The National Institute of Standards and Technology provides funding for industrial and academic research through competitive grants and awards. Aimed at research in such specified fields as materials science, fire research, and precision measurement, these awards have also been made more accessible for small businesses or industry-led joint ventures. Visit www.nist.gov to find out how to apply for funding.
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.
Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies.
You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived.
So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.