The winner is Mab, an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots, envisioned by Adrian Perez Zapata from Colombia.
Inspired by the controlled flight of bees pollinating a flower, Mab flying robots clean surfaces by touching them with a drop of water. Mab scans the house, determine the areas to clean and sends the robots flying. Electrolux. Previously, Electrolux Design Lab 2013 contest finalists.
In our chain saw tests, a Stihl is the clear winner
After so many severe storms in recent years, homeowners who never considered buying a chain saw now consider the tool a must-have. That’s why first-time buyers comprise 60 percent of the market. And that’s why Consumer Reports has been testing more and more chain saws. In our latest chain saw tests we found a clear winner, the Stihl MS 180 C-BE, $ 230, which works for wooded properties as well as for fallen trees and storm-tossed … (read more)