The long-promised report on the HotCat has arrived. Far too early to draw conclusions, I have to admit to being surprised. Never have I longed to be proven wrong so much in my life. We are not there yet, but at face value, this appears to be a giant step in the right direction. Healthy scepticism of the scientific kind is still advised since there are, as yet, many unanswered questions. However, extreme sceptics cannot assume that Rossi is hiding the rabbit by micro-managing the tests. They are right to ask questions but they can no longer say that we are talking about a small, easily miss-measured effect, that the testers are idiots or that they have remained silent due to extreme embarrassment. Among them, Hanno Essen and Giuseppe Levi have much to lose amid a controversy fit for the 21st century. They know the impact of their conclusions and it is difficult to see how they could be substantially wrong.
Successful runs producing COPs of 5.6 and 2.6 were conducted (while running the device without the charge in place did not result in anomalous heat). At around four days continuous operation, short of illicit nocturnal recharges, it is difficult to see where the report writers could have made a mistake.
The report authors include working physicists, chemists and a radiation expert:
You can read the full report here.
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