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Biodegradable “transparent” timber works just as well as glass in windows

Swedish researchers fiddled with wood until they managed to turn it technically transparent. They also made the biodegradable material capable of absorbing heat from sunlight and releasing it during colder periods.  If used in the windows of buildings, the revolutionary material might help save energy by reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling. It is also biodegradable and able to support heavy loads. The wood makes it possible to build environment-friendly homes and structures out of the transparent, heat-retaining wood.  Read more....

 

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