I haven’t posted about Rossi and his E-Cat since last August simply because there wasn’t much to report other than more of Rossi’s unsupported and infuriating claims that included building large-scale automated factories to churn out millions of E-Cats (the factories still have no sign of actually existing) through to unsubstantiated performance claims that sounded far too good to be true.
What everyone wanted was something that Rossi has been promising was about to happen for months: An independent test by third parties who were credible. This report was delayed several times to the point where many were wondering whether it was all nothing more than what we have come to see as Rossi’s usual “jam tomorrow” promises. But much to my, and I suspect many other people’s surprise, a report by credible, independent third parties is exactly what we got.
Published on May 16, the paper titled “Indication of anomalous heat energy production in a reactor device” would appear to deliver what we wanted.
The author notes that “a few commentators have raised criticisms concerning how the measurements were made and sources of error” but says that it still portrays a process with very valuable energy output. He also notes this can’t be the final word, but sounds excited.
Considering that there are still MAJOR problems left unsolved and serious questions left unanswered, I’m not so quick to throw out good physics knowledge for a still dubious experiment. We’ll have to see how this is received and critiqued by people who know what they are looking at.