This "Proell Effect" and this Kenneth Rauen guy make me laugh. I googled him and found his resume, which I print below (tabulation a bit garbled in transfer but you will still see what he has done in life): PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Self-employed Alternative energy research and consulting. 2002 to present Cold Fusion Laboratory Manager and Research Scientist for New Energy Technology, Inc. Research Laboratory, NERL, a division of CFTI. Perform- 1999 to 2002 ing frontier physics investigations into alternative energy, primarily in cold fusion, aether energy, and advanced thermo- dynamics. Contributing author and reviewing scientist for Infinite Energy magazine, another division of CFTI. Carl Zeiss IMT Field Service Representative installing, calibrating, and Corporation repairing coordinate measuring machines, primarily in 1996 to 1999 the automotive and machine tool industries. Roberts Sinto Field Service Representative building, installing, and Corporation starting up sand casting presses for the foundry industry, 1994 to 1995 primarily at the Ford Windsor Casting Plant. D&B Engineering Field Service Representative building, installing, and 1994 to 1995 starting up automatic fluid fill machinery for automobile assembly plants. Self-employed Instrumentation Subcontractor in the waterworks industry. 1993 to 1994 Wild Apple Industrial Hygienist, consultation and measurement of Enterprises, Ltd. noise and chemical exposures in industry. 1989 to 1993 LCS Controls, Inc. Field Service Engineer, industrial process controls for 1984 to 1989 freshwater and wastewater treatment plants, and hydropower. Producers Color Injection Molding Specialist, in charge of the replication Service, Inc. process for laser video disc manufacturing in research and 1981 to 1983 pilot plant production (just prior to the advent of CDs). Ford Motor Co. Laboratory Test Engineer at the Milan Plastics Plant, testing 1978 to 1981 raw materials and finished parts to engineering specifications. EDUCATION University of Detroit Bachelors of Science, Chemistry, 1978 UNQUOTE So here we have someone who has bummed around for years in lowly positions in a disparate range of different industries, none of them remotely connected with thermodynamic research, who suddenly has shown that he can break the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. If I were interviewing someone like this for a position, I'd be asking searching questions about why he has not stuck at any line of work and after 20 years of working life was still a Field Rep - the grade at which people generally join an organisation. I smell a scam here.