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One of the greatest discoveries ever made, and nobody knows it.

It was 1989 when two world class chemists went from their university basement lab to global phenom after they started making excess heat energy in tiny table-top beakers containing electrolyzed-metal and water. It was a breakthrough that could provide a next-generation atomic power from the hydrogen in water. But not everybody was happy, and the difficulty in reproducing this Anomalous Heat Effect caused the bulk of mainstream science to virulently reject the claims, banishing the science to oblivion.

But the heat keeps coming, and nothing can stop the few intrepid cold fusion researchers from finding the mechanism that produces this ultra-clean, energy-dense, scalable and de-centralized powercell – and save the planet, before it’s too late.

Based on true events, Discover Cold Fusion has text assembled by Ruby Carat and art by Matt Howarth. Chemists and cold fusion scientists Michael McKubre and Melvin Miles consulted on story elements.

The complex story of cold fusion is distilled into 32-pages of B&W comics and begins with a historical tour of human energy use.  Drs. Martin Fleischmann and Stanley Pons are introduced as scientists who discovered an atomic effect that contradicted the prevailing paradigm of nuclear theory, and threatened the identity – and funding – of conventional physicists. The newly discovered field of Condensed Matter Nuclear Science almost ended before it even began. But success is assured with the global cast of dedicated CMNS scientists on a mission to develop a new zero-carbon, ultra-clean energy technology for the planet, and our common future.

In many cases, actual reported quotes* are used as text.  Characters from agencies and government are shown symbolically as icons, not individuals, and some characters are amalgams of multiple people.

It is not “the” story of cold fusion, but “a” story of cold fusion, one of the millions of tales yet to be told.  This comic book story is only a slice of the continuing drama and excitement of the discovery of cold fusion

A graphic novel of science at its best – and its worst!

Now Available at Curtis-Press

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Artist Matt Howarth has an attic full of sci-fi.

Ruby Carat at the 22nd International Conference on Condensed Matter Nuclear Science Poster session [video] by Gennadiy Tarassenko

*Original Historical References:

  • Fire From Ice Searching for Truth behind the Cold Fusion Furor, Eugene Mallove [1991 Reprint]
  • Nuclear Transmutation, Tadahiko Mizuno [1998 Hardcover]
  • Excess Heat Why Cold Fusion Research Prevailed, Charles Beaudette with Foreword by Sir Arthur C. Clarke and Introduction by David J. Nagel [2002 2nd Edition]
  • Cold Fusion and the Future Jed Rothwell [2004 .pdf]
  • The Science of the Cold Fusion Phenomenon Hideo Kozima [2006 Hardcover]
  • The Science of Low Energy Nuclear Reactions A Comprehensive Compilation of Evidence and Explanations about Cold Fusion, Edmund Storms [2007 Hardcover]
  • The Explanation of Low Energy Nuclear Reaction: An Examination of the Relationship Between Observation and Explanation, Edmund Storms [2014 Paperback]
  • Fusion in All Its Forms with Preface by Dr. Stanley Pons, Jean-Paul Biberian [2015 Paperback]
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