Daratech will hold its next conference on engineering software Feb. 14 in Cambridge, MA. For details, see http://rbi.ims.ca/4385-599. COFES (Congress on the Future of Engineering Software) will kick off its conference April 14 in Scottsdale, AZ. For details, see http://rbi.ims.ca/4385-560. The yearly gatherings of these two organizations include executives from most major engineering software firms as well as software users in a variety of industries.
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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