It might not be the stuff of “Back To The Future” legend, but the Lexus Hoverboard is real, it’s here and it actually works. How you might ask? Well, the hoverboard is constructed from an insulated core, containing HTSLs (high temperature superconducting blocks). These are housed in cryostats – reservoirs of liquid nitrogen that cool the superconductors to -197°C. The board is then placed above a track containing permanent magnets. When the board is cooled to its operating temperature the track’s magnetic flux lines are ‘pinned’ into place, maintaining the hover height of the board. But enough on the specs, watch this bad boy in action above.
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