Thanks to Daniele Passerini of 22Passi.blogspot.com for making available the slide show which was used in a recent presentation by Stefano Concezzi, director of National Instruments’ Science and Big Physics Segment at a July 2 meeting in Rome.
The presentation seems to have been intended to communicate that National Instruments is ready and available to work with researchers in the LENR field — that they see this as a valid scientific endeavor and they will help provide the hardware and software instrumentation that is required for the precision measuring that is needed.
Here are some notable quotes from the slideshow.
The term they use for LENR is “Anomolous Heat Generation” — which avoids controversial labels. They say:
An independent thesis research at the University of Texas at Austin found that more than 180 experiments around the world reported anomolous high production of excess heat in Pd-D [palladium-deuterium] or Ni-H [nickel-hydrogen]
Either there is an unknown physical event or there is a need of better measurements. In both cases NI can accelerate innovation and discovery.
NI says that they want to identify the top 10 researchers in this field and establish research cooperation relationships with them. In the slide show the researchers that they identified as people they are working with so far are:
Prof. Kim, Purdue University
Prof. Hagelstein, MIT
Dr. Mace, Los Alamos National Lab
Prof. Duncan, University of Missouri
Prof. Levi, University of Bologna
Prof. Violante, ENEA
In conclusion the slide show states:
There is an unknown physical event and there is a need of better measurements and control tools. NI is playing a role in accelerating innovation and discovery.
It seems clear from the way NI is reporting here that they want to be very cautious in how they present their involvement with LENR to the world. In their public stance they are able to have it both ways in fact; their instruments can either confirm the effect, or uncover the mistakes that may be leading to a false view. But while they are remaining neutral, by associating themselves with the top researchers in the field they are positioning themselves well to become a market leader in providing measurement systems and instrumentation if and when LENR becomes more widely adopted in research and industry.