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Skepticism about E-CAT device from an engineer


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


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…