Great scot! Hoverboards become a reality.

I remember watching Back To The Future when I was little and thinking how cool it would be to have a hoverboard. As I grew older, I naturally assumed that it, like the Star Trek transporter, was firmly in the realm of science fantasy and had little chance of becoming reality. But I was wrong! According to this bbc article, a prototype hoverboard has been created: it uses magnets – somehow – to float. The piece notes that it only works over certain surfaces as yet, but I still find it awesome enough to link to. And of course, I now want to see a hover conversion for my wheelchair. Mind you, I find it interesting how often science takes it’s queue from fiction, turning what we assume to be the wildest fantasies into reality.

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