How a performance artist used an industrial vacuum cleaner to turn Chinese smog into a brick

Beijing smog comparison, August 2005. Wouldn't an industrial vacuum cleaner solve this once and for all?
Now You See It, Now You Don’t: an August 2005 view of Beijing without and with smog.

For the pea soupers of 1950s London, read Beijing in 2015. The Chinese capital city has gained a notorious reputation for its suffocating smog. One person decided to do something about it. For 100 days, artist Brother Nut carted an industrial vacuum cleaner through the streets of Beijing and sucked the city’s polluted air with the wand held high. Continue reading “From Smog to Bricks with an Industrial Vacuum Cleaner”

Smells from your dog, and the cosmos too…

Earth from space, surrounded by small white dots. A job for CleanSpace One?
The extent of space debris around Earth. A job for CleanSpace One? It’ll need several cleans and a bit of Shake ‘n’ Vac.

We at Cleanhire have a wealth of industrial vacuum cleaners for hire, from those suitable for small spaces to those big enough for mainline stations. At present our vacuum cleaners are strictly Earth based, though this could change by the end of this decade. Soon to reach the skies could be cosmic vacuum cleaners. CleanSpace One, invented by researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, could clean our skies. Continue reading “CleanSpace One: Vacs in Space”