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Scientists have come up with a glass, which contains special nano particles with solar cells at the edges. The glass allows the visible light to pass through and the Ultraviolet and Infrared components are routed to the edges. These routed rays are converted into electricity with the help of solar cells at the edges of the glass.

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Lab rats come up with lots of gee whiz gadgets, unless an engineer can make them safe, practical and economical they do not change anything.  
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It takes both. Without the lab rats and their ideas we'd still be walking.


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Without the lab rats and their ideas we'd still be walking.

The lab rats did not invent the Horse and the Camel. [confused]

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Nice idea. Could you please send us a link to a video or an article explaining how it works?
Thanks.

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"The lab rats did not invent the Horse and the Camel."

No, they didn't, but they DID figure out they could ride them. After they fell off a few times the engineers invented the stirrup.

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Apparently there are several methods. Here's one site, but I expect that you won't find detailed explanations on the internet.  The technologies are probably proprietary and well-guarded.

http://www.ehow.com/info_8559112_solar-windows-work.html



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No, they didn't, but they DID figure out they could ride them.

Lab rats in 800 BC? 

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They went by a different name, probably "dreamers".



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They went by a different name.

Sorcerer.


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That's even better. Some were probably called witches. Once they figured out how to do something, they turned it over to the working class (engineers), and moved on to more interesting stuff.

Photovoltaic windows are still in the sorcery stage, I think.

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