Many years from now, Clio (the Muse of history) will acknowledge this demo was an event of great impact.
At the surface it was simple: Defkalion made a written promise-the Protocol:
and then made a demo keeping all its promises- brightly.
I wrote that Defkalion is a company of high professionalism and this became obvious from the first sequences of this 9+ hours test.
Yiannis Hadjichristos was in excellent form and his expose was flawless, he knows the lesson because he had a great role in creating this lesson- the Hyperion, step by step with great efforts.
Hs team-mate Stavros- the operator was admirable. Looking at them you could also understand the creative power of routine, this test had a long prehistory of trials, tests, errors, new trials and successes.
Probably you have noticed the absence of some persons who had to be there according to their function or to the Protocol but surely you have not observed that somebody unexpected was very present and disturbingly active. It was the malefic spirit haunting first of all the technologies, known as Captain Edward A. Murphy; you know him and his (CENSORED!) Laws:
http://www.murphys-laws.com/ When I was working in R&D Murphy has almost killed me (or my reputation, what’s worse!) and I have created a personality, Yves Henri Prum, YHPRUM is MURPHY written in reverse- the Father of Technological Optimism to fight with Murphy). Prum’s war against Murphy
Now, Murphy has made Alex, the CEO of Defkalion, very ill. Alex heroically took the risk and was present at this historical
event and has two times spoken to the public. I congratulated him
at Skype both for the test and for his courage. Symeon the Director for Business Development at DGT had a gardening accident and could not come to Milano..
The Professor from CERN had to leave urgently due to his mother’s serious health problem; however he was enthusiastic in his comments and hopefully we will hear from him.
Add to this that the local DGT leader, Luca Gamberale became exhausted at the previous day’s Italian demo
The contact with mass media, especially TV is very stressing for
people of high value who suffer from something called modesty
(I lack this gene, cannot tell you anything relevant about it but it seems powerful)
Mats Lewan, our journalist colleague who has helped at calibration and in demonstrating that there are not hidden energy sources gave me the impression that he feels the pressure of the skeptics who will accuse him of insufficient vigilance and making a pact with the “enemy” had a “black finger” and succeeded to blew the fuse of the entire building when trying to connect an oscilloscope- it was said “fortunately” – in the degassing period between the argon and the hydrogen test.
I had a different opinion- the demo had been compressed in a limited time frame- a two days test in a half day and the degassing period was already shortened. Deep degassing is for me kind of techno-obsession you know my fixation that air molecules compete with deuterium or hydrogen for the active sites (NAE) And Piantelli has explained me the absolute necessity of deep degassing in gas-phase experiments (see his recent European patent) Alien molecules are bad for the DGT process too., so when I have not heard the noise of the vacuum pump my blood tension raised fast.
Anyway this is a resilient technology and demo was a great success despite partial degassing and all the dirty tricks of Murphy. I think the COP was approximately halved from the optimum, but excess heat is more than obvious, control is good, the “ignition” is fast and the reaction powerful as it is, it can be stopped instantly.
The reactions to this demo cannot be fully evaluated yet. The skeptihawks cannot be convinced by facts; they have Teflon brains specifically for the new sources of energy. I was simply enchanted by Mary Yugo’s fast comment:
There is not much to be learned from a test done with their equipment in their lab by their people.
Sorry for her, it is so bad she cannot learn. She thinks it seems that research can be best done by mercenaries in remote labs with borrowed instruments. When she will buy her first Hyperion boiler she will verify it for hidden invisible wires. Absurd is a euphemism.
DGT is preparing for the next battle.