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Adios, street lamps?
A new glowing liquid called Starpath lights the way — sans electricity
 

U.K.-based Pro-Teq Surfacing has patented a remarkable new glowing liquid called Starpath that can be sprayed onto asphalt and concrete. After 30 minutes, it leaves a "shiny, shimmery pathway that can guide cyclists and pedestrians at night with zero power consumption," says Pranav Dixit at Fast Company. Starpath's illuminating ability relies on tiny light-absorbing particles that harvest ambient light during the daytime. Once darkness falls, that luminosity becomes visible. "It adjusts accordingly," says Pro-Teq Surfacing owner Hamish Scott, "almost like it has a mind of its own."

 
Chris Gayomali is the science and technology editor for TheWeek.com. Sometimes he writes about other stuff. His work has also appeared in TIME, Men's JournalEsquire, and The Atlantic.

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