Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Andrea Rossi: Peer Review Will Be A Working 1 Megawatt Plant

Peer review (in an ideal world is a fine system) of cross checking and validation.  However, the reality is that peer review is one of THE most corrupt systems we have ever known and has arguably stifled and supressed development since it's very inception. It is influenced almost entirely by money and corporations, nods, winks and memberships of old boys clubs. If the peer review system existed in it's current form at the time of Einstein he'd never have been published. All peer review has ever done is form an impenetrable elitist group of establishment defenders who are entirely shutdown to new ideas and who feel threatened by change, both in what it means for their egos and for what it means to their careers.

We're also hearing some idiotic comments from people on physics forums and the like.  Most of them say something like "Well, as soon as it's on the front cover of Nature, or TIME magazine then I'll believe it.".  How badly influenced and brainwashed must some people be to disregard all other opinions and base their sense of truth on the influence of establishment rags? Shame on them.

Here is a brilliant exchange between Rossi and a comment poster on his site.
David Jonathan 

"Dear Andrea Rossi,

A vicious cycle has been created. That must be broken if science and civilization is to advance fast enough.

The vicious cycle.

1. All peer reviewed journals will not publish a paper on LENR, because LENR volatiles the our current laws of physics.

2. Our current law of physics will not change if universities can’t/won’t replicate LENR.

3. All universities will not replicate any LENR experiments, because they were not published in a peer reviewed journal.

4. In the end no LENR experiments can be taken seriously because,

A. LENR was not published in peer review journals.
B. LENR was not replicated by any university.
C. LENR results were not confirmed.
D. Therefore our physics stays the relatively same.
E. Civilization does not advance fast enough.Then the cycle continues again.I hope that you will make a way for not only fixing this cycle but preventing similar cycles from happening again. So that the field of science can advance into higher levels.

I hope that you take this seriously. 

Thank you.Warm Regards,

David Linebarger"

  • Andrea Rossi
    "Dear Mr David Linebarger:
    On October our 1 MW plant in operation will resolve the problem.
    Warm regards,

You really have to admire Rossi's attitude towards the peer review system.  Although the energy catalyzer involves some very new and interesting science, it's primary function as a device is not scientifically important.

What IS important is that the device is put to work for the good of mankind as soon as possible.  This is primarily a COMMERCIAL development which has the ability to radically shake-up the social, political and economic landscape, not to mention going a long way to solve some of the greatest environmental problems that we currently face.

Peer review by the old-boys network has no place in a modern technological society. It really is simple. If it works - then we build it and use it - end of story.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

E-Catalyzer News Part Three - Cold Fusion Lives On

The e-catalyzer or (e-cat) is the world's first commercial cold fusion technology in production right now with a 1MW facility due to open in the United States and Greece.

With a massive 33:1 power output ratio, it is safe, reliable and a fraction of the cost of conventional energy sources such as oil, gas, coal and many pseudo green technologies. With further refinement and power optimizations in progress, this is the technology certain to transform our society and lift the world economy into a new energy revolution and a period of very rapid change.

Andrea Rossi Energy Catalyzer News Part 3

Mainstream television, radio and news websites are still ignoring or refusing to cover the story, despite the obvious magnitude of this development and it's implications for the world. 

Did You Miss Our Previous Videos?  

Andrea Rossi Energy Catalyzer News Part 1

Andrea Rossi Energy Catalyzer News Part 2

E-Catalyzer Fast Facts

Thursday, April 28, 2011

E-Cat Confirmed As Official Name Of Rossi Cold Fusion Device

Yesterday during a question and answer session, Andrea Rossi confirmed that his cold fusion technology will be officially named the "E-Cat".  

Up until this point we have known his technology by many names - such as the energy catalyzer, e-catalyzer, Rossi Catalyzer among others, so now at least we have an official name.

"The single most important development in recent history, but it's not worthy of mention."

He was asked if he had "made any agreements / partnerships with official govt agencies eg: DoE to facilitate the rollout / distribution of your technology?" to which he replied NO.  It had been previously postulated that the agreement "of tremendous importance" he recently signed in the USA was a collaboration between his company US based (Leonardo Corp) and the Department Of Energy. Now we know this to be untrue.

Amazingly, Rossi confirmed that he has not been asked for an interview by ANY of the major media networks.   It is blatantly obvious that there is an ongoing deliberate and orchestrated attempt to stop the public becoming aware of Rossi's E-Cat, which when you set it against the backdrop of the recent Fukoshima nuclear disaster, makes the media silence all the more stark. The single most important development in recent history and in a time of crisis, but it's not worthy of mention.

Rossi was also asked if he could give an indication of when the e-cat units would become available for purchase to those in industry who would benefit from the installation of this technology.  His answer was October / November this year.

At the moment it is still unclear how the e-cats will be sold and in which countries they will be available, although it is expected that Greece will be one of the top users of exotic energy by the end of the year.

E-Cat Video: The Energy Catalyzer Story So Far

This video on Andrea Rossi's cold fusion device the E-Cat gives information and dates on major milestones in the story so far. This video is the first in a series tracking the events as the story of the world's first commercial cold fusion device unfolds.

Find more exclusive videos on the e-cat here.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

E-Cat: The Continual Media Silence On This Energy Breakthrough

Ann Landman of The Centre for Media and Democracy's site "PR Watch" has recently written a fantastic article exposing the seemingly deliberate silence. We congratulate Ann for her courage to speak up and tell it like it is in a world filled with corporate backroom deals and corporately controlled media. Our Fifth Estate ceased to be a check and balance a long time ago and now does not answer to the public, but serves it's money masters.

The silence by the controlled mainstream press is particularly noticeable and also inexcusable given the dramatic loss of life and ongoing nuclear disaster in Japan which now dwarfs the Chernobyl Event in terms of seriousness.

Anne Landman: Managing Editor of the Center for Media and Democracy

"The mainstream media has all but bypassed a truly remarkable development that could potentially be the biggest breakthrough in energy production since the discovery of fire". - Ann Landman

Ann sums the situation up perfectly here:

"The American media seems either unwilling or unable to grasp the significance of the Energy Catalyzer, or is omitting discussion of it for other reasons. The absence of news about the Energy Catalyzer, we could postulate, might be because it poses a threat to powerful American corporations that both control big media outlets and are vested in the energy production status quo. (Think General Electric, which both owns NBC and manufactures traditional nuclear fission reactors.) There would also appear to be motive enough to continue this news block as climate change pushes more policymakers to reconsider the more dangerous traditional nuclear power, and as corporations that benefit from recent huge price hikes in fossil fuels continue to rake in fabulous wealth with no end in sight."

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hot Fusion Scientist Goes Cold On Rossi Catalyzer

 Rossi with Essen and Kullander

A skeptic who's own career is based around working with hot fusion has stepped out to rubbish the work of Andrea Rossi's team.  Peter Ekström is a senior lecturer in Nuclear Physics at the Faculty of Science, Lund University in Sweden.

His conclusions are that Rossi's e-cat technology is just a scam and that it will be revealed as such within one year from now. In his 4-page "report" Ekstrom compares the Rossi energy catalyzer to Blacklight Power, which according to Ekstrom is pseudoscience fuelled only by gullible investors who believe inventor Randell Mills has discovered "new physics".

In the report Ekstrom also takes care to include a mention for friend of James Randi - Bob Park, establishment defender and debunker of all things that science can't be shaken in a test tube.

He also goes on to claim that Rossi's energy catalyzer conflicts with 100 year old principles of nuclear physics - (how dare it, has it no respect! - Ed.)

Ekstrom hasn't been paying attention, since anyone who's been following the story closely will tell you  that Rossi has publicly stated on radio and via his blog that he is not looking for investors and is completely self-financed with money made from selling his own companies - immediately separating him from ANY comparison with Blacklight Power.

Meanwhile, Ekström's own field of hot fusion has spent tens of billions of tax dollars with nothing to show, and with Rossi's e-cat to ship before the end of the year it could also be the end for any tenure and funding of dollars into the hot fusion furnace.

Ekström's comments completely contrast the positive news this week by fellow Swedish physicists, Essén and Kullander who reported from the demonstration of the e-kitten (a smaller scale version of the e-cat) on the 29th of March.

Their conclusions were vastly different to Ekstrom mostly due to the fact that they ACTUALLY ATTENDED the demonstraion in person and interacted with the equipment unlike Ekstrom.

Kullander and Essen examined the test setup and checked for hidden power supplies.
They were also able to fill the reactor with hydrogen, calibrate the water flow, monitor
other equipment and closely observe the entire experiment.
Only 50 grams of nickel powder and a mere 0.11 grams of hydrogen were used in the experiment. They concluded - "We had free access to the heater electric supply, to the inlet water hose, to the outlet steam valve and water hose, and to the hydrogen gas feed pipe. The total weight of the device was estimated to be around 4 kg." An average of 4.69 kW of power was produced for nearly six hours while the average input was around 330 watts.  Roughly calculated to 15 times overunity!

Kullander and Essen also ruled out that the energy could be coming from a chemical source. They stated, "Any chemical process for producing 25 kWh from any fuel in a 50 cm3 container can be ruled out. The only alternative explanation is that there is some kind of a nuclear process that gives rise to the measured energy production."

Hanno Essén, is associate professor of theoretical physics and a lecturer at the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and chairman of the Swedish Skeptics Society.

Sven Kullander is Professor Emeritus at Uppsala University and chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences’ Energy Committee.

Ekstrom's Report (Mostly In Swedish - Appedix In English)

Rossi Cold Fusion Validated by Swedish Skeptic's Society

Monday, April 11, 2011

Energy Catalyzer: Rossi and Focardi LENR Device: Probably Real

Author of the New Energy Times Blog, Steven B Krivit is now more confident that the Rossi energy catalyzer device is definitely real and is indeed producing excess heat.

In his latest blog post he says: "The report I received on Jan. 17 from Francesco Celani, a physicist with the Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare in Frascati, Italy (National Institute of Nuclear Physics), gives me new confidence about the Rossi-Focardi device. If the data provided to Celani is correct and complete, the device is real and is demonstrating some excess heat – on demand, no less."

He goes on to say:

"If confirmed, the Rossi-Focardi development would be a significant practical development for the LENR field. Despite my earlier misgivings about Rossi’s Web site promotion, I am upgrading my skepticism about the Rossi-Focardi device to cautious optimism."

The current thinking is that this is actually NOT cold fusion but a different mechanism called neutron capture. Researcher Jacques Dufour, retired from Shell and now a contractor with the French Laboratoire Des Sciences Nucléaires (CNAM), has speculated on neutron or proton capture on nickel to explain the mechanism.

Celani, who attended the demonstration, admonished his colleagues.
“Rossi-Focardi NEVER USED the words COLD FUSION energy/experiment,” Celani wrote. “They used the words “Energy Catalizer.”

Read the full report here: