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Glow in the dark roads to debut in 2013

Glow in the Dark Roads

Full article available fon rthe Telegraph

A "Smart Highway" which glows in the dark and can also warn drivers when conidtions are icy will open in the Netherlands in the middle of this year.

The glow in the dark roads use hi-tech photoluminescent paint, which charges up during daylight hours before "turning on" at night.

Created by Dutch companies Studio Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure, the roads can glow for up to 10 hours at night, reducing or even removing the need for street lighting.

The researchers have also developed a temperature-sensitive road paint which shows ice crystals when the temperature falls below freezing to warn drivers of slippery conditions.

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