UPDATE: Stephen asked Andrea Rossi today on the Journal of Nuclear Physics if the test went well, and how Rossi himself was feeling about the work:
September 18, 2020 at 5:12 PM
The test of today, that was very important, has been positive.
The next week we will continue to work.
In this period I am very focused, but I don’t feel happy, proud of nervous: just taking extremely seriously what we are doing, every particular of it.
Andrea Rossi has reported that today, September 18, 2020, there is an important test scheduled with the testers who are currently visiting his lab at an undisclosed location in Europe.
So far, he says that the testing has gone ‘well’, and that the mood of the testers is ‘positive’. On the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Bill Conley asked some questions about the testing that has been done so far:
September 17, 2020 at 9:32 AM
I’m very encouraged by the current testing going on in your lab and wish you continued success with them. A few questions if you can:
1) Do the current 3rd Party tests include the replication of tests they previously viewed remotely via Skype?
2) If so, did the 3rd Party bring their own instruments to perform these tests?
3) If so, have the results of the remote and in-person tests been consistent so far?
4) Do any of these tests involve examination of the reactor core before and after operation (or will it remain sealed)?
September 17, 2020 at 11:58 AM
So, according to Rossi, these testers have previously seen the E-Cat SKL via Skype video conferencing, and what they are seeing now first hand is confirming that performance, which of course is very important, since it would be much harder to fake a test with people who are doing hands-on testing with their own instruments.
Now what further testing could be deemed by Rossi to be so important is unclear this point. Maybe the visitors will be trying to do some tests of their own, that Rossi himself had not done.
Robert Dorr today asked about the response of the testers to the things they have been witnessing:
September 17, 2020 at 9:33 PM
I understand that the people doing the test must be a combination of scientist and/or engineer. With respect that they have a scientific background, before the test began, I would think that they must have been a bit skeptical that your device would work as well as you had described. During the test have they expressed their surprise that, yes indeed, it does work just as you indicated? Have they ever expressed amazement that someone has been able to construct such a device? People, including myself, are getting very excited with your success so far. Keep up your fantastic work, I have a feeling you will be totally successful.
September 18, 2020 at 3:27 AM
I’d say yes to your questions, that make sense.
Thanks for the kind sustain,