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WATCH: Lexus hoverboard in action

/ 05:48 PM August 05, 2015

Lexus on Wednesday finally unveiled its working hoverboard through a video after a month of anticipation.

According to a report by Wired, the Lexus Hoverboard works through magnets and semiconductors by repelling the force of gravity to lift the board and the rider above the ground.

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“There is no such thing as impossible, it’s just a matter of figuring out how,” Lexus chief engineer Haruhiko Tanahashi was quoted as saying at the beginning of the video.

In a 37-second teaser released in June, the bamboo and carbon fiber skateboard was seen emitting smokes as it floated an inch or two above the ground.

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“That cool-looking steam coming off of the sides isn’t decorative; it’s liquid nitrogen, cooling the superconductors to -321 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature at which they become superconducting,” the report added.

For the hoverboard to work, Lexus has also reportedly built a skate park with magnetic rails beneath it.

Toward the end of the new video, the skateboard literally flew over a Lexus vehicle. YG

TOPICS: Lexus, Lexus hoverboard, magnet, skateboard
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