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Energy efficient, light diffusing, incredibly strong, transparent…wood

From Science Alert: Scientists have made super-strong, transparent windows out of wood

The researchers hope their creation will reinvent wood as the next big thing in renewable building materials, but they have yet to scale up their bench-top work to a manufacturing level – and perfect a process that relies on less harmful chemicals.

“Making transparent wood requires using epoxy, so it’s not very environmentally friendly right now,” Heil said, noting the research team is “experimenting with other types of clear stiffeners, which will include PVP (polyvinylphenol), which is recyclable”.

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