Rossi Targeted in Forbes Article about Science not being Fake News

This is an indication of what Andrea Rossi may be up against as he prepares for his product launch. The old labels are still being used about him and the E-Cat, and it could be a challenge for him to overcome them.

The article is by Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel, published in Forbes, the title of the article is ‘Science is Not Fake News’. Siegel makes the case that non-scientists should trust scientists’ conclusions because they are trained experts working in the scientific discipline using the rigorous methods of scientific research, and non-scientists don’t have the knowledge or expertise to have a contrary opinion on scientific topics.

He does acknowledge that scientists can be in error, stating:

“Most frequently, the consensus position turns out to be correct, and holds up to scrutiny. Most often, contrarians toil in obscurity, and justifiably so, as their ideas are unable to account for the full suite of what’s been observed. We might remember the revolutionary ideas and the times when scientists got it wrong, but those are the exceptions, not the norms. And whenever that comes to pass, the scientific consensus is usually quick to shift.”

As far as Rossi and the E-Cat are concerrned, One of the images shown in the article is of Andrea Rossi showing the E-Cat to Swedish professors Essen and Kullander, with the caption:

“There are, no doubt, charlatans and frauds who would exploit the ignorance and gullibility of others for their own gain, such as convicted fraud Andrea Rossi, shown with his highly-suspect device: the e-Cat.”

I think Siegel’s article overall is quite typical when it comes to the profession of science, and generally speaking, I think most people defer to the wisdom of the scientific establishment when it comes to subjects in which they have little or no training. This is why I think if Andrea Rossi is making a push for public attention, he needs to anticipate that there will be headwinds to face from scientists who are unwilling as yet to consider that the E-Cat could be a valid invention, as this example shows.

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IEEE Article: It’s been a Big Year for LENR

Thanks to Bob G. for the tip about this article from the IEEE Spectrum site.

The title is: “Scientists in the U.S. and Japan Get Serious About Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions:
It’s absolutely, definitely, seriously not cold fusion”

The author, Michael Koziol, points to two events that he finds significant:

This paper from Japanese researchers reporting excess heat production in hydrogen/deuterium loaded nanocomposites.

The publication by the US Naval Institute of this paper titled ‘This is Not Cold Fusion’ by Michael Ravnitsky.

The article considers the Widom-Larsen theory as a viable theoretical explanation for positive LENR results, but acknowledges there might be others.

It’s interesting to see some new attention and interest in LENR here, and also the very firm rejection of ‘cold fusion’, which is a term that I think is getting used less and less by people in the field nowadays.

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Rossi ‘Thinks’ E-Cat SK to be Shown at January Presentation will be Heating a Factory

Here are some recent Q&As from the Journal of Nuclear Physics where Andrea Rossi is suggesting that the E-Cat that will be presented on January 31st will be providing heat for a customer.

Von Fukuda
November 27, 2018 at 8:31 AM
Dear Dr Andrea Rossi,
will we see the SK in operation in a factory during the presentation of January 31st?

Andrea Rossi
November 27, 2018 at 9:57 AM
Von Fukuda:
I think so.
Warm Regards,

Frank Acland
November 27, 2018 at 1:32 PM
Dear Andrea,
Do you mean that you think at the Jan 31 presentation, you will show an E-Cat working at a client’s factory doing actual work for them?

Andrea Rossi
November 27, 2018 at 3:26 PM
Frank Acland:
I think so,
Warm Regards,

Lillian Davis
November 28, 2018 at 7:55 AM
What is used for the Ecat SK that we will watch during the streaming of January 31st?

Andrea Rossi
November 28, 2018 at 8:42 AM
Lillian Davis:
Factory heating.
Warm Regards,

By ‘factory heating’ I am assuming he means simply space heating for a factory, which I would expect is probably on of the simplest way to use heat provided by an E-Cat. If the customer is in a cool winter climate it could be very valuable to cut the space heating costs, especially if there is a large volume to be heated.

Concise History of LENR Work in Russia (Synthestech)

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for the tip about this recent blog post from the Synthestech website which provides an overview of notable researchers and results in the field of LENR.

They start years before Fleischmann and Pons made their announcement below is a summary of what they report:

– According to the article, in the 1950s “Ivan Filimonenko discovered an effect of heat generation in an electrode with palladium additives during electrolysis of heavy water”, and he went on to create a power generator that could operate for 5 years without refueling. He was eventually dismissed from his research position.

– Professor Anatoly Vachaev could create ball lightning and developed a system that could make a self-sustaining plasma which could operate for days without input power.

– In 1976 physicist Mikhail Solin who, when smelting zirconium, observed unusual results:

“The power consumption of the furnace was sharply reduced, and in the central part of the melt a red-hot cone was formed. After that the cone disappeared in the alloy, forming a well similar in shape. This phenomenon was cyclical in character and occurred several times. ”

Solin continued his experimental work but was ultimately shut down by superiors,

– Yuri Bazhutov created a LENR reactor called Fakel-2 that could operate at an efficiency of 700%.

– Alexander Parkhomov has been able to replicate the Rossi Effect, in efforts to replicate Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat.

The article states ” As mentioned above, despite the fact that the method of energy generating was slightly different, absolutely all the researchers, apart from efficiency over 1000%, noticed transmutation of one chemicals into others. Moreover, in powder were found not only particles of gold and platinum, but almost the whole Mendeleev’s Periodic Table with different amounts of obtained substances.”

Synthestech claims that they themselves have developed the “know-how” to repeat the previous achievements in LENR.

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LION 4 Unboxing Video (Bob Greenyer)

LION has sent Bob Greenyer a pair of reactors that he used in a recent experiment, which apparently ended suddenly. This video is of Bob unboxing the package he was sent. At the beginning of the video the audio is very garbled, but it does get better soon.

Bob will be doing further inspection and analysis and I am sure we will learn more as time goes on.

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Report: New Way to Melt Gold at Room Temperature Using Electron Microscope Discovered

Thanks to a reader for sending the following link from Sweden’s national TV station’s website.

Here are some excerpts from the article (Google translated):

You can melt gold at room temperature, if you only have the right equipment. The surprising discovery has been made by researchers at Chalmers [University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden]. One needs an electron microscope, and very high voltage.

The discovery has been described in the journal Physical Review Materials, and is considered to be a breakthrough in the science of different materials.


The high electrical tension had caused the gold atoms to release their connections to each other. Further experiments showed that the surface of a gold foil can be switched between a molten state and the usual ordered structure.

The report published in the journal Physical Review Materials is available at: The full text of the article is only available for paying subscribers.

Brilliant Light Power Posts Photos of ‘Cubic SunCell’ Citing ‘Very High Power Levels and Power Gain’

Thanks to Val K for the following comment:

“BrLP posted a couple of new pictures showing Cubic SunCell. Claiming that it was continuously operating for 10 min. I wonder why it now cubic? What material it is made of? And why the quality of the pictures is rather poor? Looking at the picture it is hard to tell if it is not a translucent cube with some sort of red light inside. However, if it is what they claim to be, it is very exciting.”

Photos are at the link below:

BLP comments: “Brilliant Light has successfully developed the technology to run long duration continuous hydrino reaction power at very high power levels and power gain.

“Continuous plasma: red in seconds, status at 10 minute duration”

Synthestech Claims Creation of Titanium Isotope Not Found in Nature via ‘Cold Nuclear Transmutation’

Thanks to Jas for providing the following link:

The Russian group Synthestech has analyzed samples of materials which have undergone their ‘Cold Nuclear Transmutation’ processes, and they report results which they say shows changes in the isotopic ratio of individual elements.

They write:

“… Under some processes that we use to carry out Cold Transmutation, we change isotopic ratio of individual elements.

“This concerns, for example, Titan (Ti) — the natural ratio of its isotopes is as follows: 46Ti (8,25 %), 47Ti (7,44 %), 48Ti (73,72 %), 49Ti (5,41 %), 50Ti (5,18 %).

“In our samples, which mass spectrometry analysis card is applied, the ratio differs significantly from the natural one — 46Ti (3,89%), 47Ti (7,29%), 48Ti (76,75%), 49Ti (5,71%), 50Ti (5,75%). As it is evident, the 46Ti isotope is 2 (!!) times less in our sample than the natural one.”

“Such Titan (Ti) is not available in nature, it is impossible to buy or somehow obtain it.”

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