For anyone who's seen Back to the Future 2, the most lusted after future gadget from childhood has always been the illusive hoverboard. Much like the "alien technology" refrain, a common hoverboard conspiracy from my youth was "The government already has them, but they won't give them to the public!" And who could argue against it really - they've never surfaced in real life. Until now.
Using "simple electromagnetism" this board is able to float a few inches off the ground and uses a laser-guided stabilization system to keep the board level. It's not quite ready for prime-time though - you can't actually stand on it - but this is the product of one artist and some brilliant engineering. If we can get some real heavies behind the cause, we'll be floatin' around town in no time.