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A trip to the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert inspired Portland architect David Butts to try something new. He returned to the festival a year later with a mirrored steel “sunflower” that concentrates sunlight so powerfully that it can melt plastic - or cook hot dogs.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Ed Jahn
Videographer/Editor: Nicholas Fisher
Videographer: Tom Shrider
Audio: William Ward

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Original Broadcast: June 21, 2007