A solar-powered car designed and operated by Stanford University students lost its bid to win the World Solar Challenge in Australia yesterday when the car blew a tire, flipped over and wrecked, the Stanford Daily newspaper reported today.
The student-run Stanford Solar Car Project took two years to build its car, Equinox, and 10 students traveled to Australia for the 3,000-kilometer race that began Oct. 21, the newspaper reported.
The project hopes to rebuild the car for the 2009 World Solar Challenge and the 2010 North American Challenge.
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