Two engineering giants are joining forces to develop a broad range of solar power technologies, including power towers, dish engine systems, solar troughs, and concentrated photovoltaics. The companies inked the deal, called the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, last fall with a goal of accelerating progress toward developing solar power technology to generate clean, renewable electric power sources for consumer use. Now if only customers would pay more attention to their energy consumption.
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
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