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  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    If the experiment is the source of the higher count, and the count is due to radioactivity, (1) the result should be repeatable, and (2) interposing a barrier should decrease the count.
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    We are changing over (soon) to an NI- FP2000 data collection system, a large part of which has been donated today by an interested individual who keeps an eye on the forum. I hope this will help, it will certainly give us easier access to live data…
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    (Quote from can)


    Related: I suppose an interesting event would stand out above the noise floor and be pretty easy to identify by eye; if not, the putative event is probably too subtle to really persuade anyone of anything.

    Another challenge:…
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    Liked can’s post in the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    Bruce__H
    I previously tried something like that with temperatures, but I didn't obtain reliable results as it appeared that the cycles don't have a consistent duration and this prevents automating things straightforwardly without "massaging" the data…
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread News from Russia - Synthestech​.
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    I cannot see it going well for those who hand over money.
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    (Quote from can)


    Are the radiation measurements taking place in Alan Smith's lab or Alan G's?


    Apologies for the simple question; it's hard to keep the details straight.
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    Replied to the thread LION-AG Experiment.
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    Note that x-rays will be stopped very easily if there is any kind of intervening material.
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    Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.
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    While I'm sympathetic to some of the preceding analyses, they overlook a legitimate exploratory phase that precedes some major discoveries, where there are indications that there is some new phenomenon to be understood, but the problem is still barely…
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    Replied to the thread Clearance Items.
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    Bob , we can move the side commentary to Clearance Items if you like.
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    Shane D.
    The following exchange would make that even more weird in my opinion:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20120301063119/http://blog.newenergytimes.com/2011/10/08/e-cat-test-demonstrates-energy-loss/ (Krivit quoted in the comments an email from…
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    (Quote from PhysicsForDummies)


    Bob found some unusual markings on the carcasses of the LION 1 and 2 reactors and interpreted these as the effects of "strange radiation". I am completely unimpressed with this interpretation. Those marks could be due to…
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Electron-assisted fusion.
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    (Quote from Jarek)


    My understanding is that pair creation always has a finite cross section. Electrons are sometimes used as nuclear probes and can have far, far above 511 keV kinetic energy. (E.g., in the GeV range.) I'm probably misunderstanding…
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    I understand that a working document for everything that has been published so far would be too much work.

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    Makes sense.

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    Still, why not condense those 274 comments (and counting) in a…
  • Eric Walker

    Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.
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    (Quote from seven_of_twenty)


    No — I wasn't saying that the secret of the fuel was needed to do a bulletproof test of the E-Cat. I was responding to @Bruce__H's mention of the secret of the fuel having been transferred as being not directly relevant…
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    I agree. I think it was because they viewed Rossi as temperamental and they didn't want to upset him. They thought he would take his information elsewhere.


    I wouldn't want to play poker against Rossi. I think he would win.
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    Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.
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    (Quote from Bruce__H)


    The question was why IH didn't do a good check of Rossi's reactor before giving him so much money. My understanding is that only after there was a transfer of money did Rossi give Darden the secret of the fuel.
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    Replied to the thread Rossi-Blog Comment Discussion.
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    The answer (if there is one) is complex, but is something like this: (1) There was in fact a "validation" test that, while departing from the agreed protocol during the test, did in fact appear to come up positive; (2) Rossi is a flighty and mercurial…
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    I'm going to guess that Rossi would not have provided the fuel, for (presumed) fear of losing his IP through reverse engineering.
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    (Quote from Mugsie)


    For something as fiddly as a LENR experiment, it is worthwhile for the group attempting a replication to work with the original team if they're open to a collaboration, so as to reduce the likelihood of a misguided innovation on the…
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    (Quote from mgspan)


    Clearly.