A More Different Solara Panamericana: This Time, With College, Eh?

We reported last week that a buncha solar-powered teenagers were rampaging westward from Austin, TX to Pasadena, CA. Yesterday collegiate students, with higher budgets and more advanced vehicles (we especially like Stanford's trick self-supporting lift-off top), also took off from Austin. Their destination? None other than The Great White North Calgary to be exact. In what's undoubtedly a far-less scenic run than the high school kids' rally across the West, the top three in the first stage came in like this: University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, and MIT.

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