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Device built to characterize the Steorn magnet motor concept, which proves more energy output than is put into the system.  (K-Toy Video; Aug. 30, 2007)
Device built to characterize the Steorn magnet motor concept, which proves more energy output than is put into the system. (K-Toy Video; Aug. 30, 2007)

A compilation of news stories regarding the Dublin, Ireland company, Steorn.

Commenced here as a separate index page Feb. 1, 2010.


In the News

PES Network Coverage

  • ECW Orbo O-Cube Testing Week 1 (Feb 9 — Back Plate Now Removed) – "The OPhone contains a capacitor that directly powers our phone. During extensive use this capacitor may become discharged, however this capacitor is being constantly trickle charged by Orbo. So after a period of time the capacitor will be recharged and the phone will be functional again. In essence the phone is charging itself." (Free Energy Blog; February 13, 2016)
  • Steorn's Orbo Compared to Battery – “OK, so a lot of people are asking what's the difference between an Orbo power cell and traditional batteries.” Batteries store energy, Orbo generates energy, then trickle charges a lithium ion battery.] (Free Energy Blog; February 1, 2016)
  • Steorn's Orbo Power Cell in the News - Article in Dublin Inquirer and BoingBoing are mystified at what seems to them like perpetual motion, not realizing there are 50 plugs into the wheelwork of nature. (Free Energy Blog; December 8, 2015)
  • Featured / Top 5 / For Sale: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    FOR SALE: Steorn's Orbo power cell products available for sale - The Orbo power cell pulls energy from the environment, so it's a small solid state power station that never has to be recharged or plugged in. Two products now available for pre-order are the OPhone and the OCube tablet and phone charger. By summer, they'll have an e-cigarette and computer controller that never have to be plugged in. (PESN; December 3, 2015)
  • Featured / For Sale: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    FOR SALE: Orbo Webinar announcing O-Cube - Full recording, includes Q&A where they took the O-Cube apart for full view of what is inside. Also includes English transcript by Esa Ruoho. Also links to other news coverage on this. If you get one (only 1200 Euros -- ouch), mention PES referred you. (Free Energy Blog; October 28, 2015)
  • Featured: Magnetism > Steorn >
    Steorn's Orbo 'Power Cube' USB Charger - This evening, at Slattery's Pub in Dublin, Steorn will be demonstrating for the first time a system that they say will provide endless power for portable devices. "Witness this Black Beauty charge ppl phones or laptops without ever needing a recharge or external power source." [Pub demo discontinued May 12] (PESWiki; May 8, 2015)
  • Shaun McCarthy posts magnet motor video - Shaun McCarthy posted a video of what looks like a magnet motor at Facebook, saying: "Some birthdays are better than others, even when you are just playing with bluetac!" (Free Energy Blog; March 7, 2014)
  • Is Steorn Getting Ready to Re-emerge? - Shaun McCarthy posted some comments on Facebook which seem to indicate that we might not be too far away from some news from Steorn. “It’s going to be a LOT of fun in the next few weeks, a lot . . . Better suited to this time and this place – going to enjoy every minute of what 2007 should have been – I am a purist OU man, no wires.” (Free Energy Blog; March 6, 2014)
  • Brief Q&A with Steorn - Q. When do you expect HephaHeat to reach market? A. First half of next year. (Free Energy Blog; December 18, 2013)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Toroid > Steorn >
    Orbo and magnetic flux-gating - While the author (Kavee) doesn't know of any bona fide "free energy" proof springing from the Orbo technology, he does think there are several fascinating effects that are worth exploring, which could lead to greater efficiency. Preface rebuttal by Steorn CEO. (PESN; May 12, 2010)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn posts video of Over-Unity demonstration - Two-part YouTube video presents CEO, Sean McCarthy's historic Jan. 30 "Proving Over-Unity" live presentation at the Waterways Centre in Dublin, Ireland. The presentation is professionally edited and rendered, with several camera angles. It's sure to become a classic, as the technology now goes into the hands of developers. (PESN; Feb. 1, 2010) (Comments)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn overunity demonstration completed - Today's demonstration summarized the findings of 1) no back EMF, 2) no component degradation (e.g. Gauss diminishing) to produce the effect, and 3) inductance gain (energy being harvested from somewhere). With this final demonstration, the technology is now being released to developers to prepare the technology for market. (PESN; Jan. 30, 2010) (Comments)
  • Featured: Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn gives "COP > 1" demo - On Jan. 12, Steorn gave a public demonstration in Dublin, Ireland comparing a typical pulse motor to their Orbo motor that they say is generating more energy than is required to run it (coefficient of performance greater than one). (PESN; Jan. 13, 2010) (Comments)
  • Featured: Magnet Motors > Steorn >
    Steorn Jury issues verdict: no excess energy - After nearly three years of review, the jury selected by Steorn to validate their claim to a free energy device has issued a verdict: Steorn's process does not produce energy. Despite the negative results of this jury, Steorn continues to hope that they will have such a product available to go into production by the end of this year. (PESN; June 28, 2009) (Comment at
  • Featured: Magnet Motors > Steorn >
    Steorn Raises the Curtains - The company that stirred the planet in 2003 with their claim of a magnet motor technology, today posted two videos, announcing that are soliciting teams of engineers and commercial interests to become part of a developer group of 300 to prepare the technology for market rollout. (PESN; Feb. 4, 2009)
  • Orbo Free Energy Demo Has Botched Start - Widely publicized pending demo of Steorn's free energy prototype at the Kinetica Museum in London, promised to be streamed live around the world, opens with the device not working and a no-show on the Orbo demo site for the first 24+ hours. (PESN; July 5, 2007)
  • Steorn Finalizes Contracts with Validation Jury - Twelve qualified scientists have signed contracts to design a test procedure to properly analyze the free energy technology of Steorn, then report the results, laying to rest the controversy. (PESN; Dec. 2, 2006)
  • Nominated Forum Member Visits Steorn CEO - Describes a viable company facility with lots of space and lots of money. Inspected two jury member files and later confirmed their existence and credentials. Saw info on manufacturer. (PESN; Nov. 20, 2006)
  • Steorn completes jury selection to test magnet motor - Steorn announces that they have selected twelve jury members composed of scientists and academics to test its free energy technology. More than 5000 people applied, and 492 were determined to be "qualified scientists/engineers." (PESN; Nov. 11, 2006)
  • Steorn scientific jury selection progressing - Company rocked the world in August with its announcement of a free energy device using permanent magnets, calling for a jury of skeptical, qualified scientists to confirm their results. Following an overwhelming response, Steorn will now begin contacting applicants on its shortlist to establish their availability. (PESN; Oct. 5, 2006)
  • Steorn to Push Tipping Point for Magnet Motor Technology - Company to select jury of 12 hard-core skeptics with high academic qualifications to review existing data, then design testing procedure, test, and publish the results; to solidify the credentials of a radical, new energy approach. (PESN; Interview; Aug. 21, 2006)

Steorn Press Releases

  • Magnet Motors > Steorn >
    Engineers' View on Steorn's Orbo Technology - Steorn produced this professional segment ten months ago (Feb. '09), featuring three independent engineers who have become convinced of the overunity aspects of the Steorn magnetic motor concept; and the challenge hence presented to engineers to develop a practical embodiment. (YouTube; by Steornofficial; Dec. 10, 2009)

Steorn Blogs

Other Press Coverage

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  • Electromagnetic / Thermal Electric > Steorn >
    Steorn In €50 Million A Year HephaHeat Bonanza - Sunday Times Ireland’s business section contained a surprising article on Steorn. Their HephaHeat hot water boiling technology looks certain to reinvigorate the company's finances with two multinational companies seeking to incorporate HephaHeat into consumer and commercial products netting Steorn royalties of around €50 Million per annum by 2017. (TruthFall and FreeEnergyTruth; August 3, 2012)
  • Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn: behind the scenes of free energy dreams [Home page feature] - YouTube subscriber Eltimple has uploaded a set of videos apparently culled from behind the scenes of Steorn during those heady times. The best one by far is a Queen-flavoured musical extravaganza that stitches together a lot of before, during and after shots of the Orbo demo from the Dublin Waterways centre of just over two years ago. (; February 24, 2012)
  • Newsletters >
    Panacea Newsletter 11 (pdf) - Ashtweth Palise has posted his most recent 31-page newsletter, addressing a wide range of issues, including what he considers to be three presently-available free energy devices, and his recent test results from e-Orbo, and his results from testing the Gadgetman Groove. He also comments regarding political threats to freedom. (Panacea-Bocaf; December 3, 2010)
  • Electromagnetic > Solid State > Steorn >
    Solid State Orbo Demonstration this Weekend - On Nov. 13, 2010 at Steorn's office in Dublin, Ireland, CEO Sean McCarthy will give a short presentation on Orbo, followed by a demonstration of the Solid State configuration, showing how more energy is measured coming out of their device than is required to run it, implying that free environmental energy has been harvested somehow. (Innovation Dublin)
  • Academy > Magnetism > Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Steorn's free SKDB Lite collaboratory for engineers - SKDB Lite uses Clearspace by Jive Software, a very capable professional tool for online collaboration and sharing of documents. The Modules in the e-Learning section covers 27 topics pertinent to understanding the logic behind Steorn’s claims. These elegantly produced Flash modules are broken down into topical categories covering basic physics, rotary systems, magnetism, rotating electromagnetic systems, tools for data analysis and tools for testing. (OhmyNews International; June 10, 2010)
  • Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    ‘Free energy' firm, Steorn, to make over €2m this year - Sean McCarthy, CEO of Steorn, said he expected at least 5,000 people to pay a license fee of €419 to use the so called Orbo technology this year. The income from Steorn’s ‘developer forum’ would help it to break even this year, he said. He said that the company would publish details of the technology behind the Orbo system on its website this week. (Sunday Business Post; Ireland; June 6, 2010)
  • Electromagnetic > Steorn >
    Orbo Testing Extended Due To Demand - The Waterways will remain open for a further three weeks, until Friday 19th March, due to additional applications from third parties interested in testing Orbo technology. Much of the testing is being carried out by 3rd party companies who have an interest in commercial development of Orbo. (FreeEnergyTruth; March 3, 2010)
  • Magnet Motors > Steorn >
    Steorn sets up for second bite at perpetual cherry - "Perpetual motion is back. Or it will be when Steorn, the Emerald Isle's leading proponents of the art, shows off working machines and opens the tech up to anyone who wants a licence. This exciting event is due to happen sometime in the next week at the Waterways Building in Dublin." (ZDNet; Dec. 14 2009)
  • 'Free energy' firm generated €8m in funding - Steorn, the controversial Irish company which claims to have defied the basic laws of physics by developing "free energy" technology, secured over €8m in funding from a range of investors to continue its research in 2006, the Sunday Tribune has learned. (Sunday tribune; Aug. 10, 2008)
  • 10 Great Snake-Oil Gadgets - Orbo is second on the list. Steorn, the Irish company behind Orbo, is only the latest in a long line of deluded, incompetent or fraudulent firms to claim the scalp of the laws of thermodynamics. (Wired; Nov. 17, 2007) (See Slashdot discussion)
  • Race On to Prove Free Energy (video) - Irish engineers say they have built a device that creates free and clean energy. Until now most scientists have dismissed their claims, saying that they break the most basic laws of physics. So the inventors have come up with a unique challenge. (Sky News; UK; Sept. 9, 2006)
  • How Free Energy Works (video) - Steorn has developed all-magnet motor technology which produces free energy. The company's CEO, Sean McCarthy, has explained his theory and how it works. (Sky News; UK; Sept. 9, 2006)
  • FOX Discussion about Free Energy - Sean says here that the scientists who have reviewed this technology thus far have not been able to identify the source of the energy. (YouTube; Aug. 28, 2006)
  • The scientists who claim they can create free energy - On-site visit. "There is a test rig with wheels and cogs and four magnets meticulously aligned so as to create the maximum tension between their fields and one other magnet fixed to a point opposite. A motor rotates the wheel bearing the magnets and a computer takes 28,000 measurements a second. The magnets, naturally, act upon one another. And when it is all over, the computer tells us that almost three times the amount of energy has come out of the system as went in." (The Guardian Unlimited; UK; Aug. 25, 2006)
  • Free, Clean, Unlimited Energy for All? - A company in Dublin, Ireland claims to have developed a machine that, if true, would be one of the most significant innovations in human history, changing the lives of every person on the planet. Top scientists are not buying it. (ABC News; Aug. 23) [Cites PESN story]
  • Get Your Free Energy Here! - A firm in Dublin claims to have invented a technology that extracts "free energy" from magnetic fields... (Scientific American; Aug. 22, 2006)
  • Perpetual Motion Claim Probed - Sean McCarthy believes his small Irish high-tech company has overturned one of physics' most fundamental laws. (Wired; Aug. 21, 2006)
  • Scientists flock to test 'free energy' discovery - A man who claims to have developed a free energy technology which could power everything from mobile phones to cars has received more than 400 applications from scientists to test it. (The Observer; UK; Aug. 20, 2006)
  • Irish energy miracle 'a joke' - "It violates a very fundamental principle of physics, and flies in the face of 2000-years-plus of physics. It's an incredibly big claim." (The Age; Australia; Aug. 20, 2006)

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