Via Engadget comes news that Steorn are back with an allegedly working demonstration of their magnetic “free energy” (i.e., perpetual motion) machine, the Orbo. You may remember them from last year. As before, the reading on the kookometer is over in the red, as the device is being pitched directly to the media, the demo is taking place as a show at an art museum, and some convoluted jury system “challenge” is in place to validate it. The smart money, I believe, is of the view that Steorn—if they’re not just charlatans—have honestly reinvented some version of the magnetic motor, a mainstay of perpetual motion cranks.