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    Glow-in-the-Dark Paths? Singapore Tests Out New Technology For Night Owls

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    Picture this: You’re taking a midnight stroll, but you’re not praying your phone’s battery doesn’t die. How is this possible, you ask?

    You’re skipping down a glow-in-the-dark pathway, of course!

    While the new technology is still in its beginning test phases, the people of Singapore are feeling pretty hopeful – not to say excited. 

    Easily installed within a matter of hours, the country’s government is currently testing the surface along its Rail Corridor, a track with a distance of 400 meters, the India Times reported. 

    So how did the most innovative country in Asia come to create this Disney-esque magic?

    Well, they put their thinking caps on and combined four different ingredients: binded fine gravel, cemented aggregate, grass and fine gravel, and *drum roll* strontium aluminate – the compound that creates glow-in-the-dark products, according to Mashable. 

    ​With a mission to create a surface that would offer a safer and more resilient trail, officials are also reaching out to the public for their opinion on the materials’ durability. 

    ​While many are hopeful, not everyone is impressed, and this has a lot to do with the lack of glow in the whole glow-in-the-dark feature. 

    "I was hoping it was bright enough to see my face," Xavier Tan told Mashable. "[It’s] slightly underwhelming."

    ​But Judy Ni is still a believer.

    "I think it’s quite interesting for this area as a test bed for all this material," she shared with Mashable. 

    Though things are only just taking off, in Singapore at least, streetlights may one day be a thing of the past.


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