Martin Fleischmann, one of the top electrochemists in the world died last Friday (8/3/2012). The so-called Cold Fusion controversy, he triggered in 1989, will be remembered as the most unusual episode in history of science, no matter what the final verdict (about the claimed discovery of the new form of pollution-free energy) will be. Why were top PhD--level scientists, equipped with scientific methodology, not able to solve the controversy during the last 23 years?
I personally participated in still ongoing CF debates and research since 2003, as described in:
"Cold Fusion Is Not Voodoo Science;" at:
Ludwik Kowalski, Ph.D. (see Wikipedia)
The inserted image with Fleischmann (holding a wineglass) was taken during a scientific conference in 2003.