Glow in the dark road markings have been unveiled on a stretch of highway in the Netherlands south east of Amsterdam.

The paint contains a “photo-luminizing” powder that charges up in the daytime and slowly releases a green glow at night, doing away with the need for streetlights — and all the energy they require.

Daan Roosegaarde’s inspiration came from the undersea world, and he has been working on several ideas for sustainable roads that he calls Smart Highways.

(WATCH the video below, or READ the current article in the BBC)

Thanks to Andrew N. for sending the link!

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