Moving drum washing machine

The basic mechanics of the washing machine has become more efficient over the years, but hasn't really changed much, until the Mitsubishi "Moving Drum". The interior clothes chamber shifts movement depending on the behaviour of the contents and whether it's washing, or drying. "We wanted to maximise the best of washing and the best of drying. A straight tub is the best when washing, but a slanted tub is the best for drying. So we combined the two functions," said company spokesman Kazuhiko Mizuno. The result is a washer-dryer that uses less energy and processes clothes faster.

Source: 5 April 2007