Many are the debates that rage around the future of science and technology, concerning thorny ethical dilemmas and seemingly intractable issues of public policy. But if there’s one thing everybody can agree on, it’s this: We all strive for a world where people commute on electromagnetic hoverboards.
Good news on that front this week: A small Silicon Valley startup company announced that it’s developed a working hoverboard prototype, ramped up and ready to go. Called the Hendo, the hoverboard uses magnetic field architecture (MFA) to elevate the skateboard-sized platform — with or without rider — about an inch above a copper-surfaced half-pipe. Learn more