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Windows have one basic limitation: They let light in, but if you want to keep light out you have to use blinds or a curtain. Researchers at Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and Sumitomo Chemical have developed a new type of “power-saving” window skin that take blinds out of the equation. The passive sheet can be attached to any window, moderating the amount of sunlight that passes through in the summer, which should help people to save money on air conditioning.

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