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Finally! Independent Testing Of Rossi's E-Cat Cold Fusion Device: Maybe The World Will Change After All
While a few commentators have raised criticisms concerning how the measurements were made and sources of error others have argued that the energy produced is so significant even knocking off an order of magnitude on either axis still portrays a process with insanely valuable output.
"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 paper was authored by Giuseppe Levi of Bologna University, Bologna, Italy; Evelyn Foschi, Bologna, Italy; Torbjörn Hartman, Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér of Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; andHanno Essén, of the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. While some of these people have previously been public in their support of Rossi and the E-Cat they are all serious academics with reputations to lose and the paper is detailed and thorough.
The actual test reactor, called the E-Cat HT, was described by the testers as:
… a high temperature development of the original apparatus which has also undergone many construction changes in the last two years – is the latest product manufactured by Leonardo Corporation: it is a device allegedly capable of producing heat from some type of reaction the origin of which is unknown.
They described the E-Cat HT as:
… a cylinder having a silicon nitride ceramic outer shell, 33 cm in length, and 10 cm in diameter. A second cylinder made of a different ceramic material (corundum) was located within the shell, and housed three delta-connected spiral-wire resistor coils. Resistors were laid out horizontally, parallel to and equidistant from the cylinder axis, and were as long as the cylinder itself. They were fed by a TRIAC power regulator device which interrupted each phase periodically, in order to modulate power input with an industrial trade secret waveform. This procedure, needed to properly activate the E-Cat HT charge, had no bearing whatsoever on the power consumption of the device, which remained constant throughout the test. The most important element of the E-Cat HT was lodged inside the structure. It consisted of an AISI 310 steel cylinder, 3 mm thick and 33 mm in diameter, housing the powder charges. Two AISI 316 steel cone-shaped caps were hot-hammered in the cylinder, sealing it hermetically."
Following up on the James Martinez disclosure (NASA Senior Scientist Threatens Cold Fusion Advocate James Martinez) at the Global Breakthrough Energy Conference in Holland, this article from David E. Martin sheds some light on the issues the alternative energy movement MUST deal with, including their own evolving paradigms.
"...incredible is the insistence that, with adequate financing (do we recall that the money is distributed by private institutions for the benefit of their shareholders?) we would be able to unleash alternative energy that would economically harm the shareholders that actually mint the thing that we "need" to destroy them." -David E. Martin
Spending two days in Hilversum (Netherlands) at the Global Breakthrough Energy Movement Conference provides ample cognitive deuterium to power cold fusion reactors for the foreseeable future. All kidding aside, Global BEM did a phenomenal job of doing something I last saw elegantly executed by John Petersen's Arlington Institute. With an aptitude somewhat unique to the Dutch, they assembled one of the most improbable of audiences from all corners of the globe and exposed them to content as dimensionally complex as the attendees. Under the moniker of "Breakthrough Energy" - a more suitable term than the ecosystem disrespecting term "Free Energy" which fails to account for the constituents contributing to the system - they appealed to an expansive consideration of how we animate our future.
I couldn't help but marvel at the allegedly uninvited guest that seems to haunt gatherings such as this. From Foster and Kimberly Gamble'sThrive: The Movie to the coffee breaks in Hilversum, the ghosts of Bretton Woods, the IMF, and David Rockefeller were running amok again. The evidence of the homicide of alternative energy efforts seen to threaten the global financial system was presented by speakers ranging from Canada's Honorable Paul Hellyer to George Bush's Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Housing, Catherine Austin Fitts.
While in years past, these voices were seen as fringe and discounted as conspiracy theorists, in the wake of the continued accountability and performance failure in the global financial sector, current headlines lent a certain credibility to what is very old news. This post is NOT about the fact that, since 1913 and unquestioned since Bretton Woods cum International Monetary Fund, the current monetary system is controlled by and for private interests at the expense of public interest. Rather it is about the apparent cognitive dissonance that should disprove the First Law of Thermodynamics. By observation, in an isolated system (the passionate advocates for alternative energy paradigms), energy expended in blaming the global financial cabal for non-adoption of vital technical solutions is infinite.
Why the title for the post? Well, for a bunch of reasons. Read the rest of the article
Lest anyone forget: the road to alternative and free energy is littered with bodies, including Cold Fusion researcher and proponent, Eugene Mallove, whose 1989 book, "Fire From Ice", documented the suppression of the successful "table top cold fusion" experiments by Fleischmann and Pons. Still suspect, as well, were the circumstances around the demise of Stanley Meyer, who developed 9 patents for a water fuel cell in 1990; and the claims by Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army (Ret.) Thomas Bearden, over claims of suppression by government agencies and corporate interest.
Real simply: Alternative/free energy is a dangerous game.
The disclosure by James Martinez of a very specific threat by Dennis Bushnell, NASA Chief Scientist at the Langley Research Center, is the sobering warning to the present generation of developers and researchers that forces within the establishment do not want cold fusion, and other alternative energy technologies released to the public.
The following article was posted by Sterling Allan, the CEO and founder of Pure Energy Systems, Inc. and the New Energy Congress, and it details the facts behind a chilling conspiracy and one of its operatives. I spoke with Mr. Martinez from his home in Los Angeles on Friday evening, November 16 about the details of this report. Mr. Martinez will issue any additional statements about the events in this article at his website, coldfusionnow.org
By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
James Martinez made a shocking disclosure at the Global Breakthrough Energy Conferencein Hilversum, Holland, on November 11, 2012.
I knew what was coming because he had primed me for it earlier with some hints. So I had my camera out and shot a video of his statement when he made it during his scheduled lecture at the conference.
James lives in Los Angeles where he has many friends and associates in the world of Hollywood. His bio at http://globalbem.com/conference/speakers/ reads:
A media ecologist by trade, James Martinez has been spreading the word about the benefits of Cold Fusion, which he describes as man’s greatest invention since the wheel. Coming soon he will be appearing in the film “The Believers”, discussing the ramifications of Cold Fusion and the technological effects that face the world. Mr. Martinez aims to wake the public up from the deep electronic, hypnotic sleep where he believes most of America resides.
Martinez said that in preparation for the conference, he was seeking to find a high-profile, credible scientist to speak about LENR (Low Energy Nuclear Reactions, colloquially referred to as "cold fusion"). Someone had recommended Dennis Bushnell, Senior Scientist at NASA, who has given various presentations on LENR.
So he called Dr. Bushnell.
Apparently, in the course of the conversation, James said something that set Bushnell off, pushing a button, so to speak, and Bushnell launched into a tirade about how "dangerous" cold fusion is, and that James should do something else. When James reminded Bushnell that driving the streets of LA is pretty dangerous too, but that doesn't stop him, Bushnell then said something about there being Seal teams on the East and West Coasts, as if to threaten him that if he didn't comply and stand down, that there could be consequences.
Well, James isn't that kind of person, one to be threatened and just remain silent.
Here's the video of Martinez' report.
On November 13, 2012, I phoned Bushnell on a recorded line (disclosed), to get his response, and he said the allegation was "crap."
I asked Martinez what he thought of Bushnell's response, to which he responded:
"It's a lie. He knows the call is being recorded and he probably doesn't want to confess anything. I don't care either way. I'll deal with it later. He's shown his colors. End of story. I recall quite well.... Thanks for all you do."
My Experience with Bushnell
While talking about Bushnell, I should share my personal experience with him when I met him at the Conference on Future Energy (COFE) in D.C. in 2006. Here was a high-ranking guy from NASA, so I asked him what he thought about UFOs. This was a one-on-one conversation at an outside-the-box conference, and I was kind of hoping he would say something like, "Officially, NASA doesn't endorse this, but it is clearly obvious that we have visitors."
But instead, he said something to the effect: "There is no way you can travel through space because of [cosmic ray] radiation."
To which I replied, "Surely an advanced civilization could come up with ways to shield against that."
But he tersely responded: "You can't shield against it."
I found that very lame, and lacking in imagination at best; but for someone as smart, informed, and connected as he is, he struck me as a cover-up agent, spouting a lie in support of a particular meme that NASA has turned into: namely giving the appearance of pushing the frontiers of space, while simultaneously denying the whole UFO/extraterrestrial thing; when in reality, the black budget projects, for which they are covering up, have had advanced flight technologies for decades.
My experience with Bushnell was consistent with the account that James gave at the conference.
One other thing about this exchange that is troubling is that Bushnell specified the "Seals" as being agents at their behest to carry out such bully tactics.
I have a hard time believing that Constitution-loving Seals would have any involvement in such things, unless they were given some lie about their intended victim. I'll tell you one thing: I couldn't fathom serving in the U.S. military at this time in history, when the US has become more about empire than freedom. I wish some of those who have sworn to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign AND domestic, would do more to clean house than to follow orders by corrupt administrators.
Also in his presentation, Martinez said that his present focus is to bring funding to cold fusion technologies. When I was having breakfast with him on November 10, Martinez said he was tired of all the talk and wanted to see action.
The cold fusion effect already ripples into the collective consciousness. The modern day "buggy whip" industry senses the demise of their power base. Given the opportunity, investment, and incentives, the people will move quickly to adopt LENR ("cold fusion"), and watch a revolution occur in a single lifetime! Armies, guns, political machines, and obsolete mega-corporations will crumble under its weight. The revolution without a shot. The spark in the dark of humanity taking back its power:
In the late 1850s, the whaling industry was in a veritable boom in the town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Business was great, and many in the whaling industry believed that increased demand would continue for decades to come. But in 1859, oil was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania with a well drilled by Edwin Drake. The rest is history.
If proven to work, what impact would LENR have on the petroleum industry? It is difficult to say for certain, but it would undoubtedly be significant. The vast preponderance of oil is used for transportation and heating (Fig. 1), which would now be competing with LENR. While there still would be a need for petrochemicals and other applications, collectively these end uses represent less than about 20% of each barrel. Natural gas would not fare much better; its main applications are heating and electricity. If LENR works, the impact on the petroleum industry, power generation, and coal industry would be enormous. Even wind farms and other emerging alternative energy technologies could not compete economically with LENR.