Catch up on news from Wisconsin’s innovation community with these recent headlines:
—A team of students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has constructed a prototype for a vehicle that could potentially zoom through an above-ground vacuum tube at speeds of 200 miles per hour, the school said. The “Badgerloop” team is one of 30 from around the world competing in Hyperloop Pod Competition II, a contest organized by the Elon Musk-run company SpaceX. (Musk introduced the Hyperloop concept in a white paperpublished in 2013.)
The UW-Madison team held an open house on Tuesday to show off its prototype to the campus community. According to a SpaceX document outlining rules and requirements for the contest, teams will race their pods on a hyperloop test track in Hawthorne, CA next month. For more details and to see interviews with some of the engineers who helped build the pod, check out this YouTube video. Read the full story here.