“Scientists have made transparent wood. And it’s everything you hoped it would be.” From New York Magazine’s Facebook page.

Source: www.facebook.com

Some people are so smart. We love that.

Especially when those smart people – like the ones at the University of Maryland College Park – get together to create neat things using old materials. Case in point: transparent wood.

Producers at New York Magazine put together this video explaining how it works.

What’s exciting about this idea is that it could – maybe in the not to distant future? – help replace or reduce plastics (not sustainable or environmentally friends) with a sustainable, natural material: wood, y’all,