Why doing the washing on a windy day could save you money: Energy firms plan alert system to tell customers when electricity is cheaper

Why doing the washing on a windy day could save you money: Energy firms plan alert system to tell customers when electricity is cheaper Energy firms are to let customers know when it is cheapest to do their washingThe year-long trial aims to find out if people will respond to being told which days are 'greener'The Energy Saving Trust estimates that customers can save 250 by using appliances more efficiently By Ben Spencer PUBLISHED: 01:51 GMT, 14 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 14 February 2013 The trial aims to find out if people will do their washing on 'green' days when it is windy Windy days have always been the time to do your washing, washerwomen of old hanging out clothes in the breeze so they dried quicker. And that tradition is set to continue long into the future – because putting the washing machine on could be cheaper when it is windy. Energy firms are trying out a system which alerts customers when electricity prices are cheaper because wind conditions mean green power is cheap and plentiful.

YouTube video shows how astronauts defy gravity to wash their hands

Ever wondered how astronauts wash their hands New video shows spaceman demonstrating the process Canadian spaceman Chris Hadfield reveals the secret – no-rinse soap By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:32 GMT, 3 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:50 GMT, 4 February 2013 Their gravity defying existence has long been a source of wonder for mere earthlings. But have you ever wondered how astronauts manage to complete everyday, mundane tasks like washing their hands, completely weightless A new video released by the Canadian Space Agency has revealed the answer – no-rinse soap. Scroll down for video Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield beamed a video back from space to show a young caller how he washes his hands in the weightless atmosphere Shown on YouTube, he squirts the solution from a straw attached to a pouch and it gathers in a ball, heading towards the ceiling The astronaut will have to act quickly before the ball of handwash reaches the roof In a question-and-answer session beamed back from space, astronaut Chris Hadfield took a young caller through the process step-by-step