UBCO team may have revolutionized glass

By adding silver to glass, UBC Okanagan engineers found that the household staple could potentially do double duty as big screen TV or thermostat, reports CTV News (16:30 mark).

The addition of metal allows more light to go through the glass and allows it to conduct electricity. By adding electronics, researchers could eventually develop “smart glass” which could function as TVs or thermostats that adapt to the needs of human occupants, explains UBC professor and lead investigator Ken Chau.

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