Introducing the Glow-in-the-Dark Highway

'Route 66 of the future' meant to save energy
By Newsy, a Newser Video Partner
Posted Apr 15, 2014 11:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – What's flat, half a kilometer long, and glows in the dark like something out of a Tron movie? If you guessed a stretch of highway in the Netherlands, you're right. The N329 highway outside of Oss is part of a project to improve the common highway. The 500-meter stretch of road is painted with a photo-luminescent powder that gathers energy during the day and releases the green light at night, replacing the need for energy-consuming street lights. What else is in store for the "Route 66 of the future"?

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