Hydrogen and oxygen, the components of water are two of the most reactive elements on Earth. Electrolysis, the process of extracting them from water as gas, has been known to science for nearly 200 years. This knowledge has enabled us to develop fuels. Some of which are used to propel manned rockets into space. Though powerful, these chemical fuels don’t hold a candle to the energy released of a nuclear reaction. The fire of this miracle was at the heart of what Pons and Fleishman offered to the world, with their ground breaking cold fusion process.