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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:

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.