Don’t go looking for it yet. Wait another year and a half. The new design uses 90% less water which also means much less water heating:
The Xeros process uses 3mm-long nylon beads that can get into all the crevices and folds of clothing and can also be re-used hundreds of times. The beads flood the machine’s drum once the clothes are wet and the humidity is at the right level. After the washing cycle is complete, the beads drain away in the same way as water in a conventional machine.
ROAMING BISON: Should bison be allowed to roam free over thousands of public and private land, like a herd of deer or elk? That’s a plan being considered in an effort to restore bison herds to the U.S.:
“The greatest challenge is to overcome the common perception that the bison, which has had a profound influence on the human history of North America, socially, culturally and ecologically, no longer belongs on the landscape,” the study says.
Tens of millions of bison once grazed the rolling hills and prairies of North America, from Alaska to northern Mexico. But by the beginning of the 20th century, the great herds had almost completely wiped out by hunters trying to satisfy the European fur trade.