Steorn to demo Orbo before next summer. Maybe.

Remember Steorn? That wacky Irish dot-com company who claimed they had a magnetic device that broke the first law of thermodynamics and produced more energy than it used? Who have refused to allow scientists to examine their device (which they call “Orbo”)? Who tried to demonstrate Orbo in London last year, only to see that demo fail because of – their claim – heat from the lights? Or not?

I’ve been checking Google periodically for any news about Steorn, but have seen nothing since summer 2007’s demo comedy act. The absence of any public info means that the forum on Steorn’s web site has degeneratedinto the typical internet staples of politics and religion.

I missed this August article in Ireland’s Sunday Tribune, however. In it, Steorn claim they’re still working on their validation process and will probably unveil Orbo before next summer.

Ooh. The anticipation.

How Orbo works