I’ve been thinking about the question asked by Mark Gibbs on the Forbes web site yesterday: why do so many people believe so categorically in the validity of the E-Cat. There have been many well-reasoned responses on the Forbes site, as well as here on E-Cat world. Many people have noted the supportive statements coming from respected people who have observed and examined the E-Cat — and the data coming from various demonstrations that Rossi has held.
Another strong piece of evidence for the E-Cat being what Rossi claims is the involvement of National Instruments. Rossi has said that the contribution that NI has made to the development of his invention has been tremendous. He said that future E-Cat models will operate using control mechanisms created by NI.
The interesting thing is that National Instruments has confirmed that they are working with Rossi. If Rossi was using their name falsely, they would most certainly come out and deny that they were involved with him. But the contrary is true — in a press release dated November 14, 2011 entitled “National Instruments Empowers Big Physics Solutions”, NI made the following statement:
NI has contributed product solutions to some of the most advanced projects including the CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and tokamak fusion device control systems. Additionally, the Leonardo Corporation has intentions to incorporate NI tools in its control system.
In addition to this press release, Stefano Concezzi, Director of NI’s Science and Big Physics Segment, told Sterling Allan of PESN that the connection between NI and Rossi was real, saying, “I would love for him to be right. We support every kind of research for the betterment of human kind. Whoever is interested in doing that, we would be happy to support.”
National Instruments is a leading creator of hardware and software products used in all kinds of engineering projects around the world. The fact that they are collaborating with Leonardo Corporation in the development and production of the E-Cat seems to be a significant piece of evidence in favor of the E-Cat’s validity.