Lexus – SLIDE Hoverboard
Taking the web by storm is none other than the new Lexus SLIDE Hoverboard. Crafted around an insulated core, the SLIDE employs high temperature superconducting blocks in cryostats — reservoirs of liquid nitrogen that cool the superconductors to -197°C. By placing the board over a track of permanent magnets, the design team is then able to make the board hover by cooling it to its operating temperature as the track’s magnetic flux lines are “pinned” into place.
This article is sponsored by: