Popular Mechanics Covers Rossi/IH Conflict

David Hambling has covered the LENR story over the years, previously writing articles about it in Wired UK. Today he has written an article about the latest developmens that has been published in Popular Mechanics titled “In Cold Fusion 2.0, Who’s Scamming Whom?”

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/energy/a20454/in-cold-fusion-20-whos-scamming-whom/

You will see some now-familar facts and claims (to people here) connected the lawsuit in the article, along with some familiar names quoted (including yours truly). I think Hambling has done a very good job of highlighting the important aspects of the case and help people not familiar with the details get up to speed.

It does give an indication that something is going on with cold fusion. All the money now involved in the affair does suggest that there are well financed people, countries and organizations willing to at least place a bet on it.

  • Private Citizen

    If PM admits that “something is going on” in LENR, then the official Propaganda Ministry might be making its move. PM seems always to mouth the govt. line, once going so far as to deny Area 51 even existed.

  • Private Citizen

    If PM admits that “something is going on” in LENR, then the official Propaganda Ministry might be making its move. PM seems always to mouth the govt. line, once going so far as to deny Area 51 even existed.

    • Bob

      I had to reply about the “official Propagranda Ministry” post.
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      The general news media will publish anything that sells, regardless. Bigfoot or Kim Kardashian, it does not really matter, if it sells they will publish.
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      If there was a Propaganda Ministry, then Obama would have no criticisms published, Hillary would be squeaky clean, Benghazi did not even happen and Bill “never had se_” with that intern!.
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      When the conservatives were in control, then Bush would have been the smartest man on the planet and Reaganomics would have been “proven” to be the best system in the world!.
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      Be real! The Dems and Republicans are so against each other and full of vitrol that they would/could not keep ANYTHING silent if it could be used against the other. If the Democrats thought that “BIG OIL” was not letting the Republicans use CF/LENR as a campaign plank, the Dems would be shouting it from every rooftop. Likewise the Republicans if they thought the Dems was holding out.
      There is NO collusion between those two parties. They have become diametrically opposed! Even if they were, then people like Trump, Sanders and other “outsiders” would be using it to their advantage.
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      No, I personally do not believe there is any official propaganda ministry. I do think that main stream media is too lazy / too uneducated to really search out the facts when it comes to science. They are too busy sniffing out Kim Kardashian news. (Stuff that really sells… er… is important!) So they blindly accept anything that Academics tell them and do no further searching. I DO believe that academics is generally self-censored. Occasionally you will get a journalist (such as Mr. Hambling) that takes some initiative and actually does a little investigating. If the news media put as much effort into science as they do the Kardashians or Mr. /Mrs./Ms. Jenner, then we would know much more.!.
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      However, science does not sell in our uneducated, dumbed down society. 🙁

  • psi2u2

    Overall, a very fair summary.

  • psi2u2

    Overall, a very fair summary.

  • Mats002

    I am glad they included MFMP and replicators in the artice!

  • Mats002

    I am glad they included MFMP and replicators in the artice!

  • I don’t understand why he didn’t mention the patents Industrial Heat has filed or that Brillouin Energy is another company that claims to be using “Cold Fusion” too. The media only seems to focus on Rossi and not the other millions of dollars being invested by serious people totally outside his sphere of influence. This type of article makes it appear that Rossi is operating without competition. Also, very little information is provided on IH. Its clear to me that some powers that be want to remove Rossi from the competition. Steven Krivit is unnaturally fixated on Rossi. If Rossi was really a fraud there would be no reason for Krivit to hate him so much, just ignore him and let him implode on his own. Money talks, IH investing 11 millions dollars into Rossi was not mistake on their part.

    • kdk

      He mentioned all of those briefly, if not dollar amounts. The barely contained, at best, prejudice against Rossi is going to be in all of the Mainstream coverage.

    • Anon2012_2014

      “I don’t understand why he didn’t mention the patents Industrial Heat has filed or that Brillouin Energy”

      It is called journalism to sell page hits. Writing about Rossi gets a crowd reaction — it is a no brainer. In the old days it was called yellow journalism. Writers focus on what sells ad copy. No surprise, just journalist acting in their rational self interest.

    • SG

      I actually think the article could have been much worse for Mr. Rossi. All in all, for a mainstream article, it gave a pretty balanced take. Now, as known among the LENR community, the patents filed by IH on e-Cat technology speak to a significant contradiction in IH’s public statement and apparent behind-the-scenes attacks on Mr. Rossi. But for a more general audience, maybe the author felt it was too complicated to delve into. It will very likely be, however, a central issue in the litigation.

  • I don’t understand why he didn’t mention the patents Industrial Heat has filed or that Brillouin Energy is another company that claims to be using “Cold Fusion” too. The media only seems to focus on Rossi and not the other millions of dollars being invested by serious people totally outside his sphere of influence. This type of article makes it appear that Rossi is operating without competition. Also, very little information is provided on IH. Its clear to me that some powers that be want to remove Rossi from the competition. Steven Krivit is unnaturally fixated on Rossi. If Rossi was really a fraud there would be no reason for Krivit to hate him so much, just ignore him and let him implode on his own. Money talks, IH investing 11 millions dollars into Rossi was not mistake on their part.

    • kdk

      He mentioned all of those briefly, if not dollar amounts. The barely contained, at best, prejudice against Rossi is going to be in all of the Mainstream coverage.

    • Anon2012_2014

      “I don’t understand why he didn’t mention the patents Industrial Heat has filed or that Brillouin Energy”

      It is called journalism to sell page hits. Writing about Rossi gets a crowd reaction — it is a no brainer. In the old days it was called yellow journalism. Writers focus on what sells ad copy. No surprise, just journalist acting in their rational self interest.

    • SG

      I actually think the article could have been much worse for Mr. Rossi. All in all, for a mainstream article, it gave a pretty balanced take. Now, as known among the LENR community, the patents filed by IH on e-Cat technology speak to a significant contradiction in IH’s public statement and apparent behind-the-scenes attacks on Mr. Rossi. But for a more general audience, maybe the author felt it was too complicated to delve into. It will very likely be, however, a central issue in the litigation.

      • Michael W Wolf

        It was a good article. I had no problem with it. But Frank and Bob being quoted by popular mechanics? Way to go fellas, you made us all proud I am sure.

  • Adam Lepczak

    Good article for MP. And Frank and MFMP’s Bob are being quoted…Our Stars 🙂
    Something is in the air

  • Alan DeAngelis

    What a relief! I was waiting with bated breath to hear from someone from ITER.

  • Alan DeAngelis

    What a relief! I was waiting with bated breath to hear from someone from ITER.

  • Andrew

    I love how krivits comments are large font and bold yellow. To me it seems the author is actually mocking him.

  • Andrew

    I love how krivits comments are large font and bold yellow. To me it seems the author is actually mocking him.