By David Ponce
First off, this image is just for illustration purposes. Ok? I hate to post without a pretty picture to look at. Anyway, it seems some folks at the National University of Singapore have developed a washing machine that cleans your clothes without water. And no, it’s not dry-cleaning either.
The machine uses negative ions, compressed air and deodorants to clean clothes. Industrial design students Wendy Chua, 21, and Gabriel Tan, 23, said they were inspired by the technology in air purifiers, which uses negative ions to clump dirt and bacteria, making it easier for the particles to be sucked out. The ions are a natural cleaning agent.
So, a washing machine that sprays perfume and blows some (ionised) air on your clothes. If it works, and that’s a big if… then this could put some dry-cleaning places out of business. But well, it’s in Singapore, it’s a student project, there’s not a lot of info. I bet we’ll never see this, least not anytime soon.
Of course, I’ve been known to not really know anything. So make what you will of this.