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28-11-2006, 22:24   #1
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Free energy!

Anyone know what happened to that Irish company that claimed to be able to produce free energy, I think it was earlier this year?

Edit: think they were called Storm or Steorm, something like that

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28-11-2006, 22:40   #2
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http://www.steorn.net/frontpage/default.aspx
Theres a few posts in here on it.
Looks like no movement since the last we heard of it.....Havent heard anything by email yet.
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basicaly people believe they believe, but don't believe the device

apparently they had a party the other day and invited variosu international forum members/public.


they had one forum member take a long visit at the company which is busy working away preparing to verify and launch the product

they said they were working on another project for water pump for africa, the person visited said she knew who the irish aid guy was.

here's the pics

http://www.flickr.com/photos/88271045@N00/
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Let's hope these folks can rid our world of the ever mounting energy crisis and set humanity free from battling over limited energy resources. By the way, a fusion reactor project in France is also promising almost free energy. It's magnitudes safer than fission reactors since no plutonium is produced as a waste product.
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Let's hope these folks can rid our world of the ever mounting energy crisis and set humanity free from battling over limited energy resources. By the way, a fusion reactor project in France is also promising almost free energy. It's magnitudes safer than fission reactors since no plutonium is produced as a waste product.
I'm hoping that this last statement was made tongue-in-cheek, fusion has been a pipe dream for a long time and is looking that way for a good few years. As for Steorn....a slickly produced PR stunt/scam at best. Why else would the CEO be pimping it in the Economist as opposed to a scientific journal - maximum exposure to a wealthier audience, thats why. Methinks once they've captured enough outside investment you won't be hearing much from them again.
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Methinks once they've captured enough outside investment you won't be hearing much from them again.
I think if you read a bit more into it would will find that they are not taking on any investment . I think the worst that this will turn out to be is a mistake somewhere .
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16-12-2006, 18:07   #7
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Have to say the cynic in me goes withhte make a quick buck and disappear theory. They're a bit short on details of what they are selling/doing/proposing.
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Have they cancelled their ESB connection yet ?
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As far as I know they're still there on the Docklands marvellling at their invention of perpetual motion.
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Press Release from Steorn...

Steorn announces plans for widespread deployment of its free energy technology post-validation

Dublin, 11th January 2007: Steorn, the Irish technology development company, has today announced that its free energy technology will be made widely available to the development community immediately after the independent scientific validation process that is currently underway.

Under the terms of a modified general purpose licence and for a nominal fee, Steorn's intellectual property will be made available concurrently to all interested parties, from individual enthusiasts to larger research organisations. Steorn is taking this bold move to accelerate the deployment and acceptance of its technology for both humanitarian and commercial products.

Steorn's technology is based on the interaction of magnetic fields and allows the production of clean, free and constant energy. The technology can be applied to virtually all devices requiring energy, from cellular phones to cars.

Steorn placed an advertisement in The Economist in August 2006 to attract the attention of the world's leading scientists working in the field of experimental physics. It has now completed the selection of its jury of scientists who have embarked on the testing of the technology prior to publshing their results worldwide.

Sean McCarthy, CEO of Steorn, commented: "We have experienced enormous levels of interest in our free energy technology from the product development community.

"Experience tells us that opening up access to technology to all interested parties via the internet allows for rapid third party development. We believe that our technology can have a profound impact on people's lives and are confident that the delivery of our intellctual property via this type of online development and engineering support environment will lead to the rapid deployment of all kinds of different products."
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Their discussion board has thousands of members only too willing to pay this nominal fee what ever it will be.
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Kinda gives it an open source feel to it .
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Have these people changed the world yet, or what?
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I visit their discussion board every now and then; here is what I can work out...

The technology is to be called ORBO which stands for nothing in particular. They chose it because they already owned the domain orbo.com and they think it’s kind of cool or something.

They have updated their website. It’s now worth a visit.
www.steorn.com

Their development club (The Spud Club) went live a few days ago. This gives some forum members access to some of their secrets and allows them to build their own devices to test the Orbo effect. Members have to sign an NDA. They have been given permission to enter some competition where the prize is one million dollars.

They claim to have made an order for 100,000 "toys" to demonstrate the "Orbo" effect. This perpetual motion machine will be available later this year and could be expensive.

They will demo their device around the world on July 7th which is the day of Al Gores concerts.

The Jury of Twelve which started its work in January have made no statements and are thought to be working away on their thermodynamic analysis and whatnot.

At the end of Quarter 1 (ie April 1st) they claim they will make some technical details known "providing specifics on power density, power to weight and so on."

To summarise, there is still no proof of anything.

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Members have to sign an NDA.
No problem then, since I'd imagine there's feck all to disclose
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