The hoverboard may have been immortalized in the Back to the Future movies, but it’s no longer science fiction. Arx Pax, a California-based company, has designed a working version they call the Hendo hoverboard. The company hopes to eventually adapt the technology to cars and homes. CEO and founder Greg Henderson says that by using hover technology, it would be possible to plant greenways instead of paving highways and to levitate houses in earthquake-prone areas.
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