Steorn: finally backing down on claims?

I’ve been blogging since 2006 about Irish company Steorn, ever since they claimed they’d created a device that broke the laws of physics and created more energy than it used. You can read the laughable history here.

Every once in a while I check in to see if anything’s happening: if any ludicrous new claims have been made, or any new demonstrations have failed (as they always have). There’s been no significant events, but there does seem to be an implicit admission in their website. The claims seem to have softened:

Delayed magnetic field propagation is a limited area of exploration within the physics community…The development of this technology is continuous as work progresses to the end goal of providing a safe, stable and continuous electrical power output.

They also talk about the experience in “e-commerce, anti-fraud, and energy” projects. If they still believed they had a machine that could solve the world’s energy problems it seems unlikely they’d list it third.

At least they’ve finally come to their senses. I hope no one outside the company lost any money on all that nonsense.

Steorn: now with even more forms of an Orbo that doesn’t work

A few months ago Irish company Steorn gave their final demonstration of Orbo, the whirling magnetic device that they claim creates more energy than it uses but which demonstrated nothing to anyone.

Now Steorn are back. And this time they have another version of the device that doesn’t do what it says: and it’s solid state.

I have no idea how a supposed whirling magnetic energy-maker can be made without any moving parts. Although I guess it’s no more ludicrous than the whole creating-free-energy idea.

For a good laugh, read the Steorn public forum.

Steorn: still a steaming pile of crap

Overnight someone posted a comment on one of my previous posts about Steorn, an Irish company who claim they have a device that can create more energy than it uses, and how they’ve recently released their technology that does this, called Orbo.

Let’s forget that they tried to demonstrate it a few years ago in London, and failed. Or that they attracted a group of independent scientists who said there’s no evidence of what Steorn says.

Now they’ve released Orbo. But “released” means a video on their website, plus some streams of a whirling plastic device. What does that prove? Nothing.

But wait! This device isn’t the same as the one they trumpeted before. Initially they said that Orbo worked with permanent magnets. Now they’re using electromagnets (i.e., magnets powered by electricity) with a battery in the circuit. They claim the device is powering the battery. Who can say?

But wait again! They’re also launching the Steorn Knowledge Development Base (SKDB)! Jut pay 419 Euros and you’re in! Then maybe you’ll see the light.

There’s nothing here that demonstrates Steorn and Orbo and their over-unity claims are anything more than a load of bollocks.

Steorn launches Orbo

I’ve blogged about Irish company Steorn – who claim their Orbo device breaks physics and produces more energy than it uses – before.

I’m told they’ve finally released Orbo. I’m on my way to work now, but will look for info later with keen interest and blog something about what’s up.

If their claims are true, perhaps being “released” means Orbo has grown, assimilated a consciousness, and is already doing its own press conferences.

The jury is in: no free energy from Steorn

Long-time readers will know I’ve followed the story of Steorn, the Irish company that claimed they’d made a permanent-magnetic device that produced more energy than it consumed (which is impossible).

A couple of years ago Steorn selected a jury of scientists and engineers to evaluate their free-energy technology (all demonstration attempts since then have failed).

That jury reported yesterday. Surprise, surprise: it doesn’t work.

Of course, Steorn has said that it’s resolved many of the issues that the jury observed. Right.

And all great jokes begin as bullshit

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