An update from the Athanor Group
|June 5, 2012||Posted by Jack Cole under Athanor - Pirelli High School|
In late April, teachers and students from Pirelli High School in Italy, claimed to have produced a cold fusion reactor that was said to produce up to 400% energy output over the energy used to power the device. The school filed for patent protection and has released the design of the apparatus to the general public. This was a welcome and laudable approach.
The Italian blog 22 PASSI, has released an email with an update on progress with independent testing. The post was translated from Italian by Google, so I have gleaned what I can from the machine translated text. In short, it appears that work has begun on cloning the reactor to be tested in an independent laboratory. The results of the testing will be released when they become available.
While it is laudable that the design has been released to the general public, I would propose a more thorough exposition of building the device. Specifically, what I would like to see is a detailed parts list with manufacturer part numbers. When looking at the design that has been released, it is difficult to discern what exactly all the parts are and where they could be obtained. I suppose for someone very accustomed to this type of equipment, it might be fairly obvious. Truth be told, I would like to build one myself, as I am sure many amateur experimentalists would like to as well.