Scientists Just Figured Out How Washing Machines Work?!

  • Published: 10 September 2019
  • According to the math, washing machines should take several hours to get your clothes clean, but in reality it only takes a single hour or less. Now, scientists have finally figured out how they truly work.

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Comments • 1 238

  • Panic The Scholar Knight.

    It takes about 5 gallons to do a change of clothes. At least if you use a portable washing unit you can buy from Amazon.

    • rion herzog
      rion herzog  2 days back

      Softer soap.

      • Necroticus
        Necroticus  2 days back

        So here's a related question for physicists. How exactly is it possible for my top loading washing machine to turn every single item of clothing inside out via agitation alone? it happens every single time. seriously, after thousands of loads over decades it maybe hasn't occurred on a single piece a handful of times.

        • Nerissa Crawford
          Nerissa Crawford  2 days back

          One thing about the ultra fast turbo washing machines. Won't a water current that fast damage the fabric? Would it do damage to the clothing and wear down the fabric faster than it normally would? That would make people dispose clothes at faster rate which wouldn't be good for the planet either. More waste and more demand for fabric. Just a thought.

          • matthew
            matthew  2 days back

            So they figured out that running non soapy water over a soap filled shirt will clean it better than soapy water? That's extremely obvious. soap sticks to water and dirt. If the water is saturated with soap then there will be less available water molecules for the soap in the shirt to stick on to. Maybe next they'll figure out that more aggressive agitation rubs the soap deeper into the fibers *facepalm*

            • Fallen Colossi
              Fallen Colossi  2 days back

              a turbocharge washer will ruin almost all cloth you own…any normal washer can possible ruin your clothes anyway…

              • Michael Andrews
                Michael Andrews  3 days back

                She is a horrible host. Talks too slow and strange choice of words

                • Duy Linh Chu Ha
                  Duy Linh Chu Ha  3 days back

                  I thought it will be about Navier-Stokes, but this is fine too. There are plenty of things that work, such as Navier-Stokes, but we still have plenty of questions about them that are still unanswered.

                  • Daniel Duntavs Saunders

                    The SciShow PIANO! Who's idea was this!

                    • Daniel Duntavs Saunders


                      • RSSS68 Camaro
                        RSSS68 Camaro  4 days back

                        Hot water, soap & agitation

                        • Laloweed
                          Laloweed  4 days back

                          If you ever washed your clothes by hand on a flat Rock bed, friction speed and water movement is essential in getting stains and dirt off.

                          • Copperhead Chris
                            Copperhead Chris  4 days back

                            Wait this isnt the onion

                            • Penny Lane
                              Penny Lane  5 days back

                              If it's an electric field that does the trick, might it be possible to apply a voltage to help this process along? Or is it about the voltage outside the fibers vs inside in which case a macro-scale field wouldn't do much?

                              • TCOrigamist
                                TCOrigamist  5 days back

                                Excuse me whaaaat???

                                • pleaseyourselfsir
                                  pleaseyourselfsir  5 days back

                                  I found this video interesting , however , I did not enjoy the girl presenting with the cows hook in her nose . - Sadly it is not something I’d let my children watch . 🧐🇬🇧🤔😕😕😕😓😓😓

                                  • The Absolute Madman
                                    The Absolute Madman  5 days back

                                    These nerds need to figure out why I can’t get that curried black bean stain off my dress shirt.

                                    It’s drivin’ me NUTS.

                                    • The Absolute Madman
                                      The Absolute Madman  5 days back

                                      0:28 “Woman’s Friend”


                                      • Kami Kaseiken
                                        Kami Kaseiken  5 days back

                                        Aoc needs a garbage disposal episode

                                        • David Linn
                                          David Linn  5 days back

                                          hey amy, where's sheldon?

                                          • Mikeom Olt
                                            Mikeom Olt  5 days back

                                            Nobody would buy washing machines if the ads were like this.

                                            • Scott Paterson
                                              Scott Paterson  5 days back


                                              • Cestélle
                                                Cestélle  5 days back

                                                I can't imagine that any sort of improvements born out of this information will be in many people's homes for at least another 20 years. Washing machines tend to be a rather long-term investment... unless more of them start blowing their lids off again, I suppose.

                                                • Steven m
                                                  Steven m  5 days back

                                                  Can you drop this woman? She's so dull.

                                                  • nohsara
                                                    nohsara  5 days back

                                                    I dont get it, doesnt all this also apply to handwashing? Not just washing machines?

                                                    • Lief Couillard
                                                      Lief Couillard  6 days back

                                                      How a washer gunna be turbo

                                                      • David Berg
                                                        David Berg  6 days back

                                                        The ring in the nose was too distracting to get a clear understanding of the information.

                                                      • Abdul Aziz
                                                        Abdul Aziz  6 days back

                                                        Inventor : let's build a cloth washing machine
                                                        No body : how'd that wash clothes ?
                                                        Inventor: let's just build it, we'll figure that out any other day.

                                                        • David Mcguire
                                                          David Mcguire  6 days back

                                                          I with no degree figured this out by myself years ago. in layman's terms of course but still that's exactly how I thought it worked what the hell have these "scientists" been doing this whole time?

                                                          • Jake Johnson
                                                            Jake Johnson  6 days back

                                                            this girl is so ugly it's hard to listen

                                                            • Martimus Prime
                                                              Martimus Prime  6 days back

                                                              There. I watched it. Now stop shoving it in my face YouTube.

                                                              • Кирлджифук Стан

                                                                And i got an add for vashing machines at the beginning

                                                                • CLardPercussion
                                                                  CLardPercussion  7 days back

                                                                  Cool shirt. Looks kinda old Westy with a modern collar.

                                                                  • shingshongshamalama
                                                                    shingshongshamalama  7 days back

                                                                    Clickbait? Really?

                                                                    • Techn9cian123
                                                                      Techn9cian123  7 days back

                                                                      Man, she’s frumpy

                                                                      • Rizky indra Pratama
                                                                        Rizky indra Pratama  7 days back

                                                                        What happen at the past when there is no detergen??
                                                                        When there is only a river..
                                                                        Cmon.. 🙃

                                                                        • Rizky indra Pratama
                                                                          Rizky indra Pratama  5 days back

                                                                          @Horst von Hinten well that was egyptian people.. and its same as their experiment at this video..
                                                                          Even you got soap you need water too sadly.
                                                                          Then what about before soap you talking about?
                                                                          Still they wash it with water..
                                                                          I dont know why you said "ever heard about.."
                                                                          You didn look intelligence saying that.

                                                                      • nmeunier
                                                                        nmeunier  7 days back

                                                                        Two ads before the video plays. Sheesh!

                                                                        • Thabang Tukule
                                                                          Thabang Tukule  7 days back

                                                                          I worked at laundry, so I mustn't put to much soap?

                                                                          • Paul Skopic
                                                                            Paul Skopic  7 days back

                                                                            Has AOC ever heard of a washing machine?

                                                                            • Krishna Shukla
                                                                              Krishna Shukla  7 days back

                                                                              Is this a She male or a trans gender?

                                                                              • KCNusach
                                                                                KCNusach  1 weeks back

                                                                                Putting the pregnant girl on to talk about domestic chores -- Scishow fighting gender stereotypes every day.

                                                                                • Ele
                                                                                  Ele  1 weeks back

                                                                                  I got a washing mashine ad on this video

                                                                                  • thetommantom
                                                                                    thetommantom  1 weeks back

                                                                                    I wash my clothes in 5 gallon buckets.

                                                                                    • pauljs75
                                                                                      pauljs75  1 weeks back

                                                                                      The only thing from current cleaning tech they haven't added yet is ultrasound. But yeah, a good rinse cycle does make some difference.

                                                                                      • shane
                                                                                        shane  1 weeks back

                                                                                        this lady obviously has never washed anything by hand.

                                                                                        • shane
                                                                                          shane  1 weeks back

                                                                                          only 45 seconds in and I'm dumbfounded to hear her say "we" as a race don't know. maybe the University bubble has no idea but engineers have quite an understanding. We also don't know how cars work either ffs.

                                                                                          • Jessie DeVore
                                                                                            Jessie DeVore  1 weeks back

                                                                                            How does soap get rid of oily skin?

                                                                                            • Madara Uchiwa
                                                                                              Madara Uchiwa  1 weeks back

                                                                                              "Woman's friend"😂

                                                                                              If any girls are watching this, go do the laundry! Lol