Night Music: Unthinkable (I’m Ready)

May 18, 2016

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Transparent Wood

May 18, 2016
A block of wood before and after the new process

A block of wood before and after the new process

I always enjoy reading about how old materials are being used in new and useful ways.

“Researchers from the University of Maryland devised a way to strip the colors and and chemicals from a block of wood to leave behind a clear, transparent material that’s stronger and more insulating than glass, and biodegrades better than plastic … The transparent wood is stronger than glass and won’t shatter on impact … As of right now, the University of Maryland researchers say that their wood achieves a 90 percent transmittance rate for light.”

I’ll be looking forward to developments in this area.