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  • May 20, 2014
    Remember the Aerofex hoverbike from back in 2012? Well the company has been hard at work fine-tuning the design and says models could be available for sale to the public as early as 2017. You can even already put down a $5,000 deposit towards one of the $85,000 deathtraps. A... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2014
    This is the Flying Carpet Coffee Table from Duffy London (of this swingset dining table fame). It costs £1,495 (~$2,460, spit-takes blood) and has a base that looks like the carpet's shadow to give it that hovering appearance. Just to be clear though, it doesn't actually hov... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects are limited Styrofoam balls, water droplets, and other pieces of barely there. I want to see them levitate a human. Or implode ... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2013
    Möbius strips: hands down my second favorite kind of strip behind stripteases. This is a video of Andy from The Royal Institution of Great Britain showing off a levitating superconductor riding a Möbius strip made out of 2,000 individual magnets. Whey the hell we can't have ... / Continue →
  • April 2, 2013
    This is Bubba's Hover, a collaboration between pro golfer Bubba Watson and Oakley, and allegedly the world's first hovercraft golf cart. I find it hard to believe some other rich golfer hasn't zipped down the fairway in a hovercraft already which is why I looked it up on Youtu... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2013
    This is 'The Bat', a magnetically levitating computer mouse designed by KIBARDINDESIGN. It does everything a regular mouse does plus levitates and probably cost 100x more. Still -- rich people. Hey Bill, have you seen my new hover-mouse? 'No Mike, I haven't. But why the f*... / Continue →
  • October 25, 2012
    Seen here looking nothing like the alien spacecraft that comes to beam me up for my annual enema, the UFO spotted by amateur Kentucky astronomer Allen Epling is seen hovering in the sky. I think it might just be a plastic bag. According to CBS affiliate WYMT-TV, Epling, pictu... / Continue →
  • June 13, 2012
    These are Jetovators. Jetovators are like the water-jetpacks we've seen in the past, except you ride them like a motorcycle. You know, because some guys like to feel that power between their legs. Personally, I'm happy with the feeling of my penis ping-ponging back and forth... / Continue →
  • December 7, 2011
    In other hover-news, this is the $100 Levitron Revolution. It can levitate any object that fits on its hoverdisk and weighs less than 12-ounces. How? Magic magnets WIZAAAAAARDZ! According to the manufacturers, "The Levitron automatically compensates for changes in weight by... / Continue →
  • November 10, 2011
    This is a video from France of a 230-ton Airbus A330 "hovering" in midair. Because if there's one thing that's terrifying to watch from a window-seat, it's the plane not moving. Jk jk, it's a wing breaking off, but still. The phenomenon has an easy explanation: the Airbus ... / Continue →
  • July 13, 2010
    Sure it may look like a couple boards nailed together into a T, but just imagine if it were a human body. Pretty creepy huh? What do you mean you're having trouble imagining it's a body? I swear, you have no imagination. You having lost your childlike innocence forever and ... / Continue →
  • July 7, 2010
    Between the oil spills and hoversharks, I propose we go ahead fill the oceans with concrete. Not only will we never have to worry about tsunamis, but -- OMG, I JUST SOLVED THE OVERCROWDING PROBLEM! There, uh, was a population overcrowding problem, right? Who cares, I'm walki... / Continue →
  • July 1, 2010
    This is a DeLorean hovercraft being built by Matthew Riese of San Francisco. Why build a DeLorean hovercraft? *facepalm* Get out of here for even asking that. I'm serious -- I can't look at you right now. If you're like me, when you saw the flying Delorean in Back to the Fu... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2010
    French artist Nils Guadagnin went and made a replica of the hoverboard from Back to the Future II that actually hovers. Future technology! Black magic. Integrated into the board and the plinth is an electromagnetic system which levitates the board. A laser system stabilises ... / Continue →
  • October 23, 2009
    This is some French guy making a little superconductor train out of a bunch of magnets and a cup of magic potion. I have no idea what's in the magic potion but that won't stop me from chugging a whole chalice in the hopes of floating. Plus, it even works upside down which is ... / Continue →
  • September 15, 2009
    That's right folks, scientists have successfully hovered mice using nothing but magnetic fields. You read correctly: no black magic this time! (I'm still skeptical) Scientists working on behalf of NASA built a device to simulate variable levels of gravity. It consists of a s... / Continue →
  • September 14, 2009
    I'm not even going to begin to try and understand how this table stays erect, but I think it has something to do with the dark arts (or boner pills). Whatever the case, the acrylic table was designed by John Brauer and reminds me a little of the painted table we featured awhil... / Continue →
  • June 18, 2009
    Well, we've got a scant six years until robot police officers and hoverboards. And only 13 before we find out we've been eating our dead. Not that you haven't been already, you sick little necromancer, you! Worry About The Replicants, Not The Apes [poppedculture] Thanks to ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2009
    This is some more video of the $100,000 Martin "Jetpack" that will be available later this year. That's right folks, your very own hoverpack for less than you'd pay for a Lamborghini. Almost sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? No, not really. But still, I want one. ...... / Continue →