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  • 05.16.16

Scientists have created transparent wood

And not only is it transparent, it is both stronger and more insulating than glass, reports the New York Times. The transparent wood was created by a team of researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park. The researchers were able to remove a molecule called lignin, which gives wood its natural color. Liangbing Hu, a materials scientist on the team said that the transparent wood could potentially replace glass and some other optical materials.