Here are some recent stories posted around the Internet:
SiliconRepublic - The heat is on Orbo
Steorn say that the intense heat should not affect future applications of the Orbo technology as this is just a prototype. The prototype was set up in the museum on Sunday and as of Tuesday night, McCarthy said it was functioning perfectly until yesterday when it froze suddenly.ZDNet - Rupert Goodwins - Steorn demo fails to appear - update
“We did break the barings when we were installing it, but it looks to us almost certainly that it is probably the intense heat from spotlights that were only installed yesterday afternoon,” said McCarthy.
To remedy this, McCarthy said: “We could put fans all around but then we’re pushing air across the wheel,” which would attract the same amount of suspicion as hidden batteries.
Sean McCarthy: "We don't expect to convince anyone with the demo straight off, it's more a sort of cat and mouse game. We'll see how people react and change it accordingly"Wired - The Perpetual Energy Machine: Art Project?
the live feed page on the Kinetica site makes us think this is all a big hoax in the name of art. The garbled visuals are accompanied by creepy new age music and some indistinguishable chatterBrilliant reporting Wired, those are astream's test feeds.
Here are some other related stories:
PES Network - Orbo Free Energy Demo Has Botched Start
I4U News - Steorn Orbo free Energy Technology to be shown Today
Engadget - Update on Steorn's Orbo boondoggle
TECH.BLORGE.com - Irish breakthrough: free, constant energy supply?
Machinist: Surprise: "Free energy" machine hits "technical difficulties"
Gizmodo: The Rise and Fall of the Steorn Orbo Free Energy Machine