Thanks to E-Cat World reader ‘un passante’ who sent the report of a talk given by Stefano Concezzi, director of National Instruments’ Science and Big Physics Segment. The talk was given at yet another meeting about LENR — “Towards a non-polluting energy revolution” — a meeting held today, July 2 in Rome, Italy.
A recording of the meeting’s proceedings is available (in Italian) here.
Here’s the report — thanks very much un passante! Italian seems to be an essential tool in the LENR world!
Concezzi gave a list of NI collaborations at the moment:
Kim (hope the spelling is right), Purdue University – mathematical model – software applications – to be presented in august
Hagelstein, MIT mathematical model – software applications (different theory)
Los alamos national lab
University of Missouri
University of Bologna, Levi – he mentioned a sponsorship for a lab of the physics department. so here we go beyond a simple collaboration. he also spoke about Levi as the “heir” of Focardi (I guess this is also a way to keep in touch with Rossi)
INFN Frascati (Celani)
Texas University, Austin
Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
Stanford Research Institute
Naval Research Laboratories
i.e. National Instruments is deeply involved with LENR research collaborating with chosen scientist and scientific organizations by giving them specific software support and instruments.
I say chosen because he mentioned that a process of choice was made for budgetary reasons.
He was cautious when expressing certanties about the phenomenon but he said (specifying it was his opinion) that he was optimist that both a working mathematical model for the phenomenon will be developed and that the experimental data showing excess heat are not measuring errors.
He also said that NI had the same presentation in front of the European Community ten days ago. (his exact words, he didn’t specify further).
Hopefully an italian speaker with a better english than mine will give more and better details.
The message here seems to be that National Instruments is moving quickly to make a presence in the emerging field of LENR technology — and while they are cautious about making a definitive assessment of the reality of cold fusion, they obviously see a tremendous commercial opportunity here, and they do not seem shy about announcing that they are ready and willing to work with this fledgling industry. As LENR projects expand there is going to be a need for the kinds of hardware and software systems that a company like NI provides, and it will heartening for researchers and companies to know that there is an experienced and serious company who they can work with for their instrumentation needs.
In addition to this, a new video of Dr. Rob Duncan of the University of Missouri has just been released on the National Instruments community web site. Duncan’s lecture is entitled “The Mystery of Cold Fusion”.