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Comment: Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (Score 3, Insightful) 984

No, read the report (before spouting off.) The measuring equipment was not supplied by the inventor. The test was partly funded by the Swedish energy research consortium, Elforsk. The inventor may have had an opportunity to swap out the fuel--but it was running continously at 1100- then 14000C, so it would have difficult to do without causing a blip in the temperature data. The reactor was also a welded closed system and was cut open at the end of the 32 days with all team members present, including Rossi. Yes, maybe he pulled a sleight of hand trick at that moment.. but that doesn't make much sense if it was already agreed that the reaction was beyond chemical.... and could not have happened, even if its entire weight was made out of gasoline, Lithium ion batteries, or TNT.

Comment: Re:Any suffiently advanced tech... (Score 1) 984

The whole point of the test is that it ran for 32 days and generated more energy (1.5MWh) than can be generated by ANY known energy device its size. A black box test that weighs less than the equivalent generated amount of gasoline, super capacitors, Lithium ion batteries, etc. is a modern day miracle. A black box test protects the inventor and shows off the device if the experiment is run properly. The parameters were defined properly.. But measuring the heat from the device may have been badly blown. Remains unresolved.

Comment: Re:Having read the report - there are problems. (Score 1) 984

There WAS a thermocouple backing up the readings. But I agree it wasn't a perfect test. A real dummy test beyond 500C was a glaring oversight. The dummy test should have been done with a similar reactor using high efficiency resistive and inductive heaters.

Comment: Re:if these confirmers are reputable, who are they (Score 4, Informative) 984

Read the report. The names are at the top.
Giuseppe Levi - Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Evelyn Foschi - Bologna, Italy
Bo Höistad, Roland Pettersson and Lars Tegnér - Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
Hanno Essén - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

Unfortunately, Levi is a long time acquaintance of Rossi, so his independence is hard to justify.

Comment: Re:Cost of treatment? (Score 1) 487

by bhlowe (#48103231) Attached to: Texas Ebola Patient Dies
We're talking Ebola. Biohazard level 4 or safety precautions are required, but obviously wasn't available for the Dallas hospital. This guy died pretty quick, but I'm guessing the bill will be substantially more. Plus Ebola is considered a bioterrorism agent, so every drop is a controlled substance capable of being weaponized. So the Feds were called in from everywhere..

Comment: Re:Cold Fusion News (Score 1) 315

by bhlowe (#48099613) Attached to: Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
There are dozens of groups working on low energy nuclear reactions. Google Dennis Cravens who demoed a very simple experiment that showed excess heat in one of two similar brass spheres. I agree, its maddening, that in 3 years, no one has conclusively debunked Rossi. I agree with the above poster-- if the experimental results don't jibe with theory, who ya gonna believe? Or should we close the patent office....

Comment: Cost of treatment? (Score 2, Interesting) 487

by bhlowe (#48097019) Attached to: Texas Ebola Patient Dies
Someone should do a FOIA request on the amount of money that was spent at the hospital and for cleanup... I assume the public taxpayer is footing the bill, we should be able to know how much one patient costs. Then we can compare that to the cost of keeping our borders open to vs. restricting some "tourist" visas.

Comment: Re:Cold Fusion News (Score 4, Informative) 315

by bhlowe (#48096579) Attached to: Fusion Reactor Concept Could Be Cheaper Than Coal
Ni -> Cu is no longer claimed.. Now what is claimed is that the secret ingredient, Lithium is the core of the reaction... and might be more accurately called a lithium neutron transfer. (Ni58->Ni62 and Li7->Li6) ? But don't quote me..

Read the report..
http://www.sifferkoll.se/siffe...

There are open source replication attempts going on now. Time will tell.

But my hope meter has gone up again... and this appears to be a new nuclear process.

Comment: don't they already vent hydrocarbon gasses? (Score 2) 82

by bhlowe (#47903597) Attached to: Solar Powered Technology Enhances Oil Recovery
My understanding is that many oil wells vent large quantities of natural gas that are unprofitable to collect as a product, but could be used for on-site purposes. Solar panels are great if you have a ton of room, can keep them clean, and don't need continuous power, and want to appear "green." But for oil fields, using natural gas and processed fuels is the way to keep prices competitive.

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