Tuesday, 17 June 2014

TRAVEL TIDBITS: Glow-in-the-dark roads hit the streets in the Netherlands

From glow sticks to glow-in-the-dark jewellery, there's been a flurry of products in this category. And now, you can add glow-in-the-dark roads to it.

If you were ever worried about driving during pitch darkness, this will an exciting proposition. Studio Roosegaarde teamed up with Dutch civil engineering firm Heijmans to come up with
solar-powered photo-luminescent powder that was incorporated into the road paint. As BBC News reported, this paint  charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights. This technology can currently be seen on the N329 in Oss, approximately 100km south east of Amsterdam.

Photo source: www.engadget.com

Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27021291