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Video: Transparent wood is not only see-through—it can store and release heat too!

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

By adding polyethylene glycol to delignified wood, researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology created transparent wood that can store and release heat. They estimate this wood could be available for interior design purposes in as little as five years.

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Transparent wood windows could be key to better energy efficiency

By Stephanie Liverani / August 19, 2016

Engineers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland say that windows made of transparent wood might provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency compared to glass.

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Watch for splinters—Will transparent wood replace glass in solar cells and windows?

By Stephanie Liverani / April 1, 2016

When it comes to developing the latest solar energy solutions, a few materials seem to get most of the press—logical materials like perovskites, silicon, and glass. But what if the next superstar solar cell material defies traditional logic?

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