On January 24, the always honest Steve Krivit posted, “The contract ended on January 15 and has been canceled by the university,” Braga said. “Therefore, there is no further relationship between the university and Rossi or his company.” (http://blog.newenergytimes.com/2012/01/24/university-of-bologna-terminates-relationship-with-rossi/)
What is the truth.
I sought a source that is closer than the memory of someone with a well-established bias, and found this:
Here is the text of the announcement of the University:
“E-CAT: DECLARATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS UNIVERSITY ‘OF BOLOGNA
Bologna, January 25, 2012 – The Department of Physics, University of Bologna says that the contract signed in June 2011 between the Department of Physics and the EFA Ltd. (the company owned by Italian Andrea Rossi) was terminated due to failure to meet the conditions of the terms. There’s no relationship between the Department and the EFA Ltd. in connection with this contract. However, the Department of Physics has made available its experience and its equipment to carry out independent measurements on the production of heat by the equipment’s e-cat in order to provide an answer to the entire scientific community and the general public about the phenomenon. The measurement results will be published.
http://radio.rcdc.it/archives/e-cat-unibo-chiude-il-contratto-ma-apre-alla-ricerca-sulla-fusione-fredda-94100/ as translated by google translate.
Has google translate done a poor job, or is the U. of Bologna stating that they intend to give the world what we really want to know — a test only confirmed excess heat for an extended period of time as measured by a truly independent source, and PUBLISHED!
Krivit’s bad news looks like good news to me. I don’t want to wait 2 years for the U. of Bologna to burn a half-million bucks to do their highfalutin analysis. By then I expect to have my car running on e-cat power (yes, I’ll have to do the conversion myself.) I want a 7 day test that establishes the bottom line.