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Green and beautiful: The benefits of embedding electronics in ceramic tiles

Printing electronics into ceramic building materials could offer a functional and aesthetic way to bring solar energy into structures, and encourage the adoption of environmental sensors in buildings.

Illustration: Printed electronics embedded within ceramic tiles. Amy Reinecke/Institute for Manufacturing.
Illustration by Amy Reinecke/Institute for Manufacturing

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