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Drone Ball Brings Real-Life Quidditch a Step Closer



HoverBall, a piece of drone-powered sports equipment under construction at the University of Tokyo, has the potential to change the face of sports forever. For the first time, a ball that goes up doesn’t have to come down.

If their HoverBall prototype takes flight, researchers at the Rekimoto Lab say it could glide through the air or move around players all on its own. If that reminds you of something, you’re probably thinking of the self-aware “golden snitch” seen in the main game of the Harry Potter universe: Quidditch

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