Orbo or Bust

Steorn Orbo

It’s been nearly a year since I last mentioned Steorn, the Irish company making the rather massive claim about inventing a Free Energy device.

A lot of people, including myself, were skeptical of Steorn’s press announcement and had doubts that it was perhaps just some PR thing. Since my last post though, they’ve named the technology ‘Orbo’ and apparently had the theory behind it evaluted by a (vetted) panel of (supposedly) highly qualified people.

I’ve had half an eye on their progress, but there hasn’t really been anything interesting to report, until now. Yup, apparently, they’ll be demonstrating Orbo technology in public for the first time tomorrow…

Ladies and gentlemen, place your bets.

Comments on: "Orbo or Bust" (5)

  1. This really is a strange one. Part of me thinks it is a big joke and bound to fail and the other part of me really hopes it works. I mean forget the science part for a moment and just think of it this way, can you come up with a better way to end a good number of the problems in the middle east than completely doing away with the need for oil???

    On an unrelated note what are your thoughts on catherine tate as the new doctor who companion? Personally I think they should get Carey Mulligan back as Sally Sparrow…she hot!

  2. Oh look, they are experiencing technical difficulties…does that mean it is not working? I am feeling more and more that this is an elaborate hoax.

  3. I don’t really get the whole energy can’t be created or destroyed thing anyway. Surely when I turn a light on, then turn it off again that light energy is lost. Ok, the bulb will generate some heat, which then cools down and is also lost. Especially if the light is in the fridge. Ho-hum.

    The middle east might turn into chaos without any money coming into the region from oil!

    And, yes, it should definitely have been that Sally Sparrow bird. I can’t stand Catherine Tate and she was crap in the Christmas special, so I can’t see me watching the next series much. Verrrry disappointing news that. Not sure what they were thinking there.

  4. Oooh the 4 live demo cameras are up and working. Although the device itself isn’t actually moving.

    [update] I see Steorn have made an announcement that the demo has been postponed UFN. [/update]

  5. I am not all that surprised that it got cancelled, sounding more and more like a hoax. Plus the reason they gave was incredibly lame, it got a bit hot because of the lights. I wouldn’t be surprised it it turned out the thing only worked in their lab. Something in the lab was making it work and no one noticed.

    As for the lightbulb thing. You lightbulbs don’t produce energy, they turn electrical energy into heat and light. When you switch it off the electrical energy is still there just not in use. I will be honest and say I don’t really understand what happens to the energy that turns into heat and light. I suspect it has something to do with potential energy but I am not sure. For example a rock had potential energy, you can drop the rock and the energy is transfered into motion, or you can split its atoms and destroy the world…ok I am making stuff up now. Look it up on wikipedia, I am sure they know.

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