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Skepticism about E-CAT device from an engineer

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Mystery blue box sank ‘cold fusion’ for Dick Smith The engineer charged by entrepreneur Dick Smith with examining the plausibility of “cold fusion” technology being spruiked by a NSW retiree has detailed a string of reasons why he believes the mooted invention is flawed. Aerospace engineer Ian Bryce said sloppy procedures, shoddy set up and…

Skeptical challenge to Rossi’s E-cat

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Oz skeptic offers prize if Rossi’s E-cat works • The Register. Australian entrepreneur, philanthropist, skeptic, aviator and eccentric Dick Smith has offered $AU200,000 for proof that the Andrea Rossi “energy catalyzer” actually works. The E-cat is purportedly a cold fusion device which – stop laughing, you down the back – attaches hydrogen atoms to nickel…