Lexus Hoverboard

What Is Artificial Gravity? In a very real sense, this type of rotation produces gravity, artificial gravity to be precise. It provides weight to your bodyweight that your bones and muscles cannot distinguish from the weight that Earth, or another planet, provides on account of its sheer mass.

The hoverboard is constructed from an insulated core, containing HTSLs (high-temperature superconducting blocks). When the board is cooled to its operating temperature the track's magnetic flux lines are 'pinned' into place, maintaining the hover height of the board.

We use artificial gravity very often mostly in space or something to do with space. But artificial gravity was very important to Lexus and this hoverboard idea they had was very promising and worked very well the way it worked Lexus, its hoverboard relies on superconductors and magnets, which combine to repel the force of gravity and lift an object like, say, a fancy skateboard and its rider above the ground. The reason why this hoverboard was such a great idea is because of just how it’s a skateboard that floats so it’s pretty much a promotional tool rather than an actual product.

But artificial gravity is used every day in space because artificial gravity can be created using a centripetal force. A centripetal force directed towards the center of the turn is required for any object to move in a circular path. In the context of a rotating space station, it is the normal force provided by the spacecraft's hull that acts as centripetal force. Once this is created people in the space stations can walk normally in space.


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