Andrea Rossi has now acknowledged that the information leaked by ‘Cures’ is authentic, and that this person is indeed an insider. In a post on the Journal of Nuclear Physics, he makes this statement:
AFTER THE LEAKAGE MADE BY AN INSIDER WITH THE THE NICKNAME “CURES” REGARDING THE TESTS COMPLETED ON JULY 16TH, WHICH HAD TO REMAIN UNDER NDA, I HAVE TO INFORM THAT: THE TEST MADE ON JULY 16TH WILL BE REPEATED OFFICIALLY WITHIN THE HALF OF OCTOBER 2012 BY THE UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA AND THE RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED BY THE SAME UNIVERSITY.
Was Cures working at the University of Bologna, or for Leonardo? I don’t think we can tell. It is significant, I think, that an official test from the University of Bologna is mentioned here, with the results being published by the University, rather than Leonardo Corp.
I don’t know if this leak invalidates the first testing that was done in July, but it could be that the leak will have the effect of strengthening Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat cause. For many months there have been people concerned that Rossi has said very much, but shown nothing. With this leak, there seems to be somebody, and something (the photo) that essentially confirms many of the things that Rossi has been saying.
Of course you cannot validate a technology based on a photograph or even data posted on a blog, but what we have here is another piece of evidence, perhaps the strongest yet, that the E-Cat is what Rossi has been saying it is.
I notice that as of Saturday morning, the Cures photo and comments are still listed on the Cobra forum, so apparently he hasn’t been ordered to remove them.
So what does the ECW readership think — will this leakage help or hinder the E-Cat cause? What might be the long term effect of this affair?
UPDATE: Here is Andrea Rossi commenting on the identification of Cures as Domenico Fioravaniti
About the tests: the precise dates will be decided in an agreement that we should reach at the beginning of September: obviously we have to accept their needs.
About Cures: He has been identified as Domenico Fioravanti, it appears that the data from the test made on July 16th comes from him. If it is true, it is due to an excess of enthusiasm for the results, that have been obtained in a test directed by him and by 6 Professors from two Universities. The data had to remain confidential, but he could not help to talk about this event and the remarkable results.
He is making these tests as a Consultant of a military Customer of us and now probably he will have problems for the leakages, even if I do not think it has been so important: sooner or later the same data will be published. I knew Ing Fioravanti when he was a Student of the Politecnico di Torino ( the Engineering University of Turin, Italy) because he was making a research for Prof. Cesare Boffa (one of the best Engineering Prof. of the time) regarding the new technologies of Electrostatic Precipitators. It was the year 1976 and even if I was 26 years old, I was at the times considered an expert of the sector, so I gave to Domenico Fioravanti much papers I had wrote and he also sisited the electrostatic precipitators I manufactured in my factory of Caponago (Milan, Italy). The we never met again. After 35 years (!!!) I received an email from him in the blog of the Journal, in which he congratulated for the E-Cat, and for me has been a delighting surprise to hear from him again. I contacted him privately and he explained to me that he was a Colonel Engineer, expert of missiles tests. One year later, when with our Military Customer we had to choose a neutral Consultant for the test of the well known plant of 1 MW, I proposed Fioravanti, whom they knew very well, because he wrrked with NATO, with the Pentagon at the highest levels and always for engineering connected with thermodynamic tests. So we all have been glad to choose him.
His intellectual integrity and his knowledge of the matter has allowed a job that has been considered highly professional from all the parties involved.
This is it.