A Washday Miracle That Goes Easy On The Water

The age-old formula for washing clothes is as simple as it is wasteful: Take gallons of water, add soap, and scrub vigorously. The same recipe applies whether the washing is done on a riverbank, a washboard, or in a Maytag. Now, researchers at Arthur D. Little Inc. in Cambridge, Mass., have come up with a radically new washer that may be a boon to water-strapped regions such as the West Coast.

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