What’s Bill Gates Looking at Here? [Update: Better Picture]

Thanks to Oceans2014 for finding a short YouTube clip of Bill Gates’ recent visit to ENEA labs in Italy.

I took a screenshot at about the 1 second mark where someone is holding up a piece of equipment for Gates to look at. The sound is really indistinct, but the piece of equipment is held up by Dr. Vittorio Violante who, as we have mentioned here many times now, is the coordinator of LENR Research at ENEA.

UPDATE: Here’s a better screenshot taken from this video on Facebook (Thanks to Mr. Moho)

Here’s the screenshot:billgates1

Here’s the screenshot

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And here’s the video clip (only about half a minute long)

It seems much more plausible that we’re looking at some part of a cold fusion device than a hot fusion device to me.

  • Ophelia Rump

    A micro reactor.

  • Ophelia Rump

    A mini cold fusion reactor.
    They all run for cover when they find out it’s turned on.

  • Alan DeAngelis
  • Anon2012_2014

    I am 90% certain that is an LENR gas/hydride reaction chamber. It is similar to what I have seen. No doubt Dr. Violante was talking LENR experiments. I don’t think we need $1 billion of CF experiments, but we could use $100 mm in the next 12 months among 10 groups. Good deal.

    • Buck

      How do you feel about $1B spread evenly across 10 years?

      • Anon2012_2014

        Won’t take 10 years. Maybe one or two at the rate things are going.

  • Buck

    How do you feel about $1B spread evenly across 10 years?

  • Daniel Maris

    Interesting…I did think reactor chamber myself but have no technical knowledge to add to the debate.

  • Mr. Moho

    There’s a much better video of that here: https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=545349395600650

    • pelgrim108

      It is standing on the table at the 29 second mark.

  • orsobubu

    Looking at the original

    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=545349395600650

    at 0.02 the big man on the left is explaining to BG something, waving his hand toward the object. In the same time, BG has already grasped the argument because he is nodding and smiling

    at 0.06, someone, probably Violante, is adding something important because BG is again carefully listening for a few seconds

    at 0.08-0.09, BG in fact has got the message and is showily nodding again and protruding his lower lip, as he’s positively impressed

    then, since 0.11 there are at least two men turning back from the knot, clearly smiling, very relaxed after listening the exchange; another beared guy, perhaps a scientist, seems absorbed in his thought (about the implications? I would pay for his thinking)

    at 0.20-0.23, there is BG smiling in such a furtively way like he’s secretly meditating some big shot

    at 0.27 there is a blond lady lurking at a billionaire passing next to her

  • georgehants

    Modi government urged to revive cold fusion
    Bangalore: Some top nuclear scientists
    are urging India’s new government to revive research on “cold fusion”,
    saying it has the potential to provide answers to the country’s energy
    problem.
    http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/modi-government-urged-to-revive-cold-fusion_1500438.html

  • georgehants

    Wonderful day

  • georgehants

    Open Power Newsletter #15: E-Cat analysis by Ugo Abundo
    http://coldfusionnow.org/open-power-newsletter-15-e-cat-analysis-by-ugo-abundo/

  • Sanjeev

    It looks like a Pd-D wet cell with plumbings for H2 connected.
    Dr. Violante and his team have replicated the original F&P experiment and can reproduce it more frequently. His ICCF-18 presentations are about his work there. (Can be found at MU’s mospace website).
    Actually that’s all is publicly known (at least to me). There is no Ni-H work done there that is public and no industrially useful reactor yet. If someone knows their secret projects, if any, please let us know.

    • Anon2012_2014

      Pd-D wet cell uses electrolysis to make the D2 from D20. So why the gas plumbing.

      I think it is an H2 or D2 reaction chamber.

      • Sanjeev

        Good point. I meant D2 not H2, but now not sure why the pipes are there.

  • Sanjeev

    It looks like a Pd-D wet cell with plumbings for H2 connected.
    Dr. Violante and his team have replicated the original F&P experiment and can reproduce it more frequently. His ICCF-18 presentations are about his work there. (Can be found at MU’s mospace website).
    Actually that’s all is publicly known (at least to me). There is no Ni-H work done there that is public and no industrially useful reactor yet. If someone knows their secret projects, if any, please let us know.

    • Anon2012_2014

      Pd-D wet cell uses electrolysis to make the D2 from D20. So why the gas plumbing.

      I think it is an H2 or D2 reaction chamber.

      • Sanjeev

        Good point. I meant D2 not H2, but now not sure why the pipes are there.

  • pelgrim108

    The device you are trying to guess is standing on the table in front of Gates at 0:29 . Its a 2 part installation. My layman guess, now seeing the apparatus as a whole, is that it is a laser agitated pd-d cell. Sorry for being obnoxious.

  • pelgrim108

    The device you are trying to guess is standing on the table in front of Gates at 0:29 . Its a 2 part installation. My layman guess, now seeing the apparatus as a whole, is that it is a laser agitated pd-d cell. Sorry for being obnoxious.

  • Curbina

    Dr. Violante joined NRL-SRI and University of Missouri to research on the Fleischmann Pons Effect. So, it’s probably a reactor of the kind used for this research. http://www.enea.it/it/Ufficio-Bruxelles/news/new-advancements-on-the-fleischmann-pons-effect-paving-the-way-for-a-potential-new-clean-renewable-energy-source/

  • Curbina

    Dr. Violante joined NRL-SRI and University of Missouri to research on the Fleischmann Pons Effect. So, it’s probably a reactor of the kind used for this research. http://www.enea.it/it/Ufficio-Bruxelles/news/new-advancements-on-the-fleischmann-pons-effect-paving-the-way-for-a-potential-new-clean-renewable-energy-source/

    I mean a palladium cathode electrolyzer for heavy water.

  • GreenWin

    Looks like any investment will be a personal investment from Gates. Which means he can stipulate where the money is spent. Since ITER is not interested in cold fusion – ITER is out. That leaves Violante’s unit at ENEA, which focuses on cold fusion. This the unit that DARPA contracts with on their cold fusion projects – otherwise classified.

    • Frank Acland

      The Italian media reports made it sound like the Gates foundation was looking to invest funds, not Gates personally.

      • Aleksandr Albert

        With the exception of Warren Buffet’s significant contribution, I believe all of the foundation’s funds come from Gates’ personal wealth