The State House News, which prints news and the daily agenda for the Massachusetts State House, reports:
“According to Sen. Bruce Tarr, Andrea Rossi, “the Italian scientist who claims to have developed the world’s first nuclear cold fusion reactor is coming to the State House tomorrow to explore the prospects of developing the device and producing it in Massachusetts.” Tarr’s office says Rossi plans to visit Tuesday morning for two days of meeting with government officials and representatives of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University Massachusetts and Northeastern University. “Mr. Rossi’s reactor, if successfully proven and developed, has the potential to change the way the world deals with energy,” Tarr said in a statement.”
See this link, at bottom of page under “Editors Note”
Originally reported by Italian blog 22Passi at this link.
Update – 10/22/2011 – 10:00 p.m.
A statement has been issued by the office of Senator Tarr that offers a little more detail to the above and can be found here. In Senator Tarr’s statement he says: “Our institutions of higher learning have been tremendous in their response to this opportunity, and I look forward to working with them.“
Indeed the state of Massachusett’s is blessed with some of the finest institutions of higher learning in the world. One of the those of course is the Massachusetts of Technology. MIT professor Dr. Peter Hagelstein has been a cold fusion/LENR researcher for many years and has been on the staff of MIT for over two decades. MIT holds regular colloquiums on cold fusion and a report of this year’s meetings can be found here and here.
Unfortunately, MIT has not always been supportive of this technology and a report issued by MIT in 1989 was largely, but certainly not sorely, responsible for the wide-held belief that cold fusion has been “debunked.” Dr. Eugene Mallove, who was head of the MIT Science Information Office in 1989, contributed to a quite extensive report of the events and background behind the 1989 MIT report, which can be found here and is included in the A Brief History section of this site. As mentioned, the report is quite lengthy but is well worth the read. For those short on time, the synopsis is that the MIT’s “debunking” of the cold fusion was in fact an act of fraud. The report details how individuals at MIT were in fact able to replicate the experiments of Dr. Stanley Pons and Dr. Martin Fleishmann but stated otherwise in the official report to ensure continued government funding for “hot fusion,” a technology which has been in the experimental phase for roughly 60 years, with an average cost of $1 billion dollars for each year of futility ($60 billion dollars).
But the past is the past. We cannot go back and change those unfortunate events. I hope that Mr. Rossi, the state of Massachusetts and its otherwise prestigious institutions of higher learning are able to come to some sort of agreement for a better understanding of this technology.
Also of importance, Prof. Sven Kullander of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and Sweden’s Uppsala University is scheduled to give a lecture within the next 24 hours to detail his findings and theories about Andre Rossi’s e-Cat. This of course will be followed on December 7 by a presentation by MIT alumnus Dr. Brian Ahern on his own theories and findings regarding the cold fusion/LENR phenomenon. It seems this holiday season we have much look forward to besides the usual holiday traditions.
11/23/2011 – 3:50 p.m. – An initial accounting of Prof. Sven Kullander’s lecture on Rossi and the e-Cat is now available. Highlights of the account can be found by clicking on the Headlines/Chatterings link below or in the sidebar. A link for the full account is available there as well. I will write a full report as soon as I can reference some additional resources.
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