I didn't find the story discouraging so much as just pragmatic, Piantelli has
papers, reproducible experiments and decades more experience than Rossi. Even
Rossi's head start / foundation was built on Piantelli's research and any new
efforts by NASA or other entities are much easier to justify based on
Piantelli's research than Rossi's. Due diligence puts Piantelli over Rossi
regarding risk mitigation. I still wish Rossi luck with his financial
enterprise but it is going to take a national lab to finally understand and
optimize this effect.
From: Akira Shirakawa [mailto:shirakawa.ak...@gmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 2:00 PM
Subject: EXTERNAL: [Vo]:Regarding Rossi and NASA (+ some Piantelli news)
Have a read at Krivit's latest blog post here:
NASA Advances Evaluation of Piantelli’s LENR Research
Short URL: http://goo.gl/Ei9jW
(which is quite interesting and I recommend to read it entirely,
although that partially goes outside the scope of this thread).
Excerpt from the end of the article:
> On Sept. 5 and 6, a team comprising representatives from an investment group
> and NASA visited Andrea Rossi’s showroom in Bologna. The team went there with
> an explicit agreement about test parameters and opportunities to observe and
> evaluate Rossi’s claims. They did not observe any positive results.
This isn't very encouraging news. Assuming that Krivit's sources are
correct, could this be the reason why Rossi is repeatedly denying any
involvement with NASA? Or maybe it's Krivit's misinterpretation of the
actual happenings instead?