Silver just got a little more precious. Teaming nano technology with the inherent cleanliness of silver nano particles, Samsung’s Silver Nano Washing Machine releases electrolytic silver nano particles into a cold water wash, killing 99.99% of bacteria in the washed clothing. These purifying silver ions (Ag+) are formed when electricity passes through electrodes; cold tap water then carries the ions into the tub, where they sterilize and disinfect both the clothing and the tub itself. The cold-water process requires less energy than a conventional hot water cycle, and the sterilizing effect of the wash lasts up to 30 days in washed materials (laundry-phobic college students will love that feature!). Samsung has also utilized this technology in both their Silver Nano Refrigerator and Aircon system. The former creates a bacteria and fungi-free food storage environment that will extend the freshness of your food, while Aircon filters the home’s interior air, keeping airborne bacteria and fungi out of your lungs. Samsung’s washing machine (dubbed “SilverCare”) is due for release in the States this month, and should retail around $1400. Germs of the world: You are LOSING!