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Apr 13

Update on the Italian Cold Fusion Machine

Posted by: JackSarfatti
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On Apr 12, 2011, at 10:39 AM, Brian Josephson wrote:

--On 12 April 2011 10:06:24 -0700 JACK SARFATTI <sarfatti@pacbell.net> wrote:

Are you checking out the cold fusion claim?

I'm not sure who this is addressed to, but you'll see from the wikipedia page on the Rossi reactor that a team including a member of the Swedish sceptics society and the chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy energy committee checked the reactor out and concluded (I see Nick (Herbert) has also sent something about this):

http://www.nyteknik.se/incoming/article3144960.ece/BINARY/Download+the+report+by+Kullander+and+Ess%C3%A9n+%28pdf%29


    "Any chemical process should be ruled out for producing 25 kWh
    from whatever is in a 50 cubic centimeter container. The only
    alternative explanation is that there is some kind of a nuclear
    process that gives rise to the measured energy production."

Perhaps Bernard (Carr) has not been talking to the Bologna locals, but a few weeks ago I encountered a student from there who told me there is much interest in the Rossi device in Bologna.

I gather there may be significant developments soon.

Brian



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OK, so you're the only Nobel Laureate and one of two Royal Fellows brave enough. ;-)
If this thing really works it is amazing. Can Vigier's theory (tight atomic electronic states - metastable ground states) explain it? More on that possibility later. Were the Swedes hoodwinked? Did they find this off a flying saucer? Kim says some Greeks are hooking 300 of these things together to show how it scales up to industrial level. Beware Greeks bearing gifts. :-)
If this device really works, it can replace batteries in laptops, be applied to cars, ships, airplanes, spacecraft, homes ... too good to be true? There must be a fly in the ointment. OK why doesn't MIT & Cal Tech et-al send over their people to test it now that the Swedes have?


On Apr 12, 2011, at 3:46 PM, Brian Josephson wrote:

For the record, Fleischmann is an FRS :-) . Here's his signature in the admission book:




from Brian Josephson
Mind-Matter Unification Project
Cavendish Laboratory
Cambridge CB3 0HE, UK
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On 12 Apr 2011, at 19:06, JACK SARFATTI <sarfatti@pacbell.net> wrote:

I note for the historical record that if this claim turns out to be true it would be another triumph for Brian Josephson's intuition since he alone among the Nobel Laureates in physics and Fellows of the Royal Society has been the voice crying in the wilderness for years that there is something real in cold fusion claims and has been maligned by so-called "skeptics" for doing so. We live in interesting times. ;-)