Rossi Shielding E-Cat for Possible ‘Strange Radiation’

What has been termed ‘Strange Radiaton’ is a phenomenon has been reportedly detected by some LENR researchers, such as Alexander Parkhomov (for example, see here) in some experimental setups.

For quite some time, Andrea Rossi has stated that he did not think ‘strange radiation’ was a verified phenomenon because he said it could not be detected by any radation detecting instruments. Today, however, he has posted a comment on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, in response to this question:

“I noticed that on the Ecat SK have been put a gieger to detect ionizing radiations and bubble columns to detect neutrons and we know you never found traces of ionizing radiations and of neutrons emitted from the Ecat. What about the strange radiations described by Dr Parkhomov ?”

Rossi replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 26, 2020 at 2:41 AM
Usha Ells:
I respect the R&D of Dr Parkhomov. For safety reasons we are assuming that SR exist and we have adopted the 10 microns thick aluminum foil to make them disappear, confirmed or not as their reality might be with the replications on course. Just to avoid any risks. Anyway, we will never reach the amperage necessary for their formation from the plasma.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Why Rossi thinks that their amperage is too low for the formation of strange radiation, he does not say.

 

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“EVO Vacuum Capicitor” (Bob Greenyer Reviews Claims of Freel Tech)

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for sharing a link to a new MFMP video that he has just published titled, “EVO Vacuum Capacitor”.

In the video, Bob reviews the claims of a Russian group named Freel Tech, who state on their website (http://freel.tech) that they have invented a new kind of capacitor which they describe on as “a revolution in electrical energy storage, to overcome the current limitations in e-moblity and stationary storage. Cheap, safe, eco-friendly, powerful, long-lasting, scalable and a very high density of up to 20 000 wh/kg (≈ 100 x LI-ION)”

Bob notes that Freel Tech refers on their site to  Kenneth Shoulders’ work with exotic vacuum objects (EVOs), or charge clusters as a principle behind their invention.

Bob’s video is here:

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Rossi: Sweden and Germany Showing Early Interest in E-Cat

As usual, there’s not much information provided here, but here’s a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today about current interest in the E-Cat:

Heinz Sause
May 20, 2020 at 8:56 AM
Hello, dear Dr Rossi,
Which European Country is showing more interest in your Ecat technology ?
With kind regards,
Heinz Sause

Andrea Rossi
May 20, 2020 at 9:11 AM
Hein Sause:
Sweden, Germany.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

We have known for a long time of interest from Sweden, where Rossi has had professional connections and has done a presentation in the past. Germany has not figured very prominently in the E-Cat story, but it is a country which has a strong commitment to developing a carbon-free economy, and if the E-Cat works well, it would make sense that there would be a lot of interest there.

Perhaps it is companies from Sweden and Germany to whom Rossi has been making some of his online presentations during this coronavirus-affected period.

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Rossi on Opposition to the E-Cat

On the Journal of Nuclear Physics Andrea Rossi has made a somewhat cryptic statement, also a bit confusing in places, due to his use of English, but the underlying message is clear: he is expecting stiff opposition to the E-Cat, and is trying to prepare for that.

Andrea Rossi
May 14, 2020 at 5:26 PM
Sam:
We will be attacked hardly and our foes will find any possible way to destroy the reputation of the product. We must shield the product against any possible risk that we can imagine. I am making the attorney of the devil against the Ecat SKL.
This is like to prepare a soldier to go in the line of fire without being killed. Our product will be welcome to many, but it will be shoot at by many others and this is a sure fact. I experienced in past something similar ( see http://www.ingandrearossi.com ). I want not to repeat that experience.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

It is not hard to imagine various parties and interests who would rather not see the E-Cat emerge, neither is it hard to imagine those who would greatly welcome its advent. It’s also hard to imagine any technology that could cause as much economic, societal or political disruption as the E-Cat SKL, if it works as Rossi has described.

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Mizuno Analogue Replication MR2.5 Completed

Thanks to Bob Greenyer for informing us that Alan Goldwater of the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project has completed his latest experiment attempting to replicate the work of Mizuno, which he has titled Mizuno Analogue Replication. The data from this run most recent run, MR2.5, as it happened is shown on this Youtube link.

A document giving details about Alan’s setup and a history of earlier experiments is available here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/19r21Z7gGcsfs41PEGdITxBQ0CQWtqbfVLnGGnhobJv0/edit

So far, it does not appear that excess heat has been clearly seen in any of the experiments so far, but Alan Goldwater has stated that the neutron count during the first part of in the previous test, (MR2.4) was elevated to a statistically significant degree.

LENR Forum poster CAN has graphed date from this test which has been posted on the forum here:
https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/thread/6017-mizuno-replication-and-materials-only/?pageNo=107https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/thread/6017-mizuno-replication-and-materials-only/?pageNo=107https://www.lenr-forum.com/forum/thread/6017-mizuno-replication-and-materials-only/?pageNo=107

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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Reports Progress in 3-D Printed Nuclear Reactors

The following is from a news release from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

https://www.ornl.gov/news/3d-printed-nuclear-reactor-promises-faster-more-economical-path-nuclear-energy

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., May 11, 2020 — Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory are refining their design of a 3D-printed nuclear reactor core, scaling up the additive manufacturing process necessary to build it, and developing methods to confirm the consistency and reliability of its printed components.

The Transformational Challenge Reactor Demonstration Program’s unprecedented approach to nuclear energy leverages advances from ORNL in manufacturing, materials, nuclear science, nuclear engineering, high-performance computing, data analytics and related fields.

The lab aims to turn on the first-of-its-kind reactor by 2023. The program has maintained its aggressive timeline during the COVID-19 pandemic, using remote work to continue design and analysis efforts. [TCR video]

“The nuclear industry is still constrained in thinking about the way we design, build and deploy nuclear energy technology,” ORNL Director Thomas Zacharia said. “DOE launched this program to seek a new approach to rapidly and economically develop transformational energy solutions that deliver reliable, clean energy.”

Reactor development and deployment have traditionally relied on materials, fuels and technology pioneered in the 1950s and ’60s, and high costs and decades-long construction times have limited the United States to building only one new nuclear power plant in the last 20 years.

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Rossi: E-Cat SKL is Not Yet Ready, Still in Prototype Stage

Andrea Rossi reports having been busy over the last months with both developments of the E-Cat SKL, and also giving private Skype tests to select potential customers and investors. From what he has said, the E-Cat SKL continues to be developed, and is currently performing well.

But he has said that the E-Cat SKL is not yet ready to be put into the market, nor to be shown in a public presentation yet (which is what many readers here have been hoping for). He said there were challenges that still needed to be resolved.

I asked Rossi yesterday on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, what he meant by this:

Frank Acland
May 6, 2020 at 7:23 AM
Dear Andrea,

Are the “challenges” you still need to resolve with the E-Cat SKL mainly technical ones? Or other kinds?

He replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 6, 2020 at 9:34 AM
Frank Acland:
Other kinds: the kinds that stay between a good and consolidated prototype ( or series of prototypes ) and an industrial product exposed to the risks a product like this can run through. Imagine a son that has to go to war fighting in the line of fire…and which kind of fire.
But do not worry: it will go and fight.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

In many industries, the time between a prototype and a finished product can be quite long. Issues of design need to be resolved along with testing to simulate real-world applications. The E-Cat SKL doesn’t have a long track record, so it makes me wonder how long it will be before it makes a commercial appearance. I don’t know if the public presentation Andrea Rossi has been talking about will be with a finished industrial product, or a prototype. If it is the former, it might be quite a while yet before we see it.

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COVID-19 Thread 5/5/2020 (Researchers Identify Antibody that Neutralizes COVID-19 in Lab)

A research team from Utrecht University (Netherlands), Erasmus Medical Centre and the company Harbour BioMed (HBM) has published an article in Nature in which they state that they have identified antibodies that neutralize the SARS-CoV-2 virus in a laboratory setting, and which they think could play a role in treating the COVID-19 disease

Link to article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-16256-y

Abstract:

The emergence of the novel human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Wuhan, China has caused a worldwide epidemic of respiratory disease (COVID-19). Vaccines and targeted therapeutics for treatment of this disease are currently lacking. Here we report a human monoclonal antibody that neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 (and SARS-CoV) in cell culture. This cross-neutralizing antibody targets a communal epitope on these viruses and may offer potential for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.

‘Several Agreements Have Been Signed’ For the Commercialization of the E-Cat

I have asked Andrea Rossi some questions about the current status of commercializing the E-Cat SKL. He has reported that during this period of coronavirus restriction, he has been conducting online video presentations of the E-Cat with several separate companies.

He has said that some of these presentations have been given to prospective customers, and some to prospective investors.

He has not named any of these companies, because he says all his dealings thus far have been under NDA, but I did ask about the kinds of entities he is dealing with.

Frank Acland
May 1, 2020 at 11:56 AM
Dear Andrea,

You have said that the first E-Cat SKL product will be an industrial one.

1. Are any of your prospective industrial customers intending to use the SKL to generate electricity for their own operations?
2. Are any of your prospective customers utilities who are hoping to use the E-Cat SKL to feed electricity to the grid?
3. Are any of your prospective customers hoping to use the E-Cat SKL to power electric vehicles?

His response:

Andrea Rossi
May 1, 2020 at 1:11 PM
Frank Acland:
1. yes
2. yes
3. yes
Warm Regards,
A.R.

I then followed up with a question about whether he expected to make any deals with those he had been showing the SKL to. He replied:

Andrea Rossi
May 2, 2020 at 11:04 AM
Frank Acland:
Several agreements already have been signed.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

Brokeeper asked this question on the Journal of Nuclear Physics:

1. Are these companies not just capable of but also will begin to manufacture the E-Cats for themselves and distribution throughout their regions?

Rossi’s reply was “yes.

His short responses to detailed questions are typical for Rossi, and often leave things open to interpretation, as he will usually not elaborate about things which he considers confidential. So far we have no confirmation about these meetings or deals from anyone other than Rossi himself, so we are going to have to continue to wait for further details.

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COVID-19 Thread 5/2/2020 (Study Finds Correlation Between Vitamin D Levels and Deaths)

A United Kingdom study by researchers from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation Trust and the University of East Anglia has found that there is a correlation between low levels of vitamin D and mortality rates in COVID-19 patients in some European countries.

The researchers looked at vitamin D levels of people living in 20 European countries and correlated them with the rates of death from COVID-19 in those countries. They state: “Vitamin D levels are severely low in the aging population especially in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. This is also the most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19.”

A preliminary report has been published here:

https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-21211/v1

Here is the abstract of the paper:

Background/Aims: WHO declared SARS-Cov-2 a global pandemic. The aims of this paper are to assess if there is any association between mean levels of vitamin D in various countries and cases respectively mortality caused by COVID-19.

Methods: We have identified the mean levels of vitamin D for 20 Europeans Countries for which we have also got the data regarding the morbidity and mortality caused by COVID-19.

Results: The mean level of vitamin D (average 56mmol/L, STDEV 10.61) in each country was strongly associated with the number of cases/1M (mean 295.95, STDEV 298.73 p=0.004, respectively with the mortality/1M (mean 5.96, STDEV 15.13, p < 0.00001).

Discussion: Vitamin D levels are severely low in the aging population especially in Spain, Italy and Switzerland. This is also the most vulnerable group of population for COVID-19.

Conclusions: We believe, that we can advise Vitamin D supplementation to protect against SARS-CoV2 infection.