Dome Magazine on the ‘Miraculous Machine’ (The E-Cat)

Dome Magazine is a publication that covers topics connected with public policy and politics in the state of Michigan, and today has published an article by retired circuit court judge and former governor’s legal advisor Lawrence M. Glazer titled “The Miraculous Machine” which provides a fairly detailed overview of the history of cold fusion and recent development with the E-Cat.

Most of what Glazer writes is familiar territory to people who have been following the E-Cat story over the years, but he is writing not for the experts or the enthusiasts, but rather for people interested in policy issues and politics. Naturally, a technology like the E-Cat — once accepted as valid — will have enormous implications for almost every aspect of life, and Glazer recognizes its potential. He writes:

This story is not about politics. It’s about a little hand-made machine that is stirring attention – and controversy – in the world of energy physics, and why you’ve never heard of it.

In its most recent iteration, the machine produced enough energy to meet the electric power needs of an average U.S. household for 1-1/2 months, fueled by less than a teaspoonful of metallic powder. It accomplished this without emitting any nuclear radiation and left behind no radioactive waste.

Nobel prize-winning physicist Brian Josephson has said it “may well be the most important technological advance of the century.”

Dennis Bushnell, the highly respected chief scientist at NASA’s Langley Research Center, has called it “capable of, by itself, completely changing geo-economics, geo-politics, and solving climate issues.”

So why haven’t you heard of it?

To explain why we haven’t heard of it, Glazer reviews the story of cold fusion starting with Pons and Fleischmann and their fall from grace in the eyes of the media and science community. He explains that only a few people persevered with research in the area, and while for many researchers obtaining excess heat production through cold fusion process was sporadic and inconsistent, Andrea Rossi, working with Sergio Focardi, discovered a process that could consistently produce excess heat in large amounts.

Lawrence describes the results reported in the most recent Lugano E-Cat test, and concludes with the following:

Is it a fraud? Well, something produced 1.5 megawatts of energy and something changed the isotopic structure of the nuclei, all while under close and continuous observation.

But to the mainstream media this is just another attempt at “cold fusion”, a discredited “pathological science”, and it appears that this, as well as Rossi’s background, have kept them away from the story.

Which is why you read it here first.

Well, its not a first read for many readers here, but hopefully this could well be something new to readers in Michigan and beyond.

  • Obvious

    You are right about the RMS. I finally got that worked out in my head how that works.
    My apologies.

    Scratch 90% of what I said earlier. I had the error in my sights, but still there was always one more adjustable parameter more than should have been needed.
    NOW I have it figured out. The error is so stupid I can’t believe no one caught it.
    The real Joule heat calculation is a bit less intuitive, but I have proved it too.
    I’ll write up a simple as possible explanation tonight, with some uncomplicated examples.
    The half in, half out thing was only half right. The power still flows out through the wires, so it doesn’t work. And the RMS does mess it up too.

  • Obvious

    Ummm. Mental block getting lifted…..
    I think I have the part that is driving you crazy typing to me sorted out.