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FILE - In this undated file conceptual design file rendering provided by SpaceX shows a Hyperloop passenger transport capsule within a tube, that would zoom passenger capsules through elevated tubes. Three Southern California companies plan to build tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept known as the "hyperloop" works in the real world. (SpaceX via AP, File)

FILE – In this undated file conceptual design file rendering provided by SpaceX shows a Hyperloop passenger transport capsule within a tube, that would zoom passenger capsules through elevated tubes. Three Southern California companies plan to build tracks to test how well the speed-of-sound transportation concept known as the “hyperloop” works in the real world. (SpaceX via AP, File)

Student engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have won a competition to design a Hyperloop system to transport people through high-speed vacuum tubes.

The Boston-based MIT Hyperloop Team beat 160 student teams from 16 countries in SpaceX’s first pod design competition, which was held at Texas A&M University on Saturday, according to the Associated Press.

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