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Transparent Wood Could Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes

Wood may seem more at home in log cabins than modern architecture, but a specially treated type of timber could be tomorrow’s trendy building material. Today, scientists report a new kind of transparent wood that not only transmits light, but also absorbs and releases heat, potentially saving on energy costs. The material can bear heavy loads and is biodegradable, opening the door for its eventual use in eco-friendly homes and other buildings.

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Celine Montanari of KTH Royal Institute of Technology Explains the Research at the ACS Spring 2019 National Meeting & Exposition

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