Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Exploding Washing Machines
ABC News reports here on a U. S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) warning about some Samsung washing machines that exhibit extreme vibrations that witnesses describe as explosions. The cause of the vibrations appears to be a part that can come loose, allowing the spinning tub to move. This problem does not appear to have any computer-related cause. It is, however, an interesting example of the large amounts of energy that is harnessed by everyday objects.