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Dry cleaning

18.07.05: AFTER THE bagless vacuum cleaner, the waterless washing machine. And not before time for millions of water-rationed households in southeast England, now in its fifth year of drought.

Hugh Robinson, an environmental engineer, has launched a "water-neutral" washing machine, the WN01.

Robinson adapted the technology developed in the 1990s by the designer James Dyson in his cyclotronic vacuum cleaner.

The WN01 allows dirt and detergent to be separated from water and co