University pair stop washing machines from vibrating during cycles

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An undergraduate and a professor from a British university have come up with a plastic counterweight to replace the concrete blocks used in washing machines to stabilise them. Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh and undergraduate Dylan Knight teamed up at Nottingham Trent University to create a counterweight that is filled with water to stop washing machines from vibrating during use. The product, which only weighs 3kg unfilled, is more sustainable than the concrete blocks currently used in washing machines to make them stable, as a lot of CO2 is released when concrete blocks are produced. It also means machines are lighter and…

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