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“Liquid” windows inspired by the skin of an octopus created

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Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny
Gaston de Persigny - Reporter at The European Times News

The development will enable a more comfortable environment in the buildings

Researchers from the University of Toronto, Canada, have created a unique window that can change its transmittance, writes the journal “Protocols of the American Academy of Sciences”.

The scientists took inspiration from the multi-layered structure of the octopus’s skin.

The development will enable a more comfortable environment in the buildings, as the new windows do not let in certain types of waves, while preserving natural light.

The prototype window consists of several layers, between which there is a network of tubes with a diameter of up to one millimeter, filled with liquid. Such a layer does not allow the passage of waves of a certain range. In addition, the fluid flow can be varied, allowing different window throughputs to be achieved.

Illustrative Photo by Andrew Neel:

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