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Glow in the Dark Roads Make Debut in Netherlands

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Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have replaced streetlights on a 500m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the Netherlands.

Studio Roosegaarde promised the design back in 2012, and after cutting through rather a lot of government red tape we can finally see the finished product.

One Netherlands news report said, “It looks like you are driving through a fairytale,” which pretty much sums up this extraordinary project. The studio aims to bring technology and design to the real world, with practical and beautiful results.

Back in October 2012, Daan Roosegaarde, the studio’s founder and lead designer, told us: “One day I was sitting in my car in the Netherlands, and I was amazed by these roads we spend millions on but no one seems to care what they look like and how they behave. I started imagining this Route 66 of the future where technology jumps out of the computer screen and becomes part of us.”

Part of that vision included weather markings—snowdrops, for instance, would appear when the temperature reached a certain level. For now though, the stretch of the N329 highway in Oss features only the glow-in-the-dark road markings, created using a photo-luminescent powder integrated into the road paint, developed in conjunction with road construction company Heijmans.
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Glow in the Dark Jeans

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These jeans will glow intensely under UV light (aka Blacklight), so if you wear the jeans in a club, your pants’ color will turn into neon green, cool. Available at Barneys New York and Barneys COOP nationwide

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Glow-In-The-Dark Basketball Net For Your Midnight Games

If you have dreams of one day making it big in the NBA/WNBA, you can’t stop playing basketball just because the sun’s gone down… and the streetlights have all burned out… and the moon has disappeared. Not at all! You have to keep practicing until the wee hours of the morning, and the only feasible way you could do that is with this glow-in-the-dark basketball net.

After a day in the sun the Nite Hoop will glow for a good 8 hours, so the only thing stopping you from honing your skills all night long is your neighbors getting angry at you for playing basketball at 3 in the morning.