Steorn: again, with the free energy thing


Image of Steorn's energy machine from story about Steorn at Depleted Cranium.

Steorn, the Ireland-based company that says it has a technology that produces more energy than it uses (aka, perpetual motion), has redesigned its website with a new video containing testimonies from scientists and engineers excited about the technology, dubbed Orbo. It's also announced a program to give free, non-commercial development licenses to 300 engineering companies.

[T]he Steorn site now features a page briefly explaining how Orbo works, and announces a series of talks to be given at engineering universities around the world, beginning in the Middle East this month, continuing to Europe in the summer, and finishing in the United States in autumn. It looks like Steorn is going ahead with the plans they announced in December, to begin the commercialization of Orbo in February. If it weren't for the fact that Orbo is supposed to be impossible, and that there still remains not a single photo or video of a spinning, self-sustaining device anywhere on Steorn's site, this would look like any other exciting but routine product launch. Orbo's promise of free energy feels closer than ever today, but yet again it's still too early to be certain that this isn't all just smoke and mirrors. Hopefully we'll learn more soon as these 300 engineers sign up and begin to try to replicate Orbo on their own.

Steorn opens Orbo to developers