Trained as a physicist, Mr. Menichella writes on science topics and has several published books with titles such as “Interstellar Travel” and “Future Worlds“. He worked as a press officer at the headquarters of Italy’s Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) and was an organizer of the conference Has cold fusion become a reality? held in Viareggio, Italy this past July.
In the book’s Preface, free to download here, Mr. Menichella recalls how as a child he was attracted to
“an “eighth-century” physics – a kind of physics that allows you to make an important discovery in a one-room laboratory while spending only a little money – exactly the opposite of today’s physics, which requires research machines that are increasingly large and expensive, and have to be run by ever-larger teams of scientists.”
He contrasts the increased complexity of scientific experiments over the last millenia with the relatively simple components of Andrea A. Rossi’s Energy Catalyzer; his book is, in part, intended as an aid to the curious and capable in their attempts to re-construct the revolutionary energy-producing device. Chapters like How Is An E-Cat Made? and Discovering The Setup are a compilation of the publicly known information organized as an orderly reference, while Towards A Possible Theory surveys the ideas that have been offered as an explanation of the phenomen.
Ever wonder what the special ingredient that makes the E-Cat have such a high thermal energy ratio is?
You have only to turn to Chapter 5 The Secret Catalyst for Mr. Menichella’s input.
Sergio Focardi, a physicist whose long-time research in nickel-hydrogen systems makes him one of a handful of experts in this technology, was interviewed by by Mr. Menichella during the conference in Viareggio. You can watch a video of that interview in Italian here.
It’s not easy to keep track of all the E-Cat clues. Message board posts, emails, and YouTubes are constantly updating the cloud with freshly revised data. Maybe “the book arrives too late”, but this early effort at summarizing what is known about the Energy Catalyzer is sure to be one of many undertakings that attempt to document this revolutionary energy technology in book form, and Mr. Menichella’s background makes him ideal to detail this process, as well as the figures leading it forward.
And as this technology matures from Mystery Science to Household Appliance, we can look forward to many sequels.
Mario Menichello homepage in English.
Viareggio Cold Fusion conference: Science, politics, and an Italian cometitor by Ivy Matt July 23, 20011
Sergio Focardi The Father of Ni-H Cold Fusion from 22 passi d-amore e dintorni April 14, 2011
Consulente Energia http://www.consulente-energia.com
Instituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare http://www.infn.it/indexen.php
The Virtual Marshall McLuhan by Donald Theall The book arrives too late, quoting Lamartine 1830 page 285