Human dignity is better served by embracing knowledge. (John Charles Polanyi)
Yes, the dignity of the researcher and of the expert is based on his knowledge -critically including the very knowledge of the limits of his professional knowledge. it is also dignity the continuous effort to extend these limits. Actually the ability and fastness of learning is much more dignifying than the volume of knowledge accumulated.
This is the case of LENR where the established knowledge is surprisingly scarce some very basic facts/features being still unknown - some seem even unknowable now. WSe have a huge heap of facts; it is very difficult to or even impossible to add them, to distill them to LENR wisdom. It is no agreement between the ressaerchers - do we have one LENRs or more LENRs loosely related> For example what is common between PdD and NiH? What is changing- place, nature, mechanism of the reactions
along the 1000C range, where is change incremental and where are qualitchanges of the deep radical type. At the extremes what from the truths of the Fleischmann-Pons electrolytic cell does survive in the incandescent Hot Cats?
My Cold Fusion guru friends will never agree that only a small fraction of the knowledge created in over 26 years for the Pd D2O system is "non multa sed multum" that is not many but much. Cases where the exceptions are more powerful that the Rule put many elements of knowledge in doubt. For example high D/Pd is a must, almost dogma however some star performances- intense excess heat were obtained at modest values of D/Pd- and we do not have a causal explanation.
Conclusion: our epistemological dignity is based more on learning than knowing, we have the duty to discover new facts and build new truth. First at all we have to learn to differentiate to create the scientifically and technologically correct LENR taxonomy.
(more coming about LENR dignify- contribution and comments welcome)
1) The Erwin Lalik paper discussed in Italian language:
2) The NANOR technology: an alternative LENR reactor
NANOR is agreat achievement, it is wonderful but it is NOT a technology!
3) A very welcome smart analysis
3) A very welcome smart analysis
A thermodynamic analysis of the Lugano E-Cat , a handy guide for replicators, inventors,naysayers and theorists author Slad
5) Rossi confesses:
July 2nd, 2015 at 8:45 PM
The factory the plant is in is guarded 24/7 by security officers.
July 2nd, 2015 at 8:31 PM
Thank you for your insight. I met many times Prof. Ikegami in the university of Uppsala in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and I studied with attention his work with Li; we discussed together with Prof. Sven Kullander about his work and my work. The study of the work of Prof Ikegami has doubtless been important for me.
About your insight: I cannot comment.
July 2nd, 2015 at 3:34 PM
My uninterrupted presence in the plant installed in the factory of the Customer of IH is due to the fact that it is our first plant installed in the factory of a Customer, operating for unlimited time. We have to be always present for at least 1 year due to our contractual agreement and due to the fact that it is our first occasion to make R&D, tests on an industrial plant really working and producing and not on an experimental industrial device working for few hours. Staying continuously with her we are learning an enormous amount of data, information that will be at the base of our industrial production. It is the first time in the history for such a plant, we do not have prior art to get experience from, so we have to observe her with extreme attention.
Andrea Rossi- specifies the basic condition of 350 operative days of the test
July 3rd, 2015 at 7:23 AM
I cannot give this information. We will give due information when the test will have been completed. Please remember that the test has not a solar calendar, but must endure 350 operative days, so we cannot foresee how many days we will have to interrupt the operation of the plant, due to breakages etc.
6) A very interesting theory paper with special thanks to Jack Cole
Motion Characteristics of Single Electrons of Atoms of Atomic Gas of Hydrogen and Single Electrons of Hydrogen-Like Ions in Form Gas or Vapour during Decays of Such Atoms and Ions. Emission Line SpectraIvan Antonovych Strilets, Kiev, Ukraine
The author says:
In my opinion LENR generate a heat, because devices of LENR, for example Rossi E-Cat the LENR/Cold fusion reactor, create free atoms of atomic hydrogen, which decay after creations. Decay energy of such atoms is greater than energy expenditure of their creations.
I am trying to get in touch with him, for details. How is this process "actionable"? in the E-Cat?