The Netherlands is piloting a project that puts glow-in-the-dark road markings on roadways to reduce the amount of overhead lights needed at night. The pilot has found that the paint is too sensitive moisture (making it too dark), so further engineering will be done. More at: http://www.digitaljournal.com/science/glow-in-the-dark-road-project-abandoned-for-being-too-dark/article/382389
Anniversary of WWW Source Code Release
Source code for the world wide web was release 21 years ago today (30 April 1993). Happy anniversary!
MIT Students get Bitcoins for Research
MIT undergrads will receive 100$ worth of bitcoins this fall when returning to campus. The idea is to promote a local bitcoin economy and help bolster the development of the currency.
More at: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/mit-student-bitcoin-wall-street-donor
Apple Begins Manufacturing iWatch Components
Apple is rumoured to have begun the manufacture of "iWatch" components; in time for a launch in the second half of this year.
F8 Conference Starts Today
Check it out: https://fbf8.com/
Twitter released it's Q1 financial statements yesterday. Number of active users increased to 255 million, but activity is stagnant or has declined, and so has the stock value.
More at: http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/29/5665752/twitter-q1-2014-earnings