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Solar panels on Blackfriars bridge in LondonSolar panels on Blackfriars bridge in London Photograph: /Network Rail

After nearly five years in the making, Network Rail has today cut the ribbon on the world’s largest solar-powered bridge at Blackfriars Bridge across the River Thames.

As part of a project with solar installation firm Solarcentury, the roof of the bridge has been covered with 4,400 photovoltaic panels, providing up to half of the energy for London Blackfriars station.

First Capital Connect, which runs Blackfriars, expects the panels to cut the stations’ carbon emissions by an estimated 511 tonnes a year, further reducing the carbon footprint of its train routes to the south east of England.

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The Levitating Wireless Computer Mouse “The Bat” by Kibardin Design.
A set that consists of a base - mouse pad and floating mouse with magnet ring .

One of the goals of this product is to prevent and treat Carpal tunnel syndrome.

KIBARDINDESIGN BAT levitating wireless computer mouse.

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