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On the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Steven Karels voiced a concern to Andrea Rossi about the possible use of the E-Cat reaction in weapons: My greatest fear for eCat technology is that a way will be found to weaponize it. Not just put it in a pressure c…

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Figuring that the easiest way to get information about the status of E-Cat manufacturing is to ask Andrea Rossi I asked a few more questions on the Journal of Nuclear Physics. 1. Are you currently manufacturing the hot-cat reactors in the USA factories…

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Rossi on Factories

On 31 gennaio 2013 By

Andrea Rossi has responded on his Journal of Nuclear Physics Site to a question asking about his manufacturing facilities and a request for pictures of them: Dear Brian: Our factories are in the USA. We have a R&D center in Italy wherein we also m…

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When you strip away the juvenile dummy (pacifier) spitting, eCatNews comments lend an insight to the psychology of belief and ultra scepticism. This was not my intention when I set it up but it’s there for researchers nevertheless. I find myself torn between the two groups. In nature and temperament, I warm to the positive [...]

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eCatNews

On 30 aprile 2012 By

My pm box is busy with people, wondering if I have given up on AR and the eCat. The answer is, No. That said, I do not wish to report on such a potentially important subject unless I can do so with all engines running. Although eCatNews appears to be popular, there were no offers [...]

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eCat Chatters

On 13 febbraio 2012 By

As though orchestrated by Rossi himself, the volume of reasonable and unreasonable criticism of his claims has intensified recently. The measure of reason will differ from person to person and I try to steer a productive conversation by encouraging all views even when I disagree with them. It is somewhat ironic that AR denigrates the chatterers [...]

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A few weeks ago the ‘news’ that Andrea Rossi’s call for a 10,000 eCat pre-order list had actually reached 50,000 was greeted with mixed reactions. Some tried to estimate the interest in the subject by studying site stats (such as those from eCatNews.com) feeling certain that active curiousity in AR’s claims were too low to [...]

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For the last six months, many of us have been waiting in hope for the promised research contract between Andrea Rossi’s company and The University of Bologna to be actioned. The lure of independent tests coupled with the long association with the academic bastion through Professors Focardi and Levi lent a level of credibility to [...]

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Just posted on AR’s blog. Interesting that he is allowing slippage of the shipping date to 18 months. This is reasonable if dissapointing. This timescale is closer to his original forecast of one to two years before recent talk of Autumn/Winter this year. Given the hurdles of certification and tooling for mass production, a little [...]

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The details behind AR’s 1 million production push are beginning to gel thanks to a comprehensive interview on The Smart Scarecrow Show. A tiny device somewhere between a cigar box and a laptop (not sure if this is just the core or complete system) it is destined for a $500 price tag with a small [...]

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1MW eCat Now $1.5M (US)

On 14 gennaio 2012 By

According to eCat.com, Andrea Rossi’ primary customer-facing affiliate site, the 1MW eCats have now dropped from $2M to $1.5M. This is in line with previous comments from AR and although we do not have confirmation from the inventor yet, I would consider eCat.com a trusted source on that sort of information. The reasons for the [...]

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This is food for sceptics and believers alike: Andrea Rossi January 13th, 2012 at 3:07 AM Dear Robert Tanhaus: The concept we are developing is totally new, you will see. The E-Cats will be very easy, very chip, the assistance will be very close. The industrialization we are working on is probably as much important [...]

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There are many points of attack hard sceptics can use to warn poor deluded believers of their folly. Some are justified and form the basis for this site holding back on that final step down the rabbit hole. Most, however, are weak. One such is scoffing at the idea of a million eCat production goal [...]

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Long time cold fusion advocate (and now retired Los Alamos scientist) Dr Ed Storms recently gave an interview to Dr David Livingston of The Space Show. For those of you following this story for some time, there is little new in the interview but I would still recommend listening. Cool headed and pragmatic, Dr Storms [...]

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I have to admit surprise. AR announces that sales will be Global from the get-go once they go live (hopefully Autumn this year) in the US. This will happen after they receive accreditation. Since any such system is not universal, it may simply be a pragmatic push to spread the tech through a global army [...]

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