I must confess that I am a 'believer' in 'cold-fusion', since Pons and Fleischmann have published their results.
Even if those results were never reliably and consistently reproduced (or at least not accepted as such by the scientific community).
A reason for still believing in their results was this patent that I found many years ago, about generating neutrons with a device
inspired by the Pons-Fleischmann experiment:http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Pars ... lattice%29
When the US government (actually the Navy) patents something, it's probably not a bogus technology.
Now back to the Rossi reactor: if it's a scam, it's going to be exposed as such within 4-5 months.
The Defkalion company that manufactures the reactors plans to make and sell 300,000 a year, as home heaters.
With a power of about 20-30 kW, and much more expensive than the gas heaters. We'll see who will buy them.
They say that first the home heaters / reactors have to pass the Greek government's inspection for safety.
Hmm, I wish this wouldn't depend on the Greek government, it has the least credibility in the whole UE now...
A couple of worrisome points: the minimum operating capacity is 2.5 kW, I wonder what could happen if you run out of
water (like when the water company does some digging / repairing)? Would the reactor suffer the equivalent of a melt-down?
According to the reports, a nominal 10 kW unit can ocasionally reach 130 kW, could this be a the path to a chain reaction?
If the technology works and is not a scam, with 300,000 units operational that could be turned into nuclear bombs, then
the end of this civilization could come by 21st December 2012... Hmm, I think I should hope it's a scam...