Andrea Rossi is working with a US military engineer in the testing of his latest version of the e-cat low energy nuclear reaction (LENR) device. Here is what Rossi in response to an inquiry from long time correspondent Franck Acland on December 8:

“No, he is an engineer from a military concern of the USA.” This statement appeared at Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics blog.

Rossi did not identify the engineer or state which branch of the armed services the person is identified with. All we know that the engineer is a man who has something to do with the US military.

The engineer is performing a three day test of the Quark X ecat’s coefficient of power (COP) and stability in an effort to determine its reliability, Rossi wrote.

Interestingly enough the engineer might be working for Rossi and not the military. Here is what Rossi wrote later in the day:

“Ron Stringer:

The engineer who is working with us is not a customer, he is a very skilled man from whom I am learning and that is making a fantastic job with the measurements.

I prefer military engineers, because their preparation is superior in average.

Warm Regards,

A.R.”

It sounds as if the engineer might be a contractor Rossi hired to help him and not a representative of the military. Although one US armed service the Navy and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which develops new technologies for the Pentagon have shown interest in LENR and cold fusion in the past.

Rossi did state that information about the independent engineer was confidential.

Inside of the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X)

German Hot Fusion Device Works

One of the world’s most advanced and ambitious hot fusion experiments Germany’s Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) or stellerator is working as advertised. Various media outlets are reporting that the W7-X is generating magnetic fields strong enough to contain the superhot plasma needed for fusion at the Max Planck Institute in Greifswald. So far the device is functioning as predicted.

Don’t expect a big announcement anytime soon because the W7-X is a prototype designed to verify the design but the design is being verified. If it works and is confirmed, the Germans might have the data they need to build a commercially viable hot fusion device.