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Scientists create transparent wood that could brighten up your home

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 02, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Cat DiStasio last modified Apr 01, 2016

Leave it to a bunch of scientists to take something from nature and find a way to improve it. Researchers at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent ‘wood’ material that could someday help homeowners bring more natural light into their abodes, thereby cutting down on artificial lighting costs. The economic new construction material could also be used in solar cell windows, adding an extra benefit for energy-conscious homeowners. Lars Berglund,...




 

 

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Researchers at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent ‘wood’ material that could someday help homeowners bring more natural light into their abodes, thereby cutting down on artificial lighting. The economic new construction material could also be used in solar cell windows, adding an extra benefit for energy-conscious homeowners.


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