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Even in a place known for its moonshots, Greg Henderson's Arx Pax might be the most ambitious startup you've never heard of in Silicon Valley.

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An engineer at Arx Pax shows off the startup's second-generation hoverboard, the Hendo 2.0.

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A skateboard deck might sit atop the Hendo 2.0's aluminum frame and four hover engines, but controlling the board is no easy feat.

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Arx Pax's scaled down model of a Hyperloop tube. Ten teams currently competing to design pods for Elon Musk's next-gen transit project are using Arx Pax's magnetic levitation technology.

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Arx Pax also wants to use the technology underlying its hoverboard to lift buildings before an earthquake, control infectious disease and even pull satellites through space.

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An Arx Pax employee showing the bottom of the Hendo 2.0 at the company's office in Los Gatos, California.

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