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Optofluidic Smart Glass Heats and Cools Efficiently, Inexpensively

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NEWARK, Del., Dec. 20, 2017 — We may not be able to control the weather, but new switchable window technology using optofluidic smart glass could someday be used to keep our vehicles, businesses and homes comfortable regardless of the temperature outside. This newly developed smart window technology contains a plastic panel with a retroreflective pattern of structures. Rather than reflecting light in all directions like a mirror, the retroreflective panel reflects light back in the direction it came from. For example, if this smart window were used on the outside of a skyscraper, it would direct light up toward the sun...Read full article

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