Monday, April 28, 2014

Glow in the dark roads

The first “Glowing Lines” section of road was unveiled on a 500-meter stretch of highway near Oss, in the Netherlands earlier this month. 

The paint contains a "photo-luminising" powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, eliminating the need for streetlights. Once the paint has absorbed daylight it can glow for up to eight hours in the dark.  

The creator of the idea, Daan Roosegaarde said, “one day I was sitting in my car in the Netherlands and I was amazed by these roads we spend millions on but no one seems to care what they look like and how they behave. I started imagining this Route 66 of the future where technology jumps out of the strewn and becomes part of us.”  

Check out the video below to learn more and tell us what you think about these glow in the dark roads in the comment section.

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