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Is it possible to create a sonic washing machine which cleans the laundry by bombarding it with soundwaves? It would be similar to the machines used in hospitals which use soundwaves to break up kidney stones. The sound waves would break down grease and dirt and leave the laundry clean and fresh without
the need for water or detergents.
Is this where it's from?
[xandram, Mar 14 2008]
Ultrasound Washing Machines (2002)
Two different designs hit the market in Japan. [jutta, Mar 14 2008]
you'd need one of these to make repairs
[po, Mar 15 2008]
||Google "ultrasonic washing machine"
||Helpful hint: Make your title as clear and descriptive as possible, then Google it.
||You are still going to need water to carry the dirt away, and detergent to latch onto the grease. Otherwise you are just going to get finely ground dirt and smooth grease left in your clothes.
||Damn, I was all ready to vote for this when I was expecting you to simply suggest a picture of Sonic the hedgehog inside washing machine doors, which would spin with the clothes (and be accompanied by a very appropriate noise).
||One of a (long) list of patents purchased out of existance. And before you post your Ceramic Razorblade, a note, please google.