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1 MW E-Cat Cold Fusion Test Completed

sanosuke001 (640243) writes | more than 2 years ago

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sanosuke001 writes "Andrea Rossi's E-Cat 1MW Cold Fusion test completed in Italy with 30+ attendees including Professors from the University of Bologna, the Associated Press, NyTeknik, Focus.it, and additional physicists. The test failed to reach the 1 MW load goal, however, reached 479 kWh in looped mode. Some skepticism is still warranted as the prospective customer, although satisfied with the test, remains anonymous. According to an article at Wired (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-10/29/rossi-success), there has been some speculation that the covert customer could be DARPA. Also, the generator used to initialize the E-Cat device was apparently connected for the entirety of the test but assured that its output was turned off. I, for one, have a little hope in this being real but take it with a very large grain of salt."
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Is anyone really surprised? (1)

oobayly (1056050) | more than 2 years ago | (#37895044)

He only reached 48% of his target - somebody here predicted as much
He left it plugged in to the generator, but honestly it wasn't on.

I really want to believe this is working, but he's making the whole setup look pretty damn dodgy. Anyhow, the customers seem persuaded that it's all legit.

Re:Is anyone really surprised? (1)

oobayly (1056050) | more than 2 years ago | (#37895180)

Anyhow, the "customers" seem persuaded that it's all legit.

Who ate my air quotes?

479 kWh (1)

AdamJS (2466928) | more than 2 years ago | (#37895992)

Assuming (on the extremely unlikely circumstances that the generator actually was off) that the system actually produced this looped power, is that not still extremely important? Also, if DARPA actually was and is still interested (again, lying on the same likelihood as me becoming a wizard) then there's got to be some level of truth to their claims, you would think. Unless DARPA throws around money like candy for wild things that rarely come true. They might, I actually don't know.

Re:479 kWh (1)

LeadSongDog (1120683) | more than 2 years ago | (#37897938)

money like candy for wild things that rarely come true

Solyndra, at least, didn't require inventing any new physics.

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