Looks like the "device" isn't as solid as reported:
"Rossi and Focardi say the device works by infusing heated hydrogen into nickel, transmuting it into copper and producing heat. An international patent application has received an unfavorable international preliminary report on patentability because it seemed to "offend against the generally accepted laws of physics and established theories" and to overcome this problem the application should have contained either experimental evidence or a firm theoretical basis in current scientific theories.
The device was demonstrated to an invited audience several times, and commented on by various academics and others, but was not independently tested. In October 2011 Mark Gibbs of Forbes observed: "until a verifiably objective analysis is conducted by an independent third party that confirms the results match the claims there's no real news". In May 2013 he responded to a paper by scientists from Italian and Swedish Universities: "But much to my ... surprise, a report by credible, independent third parties is exactly what we got."
Professor Ugo Bardi of the University of Florence, noting contradictory claims made by Rossi regarding the emission or non-emission of gamma radiation, the location of a supposed factory – in Florida, or not in the United States at all – and the fact that some of his supporters are apparently deserting him, said "...the E-Cat has reached the end of the line. It still maintains some faithful supporters, but, most likely, it will soon fade away in the darkness of pathological science, where it belongs"."
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