Using energy from sunlight stored during daylight hours, glow-in-the-dark lane markers on roads will illuminate at night and communicate traffic information to drivers. Utilizing Dynamic Paint -- a coating that becomes visible in response to temperature fluctuations -- the road will be able to alert drivers of road conditions.
This Spring I visited The Girl With a Pearl Earring show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day, nevertheless I found myself spending many hours inside, astounded by the paintings from the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which is undergoing a major renovation.
It's a moonlit night in San Juan and there's lots of shimmying, shouting and whooping it up on the Lido Deck of Holland America Line's Eurodam. This isn't your average port-of-call local folk dancing display, but glitz and glamour on the high seas as Holland America kicks off the first ever "Dancing with the Stars: At Sea" theme cruise.
For those of us who look to novels and biographies to help us uncover the mysteries of the human condition, I thought that an election year would offer excellent timing to consider the psychological impulses that motivate the obsession to seek power, and how it impacts the lives of those who achieve it.