Imagine The Bronx and cities where streetlights are no longer necessary because, well, the ground and buildings are glowing providing light to guide the way?
This could very well be a scenario in the future as Mexican scientist Dr. José Carlos Rubio over at Mexico’s University of San Nicolás Hidalgo has just patented this technology.
According to Curbed, after 9 years of research, Dr Rubio made a novel breakthrough in being able to alter the microstructure of the cement itself in order to allow the phosphorescence to shine through.
What’s even more marvelous is that the cement should provide up to 12 hours of light after being charged and even more fascinating is that it should also be able to do this for up to a century. That’s pretty remarkable in a world where things rarely last that long anymore!
Can you picture the Grand Concourse lit up with this soft glow? Imagine how magical Wave Hill, The New York Botanical Garden, and all our parks would look!
And to think that silly Donald Trump wants to build a wall between Mexico and the United States. They may end up building a glow-in-the-dark one to keep us out if he’s elected!