Transparent Wood Windows

PhysOrg: Glass-like wood insulates heat, is tough, blocks UV and has wood-grain pattern

Need light but want privacy? A new type of wood that’s transparent, tough, and beautiful could be the solution. This nature-inspired building material allows light to come through (at about 80%) to fill the room but the material itself is naturally hazy (93%), preventing others from seeing inside… …Inventwood, a spin off company from UMD, is commercializing this type of transparent wood technology.

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