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DC solar decathlon team makes LA Times

The Los Angeles Times is covering the Solar Decathlon, where teams of architecture and design students compete to design sustainable, low-power homes.

Team Capitol DC, the only team to be made up of only DC university students, snagged a mention at the end of one LAT article.

While other contestants focused on adding smartphone apps and even heart-rate monitors, Team Capitol DC focused on technology that doesn't even need a digital app.

"Team Capitol DC's sunscreens are made of a titanium and nickel alloy that expands and contracts when heated and cooled, so they open and close automatically."

Another article focuses on the emotional impact of the home, which was designed to be a soothing, calming place for homeless veterans.

Read more here and here.
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