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Saturday, November 27, 2021

A new generation of luminescent materials has the potential to cool cities by re-emitting light that would otherwise be converted into heat.

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...That "Bologna Stone" was the first artificially prepared, persistently luminescent substance. Many more were to follow -- and today, persistent luminescent materials are used for decorations, emergency lighting, pavement markings, and medical imaging.

Someday they might give us glowing cities that stay cooler and use less electricity.

A new generation of luminescent materials has the potential to cool cities by re-emitting light that would otherwise be converted into heat. They might also cut down on energy use, since luminescent sidewalks, glowing road markers, or even glowing buildings could replace some street lighting.

Already, some cities in Europe have installed glowing bicycle lanes, and some researchers have studied using glowing paint for road markings....


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-11-27 02:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yes. So much glorious Yes.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2021-11-28 08:43 AM | Reply

And then when the bombers fly over you won't be able to turn off the lights.

Keep calm and glow on.

#3 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2021-11-28 08:51 AM | Reply

All you need is a magnetic personality and you can glow the world.

#4 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-11-28 09:11 AM | Reply

"And then when the bombers fly over you won't be able to turn off the lights"

That's a pretty dark future you are imagining for us.

But someday We will probably all glow in the dark.

Or at least some parts of us anyway. Maybe we will wear it like glowing tattoos. (Which we already have.) Or maybe we will genetically alter ourselves to glow. Then when Tors bombers come in the night to bomb our cities we can just wear hoodies.

Just make sure to take off the hoodie after the bombings and before you go buy some skittles and tea in Florida.

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-11-28 09:59 AM | Reply

Not likely.. buuuut we can dream...

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2021-11-28 12:28 PM | Reply

Just don't make it out of Radium.

#7 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2021-11-28 12:35 PM | Reply

#3

I'm pretty sure they don't need to see lights to hit targets anymore.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-11-29 11:47 AM | Reply

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