I love that, for many of us here at MAKE, our families and friends get actively involved in sending us possible material for the magazine and site. Today, we ran a piece on some repair and maintenance tips from editorial assistant Laura Cochrane’s dad. And tonight, our creative director, Daniel Carter, sent along this video, emailed to him by his father, Don.

Very interesting idea. And it makes a certain kind of sense. There’s certainly no shortage of road surface. I wonder how daunting the engineering challenges are — that whole driving on glass thing? And then, there’s the immense expense. Still… [Thanks, Daniel! Thanks, Don!]

Solar highways