There have been comparisons made between the development of cold fusion technology, especially the E-Cat, to the development of the internal combustion engine.
After all, those not familiar with history are doomed to repeat it. In 1886, the first automobile was constructed by Karl Benz in Germany. And yet, it took 50 years for an industry to develop and produce a car that could be useful to the public in general. The technology was there – the science of the internal combustion engine, but the engineering process took a long time.
Another example of engineering not keeping up with technology is the fact that it took so long to bring computers into the open market. Computers have actually been around since 1945. But we all know that it was only a short 20 years ago that computers were actually applicable to home situations.
With E-Cat technology, the heat necessary to produce steam has been accomplished, but not for a long period of time. The science is there, but even Rossi is re-engineering his work in an attempt to lengthen the duration of the provision of heat. At least, that is the supposition, since Rossi doesn’t tell anybody what he is doing. It could be that his engineering is equal to the science, and he’s just planning out the manufacturing and distribution. Some say that the engineering process is no faster than it has been in the past, but I’m not so sure of that. With the involvement of computer modeling, the engineering process is much faster than ever before.
Whether the delay in release of power units that use LENR technology is due to science or engineering, the world awaits this eco-friendly power source.