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What If You Made Skateboard Wheels Out Of Really Strong Magnets?

Neodymium is basically the strongest magnet you can get without your own metallurgical laboratory. Just one piece the size of a skateboard wheel could have 80 pounds of pulling force. That doesn’t exactly get you a hoverboard, but maybe a gravity-resistant one? Read more...
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