Picture this: Boston to New York in the time it takes you to watch an episode of Seinfeld. Sounds better than Megabus? Elon Musk, the man behind SpaceX, Tesla and PayPal, wants to make it happen.
The billionaire has thrown his weight behind the "hyperloop." The design calls for a system of pods shooting through pressurized tubes at near-supersonic speeds. This weekend, engineering students gathered at Texas A&M University to present designs for a hyperloop prototype.
The winning design, out of entries from around the globe, was from MIT.
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