Brightec paper glows in the dark, brings back Halloween

brightec paper

Glow-in-the-dark. Everything that glows in the dark can be turned into a toy for little kids to play with. Then come the glow sticks. Way more fun, until someone decides that it might be really cool to cut it open, and most of the time, scissors aren’t around so they use their teeth. Good times. Now there is a glow-in-the-dark paper that uses ambient light to charge some kind of patented pigment that can illuminate whatever is on the paper for a few hours. Sounds cool, right? What use do you have of this kind of technology? Not really any use. It’s a cool little thing to show to people, but it doesn’t have much of a practical use in our homes. If you broaden the playing field to military, you might have a shot. At $10 and $20 for a 4×6 or 8×11 sheet of paper, respectively, the coolness factor goes right down the drain just as your money would if you bought more than one sheet. With more and more useless technologies coming out, what is there to do? It’s probably best to pass them on and keep looking for new pastures. — Nik Gomez

Brightec paper [via UberGizmo]

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