Some of the greatest young minds in the world are all meeting in Houston, competing to see whose vehicle can go the furthest distance on the least amount of energy.

I'm sure no one in Houston will object with the way gas prices are soaring!

This challenge is part of Shell's Eco-marathon, and consists of college and high school students who know a lot more about technical mumbo jumbo than most.

The University of Houston car runs off a hydrogen fuel cell. We're not sure exactly what that means, but we just know it goes a long distance on little energy. One of the previous records is held by a car that could run the equivalent of 2500 miles to the gallon.