The Invisible ECW (on Google)

I want to let readers know about something that’s going on with the E-Cat World site. On Monday morning a reader contacted me and let me know that E-Cat World could not be found on the Google search engine. I thought that was strange, because normally the site shows up right at the top of the Google list if you do a search for say, “ecat world”. But after a short time of testing, it was clear that E-Cat World had suddenly become invisible to Google. As far as I can discover, not a single ECW page currently appears in Google search results.

Of course that got my attention. I hadn’t received any notification from Google about any problem with the site, so I went into the Google webmaster tools area and looked around for some clues as to what might be going on, and I came across a note that Google considers E-Cat World “pure spam”, according to this definition:

“Pages on this site appear to use aggressive spam techniques such as automatically generated gibberish, cloaking, scraping content from other websites, and/or repeated or egregious violations of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines.”

After some more research I discovered that starting around the beginning of October there was a massive proliferation of referring pages to E-Cat World appearing on the web. According to the website https://majestic.com/ there are over 2 million of them. Doing some research I discovered that this is a typical tactic of what is known as “Reverse SEO”, which is an attack on a site where someone posts lots of backlinks all over the Internet pointing to the targeted site with the intention of hurting their search rankings.

In this case the links point to E-Cat World, and from Google’s point of view it makes me look like a spammer, someone trying to boost my site in search rankings by sticking spam links to it all over the web to boost popularity in a fake way. Consequently, Google has delisted E-Cat World from their search engine. There is an appeal process which I am currently working my way through and hopefully at some future time the site will be indexed once again.

What this means in practical terms for readers, is that to get to E-Cat World, you won’t be able to do a Google search to find the site; you’ll have to know the exact address of the site — www.e-catworld.com — and type it into the search bar, or use an existing link or shortcut. Or you can use a search engine other than Google to find content on the site. For example, Bing, DuckDuckGo and Yahoo search engines are all indexing ECW as normal.

So that’s where things stand at the moment, hopefully the Google invisibility cloak will be lifted after taking mitigating actions, but there’s no guarantee if or when that will happen.

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‘Premature’ to Invite Mainstream Media to E-Cat Presentation

I have become used to the fact that the E-Cat is a topic that is ignored by the mainstream media, but still I think it’s probably one of the most important technological developments of our time.

As Andrea Rossi prepares for the presentation of the E-Cat QX, one might think this would be the perfect opportunity to finally get the press interested in what he has been doing for the last decade or so, but Rossi is not taking that approach. Here’s a comment on the subject from the Journal of Nuclear Physics yesterday.

Rodney Nicholson
November 8, 2017 at 4:10 PM
Dear Andrea:

I was surprised to hear it has been decided not to invite representatives of at least a few of the main-stream media to your 24th November presentation. Presumably the presentation’s purpose is to reveal some of your most recent innovations to a wider audience. Many of your fans reading this blog have been surprised and disappointed, given the truly astonishing implications of your discoveries, that they are not being discussed in the news media on a daily basis. (For a start it would be nice to read some good news occasionally, interspersed within the regular torrent of bad news.)

Is there a reason you do not seem to want to bring awareness of your progress to the entire world?

Rodney Nicholson.

Andrea Rossi
November 8, 2017 at 4:57 PM
Rodney Nicholson:
That will be proper when we will launch the product massively.
Now it is premature.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

So it seems that Rossi does not want a lot of media attention at the moment. There might be business advantages in not alerting the world that he has a groundbreaking technology that could disrupt the energy industry — but in that case why do a presentation at all, and just continue to quietly work away in your laboratory?

Regardless of Rossi’s inclination to reach out to the media, I’m frankly quite disappointed in the majority of members of scientific press, who one would hope and expect to be looking to highlight important discoveries and bring them to the attention of the public. However it seems clear that ‘cold fusion’/LENR is too toxic subject to be mentioned in ‘enlightened’ circles. It seems to be a topic that with the ability to ruin ones career if taken seriously. Huw Price at Cambridge University has covered this phenomenon well in this article on the ‘reputation trap.’

Without mainstream media outlets covering the story, there will likely be a rather limited reaction to the presentation. As usual it will be covered on a few rather obscure sites like E-Cat World, but we stay largely under the radar. If the presentation is done well and is quite convincing I expect it will be shared by enthusiast. There is a chance that more internet discussion will be generated, and perhaps in time the attention will percolate up to media channels with wider audiences.

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Rossi: 1 MW Plant in Doral Test ‘Not Ready’ to be a Product

I thought this was a rather interesting Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics from November 3:

Gabriel berra
November 3, 2017 at 5:59 PM
The results of the 1 year 1 MW test seem impressive ! I appreciate that you think the QX will me much better but with COP of about 80 it would appear that the original ECat set up was good enough to be attractive and marketable. All the best

Andrea Rossi
November 3, 2017 at 10:08 PM
Gabriel Berra:
No, because to get that result I had to live 352 days inside it 16 hours per day, from 6 P.M. to 10 A.M of the following day, and two other persons, one engineer and one electrician, had to cover from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., not to mention when I had to stay for 20 hours and the others of the Team had to reach me in the middle of the night for problems . It was a prototype, not a product, but the experience we made with it has generated the QX. We had strong problems and probably, from what we analyzed after the stop from all the components, it was close to die in short time after the end of the test. It was not ready to be a product, but it was a dam good prototype, by means of which an enormous experience has been made.
Warm Regards,
A.R.

As most of us can recall, soon after the test was over, Rossi filed his lawsuit against Industrial Heat, and the plant was soon padlocked by both Rossi and IH. Once the settlement was agreed upon, Rossi got access to the plant again, and started to do a post mortem, taking it apart and examining it closely. From the sounds of it, the plant was not in very good shape.

Rossi seems to be saying here that in order to make it through the year-long test the plant required constant attention and frequent intervention, and despite the reported COP which averaged around 80, he doesn’t consider it suitable for industrial use. It sounds like all attention is now being turned to the E-Cat QX (which Rossi began development on during the 1-year test) and we will probably never see AR build another plant like the one used in Doral.

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Piantelli Patent Revoked by European Patent Office after Leonardo Corp Opposition

Documents posted on the European Patent Office’s Patent Register show that a patent that had been previously granted of Italian inventor Francesco Piantelli has now been revoked after opposition from Andrea Rossi’s Leonardo Corporation.

The patent is titled “Method and Apparatus for Generating Energy by Nuclear Reactions of Hydrogen Adsobred by Orbital Capture on a Nanocrystalline Structure of a Metal”.

All documents connected with this patent can be found here: https://register.epo.org/application?number=EP12728780&lng=en&tab=doclist

This document contains the revocation decision: https://register.epo.org/application?documentId=E0116UAJ7368DSU&number=EP12728780&lng=en&npl=false

Leonardo Corporation opposed the patent on the grounds of: “lack of novelty, inventive step and industrial application” and “the patent does not disclose the invention in a manner sufficiently clear and complete for it to be carried out by a person skilled in the art”, both of which are required according to European patent law.

This document provides the grounds for the decision, and includes evidence from Leonardo as to why they contend the patent is invalid. https://register.epo.org/application?documentId=E0116UGI9854DSU&number=EP12728780&lng=en&npl=false

It shows that Rossi and Leonardo have been very thorough and aggressive in trying to assert supremacy in the IP field, and this would have to be considered a win for them. These documents do state however that the decision of revocation can be appealed, and it is very possible that Piantelli’s team will do that.

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Nickel-Hydrogen Reactors: Heat Generation, Isotpic and Elemental Composition of Fuel (Paper by Parkhomov, et. al.)

I received the following paper, translated into English, from Alexander Parkhomov with this preface:
“I think that readers of your website will be interested in reading the article of Alexander Parkhomov and co-authors “NICKEL-HYDROGEN REACTORS: HEAT GENERATION, ISOTOPIC AND ELEMENTAL COMPOSITION OF FUEL”, published in the journal RENSIT.
http://en.rensit.ru/vypuski/article/200/9(1)74-93e.pdf  . In this journal, in addition, published articles of other Russian LENR researchers.”
The authors are Alexander G. Parkhomov, Sergey N. Zabavin, Timur R. Timerbulatov,

Kirill A. Alabin, Stepan N. Andreev, Alexander G. Sobolev
No. 1 | Vol. 9 | 2017 | RENSIT

Abstract:

At the interaction of hydrogen with a number of metals, including Nickel, are observed not
only mechanical and chemical changes, but also such extraordinary phenomena as the anomalously
large heat generation and the change in isotopic and elemental composition. An overview of
experiments that explore these phenomena is presented. Also the results of analysis of the isotopic
and elemental composition of the fuel and substances near the active zone of nickel-hydrogen
reactors before and after work with the production of excess energy to 790 MJ are presented.
Reliable changes in the isotopic composition of nickel and lithium are not detected. A significant
increase in the concentration of impurities of a number of nuclides discovered, not only in fuel but
also in structural elements adjacent to the active zones of reactors.
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Proceedings of ICCF-20 Published

Thanks to Veblin for posting a link to the proceedings of last year’s ICCF 20 meeting held at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan which have been posted on the LENR-Canr.org website here:

http://lenr-canr.org/acrobat/BiberianJPjcondensedw.pdf

Table of Contents:

JOURNAL OF CONDENSED MATTER NUCLEAR SCIENCE
Experiments and Methods in Cold Fusion Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science, Sendai,Japan, October 02–07, 2016 VOLUME 24, October 2017

RESEARCH ARTICLES

The Fleischmann–Pons Calorimetric Methods, Equations and New Applications Melvin H. Miles — 1

CMNS Research – Past, Present and Future Michael C.H. McKubre — 15

Fluorescence-based Temperature Sensor for Anomalous Heat from Loaded Palladium Electrodes with Deuterium or Hydrogen Sangho Bok, Cherian Mathai, Keshab Gangopadhyay, Shubhra Gangopadhyay, OrchidehAzizi, Jinghao He, Arik El-Boher, Graham Hubler and Dennis Pease — 25

TheZitterbewegungInterpretation of Quantum Mechanics as Theoretical Framework forUltra-dense Deuterium and Low Energy Nuclear Reactions Francesco Celani, Antonino Oscar Di Tommaso and Giorgio Vassallo — 32

Effects of D/Pd Ratio and Cathode Pretreatments on Excess Heat in Closed Pd|D2O+D2SO4 Electrolytic Cells Jie Gao, Wu-Shou Zhang and Jian-Jun Zhang — 42

LENR Theory Requires a Proper Understanding of Nuclear Structure Norman D. Cook — 60

Catalytic Mechanism of LENR in Quasicrystals based on Localized Anharmonic Vibrations and Phasons  V. Dubinko, D. Laptev and K. Irwin — 75

Statistical Mechanics Models for PdH and PdD Peter L. Hagelstein — 87

Developing Phonon–Nuclear Coupling Experiments with Vibrating Plates and Radiation Detectors Florian Metzler, Peter L. Hagelstein and Siyuan Lu — 98

Coupling between the Center of Mass and Relative Degrees of Freedom in a Relativistic Quantum Composite and Applications Peter L. Hagelstein and Irfan U. Chaudhary — 114

Stabilization of Nano-sized Pd Particles under Hydrogen Atmosphere T. Hioki, A. Ichiki and T. Motohiro — 123

Increased PdD anti-Stokes Peaks are Correlated with Excess Heat Mode Mitchell R. Swartz and Peter L. Hagelstein — 130

Fusion of Light Atomic Nuclei in Vacuum and in Solids and Two Ways of Mastering Nuclear Fusion Energy
V.F. Zelensky — 146

Experimental Device of Cold HD-Fusion Energy Development and Testing (Verification Experiment)
V.F. Zelensky, V.O. Gamov, A.L. Ulybkin and V.D. Virich — 168

Anomalous Excess Heat Generated by the Interaction between Nano-structured Pd/Ni
Surface and D2 Gas Takehiko Itoh, Yasuhiro Iwamura, Jirohta Kasagi and Hiroki Shishido — 179

Replication Experiments at Tohoku University on Anomalous Heat Generation Using Nickel-based Binary Nanocomposites and Hydrogen Isotope Gas Y. Iwamura, T. Itoh, J. Kasagi, A. Kitamura, A. Takahashi and K. Takahashi — 191

Collaborative Examination on Anomalous Heat Effect Using Nickel-based Binary Nanocomposites Supported by Zirconia Akira Kitamura, Akito Takahashi, Koh Takahashi, Reiko Seto, Yuki Matsuda, Yasuhiro
Iwamura, Takehiko Itoh, Jirohta Kasagi, Masanori Nakamura, Masanobu Uchimura,
Hidekazu Takahashi, Tatsumi Hioki, Tomoyoshi Motohiro, Yuichi Furuyama and Masahiro
Kishida — 202

Implications of the Electron Deep Orbits for Cold Fusion and Physics – Deep-orbit-electron Models in LENR: Present and Future  Andrew Meulenberg and Jean-Luc Paillet — 214

Physical Reasons for Accepting the Deep-Dirac Levels– Physical Reality vs Mathematical Models in LENR Andrew Meulenberg and Jean-Luc Paillet — 230

Fundamental Experimental Tests toward Future Cold Fusion Engine Based on Point-
compression due to Supermulti-jets Colliding with Pulse (Fusine) Ken Naitoh, Jumpei Tuschiya, Ken Ayukawa, Susumu Oyanagi, Takuto Kanase, Kohta Tsuru and Remi Konagaya — 236

Observation of Anomalous Production of Si and Fe in an Arc Furnace Driven Ferro Silicon Smelting Plant at levels of Tons per day C.R. Narayanaswamy — 244

Physical Model of Energy Fluctuation Divergence K. Okubo and K. Umeno — 252

Advance on Electron Deep Orbits of the Hydrogen Atom Jean-Luc Paillet and Andrew Meulenberg — 258

Evidence for Nuclear Transmutations in Ni–H Electrolysis K.P. Rajeev and D. Gaur — 278

Helium Measurements From Target Foils, LANL and PNNL, 1994 Roger Sherman Stringham — 284

Plasmonic Concepts for Condensed Matter Nuclear Fusion Katsuaki Tanabe — 296

Controlled Electron Capture: Enhanced Stimulation and Calorimetry Methods Francis Tanzella, Robert Godes, Rogelio Herrera and Cedric Eveleigh — 301

There is a large amount of work here, with many interesting articles discussing anomalous heat produced, and/or transmutation effects observed in cold fusion experiments. It does make a strong case that there really is something worth studying here. As always, Andrea Rossi, possibly the most advanced practitioner in the LENR field, is conspicuous by his absence at these kinds of meetings. However we see that Norman Cook, who has peviously collaborated with Rossi in theoretical analysis has an interesting article here in which he argues that there needs to be a re-examination of the models of the nucleus before we can make progress understanding what is happening in LENR.

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Bob Greenyer Presentation at Asti, Italy (Video)

A new video has been posted by the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project of a presentation made by Bob Greenyer at the ISCMNS: 12th International Workshop on Anomalies in Hydrogen Loaded Metals 2017 held near Asti, Italy in June 2017.

From the video description:

Asti Presentation – June 9, 2017
In this presentation, MFMP volunteer Bob Greenyer
– presents approaches using isotopes that may prove the mechanism behind LENR
– discusses Parkhomov data gained from MFMP analysis that relies on an isotope and that might support ‘Lugano Report’
– verification by a third party of element production determined by MFMP in Suhas Ralkars’ ECCO fuel preparation
– puts forward a possible LENR mechanism for consideration based on data derived from ECCO fuel and other researchers inside and outside the field.

https://youtu.be/NlCOFSbv6lQ

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Pilot Wave Theory Proposed by Researchers to Explain EM Drive

There’a an interesting thread on the Vortex-l mailing list which is discussing an article published in the Journal of Applied Physical Science International titled “A Possible Explanation for the EM Drive Based on a Pilot Wave Theory.”

The authors are J. R. Croca, P. Castro, M. Gatta AND L. Gurriana, all from Portugal.

Scientific literature refers to a strange observed phenomenon, “impossible” according to traditional physics, looking at the experimental feasibility of the so called “EM Drive”. The authors have called it an Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum. Here we present a possible explanation for the observed thrust based on the conceptual framework of Eurhythmic Physics, a kind of pilot-wave theory aiming at bridging the gap between quantum and macroscopic systems. Applied to the present system, a generalized guidance condition could explain the claimed absence of reaction of the material of the drive on the enclosed fields.

http://www.ikpress.org/abstract/6485

The full text is not available for free.

The Science Alert website published this article about the paper, and one of the authors, Paulo Castro is quoted as saying:

“We have found that applying a pilot wave theory to NASA’s EM drive frustum [or cone], we could explain its thrust without involving any external action applied to the system, as Newton’s third law would require.”

Pilot wave theory is not widely accepted within physics. It differs from conventional quantum mechanics in that is posits that instead of the random location of particles, particles have actual predictable locations, and they exist along tracks cause by physical waves. The video below provides a more detailed explanation.

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Czech Company Files New International LENR Patent Application

A new patent application has been filed with the World Intellectual Patent Organization for “THE METHOD OF GENERATING THERMAL ENERGY, DEVICES OF ITS IMPLEMENTATION AND HEAT GENERATION SYSTEMS”.

The applicant is a company called Power Heat Energy S.R.O. based in Nusle in the Czech Republic. The text of the patent can be read here:

https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/zh/detail.jsf?docId=WO2017152889&recNum=925&maxRec=65304499&office=&prevFilter=&sortOption=%E5%85%AC%E5%B8%83%E6%97%A5%E9%99%8D%E5%BA%8F&queryString=&tab=PCT+Biblio

Unfortunately I am only able to find this referenced on a Chinese language portion of the so it’s not exactly clear who the inventor is — there are three Czech persons listed, and one Russian. It looks like the publication date was September 14, 2017.

A PDF version is here: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000039286308/ETAPB/WO2017152889.pdf

It’s a very detailed application; here are a few things that stood out to me. There seem to be a number of similarities with Rossi’s Fluid Heater Patent in terms of elements used. For example here is the first claim:

CLAIMS

1. A method of producing thermal energy, comprising the use of chemical elements involved in the exothermic reaction of the Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) during the interaction of a reactive material consisting of a catalyst in the form of metal powder of the elements of the 10th group of the Periodic Table, in particular nickel (Ni), and a fuel mixture of hydrogen-containing chemical compounds of aluminium (al) and lithium (Li), such as lithium aluminium hydride (L1AIH4 ), under conditions initializing external thermal effect, where the controlled LENR reaction is obtained through the use of a heater (1) produced as a porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element with a reaction material being placed in its pores, the inner surface of which is being heated and the thermal energy is being removed from the outer surface, with metal contacts (2) of the upper part of the heater and metal contacts (3) of the lower part of the heater being placed on the opposite ends of the heater, connected to the input of the control system (85) for controlling the electric resistance in the heater, for which purpose they are subjected to voltage and the current value is being measured, and the first and/or second derivative of the current is being calculated, based on which the temperature is being maintained at which the LENR process occurs, by means of disconnecting or connecting the thermal energy supply to the heater (1) and the reaction material within the range minus (5 – 10%) of the initial melting temperature of the catalyst, for which purpose the thermal energy connection/disconnection control devices are connected to the control system (85) output.

Nickel, hydrogen, lithium and aluminum are all in Rossi’s patent.

The application itself references Piantelli, Rossi and Godes of Brillouin in the theoretic explanation section.

The actual device mentioned is described as a “porous ceramic electrically conductive tubular element made of ceramic material SiC, Zr02, A1203, with the reaction material being distributed in the pores and with metal contacts being placed on the opposite ends”

As far as claimed performance, the application states:

“In a typified heating device, the electric energy consumption can be 300 W, with the equivalent output thermal performance of 900 W with the reaction material weight of 1 gram. In a heating device of the type of heating system, with the power supply of 300 W, on the initiation heater, the thermal output generated on the emission heater can reach 2700 W with the react on material weight of 4 grams.”

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Cavitation Energy Systems Claims More Efficient Way to Produce Steam

There’s an interesting thread on the Vortex-l list started by Nigel Dyer who has been working with a company called Cavitation Energy Systems (http://cavitationenergysystems.com/) who claim to have developed a new efficient way of producing steam using cavitation.

On their website they describe their system which is built on the idea that the crushing of cavitation bubbles creates heat in an efficient way. Details are described on the company’s website here: http://cavitationenergysystems.com/overview.cfm

A provisional http://www.cavitationenergysystems.com/assets/pdfs/69935PVCavitation%20engine-patent.pdf

Nigel Dyer states in his post: “What is not obvious until you start going through the details of what they say on the website is that there appears to be five times more energy in the steam they produce than the electrical energy they use to produce it.”

He writes:

* As they intended, they use a diesel injector to create a pulse of
water that is full of cavitation bubbles.
* When the pulse hits a nearby surface a shock wave travels back
through the water initiating an almost synchronous collapse of all
the bubbles.
* The potential differences within the collapsing bubbles accelerate
some free protons such that they have an energy of the order of
10kV, enough to overcome the coulomb barrier and initiate fusion.
* The fusion energy is carried away by a virtual neutrino, and there
is a cascade of virtual neutrinos which distribute the energy as
kinetic energy among nearby protons and electrons. Some of the
protons have sufficient energy to initiate a secondary fusion event
starting a short duration chain reaction. With others the kinetic
energy they gain is transferred to the water molecule and
consequently the water is heated up until it boils.

In addition to his blog post, Dyer has written a more detailed analysis titled “On the possibility of hydroelectric fusion: The evidence from the CES steam generator “http://thedyers.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/CES_LENR.pdf

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