The Real-Life Golden Snitch Moves A Step Closer

    Introducing the HoverBall.

    Japanese inventor Jun Rekimoto may have answered the prayers of Harry Potter fans everywhere.

    Rekimoto and his colleagues at the University of Tokyo say the HoverBall could lead to new sports being invented.

    The invention has obviously led to suggestions it could eventually be used in the same way as the Golden Snitch in Quidditch.

    At present the HoverBall is controlled remotely, but it could at a later date be programmed to follow a particular route.

    The ball can currently stay in the air for five minutes.

    We can still dream though.