Wednesday, December 9, 2015




We are more prone to generalize the bad than the good. We assume that the bad is more potent and contagious. (Eric Hoffer) 


To equate positive with good and negative with bad is many times simplistic, primitive and misleading. As Herbert Spencer has complained: "How often  misused words generate misleading thoughts!" Humpty Dumpty, the alter-ego of a great mathematician-writer for children know the solution: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less."
It is about the word "negative" now and I am an expert in the virtues and positivity of this word, please re-read my FQXI Essay:  "A pragmatic strategy for catalyzing self-sustained progress"
Please read with special attention: 3. Priority and predominance of the negative

I think Andrea Rossi has the right to use "negative" for the results of of the very long time 1MW plant test. The word has to be humptydumptized to what will happen i.e. meaning "not a perfection yet", not completed yet, not finished, has to be improved. He has used this long time test to solve the many problems of engineering control, automation, endurance, maintenance, driving and it is technically and humanly impossible that the plant is in an ideal state and from now on it just has to be multiplied ad infinitum as it is.
In the best case it will be a very good prototype.

As regarding the daily COP's which almost became an obsession for me and other people with slight trends toward depression- it will be a rather broad range with a minimum of 1.2 and a maximum of 37 - later more around the average value of 7-9.
This is a forward looking prediction.

I think this is the realistic interpretation of what Rossi said here:


1) LENR under Nonassociative Quantum Mechanics. by AXIL

2) Andrea Rossi
December 8th, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Italo R.:
Sorry, data related to the COP will be released only after the results of the tests on course.
Warm Regards,

Andrea Rossi
December 8th, 2015 at 1:46 PM

Now it’s 01.46 of December 8: operation stable for both the creatures.
Warm Regards,

3) Manufacturing Disrupt & LENR:

4) How nano materials are beneficial in Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) based power generation?

5) A reader has sent this to Rossi's blog- building materials are important for the Hottest Cats

Researchers predict material with record-setting melting point
July 27, 2015 by Kevin Stacey


  1. Only those experimentalists with direct experience in producing a 'positive' with regard to a particular experiment can claim to show a 'negative.' Those unable to reproduce other peoples work in the absence of success can claim only to have shown a 'null' result. Anyone wrongly proclaiming a 'negative' proves themself to be a nullard.

  2. Peter, thank you for your dedicated efforts. I have enjoyed and benefited from reading your work here.
    Recently, while looking at the pictures of the 1MW containerized reactor I was puzzled by the small size of what presumably would be the process steam delivery pipe. Assumptions become necessary to calculate a "reasonable" size for a steam pipe designed to deliver 1MW thermal energy in the form of steam for an unknown industrial process. I assumed 150psig or so and settled on 80mm as a first estimate. I wonder if you or one of your many readers and friends would have some ideas as to a range of reasonable engineering estimates for such a pipe size? Perhaps it is a question that might interest you? The small delivery pipe concerns me perhaps needlessly.

    1. Peter, with some help from Slad and others on the open thread at e-catworld I think the mystery is solved.
      The small visible pipes are just the condensate return or feed water to the reactors. They can handle the expected volume of 25 liters per minute of feed water returning to the reactors from the process.
      The steam side must be contained within the reactor enclosures, collected and exiting at the rear of the container where it is not seen in these photos. The large steam pipe that carries the 1MW of thermal energy to the process can be seen in the fine video taken by Mats Lewan at the demonstration in Bologna, Italy in 2011. Here is the video: miljo/energi/article3303682.ece

      This large pipe with the red valve handle that professor Levi points out looks like something in the expected size range of 80mm to 125mm by guesstimation. A good size for a pipe to supply 1 MW of thermal energy in the form of steam to an industrial process.
      Thank you again for the work you do to continue this blog which I have enjoyed reading daily. Stephen Taylor