Steorn have made claims that have upset some people in the scientific world, in this short article I will discuss there claims and progress so far, hoping to come to some sort of conclusion, are they for real? The first time most people heard of Steorn was when they published an advertisement in the Economist late last year (2006). The main idea of this was to attract the attention of qualified experimental scientists to prove off there technology by means of testing. It worked! More than 5000 people applied to become involved in this jury validation process, from which Steorn duly picked 22 qualified academic scientists / engineers. From the Q1 2007 Steorn update it was suggested that these 22 people are high ranking academia and will be recognized and accepted by the public and peer groups alike. Orbo is the brand name of Steorn’s free energy technology Current scientific laws The principle of conservation of energy in Physics (COE) The main crux of this law is that energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form of energy to another A simple example of this is when electrical energy is changed into heat energy Steorn’s main claim Orbo produces free, clean and constant energy I remember getting taught the COE at school, it is also a fundamental part of scientific / engineering further education. COE has also played a major historic role in the development of thermodynamics. Thermodynamics is a fundamental strand in the history of physics, the history of chemistry and the history of science in general So this one law (COE) is a biggie So on the face of it Steorn’s claim directly contradicts one of the most fundamental scientific laws that has ever existed. Not a good start! This is why most scientists got upset or will get upset, imagine if you have spent 40 years of your life experimenting, testing, creating new ideas and technologies all based around fundamental laws, these laws are shown to be correct through your own testing and the scientific worlds testing. Then some bright spark comes along and says hold on a minute that’s all boll*cks. Most scientists will then undoubtedly call Steorn a hoax or a scam and at best tell them to politely stop wasting our time. Having worked in the engineering industry for over 10 years, I know a little about next generation testing and development. One thing I can say is that I respect the 40 year+ experienced scientists and engineers, they are usually right unfortunately, but sometimes they are wrong. Also when testing and developing new ideas or products I have found that the best creations or new ideas have come by means of accident or alternative results / surprises when developing something else. Someone usually comes along later to steal the glory of there, new idea. I think what I am trying to say is that law’s are just law’s they CAN be broken and are anyhow always developing and changing. Also respected peers can be wrong and there unbending views can restrict development and progress. So orbo energy, fact or fiction well I do not know, but one thing I do is that it may be one of those magical moments that changes the world and rewrites science and history. Steorn and orbo energy are an addictive unfolding saga and I wish them well and success in the future.