Information on how smart windows work can be found at home.howstuffworks.com/smart-window.htm(How Stuff Works).
You can learn more about energy-efficient windows at www.efficientwindows.org/ Efficient Windows Collaboration).
To learn more about research on windows, go to windows.lbl.gov/ (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory).
Sohn, Emily. 2004. Cold house, hot house, green house. Science News for Kids (Oct. 20).
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Weiss, Peter. 2004. Warm reflections: Window tint kicks in when it’s hot. Science News 166(Aug. 21):118. Available at http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20040821/fob7.asp.
Books recommended by SearchIt!Science:
The Visual Dictionary of Buildings
Published by Dorling Kindersley, 1992.
From the ancient temples of Egypt and Greece to the ultra-modern shopping malls and skyscrapers of today, buildings all have their special character and beauty. This book takes you inside, over, and underneath buildings of all shapes and sizes, from different cultures and eras. Oversize pages contain labeled color photographs that show the building’s architectural structures and decorative details. Cross-section and cutaway photographs reveal the ways that walls, roofs, and windows are constructed. Color diagrams and drawings offer even more detail.
glass A hard substance that lets light through and breaks easily. Glass is made by melting sand with lime or sodium carbonate.
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