Magnets Solve Perpetual Motion Conundrum?
Although the very laws of physics render perpetual motion impossible (the second law of Thermodynamics and the law of conservation of energy), Irish scientists claim to have constructed a perpetual motion device powered by magnets.
The machine, called Orbo, was first announced by Steorn in 2007, but disappeared after a problem plagued and inconclusive demonstration. CEO Sean McCarthy explains that power is generated from the magnets "with no apparent source," a claim that runs counter to the law of conservation of energy - which states that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
If McCarthy's claim is accurate, Orbo is a perpetual motion machine of the first kind, one that produces energy 'from nothing,' a device that produces what is essentially free energy.
Right now, Orbo is on display in Dublin, complete with a live video stream.
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