Painting robot, disappearing chips and new Google Maps [Today's Top Stories 28/09/12]
Paint it slack: the robot that makes sleep into art
If there’s one thing better than a good kip, it’s waking up to a find a masterpiece in your bedroom. That’s why we’re checking into an Ibis hotel, where selected rooms come with a robot that’ll paint his nighttime movements as he kips.
Source: Ibis (via Engadget)
Normally, we champions durable technologies, but on this occasion we’re willing to make an exception. Scientists have created biodegradeable circuitry that can be used in future medical applications and for monitoring geographical phenomena. Hopefully, the new technology won’t make it into your next TV.
Source: Science (via The Verge)
Fire in the… box?
There’s nothing like a bonfire for that authentic whiff of autumn, but the health and safety bods tell us we’re not allowed to start a fire at Stuff HQ. Perhaps they’ll be more lenient if he strikes up a stick of Campfire Cologne: it’s a bonfire in a box.
Source: Campfire Cologne (via Uncrate)
Google Maps updated
Recently, there hasn’t been much good news in the mapping community, so we are pleased to report good tidings from Google, which is adding hi-res aerial and satellite imagery of 17 cities and 112 other areas, plus 45 degree photography of 51 cities including Pisa, and its famously skewed tower.
Source: Google Lat Long (via Engadget)