I was fascinated last night to read the report published by Alexander G. Parkhomov regarding his replication attempt of the Lugano-style Hot Cat. One of the things that I have hoped would be the result of the Lugano report is that skilled interested parties, who are curious and adventurous, would do exactly what Mr. Parkhomov has done (and what the MFMP plans to do), which is to try to build a LENR reactor based on information found in the Lugano Hot Cat report.
Alexander Parkhomov has taken the bull by the horns and just gone ahead with a replication effort — and what I find most encouraging about his report is that he seems to have achieved positive results on the first attempt! Of course he has not achieved the COP levels that the Lugano team reached with Rossi’s reactor, but I don’t think that’s an issue here. The most important thing is that someone has stepped up and shown that it is possible to get interesting results, and I think the consequences of this could be profound.
Individual scientists, companies, and academic institutions could start taking the E-Cat more seriously with this credible replication effort now made published. There are a number of motivating factors that could come into play now, such as: intellectual/scientific curiosity, fear of being left behind in the business world, desires for fame, desires for profit, desires to help the environment and/or humanity, etc.
We have seen again and again throughout history that when there is a spark of hope that something can be achieved, human ingenuity and ambition can drive some people to put forward tremendous efforts, resulting in remarkable achievements.
Look at what has happened over the last century or so in the fields of transportation, communications, computing and other technological fields. Things that were once considered either impossible or miraculous are now commonplace.
I think the Parkhomov could be a catalyst that will start a much more serious look at the E-Cat now, and wheels will now start turning in various venues to continue experimentation and research in this fascinating field of LENR