In June 2011, I went to Italy and interviewed Andrea Rossi and filmed a demonstration of his copper-pipe contraption. Twenty-four hours later, I reported serious concerns about how Rossi was measuring heat output. Six days later, I posted my video on YouTube.
Experts from around the world sent me technical and engineering analyses and I published their reports in July 2011, in a comprehensive, 200-page report. It was obvious then that this was a fraud.
Rossi was able to build an international base of supporters because legitimate scientists — who believed in "cold fusion" — endorsed and promoted him and his one-megawatt E-Cat fantasy.
The scientists who played the most significant roles in promoting Rossi included Michael Melich (b. 1940), Edmund Storms (b. 1931), Michael McKubre (b. 1948), David Nagel (b. 1938), Mahadeva Srinivasan (b. 1937) and Brian Josephson (b. 1940). They all should have known better.
The full story is here.
Steven B. Krivit
Publisher and Senior Editor, New Energy Times