steorn.jpgSteorn, a private Irish company, is making the controversial claim that it has developed a source of free, clean and constant energy — self-generating with no dependence on other materials.

The company calls the product “Orbo,” and says it is based upon the “principle of time variant magneto-mechanical interactions:”

There’s a lot of hype flowing out of London, where the company is supposed to demonstrate Orbo tomorrow (July 5th) at the Kinetica Museum. It was supposed to be today, but it was delayed. Picture left is from Engadget. Sounds like quite the hoax, if you ask us. It apparently will demo the illumination of a light-bulb, according to a blog following the story.

The company says Orbo produces energy without needing external material sources, that it produces no emissions, and that energy will continue to be produced indefinitely –with the exception of mechanical failure. It says it has declined to take financial support while the technology awaits scientific validation from some 22 world experts.

According to the company:

…Orbo technology is a violation of the principle of conservation of energy, perhaps the most fundamental of scientific principles. The principle of the conservation of energy states that energy can neither be created or destroyed, it can only change form…

…The core output from our Orbo technology is mechanical. This mechanical energy can be converted into electrical energy using standard generator technology either by integrating such technology directly with Orbo or by connecting the mechanical output from Orbo to the generation technology. The efficiency of such mechanical/electrical conversions is highly dependent on the components used and is also a function of size.

Orbo technology is subject to continuous development. This development is focused on improving the manufacturability of the technology, production costs and power density. Orbo was initially developed as using stop-start mechanisms (with a power density of 0.5 Watts per cm3), Steorn is currently finalizing the development of constant motion systems and a significant improvement in power density is anticipated.

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