A bright idea



Look, Ma, no streetlights.

A British entrepreneur has taken the kind of stuff in glow-in-the-dark toys and devised a luminescent coating for ground surfaces. It’s so “smart,” the treated path will store energy during daylight and sense the amount of blueish glow it needs to release as is grows dark, the Innovations blog at Smithsonian magazine reports.

Sounds like sci-fi street lights.

“It is quite a cool thing,” Hamish Scott says of Starpath. “Until you have seen it, you can’t really comprehend it,” he tells the Fairfax NZ News.

The City Council in Cambridge, England, has used Scott’s invention on a historic pathway, the Daily Telegraph reports.

You can see how Starpath works on YouTube.