Rossi from Inchiesta by Maurizio Torrealta, published on Youtube, May 3, 2011 by RAINEWS24

transcribed and subtitled by
Linda D’Argenio and Gerard Cruz

music: Session by Kaiben

With an informative video, RAI, the Italian news network has finally broken the E-cat story. I wonder if other mainstream media sources will soon follow suit. (in Italian and English)

Affordable clean renewable energy is here today!

Andrea Rossi (photo) and Mats Lewan of NyTeknik – Sweden, participated in the most recent tests of the E-cat (energy catalyzer.)   The smaller model, the same device tested in March 2011, was demonstrated twice to obtain more accuracy in measurement.

The results of the two tests indicated a  net power of between 2.3 and 2.6 kilowatts – with an input of 300 watts of electric power.

( Original article in English with video)

http://www.nyteknik.se/nyheter/energi_miljo/energi/article3166552.ece

originally published in Italian by unknown
Giornale di Brescia onTuesday, April 26, 2011

http://www.giornaledibrescia.it/pagine-settimanali/scienza/fusione-fredda-una-scintilla-fa-luce-a-bologna-1.719192

It struck a spark of electricity in Bologna, where the engineer Andrea Rossi and his scientific advisor, Professor Sergio Focardi, on January 14  of this year, demonstrated an experiment that has attracted much interest and seems to have realized the dream of producing energy through a fusion process; the generic name given to the alleged nature of nuclear reactions that would occur at pressures and temperatures much lower than those necessary to obtain  hot nuclear fission, which requires temperatures on the order of a million Kelvin.

The starting point of the research carried out in Bologna had its roots in 1989,when after many experiments, two electrochemists Martin Fleischman and Stanley Pons, announced that they had obtained a basic result of “cold fusion.”  The development of the Rossi/Focardi research was the same work presented two decades ago by Pons and Fleischman and which interested the engineer Rossi,  while following another path of study.

The basic materials employed in the process are nickel and hydrogen.  Sergio Focardi was trying for years to explain the energetic anomalies that occur during the contact between nickel and hydrogen, a phenomenon also known as early as 1936 and neglected it was not reported to be of practical scietific interest.

The E-Cat (Energy Catalyzer), also christened the “Bologna reactor,” basically combines atoms of nickel and hydrogen to generate and release energy, with an energy gain measured at least thirty times greater than the input power.
The scientific community has already divided between skepticism and possibility. The problem is that even the inventors of the E-cat are unable to fully explain the precise, theoretical principles upon which their technology is based. The reaction between nickel and hydrogen breaks a few rules of classical physics and has led to resistance from some in the scientific community.

On March 29,2011, Rossi once again demonstrated the E-Cat in the presence of Swedish academics, who have shown a great interest in advancing case studies in partnership with the University of Bologna, in an attempt to explain scientific basis for this unique result in the combination of the atoms of  nickel and hydrogen.  Professor Essen of the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and Sven Kullander, Professor Emeritus at Uppsala University, who witnessed and assisted in the experiment, expressed their resolve for further study. The experiment in Bologna seems to have given force to a topic neglected for too long.
After the ongoing disaster which happened at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear power plant, the discovery of Focardi and Rossi is a valid contribution on the road that may – in the near future – continue to step towards the production of safe, nuclear energy.
For the first time, you set up the possibility of producing nuclear reactors and small risks with content, shielded by the lead which as been  proven to contain the spread of gamma rays. We must remember that cold fusion may involve the need for devices with advanced security standards.  So far, the experiments have revealed no radioactive emissions.
If the experience in Bologna is the concrete we will need to promote further investigation, Italy should at least show the same interest as Sweden.

Translation by Gerard Cruz