Researchers develop a way to get transparent wood that looks like glass.
The solution for roads and highways without nearby electrical installations could find luminescent cement for its great ally.
The next example is all about luminescent roads. A researcher at the Universidad Michoacana of San Nicolás de Hidalgo in Mexico, José Carlos Rubio Ávalos, has created the first cement capable of radiating light, which could be an extraordinary solution to illuminate roads and buildings without any electrical equipment.
Thanks to a process of modification in the cement´s microstructure, this material presents a texture in its surface capable of capturing light. According to its creator, said material can radiate up to 12 hours of light if exposed to sunlight during the same amount of time.
The main handicap for this new substance, at least for the time being, is its high production cost when compared to traditionally manufactured cement. But its standardization could imply a revolution in road construction over poorly or non-illuminated areas, while reducing the utilization of plastic materials and polymers specific to electric installations.
Image: Agencia ID