DailyDirt: The Future Is All About Hovering

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Until quantum levitation and room temperature superconductors are a practical reality, we're still without hoverboards and flying cars. The future has promised everyone some kind of hovering transportation, but we'll just have to be patient and wait for the technology to be refined and made economical, right? Here are just a few hopeful links to getting your hovering fix sooner rather than later. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 17th, 2014 @ 9:22pm

    floating cars. little bitty engines and great big brakes.

     

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    Jeffrey Nonken (profile), Jun 18th, 2014 @ 12:16am

     

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    DaveK (profile), Jun 18th, 2014 @ 5:47am

    Seriously?

    You got taken in by this months-old, long since exposed hoverboard hoax? That was quarter of a year ago, dude. Get with the program!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 18th, 2014 @ 9:46am

    "so the trick will be to figure out how to make a vehicle float without expending too much energy."

    The trickiest part of this is actually that hovercraft have extreme difficulty with the camber of the road and tend to drift down to the sidewalk.

     

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    John85851 (profile), Jun 18th, 2014 @ 11:24am

    Old news

    The date on the USAToday site about the hoverboard was back in March. In Internet terms, that's ages for people to debunk a story.

     

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