Hoverboard technology is tapped by NASA

Yes, the hoverboard is real and it's technology is being tapped by NASA. Photo: Kickstarter

The hoverboard is real and it’s technology is being tapped by NASA. Photo: Kickstarter

When the Kickstarted project, Hendo Hoverboard made Time magazine's “25 Best Inventions of 2014” list, it was only a matter of time before someone else would tap the technology.

Los Gatos, California-based Arx Pax entered into a Space Act Agreement with NASA to utilize the company’s Magnetic Field Architecture (MFA) technology.

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“[MFA technology] is simply the design of more useful magnetic fields. By combining relatively weak magnetic fields in the correct way, the magnetic flux can be organized to reinforce and align itself to do more work,” according to the company’s website. “Depending on the application, MFA can begin either with electromagnets or permanent magnets. When their respective fields are properly combined, new field patterns can be created for specific uses.”

Arx Pax CEO Greg Henderson, told FoxNews.com in an email, "Likely uses for this technology include manipulating various types of objects at a distance without touching them or colliding with them. One example could be moving an object, like a satellite, or holding it stationary without physical contact."

Think, the tractor beam used on Star Trek.

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