Students are battling to make Elon Musk's hyperloop a reality


Baby boomers had NASA and the Apollo moonshots to inspire them to dream big a half-century ago. Kids these days have Elon Musk.

When the Tesla Motors and SpaceX chief executive officer first unleashed his outlandish idea for a Star Trek-style capsule transporting passengers on a cushion of air at 700 miles an hour, it seemed like pure fantasy. Well, guess what? A lot of people - many of them young engineering students - took him seriously. More than 1,000 of them are gathering this weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas,.....

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