Mats Lewan Publishes 'An Impossible Invention' — Book about Rossi and the E-Cat

I was pleased to discover today that Mats Lewan, Swedish journalist for NyTeknik magazine and blogger, has now added to his repertoire by publishing a full length book titled ‘An Impossible Invention: The true story of the energy source that could change the world’.

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Mats Lewan is well known to people following the E-Cat story, as he is one of the first (and few) journalists writing for a major media publication who has investigated seriously the work of Andrea Rossi, and has covered the story from its beginnings.

The book is available in paper and ebook formats at http://animpossibleinvention.com/, and is available in English and Swedish — which in my mind is a terrific achievement for a book hot off the press. Mats Lewan is impressively fluent in Swedish, Italian and English.

I have only learned about this in the past couple of hours, so have not read the book — but just browsing through the information and the site, and reading some of the sample chapter, I think it is going to be essential reading for serious students of the E-Cat and those following Andrea Rossi’s work. I will certainly be purchasing a copy.

Here’s a short sample from chapter 1:

I had tried for weeks to create a mental picture of the man, this strange Italian who seemed to have invented, or perhaps one should say discovered, an unparalleled source of energy with the potential to change the world. Literally the whole world. I had not met him, only heard his energetic voice on the phone a few times and seen a couple of short video clips from a presentation of his invention in Bologna on January 14, 2011—the presentation that led me to this remarkable story. Without deep thought I had imagined him as a typical clichéd inventor. You recall the movie ‘Back to the Future?’ Something of that sort, aside from Christopher Lloyd’s bushy white hair: a little manic and on edge, with an intense but somewhat distracted look in his eyes. Obviously this had little or nothing to do with the man standing before me on that cold and snowy afternoon, February 3, 2011. We stood at the entrance to the editorial offices of the newspaper Ny Teknik in central Stockholm, where I had worked as a journalist for more than ten years. No evasive look. On the contrary, facing me was a relaxed man in his 60s with lively eyes and a friendly smile, dressed in a gray jacket and a dark overcoat.

“Buongiorno!” Andrea Rossi said, extending a friendly right hand, easy and relaxed. In his left hand he held a copy of Ny Teknik in which we had published, the day before, a major feature interview of him and his scientific advisor Professor Sergio Focardi, with a photo of both men. Almost a comical pair: Rossi’s slightly lanky but vigorous frame and steady gaze, his arm around Focardi, a head shorter and a bit chubby. Focardi’s wondering eyes looked out from behind dark brown, horn-rimmed glasses with classic ‘50s cut and thick lenses.

That’s the opening of the book — high quality writing, in my opinion. I have been in touch with Mats and plan to interview him about the book in the near future. Congratulations to Mats on this new publication — and a sincere thanks to him for covering this important topic in depth over the years. I hope the book will get widely read.

  • artefact

    This will be my fastest read book.

  • Tom59

    Must have! Mats would also a good choice to help Andrea Rossi with his autobiography.

  • Tom59

    Must have! Mats would also a good choice to help Andrea Rossi with his autobiography.

  • Peter

    That’s a MUST HAVE book!

    • artefact

      Hardcover! 🙂

      • Frank Acland

        I bought and downloaded the ebook — with the exchange rate it turned out to be about $15. I feel like it’s well worth it.

        • Bertuswonkel

          I also bought the book. Only 11 Euro so that’s even better.
          However, how do i get it? No download link or something has been send to me…

          • Frank Acland

            I got two emails after purchasing. The second one had the download link which worked fine.

        • Richard

          How long is the book? I’d love to buy it as well but I’m hoping it’s something that can occupy a good bit of my time between now and delivery of the independent report – be it positive or negative.

          • Omega Z

            Paperback: 310 pages, format A5 (210 x 148 mm).
            Published by Mats Lewan, First Edition, Stockholm 2014.
            20 chapters plus appendix $27 U.S.
            E-book $15 U.S.

          • bachcole

            I’m sure that it is a wonderful book. And I really like Mats Lewan. But I am not going to pay for something when I have to deal with a mortgage.

          • Omega Z

            I Hear Ya.
            I’m debating the situation myself.
            The 1st Chapter is tantalizing. I’d like to see the rest of it.
            Unfortunately I live in the most financially strapped state in the U.S. The State temporarily raised the income taxes by 50% Both business & personal.
            Fortunately, I live in a small region of that state that is community oriented. Businesses & Corporations have sacrificed profits in order to hang on to their employees. Ta boot, Health insurance has increased about 50% Then the State has decided to make the tax increase permanent. **Like we didn’t see that coming. There’s little profit to sacrifice at this point. Next goes the jobs. Even Local authority jobs are on the line so everyone’s very jittery.
            **
            Do you know the Difference between a Vampire & a Government Program.
            Their Both immortal, But,
            With a well placed Stake, you can still kill a Vampire. 🙂

  • artefact

    “Andrea Rossi
    April 2nd, 2014 at 6:15 AM
    TO THE READERS OF THE JoNP:
    Today has been presented the book of the scientific journalist Mats Lewan ” An Impossible Invention”: it is professional, honest and sincere as his Author. For those interested, the contact is animpossibleinvention.com
    Andrea Rossi”

  • artefact

    Hardcover! 🙂

    • ecatworld

      I bought and downloaded the ebook — with the exchange rate it turned out to be about $15. I feel like it’s well worth it.

      • Bertuswonkel

        I also bought the book. Only 11 Euro so that’s even better.
        However, how do i get it? No download link or something has been send to me…

        • ecatworld

          I got two emails after purchasing. The second one had the download link which worked fine.

      • Richard

        How long is the book? I’d love to buy it as well but I’m hoping it’s something that can occupy a good bit of my time between now and delivery of the independent report – be it positive or negative.

        • Omega Z

          Paperback: 310 pages, format A5 (210 x 148 mm).
          Published by Mats Lewan, First Edition, Stockholm 2014.
          20 chapters plus appendix $27 U.S.
          E-book $15 U.S.

          • bachcole

            I’m sure that it is a wonderful book. And I really like Mats Lewan. But I am not going to pay for something when I have to deal with a mortgage.

          • Omega Z

            I Hear Ya.
            I’m debating the situation myself.
            The 1st Chapter is tantalizing. I’d like to see the rest of it.
            Unfortunately I live in the most financially strapped state in the U.S. The State temporarily raised the income taxes by 50% Both business & personal.
            Fortunately, I live in a small region of that state that is community oriented. Businesses & Corporations have sacrificed profits in order to hang on to their employees. Ta boot, Health insurance has increased about 50% Then the State has decided to make the tax increase permanent. **Like we didn’t see that coming. There’s little profit to sacrifice at this point. Next goes the jobs. Even Local authority jobs are on the line so everyone’s very jittery.
            **
            Do you know the Difference between a Vampire & a Government Program.
            Their Both immortal, But,
            With a well placed Stake, you can still kill a Vampire. 🙂

          • artefact
  • GreenWin

    Would Mats sign the book on request? I’m thinking first edition collector item.

  • HarryD

    I am with GreenWin, I would love to buy a copy right now, but would love
    it even more it was signed. It would be my little way of owning a piece
    of history.

  • Gerard McEk

    I am sure Mats has timed his book perfectly. Would the second Hot Cat report be on the brink of publication? Will LENR finally breakthrough in the media? Would Mats know more about this? Anyway, I’ll buy the ebook and have a good read.

  • Gerard McEk

    I am sure Mats has timed his book perfectly. Would the second Hot Cat report be on the brink of publication? Will LENR finally breakthrough in the media? Would Mats know more about this? Anyway, I’ll buy the ebook and have a good read.
    Update: I have got it and I am sure I will read it during my holidays!

  • Christopher Calder

    It needs to be available in print on Amazon.

  • It needs to be available in print on Amazon.

    • Ronzonni

      Agreed. Also for Kindle on Amazon.

  • Chris the 2nd

    Bought, I’ll email it to my Kindle for reading

  • Chris the 2nd

    Bought, I’ll email it to my Kindle for reading

  • John Littlemist

    Just ordered my paperback.

    Please refrain from spoiling the story here in E-Catworld! 😉

  • John Littlemist

    Just ordered my paperback.

    Please refrain from spoiling the story here in E-Catworld! 😉

  • kasom

    From Mats Lewan’s Blog:

    “By the way–just as I’m writing these words I’m receiving new information
    on events that strengthen some pieces of the story in the book,
    and also some information that add to my doubts regarding certain
    stakeholders. I cannot tell you more right now, but I will keep you
    updated in this blog and in the free newsletter of the book.”

    Anyone know more?

    • Chris the 2nd

      Read the book and you’ll find out who he doubts 😉

    • Andre Blum

      the certain stakeholders, I believe, must be Defkalion?

  • HarryD

    Just got a resonse from Mats about getting signed copies of his book. He said I could share his response:

    > Thanks for your interest.
    > No problem.
    > Just place an order and in the message field you can ask me to sign it.
    > Best
    > Mats

    • artefact

      Thanx!! Just in time.

  • HarryD

    Just got a resonse from Mats about getting signed copies of his book. He said I could share his response:

    > Thanks for your interest.
    > No problem.
    > Just place an order and in the message field you can ask me to sign it.
    > Best
    > Mats

    • artefact

      Thanx!! Just in time.

      • HarryD

        No problem, I was about to jump into the game until I realized how much it would cost with shipping etc. 🙁

    • Barbierir

      too bad I didn’t ask for it!

  • Chris the 2nd

    Read the book and you’ll find out who he doubts 😉

  • Bob Greenyer

    Congratulations to Mats

  • Bob Greenyer

    Congratulations to Mats

  • Sanjeev

    Great ! Mats joins the cold fusion celebrity list.
    I’ve read all his articles, news reports and blogs etc on the subject and I believe he is impartial, honest, learned and totally above the bunch of so called “science reporters”, who simply parrot each other mindlessly. He is the one who actually does the investigations.
    When its time comes, this book may become a best seller.

  • Sanjeev

    Great ! Mats joins the cold fusion celebrity list.
    I’ve read all his articles, news reports and blogs etc on the subject and I believe he is impartial, honest, learned and totally above the bunch of so called “science reporters”, who simply parrot each other mindlessly. He is the one who actually does the investigations.
    When its time comes, this book may become a best seller.

  • RC

    Ordered and requested a signed copy. Can’t wait to read it. I’m becoming a more hopeful believer as time goes by. Can’t wait for that final undeniable confirmation — a fully functioning product that clearly produces more energy than it consumes. Only at that point will science turn its full attention to figuring out what is going on. I expect to see something concrete within the next five years and I can’t wait to watch those that have so studiously been ignoring this finally eat their crow.

  • Bernie777

    Great Timing, can’t wait to read!

  • Bernie Koppenhofer

    Great Timing, can’t wait to read!

  • bachcole

    I wondered what happen to Mats. He’s been hunkering down typing away. He has always been one of my favorite cold fusion celebrities. He seems unflappable. I suppose all Swedes tend to run on the unflappable side. Perhaps this is why they have been first to accept cold fusion.

    I confess that I am emotionally involved with Andrea Rossi. I really hate to admit it, but I have a hero, and his name is Andrea Rossi. There goes my objectivity. But I tossed that when the 2013 Levi et. al. report came out. My objectivity about Rossi was such a burden because he is such an appealing personality. I am pretty sure that there are people at Defkalion who don’t share my affection for Rossi.

  • Kwhilborn

    Fabio looks like Andrea Rossis twin brother if you can find a picture of Fabio without makeup.

    I don’t know if I’m complimenting Rossi, or insulting Fabio. I wish I could put two pictures side by side for your comparison (Do a thread/Story on that. It’s uncanny).
    http://blog.timesunion.com/hottopics/files/2013/03/fabio1-200×300.jpg
    vs
    http://www.ecatnews.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Andrea_Rossi-142×150.jpg

    There is obviously a taint Mr Burns Vibe from “The Simpsons” but that is mainly due to their shared obsession with nuclear energy and money.

    In regards to this book….

    Someone should mail a copy to OBAMA….

    I’d donate to a fundraising cause to distribute this to every University Physics Professor.

    • Andreas Moraitis

      There are endless possibilities to speculate about images.

      For example, compare this man http://uk.linkedin.com/in/eugeniorossi

      with the man on the following photo (next to Mats Lewan, leaning against the doorframe):

      http://www.focus.it/scienza/e-cat-fusione-fredda-andrea-rossi-il-test-del-6-ottobre_C12.aspx

      Most likely a coincidence, but at least intriguing…

      • Kwhilborn

        Hmmm.. Well we know Siemens has been involved with the Ecat, but since IH has bought into it for roughly $10 million+, I am doubting their commitment to it. I mean if Siemens was interested Rossi would be working in an overfunded underground lab in some Area 51 type facility. They are power players. Get it.. “Power”… “Power” Players… Narf!

        • bachcole

          I didn’t know that we knew that. I just thought that that was a speculation. I have been here quite some time, and I have seen exactly zero confirmed facts that Siemens has been involved with the E-Cat. Please show me the link that confirms that this is true.

    • “Someone should mail a copy to OBAMA”

      I instantly thought of that and sending a copy to Energy Secretary Moniz, but remembered they generally throw away packages due to bomb threats. You can try if you have the money to gamble with. I would probably send a copy to one of the US billionaires first because of the better chance of getting through. Ted Turner, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, the lesser Microsoft billionaires, etc, are all interested in energy policy.

      • Paolo

        I agree. Sending the book to famous investors/stakeholders would be a very smart move!

        • GreenWin

          Algore needs something to read now he’s dropped the global warming meme. Time Magazine says he made $300M off that ruse.

      • Kwhilborn

        Do they really throw away packages? I would call a bomb squad if I thought something looked too suspicious. I suppose clear packaging would be a good way to avoid that and also theft as most Mailmen likely could care less about Rossi. I’d still go registered mail though.

        I’d probably aim at Media outfits like “60 Minutes” or “W5”, with a note attached (to 60 minutes version) saying … “This is what’s been going on since your 2009 coverage of Cold Fusion.”

        The Book Cost 27 USD, and triple that with shipping from Sweden and then to your destination with note. It would be a $100 gamble per shot..

        Hmmm…

  • Dods

    After reading the first chapter who couldn’t resist and want more. That’ll be me then.

  • Teemu Soilamo

    So, is this… the long con!??! I kid, I kid (only half of me). 😛

    • bachcole

      I gave you an up-click because it was so funny. It is a long con, it is one hell of a verifiable long con. From the perspective of the number of people involved and verifiability, it makes Bernie Madoff look like a piker.
      { Piker:
      a person who does anything in a contemptibly small or cheap way. }

  • Teemu Soilamo

    So, is this… the long con!??! I kid, I kid (only half of me). 😛

    • bachcole

      I gave you an up-click because it was so funny. If it is a long con, it is one hell of a verifiable long con. From the perspective of the number of people involved and verifiability, it makes Bernie Madoff look like a piker.
      { Piker: a person who does anything in a a contemptibly small or cheap way. }

  • Fibb

    I bought one minutes after getting his email.

  • Argon

    Interesting coincidense: Now we know where Matts picked name for his book 🙂 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/17/ollia_memoirs/

    Mr Ollila explainend that selected name was two fold by meaning. 1) In original language Finnish ‘mahdoton’/impossible means also huge and 2) Impossible as in english, because such success was considered impossible.

    Fits quite well to LENR case as well.

    • Pekka Janhunen

      OT: Ollila’s proposed etymology for mahdoton sounds surprising. Mahti was directly borrowed from German Macht = power, force, ability, and its derivative mahtava means powerful, huge. Its negation mahdoton should logically mean powerless. Nowadays mahdoton however means ‘impossible’. How can that be? I think that the connection is that if someone is powerless in front of a task, then the task is impossible. Probably mahdoton was originally not used alone, but to qualify another adjective: mahdottoman vaikea = powerlessly difficult. Over time the other word was dropped and “powerlessly” came to mean very difficult or impossible. Maybe in some dialect mahdoton can also mean physically large, huge, as Ollila seems to suggest.

      • Argon

        OT: Yes, if you go back long enough, but Mr Ollila was born in Southern Ostrobothnia in 50’s (western Finland) and in its local dialect ‘Mahdoton’ can be translated as Impossible/Incredible (english), Omöjligt/Otroligt (Swedish like Mr Lewan), Mahdoton/Mahdottoman suuri (Imposible/Incredible). So in local dialect ‘Pohojanmaa on yksi maharoton lakeus’ Means ‘Ostrobothnia is one incredible expanse’ (Not ‘impossible’ :-). That is what Mr Ollila referred (not with the same words) in one interview after the book was published. And the ‘official’ meaning was that success was considered ‘impossible’ from such small country (also to hanlde).

        It would be suprising Mr Lewan to know this dual meaning of Mr Ollilas book, but I don’t believe it is coincidence he picked similar name for his book (neighbour country after 6 months) either…

        • Pekka Janhunen

          Yes, and I forgot to say that plain English might and mighty have the same origin. Man, conceiving the E-cat was some unmighty hard task. Probably such use of unmighty sounds weird to natives, though.

  • lot2learn
  • LENR G

    Read it. Couldn’t put it down really. Having followed this story for about 3 years now it’s full of fascinating back-stories and tidbits (and travel + dining tips!).

    I would say the most interesting information deals with all the aborted partnerships that Rossi attempted to form before he settled in with Industrial Heat — more than I personally knew about and Mats is quite specific. NASA has been more involved throughout than I had imagined. Rossi’s recent proclamation that NASA might have something interesting to announce soon makes me think that they got back in the game with Industrial Heat after the May 2013 independent validation (after blowing it initially with Rossi by demanding too much control and subsequently flirting with other players in the field). We shall see soon I suppose.

    I also appreciated the careful review of Rossi’s early history (childhood, boxer and long-distance runner with unparalleled will and work-ethic, the Petroldragon nightmare and the ultimately unsuccessful work for DoD). Rossi’s description of his stint in jail being a key factor in his pursuit of LENR is amazing. He turned a ridiculous jailing over dodgy decades old BS charges into a positive by using his alone time, free of responsibilities and distractions, to focus on LENR and researched his brains out. Got out and spent hours after his day job to try stuff out that he had come up with during his incarceration. And burnt his finger one day! Unbelievable. Most people going through what he had to endure would have been in a fetal position half the time. E-Cat or no E-Cat, Rossi is one incredible human being.

    I wish Mats had more detail on the recent developments but it seems he fell at least temporarily out of favor with Rossi after reporting on some negative developments (test kerfuffle with potential Swedish investors and dispute of electrical input readings).

    Speaking of tests, there apparently have been lots of tests with informal or unpublished results and Mats details some of them. Lends even more confidence that the E-Cats work.

    Defkalion doesn’t come out looking so good… though the jury is out.

    If you are curious about LENR (and you’re on E-Cat World, so, you are), then you owe it to yourself to read this book. Mats was a semi-insider during the critical period from around 2010 forward. He got lots of information first hand from the players in the game, especially Rossi.

    Thank you, Mats for sharing all this with us. Story of the century.

    • bachcole

      I can’t afford $15.00.

      • Andre Blum

        mail me (andre(at)blums.nl) your real name and full address, and I will be happy to order a paperback for your address as appreciation for your contributions here.

        • Buck

          Andre, you are a Mensch and a compassionate human being

        • Omega Z

          Andre
          I don’t care what everybody else say about you.
          Your alright in my book. 🙂

          But Seriously- I shake your hand. Have a great day.

          • ecatworld

            I got the ebook for $15. The paper copy was almost double — so 2 hard copies would be the price you quoted.

        • Obvious

          That’s very decent of you, Andre.
          I was going to suggest that Roger convince his local library to get a copy. I’m trying that here.

          • bachcole

            It is done at the Pikes Peak Library District. But, I don’t have a lot of hope, yet. In a few years, they will be scrambling to buy it.

        • GreenWin

          You ARE a generous soul Andre. Thanks for helping spread the good word.

        • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

          Very fine gesture and I agree with the sentiment.

          Respect to you, sir!

    • Fibb

      Thank you very much… appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts on this book so quickly.

  • Read it. Couldn’t put it down really. Having followed this story for about 3 years now it’s full of fascinating back-stories and tidbits (and travel + dining tips!).

    I would say the most interesting information deals with all the aborted partnerships that Rossi attempted to form before he settled in with Industrial Heat — more than I personally knew about and Mats is quite specific. NASA has been more involved throughout than I had imagined. Rossi’s recent proclamation that NASA might have something interesting to announce soon makes me think that they got back in the game with Industrial Heat after the May 2013 independent validation (after blowing it initially with Rossi by demanding too much control and subsequently flirting with other players in the field). We shall see soon I suppose.

    I also appreciated the careful review of Rossi’s early history (childhood, boxer and long-distance runner with unparalleled will and work-ethic, the Petroldragon nightmare and the ultimately unsuccessful work for DoD). Rossi’s description of his stint in jail being a key factor in his pursuit of LENR is amazing. He turned a ridiculous jailing over dodgy decades old BS charges into a positive by using his alone time, free of responsibilities and distractions, to focus on LENR and researched his brains out. Got out and spent hours after his day job to try stuff out that he had come up with during his incarceration. And burned his finger one day! Unbelievable. Most people going through what he had to endure would have been in a fetal position half the time. E-Cat or no E-Cat, Rossi is one incredible human being.

    I wish Mats had more detail on the recent developments but it seems he fell at least temporarily out of favor with Rossi after reporting on some negative developments (test kerfuffle with potential Swedish investors and dispute of electrical input readings).

    Speaking of tests, there apparently have been lots of tests with informal or unpublished results and Mats details some of them. Lends even more confidence that the E-Cats work.

    Defkalion doesn’t come out looking so good… though the jury is out.

    If you are curious about LENR (and you’re on E-Cat World, so, you are), then you owe it to yourself to read this book. Mats was a semi-insider during the critical period from around 2010 forward. He got lots of information first hand from the players in the game, especially Rossi.

    Thank you, Mats for sharing all this with us. Story of the century.

    • bachcole

      I can’t afford $15.00.

      • Andre Blum

        mail me (andre(at)blums.nl) your real name and full address, and I will be happy to order a paperback for your address as appreciation for your contributions here.

        • Buck

          Andre, you are a Mensch and a compassionate human being

        • Omega Z

          Andre
          I don’t care what everybody else say about you.
          Your alright in my book. 🙂

          But Seriously- I shake your hand. Have a great day.

        • Obvious

          That’s very decent of you, Andre.
          I was going to suggest that Roger convince his local library to get a copy. I’m trying that here.

          • bachcole

            I will look into it.

          • bachcole

            It is done at the Pikes Peak Library District. But, I don’t have a lot of hope, yet. In a few years, they will be scrambling to buy it.

        • GreenWin

          You ARE a generous soul Andre. Thanks for helping spread the good word.

        • bachcole

          Thank you, Andre. You people are constantly amazing me. I thought that eggheads were supposed to be hard-hearted. (:->) About a year ago one of you, Krish, offered to pay for some of my medical bills. I had to turn him down when I discovered some money that I had forgotten about.

          But, slightly O.T., very little of the money that I had used, some of which he had offered me, did any good. I have finally gotten relief with homeopathy ($85) and a whole bunch of free stuff that required mostly education and information. It sort of reminds me of LENR. It really don’t take billions upon billions of dollars; it just takes the right knowledge and the right technique.

          I will tell you a major “trick” with health, but you may have to do a little study. Avoid anything that is considered inflammatory, like over-eating, eating processed foods, not getting enough sleep, sleeping off hours, anger, hatred, screaming, not getting enough exercise, getting too much exercise, etc.

        • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

          Very fine gesture and I agree with the sentiment.

          Respect to you, sir!

    • Fibb

      Thank you very much… appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts on this book so quickly.

  • Iggy Dalrymple

    I had trouble ordering because I was adding the ‘state’ after my ‘city’, when
    the form only asked for ‘city’. I believe this caused paypal to reject my order.

  • Andre Blum

    the certain stakeholders, I believe, must be Defkalion?

  • RD Canuck

    I have been lurking here for quite a while but couldn’t resist making a comment today.
    I bought the e-book yesterday and literally could not put it down until I finished it just before midnight. It is a must read.
    Without getting too much into my own history, I had met Martin Fleischmann prior to his Cold Fuision moment because I was involved in similar branches of research at the time and had even taken a course at his labs in South Hampton in the UK. When the big announcement was made, a retired colleague and I tried some replication experiments to mixed and mostly disappointing results. We had to drop it and continue with the “real work” i.e. the stuff that paid the bills. This was in Canada, which is where I reside.

    I have left that life behind career wise but have kept a distant eye on LENR news until the past couple of years when Rossi started to get press, leading me to this blog.

    As for the book, it filled in many questions and blanks that I had. I will not give anything away here so as to not spoil it for others. I will say that I found the writing style and quality to be very good and readable. I was struck by how much it reminded me of one of my favorite books a few years ago: “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson. This book could easily have been a few chapters in an updated Byrson book. I don’t say this in a negative way but as a compliment to the author, Mats Lewan.

    These are very interesting times that we live in.
    RD

    • artefact

      Welcome here.
      A big advantage of e-books is that you don’t have to wait … Can’t wait until the book arrives.

      • RD Canuck

        Thanks for the warm welcome!

        I am definitely sticking around. There is no doubt in my mind that we are on the verge of major breakthroughs.

  • RD Canuck

    I have been lurking here for quite a while but couldn’t resist making a comment today.
    I bought the e-book yesterday and literally could not put it down until I finished it just before midnight. It is a must read.
    Without getting too much into my own history, I had met Martin Fleischmann prior to his Cold Fuision moment because I was involved in similar branches of research at the time and had even taken a course at his labs in South Hampton in the UK. When the big announcement was made, a retired colleague and I tried some replication experiments to mixed and mostly disappointing results. We had to drop it and continue with the “real work” i.e. the stuff that paid the bills. This was in Canada, which is where I reside.

    I have left that life behind career wise but have kept a distant eye on LENR news until the past couple of years when Rossi started to get press, leading me to this blog.

    As for the book, it filled in many questions and blanks that I had. I will not give anything away here so as to not spoil it for others. I will say that I found the writing style and quality to be very good and readable. I was struck by how much it reminded me of one of my favorite books a few years ago: “A Short History of Nearly Everything” by Bill Bryson. This book could easily have been a few chapters in an updated Byrson book. I don’t say this in a negative way but as a compliment to the author, Mats Lewan.

    These are very interesting times that we live in.
    RD

    • artefact

      Welcome here.
      A big advantage of e-books is that you don’t have to wait … Can’t wait until the book arrives.

      • RD Canuck

        Thanks for the warm welcome!

        I am definitely sticking around. There is no doubt in my mind that we are on the verge of major breakthroughs.

    • bachcole

      Yes, you are incredibly welcome here, RD Canuck. I hope you stick around.

      I have not yet read the book, obviously. But I have to say that I am disheartened that Rossi is angry at Mats Lewan. Mats still supports Rossi 110%. And I like both of them very much. Perhaps we are seeing of why Rossi could not get along with Defkalion. Inventors need strong egos. I hope that Rossi will plunge into his Christian charity and forgive Mats. If Mats wasn’t 100% unbiased, his credibility would be greatly diminished. And surely Rossi doesn’t think that he Rossi is perfect.

      • Omega Z

        Can’t be to much of an Issue between Mats & Rossi.
        Rossi posted it on JONP almost Immediately.
        Andrea Rossi April 2nd, 2014 at 6:15 AM

        TO THE READERS OF THE JONP:
        Today has been presented the book of the scientific journalist Mats Lewan ” An Impossible Invention”: it is professional, honest and sincere as his Author.
        Followed with the Link…

  • georgehants

    Have just ordered paperback with a dedication that reads —–
    To georgehants a man who believes in the TRUTH and not scientific “opinion”

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Without science we would all live in cottages in the jungle, if we were still alive at all. Would you perhaps prefer that? Of course, science is not perfect, since humans aren’t either. My impression is that you are trying to tackle the problem at the wrong end.

      • georgehants

        Hi Andreas, you appear to be trying to say one right dismisses many wrongs.
        How about we not try and put the problem into safe little boxes where we can avoid doing anything about it, but we all highlight the exact areas where there is incompetence and corruption. (that means we look at the TRUTH)
        Then you and others can write comments about that actual incompetence and corruption instead of wasting time making out that the messenger is at fault.
        What do you think of sciences handling of Cold Fusion, are you saying I am looking at it wrongly and it is all my fault.

        • Andreas Moraitis

          One should distinguish between science as a method of gaining insight on one hand, and its social framework on the other hand. Science itself is one of the most important achievements of mankind. Potentially problematic are the social structures and some of the involved individuals. Criticizing them is legitimate and necessary, but one should avoid offending those who practice their profession in a decent way.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, you are responding to my quote for my book.
            —–
            “To georgehants a man who believes in the TRUTH and not scientific “opinion””
            —–
            Would you like to tell me what you find wrong with stating that I respect TRUTH and I do not respect ridiculous scientific “expert opinion” that can be shown to be wrong on almost every occasion beyond the trivial?

          • Andreas Moraitis

            George, you have often commented vehemently against “science” and “scientists” on this blog, apparently without making any difference. Take my reply as a general answer. It’s just my opinion, nothing more.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, understood, but like a good scientist I have no time for “opinions” only Facts that can be shown in cases such as this to be correct or in error.
            I have never commented against a good scientist unfairly, if you disagree please send a link.
            It is obvious from my comments that I am always talking about the general bad condition of science regarding Research etc. on Cold Fusion and many other like subjects.

          • Andreas Moraitis

            Truth is what we are looking for. Although we will reach it at best asymptotically.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, I had to look up “asymptotically” I think good scientists can all agree, that only the Truth is important above “opinion” long before Infinity arrives. Ha.
            Thanks for chat, best to you.

      • not without science, but without technology, without maverick inventors…
        Scientists and maverick scientist are usefull too to improve existing technology…
        academic science is very bad at transitions… at accepting reality too.

  • georgehants

    Have just ordered paperback with a dedication that reads —–
    To georgehants a man who believes in the TRUTH and not scientific “opinion”

    • Andreas Moraitis

      Without science we would all live in cottages in the jungle, if we were still alive at all. Would you perhaps prefer that? Of course, science is not perfect, since humans aren’t either. My impression is that you are trying to tackle the problem at the wrong end.

      • georgehants

        Hi Andreas, you appear to be trying to say one right dismisses many wrongs.
        There are of course many good scientists but it is not going to help Cold Fusion and many other subjects to not weed out the bad.
        How about we not try and put the problem into safe little boxes where we can avoid doing anything about it, but we all highlight the exact areas where there is incompetence and corruption.
        Then you and others can write comments about that actual incompetence and corruption instead of wasting time making out that the messenger is at fault.
        What do you think of sciences handling of Cold Fusion, are you saying I am looking at it wrongly and it is all my fault.

        • Andreas Moraitis

          One should distinguish between science as a method of gaining insight on one hand, and its social framework on the other hand. Science itself is one of the most important achievements of mankind. Potentially problematic are the social structures and some of the involved individuals. Criticizing them is legitimate and necessary, but one should avoid offending those who practice their profession in a decent way.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, you are responding to my quote for my book.
            —–
            “To georgehants a man who believes in the TRUTH and not scientific “opinion””
            —–
            Would you like to tell me what you find wrong with stating that I respect TRUTH and I do not respect ridiculous scientific “expert opinion” that can be shown to be wrong on almost every occasion beyond the trivial?
            Edit, are you telling me that we should not remove very quickly any scientists or administrator that is not searching openly and honestly for the TRUTH.

          • Andreas Moraitis

            George, you have often commented vehemently against “science” and “scientists” on this blog, apparently without making any difference. Take my reply as a general answer. It’s just my opinion, nothing more.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, understood, but like a good scientist I have no time for “opinions” only Facts that can be shown in cases such as this to be correct or in error.
            I have never commented against a good scientist unfairly, if you disagree please send a link.
            It is obvious from my comments that when criticising I am always talking about the general bad condition of science regarding Research etc. on Cold Fusion and many other like subjects.
            It is a Fact that bad science pulls down everybody’s respect for the good people.
            Edit – it would be nice if you agreed that the TRUTH in science is more important than any crazy “expert opinions”.

          • Andreas Moraitis

            Truth is what we are looking for. Although we will reach it at best asymptotically.

          • georgehants

            Andreas, I had to look up “asymptotically” I think good scientists can all agree, that the Truth is important above “opinion” long before Infinity arrives. Ha.
            Thanks for chat, best to you.

          • bachcole

            One should also distinguish between science as proof and science as discovery and science as development. Our science as discovery, ESPECIALLY getting beyond our dominant paradigms, has failed us miserably. But as proof and as development has served us admirably. The building of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam have been damn excellent. But trying to decide whether the paradigm of the pharmaceutical companies’ is the only way to go has been a completely failure. And of course, getting beyond the dominant paradigm of lamestream physics has been sort of like pulling teeth without an anesthetic.

      • not without science, but without technology, without maverick inventors…
        Scientists and maverick scientist are usefull too to improve existing technology…
        academic science is very bad at transitions… at accepting reality too.

    • Bento

      You believe in your truth.

      • georgehants

        Bento, with that deeply thought out reply would I be correct in deducing you are a scientist Ha.

        • Bento

          As a matter of fact I am a contemporary artist.(there use to be no difference between an scientist and an artist)
          I am an observer not a participant.

          • GreenWin

            Bento, it is wonderful to have artists here. You are right that some of our best artists are also scientists (Da Vinci, Arthur C. Clarke, Archimedes, Ben Franklin.) In fact, science relies on “state of the art” to describe its inventions. Recall too that QM tells us a mere “observer” can significantly alter the behavior of matter.

      • GreenWin

        A geocentric universe was once the consensus of scientists. It was “their” truth. Which turned out to be dead wrong.

  • deleo77

    FYI – Article here says that Tom Darden has also invested in Brillouin:

    http://www.wfs.org/blogs/richard-samson/shhh-new-energy-breakthrough-quietly-powering

    • bachcole

      Smart investor. Cover all of the possibilities.

  • deleo77

    FYI – Article here says that Tom Darden has also invested in Brillouin:

    http://www.wfs.org/blogs/richard-samson/shhh-new-energy-breakthrough-quietly-powering

    • bachcole

      Smart investor. Cover all of the possibilities.

  • georgehants

    Bento, with that deeply thought out reply would I be correct in deducing you are a scientist Ha.

  • GreenWin

    A geocentric universe was once the consensus of scientists. It was “their” truth. Which turned out to be dead wrong.

  • Mr. Moho

    According to Daniele Passerini of 22passi blog (one of his sources, actually), the upcoming third party E-Cat test report has been completed and the performance of the tested device was remarkable:

    http://22passi.blogspot.com/2014/04/mai-dire-impossibile-dimensione.html?showComment=1396543253349#c7218168930314222978

    I guess it will get out very soon.

    • artefact

      Jeeeehaaaa!

    • deleo77

      I know there are some that think that this test will just make the same media rounds as the last test, but I am betting against that. The next 45-60 days could be a real watershed moment. This test was longer, it had additional testers from multiple countries, and the issues with the last tests (such as DC power) were all addressed. Plus, there is the Industrial Heat investment. My guess is this news will be much, much bigger.

      • Mr. Moho

        It all boils down on how much willing the parties involved in this test (including the Industrial Heat management) are in coming forward to the media. It didn’t really look like Levi et al. prepared for that last time.

        • deleo77

          I think the difference this time is that IH is here in the U.S. and they will be much more accessible to the media here. There is no doubt that Darden and Rossi are going to get requests for interviews, the question is how much they will want to talk.

      • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

        At a certain point LENR/CF will break through; for me there is no doubt left. So the question is, who will be the first to spread the news, get the attention and conquer the market. Rossi & Co seem to be the most advanced, so if they feel that they are ready, they should launch a full scale PR attack to be the first and get the Nobel Prize along with the countless billions of dollars that should follow.
        Also, Rossi seems to be out of the Hotcat development and I can imagine that development of the hotcat is advanced enough that stable products can be developed, which is probably the current state of affairs.

        Based on the above I think the time is right and we might be on the tipping point. So I’m agreeing with you: this time things might be different.

    • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

      Good find Moho!

      Have you ever considered a journalist career? You seem to be very good at it 🙂

      • Mr. Moho

        I didn’t really “find” that, it’s just that I keep watching several blogs and discussion boards related with LENR (in a way or another) where reasonably reliable first or second hand information sometimes gets posted.

        • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

          Yes, but you were monumental in uncovering the source behind Rossi (IH). You have the makings of a good journalist 🙂

  • Yahoo, this is deja vu all over again. Daniele Passerini (Google translation) said, “Thanks for the link.
    Sources that I used to draw are now depleted, new sources (Italian, Bolognese but not) tell me that the report is completed and the performance certificate cat Rossi is remarkable!”

  • GreenWin

    With respect to Mr. Moho’s link to 22passi and rumours of “remarkable” results… The progressive Rocky Mountain Institute has adopted a new name for their broad review of energy futures. It is directly taken from our friends at Quantum Heat and the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, who coined the phrase, NEW FIRE.

    RMI’s new pitch is “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era offers market-based, actionable solutions for our nation’s leaders.” Looks a lot like RMI is preparing the nation’s leaders for full on LENR disclosure. This is getting to be fun. http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/ReinventingFire

    • Pekka Janhunen

      I’m not completely sure, but I seem to recall that Rossi used the new fire term first or before MFMP.

      • georgehants

        Let’s just keep Cold Fusion as that sends the establishment and debunkers into apoplexy.

      • GreenWin

        Thanks Pekka. It would be especially appropriate if New Fire originated with the good Dr. Rossi.

        @George, are you, “That shrewd and knavish sprite – Call’d Robin Goodfellow?” 🙂

        • georgehants

          GreenWin I am not doing well, I had to look up “Robin Goodfellow” that is the second time today I have had to refer.
          Yes that sounds just like me. Ha.

  • GreenWin

    With respect to Mr. Moho’s link to 22passi and rumours of “remarkable” results… The progressive Rocky Mountain Institute has adopted a new name for their broad review of energy futures. It is directly taken from our friends at Quantum Heat and the Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project, who coined the phrase, NEW FIRE.

    RMI’s new pitch is “Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era offers market-based, actionable solutions for our nation’s leaders.” Looks a lot like RMI is preparing the nation’s leaders for full on LENR disclosure. This is getting to be fun. http://www.rmi.org/Knowledge-Center/ReinventingFire

    • Pekka Janhunen

      I’m not completely sure, but I seem to recall that Rossi used the new fire term first or before MFMP.

      • georgehants

        Let’s just keep Cold Fusion as that sends the establishment and debunkers into apoplexy.

        • bachcole

          Who said that apoplexy is always bad?

      • GreenWin

        Thanks Pekka. It would be especially appropriate if New Fire originated with the good Dr. Rossi.

        @George, are you, “That shrewd and knavish sprite – Call’d Robin Goodfellow?” 🙂

        • georgehants

          GreenWin I am not doing well, I had to look up “Robin Goodfellow” that is the second time today I have had to refer.
          Yes that sounds just like me. Ha.

  • Christina

    Okay, I tried to buy it as someone said it was $15. When the total showed for two books, it was $71.00. What happened?

    • Frank Acland

      I got the ebook for $15. The paper copy was almost double — so 2 hard copies would be the price you quoted.

      • Christina

        Thank you, Frank, for the information.

  • Christina

    It said 71.00 USD; I assume that meant U.S. dollars. Am I wrong?

  • Christina

    Oh, well! I know that the fewer the books sold, the higher the price. I wanted to give it as gifts after I read it to familiarize family with lenr. At $71.00, this isn’t going to happen, I guess.

  • Christina

    Oh, well! I know that the fewer the books sold, the higher the price. I wanted to give it as gifts after I read it to familiarize family with lenr. At $71.00, this isn’t going to happen, I guess.

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    I would really like to buy the book, but you have to use paypal even though I have a creditcard?

    Anybody know if this is true or am i doing something wrong?

    • artefact

      paypal handles the credit card payment. You do not have to have an account. They send you an e-mail after the payment so that you can make the account complete though. But you don’t have to complete it.

      • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

        Thanks artefact! Just completed the transaction and got the email you mentioned that will go straight to the recycle bin where it will be purged immediately. I just hate paypal.

        Really looking forward to reading this book. Seems like it’s well written 🙂

  • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

    I would really like to buy the book, but you have to use paypal even though I have a creditcard?

    Anybody know if this is true or am i doing something wrong?

    • artefact

      paypal handles the credit card payment. You do not have to have an account. They send you an e-mail after the payment so that you can make the account complete though. But you don’t have to complete it.

      • Zeddicus Zul Zorander

        Thanks artefact! Just completed the transaction and got the email you mentioned that will go straight to the recycle bin where it will be purged immediately. I just hate paypal.

        Really looking forward to reading this book. Seems like it’s well written 🙂

  • GreenWin

    Bento, it is wonderful to have artists here. You are right that some of our best artists are also scientists (Da Vinci, Arthur C. Clarke, Archimedes, Ben Franklin.) In fact, science relies on “state of the art” to describe its inventions. Recall too that QM tells us a mere “observer” can significantly alter the behavior of matter.

  • Omega Z

    Can’t be to much of an Issue between Mats & Rossi.
    Rossi posted it on JONP almost Immediately.
    Andrea Rossi April 2nd, 2014 at 6:15 AM

    TO THE READERS OF THE JONP:
    Today has been presented the book of the scientific journalist Mats Lewan ” An Impossible Invention”: it is professional, honest and sincere as his Author.
    Followed with the Link…

  • CancunKurt

    Very nice read. I ordered the paper book in swedish so it took two days to get here, but worth the money for sure.

  • Svein

    I just made a quick read through the eBook, and the only new
    information I found was some guesses or theory about the secret ingredients in
    ecat.

    Lithium in liquid stage mixed with helium will form Beryllium
    and later sprit in two Helium atoms. The chance for monatomic hydrogen to
    penetrate into lithium core will increase millions of time when lithium is in
    liquid stage. So how this and Nickel powder connects I do not know.

  • Bill

    I tried to order the book but was hit with a lot of time consuming crap and never did get the book. I probably lost $15 as well.

  • Bill

    I tried to order the book but was hit with a lot of time consuming crap and never did get the book. I probably lost $15 as well.