Collaboration With Readers Making a Difference at Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics (Updated)

There is somewhat of a transformation taking place at the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi’s blog. For a long time it has been a place where people could read articles and ask questions of Mr. Rossi about his work and progress on the E-Cat, and in that role it has proved to be a valuable source of information for anyone wanting to keep up with the E-Cat story.

What’s happening now is very interesting. Since Rossi appealed for help in trying to source turbines that would help him produce electricity efficiently, there has been a large number of apparently very qualified people sending him suggestions and giving him advice on how to proceed. Rossi has become the student in many ways and seems to be very receptive to ideas that are coming to him.

Rossi recently stated, “Nevertheless I am working hard to make electric power. I will get it, do not worry, because I am receiving a tremendous help from our Readers.”

It all shows what a valuable tool the Internet can be in the development of new ideas, and specifically, new inventions. It is tremendously helpful if you can find ways to attract the best minds to help you deal with difficult problems. Rossi has helped himself be communicating openly and warmly with his readers (he always thanks his readers for suggestions); this encourages people to try and help him.

It also helps that Rossi is working on a technology that can affect everyone on the planet — we are consumers of energy, and we have a vested interest in finding solutions to energy related problems, so there is a great incentive to help Rossi succeed.

So if you want to help Mr. Rossi succeed with his E-Cat invention and you have an idea that you think could help, just go to the Journal of Nuclear Physics and send him a message in the comments area — he’s reading them all.


Since I wrote this yesterday there there are more signs that Rossi’s readers are making a difference in his quest for efficient electricity production at low temperatures. In response to a suggestion from a reader regarding increasing steam temperature, Rossi responded,

“Very good question: yes, it is possible, but the higher we go, the more complicated the system becomes. For this reason we are trying to resolve at lower T. I must say that in these days, thanks to the help of all the Readers who sent comments on this issue, we made enormous progress. Maybe we will be faster than expected.” (emphasis added)