This week in Crave: The bright and shiny edition

Hurricane Sandy left many in the dark this week, but stories about a solar-powered South African school, and a lower-leg amputee set to make a big climb, brought some light.

Too busy lamenting the demise of Buckyballs this week to keep up with Crave? Don't despair; these stories should renew your hope:

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Samsung aims to reach millions of African students with solar-powered portable schools. Video screenshot by Leslie Katz/CNET

- "Sandy CrisisCamp": Helpful "hurricane hackers" are on the case .

- Amputee set for epic climb with thought-controlled bionic leg .

- Samsung's solar-powered school lights up African village .

- Get your kicks on tomorrow's Route 66 .

- Finally, a release date for Grand Theft Auto V! Sort of .

- Whedon? Kasdan? Who should direct "Star Wars VII"?

- iRock: Rock-a-bye iPod and iPhone .

- Need a break from it all? Relax in a cocoon bed, the latest in arboreal luxury .

Then, when you wake up, tell us about your dreams (and story ideas) at crave at cnet dot com. Also, be sure to follow us on Crave: @crave.

 

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