April 14, 2014

"Glow in the dark road..."

"... unveiled in the Netherlands."
"I thought that was updating an old idea, and I forced them to look at movies of jellyfish. How does a jellyfish give light? It has no solar panel, it has no energy bill. And then we went back to the drawing board and came up with these paints which charge up in the daytime and give light at night."

13 comments:

The Godfather said...

"Once the paint has absorbed daylight it can glow for up to eight hours in the dark." So for most of the year, the glow will die out before dawn.

Big Mike said...

That is really clever! Also some Scandinavian researchers found a way to grind up glass so that it doesn't damage tires but increases the reflectance of the road in headlights.

rhhardin said...

I had glow in the dark streetlights in my Lionel train set. Old stuff.

David said...

The Godfather said...
"Once the paint has absorbed daylight it can glow for up to eight hours in the dark." So for most of the year, the glow will die out before dawn.


Killjoy.

MathMom said...

That will work until it snows.

MadisonMan said...

So for most of the year, the glow will die out before dawn.

Perhaps. But most people are done driving before then.

chickenlittle said...

rhhardin said...
I had glow in the dark streetlights in my Lionel train set. Old stuff.

I'm wondering: "copper-doped zinc sulfide or radium"?

chickenlittle said...

I'm wondering: "copper-doped zinc sulfide or radium"?

I mean, a high tech organic pigment just isn't going to cut the harsh environment.

Freeman Hunt said...

"Mr Roosegaarde's projects aim to help people and technology to interact. His past projects have included a dance floor with built-in disco lights powered by dancers' foot movements, and a dress that becomes see-through when the wearer is aroused."

Nick: "Tom, I'd like you to meet my wife, Jennifer."
Tom: "Nice to meet you."
Jennifer: "Nice to meet you."
Nick: "Tom is the new CEO of HiTech."
Tom: "Yeah, I had to find something to do after I sold the old business. Ha ha ha."
Nick: "Yes, Tom started a business you may have heard of called MediaTap."
Jennifer: "The one that just sold for 800 million dollars?"
Tom: "That's the one."
Nick: "Honey, your dress!"

rcommal said...

Heh plus heh!

rcommal said...

also:

rhhardin: you are neither as special nor unique as you present yourself and likely also not as uniquely skilled as you like to think.

f-off, is my salute to you.

rcommal said...

rhhardin intimidates me no more, in the sense that I no longer have to respect other opinions, as a value.

In addition to other senses.

FleetUSA said...

@Freeman Hunt.

Wonderful even though I saw it coming.

On another note, I've seen sidewalks in France which have tiny glass chips in the surface and seem to light up in the evening catching all ambient light.