October’s significant chill – take your pick on descriptors

October, a time for great pumpkins, but not higher US temperatures this time around. In our last climatic episode from NCDC we had: NOAA: September Temperature Above-Average for the U.S. The average September temperature of 66.4 degrees F was 1.0 degree F above the 20th Century average. This month’s NOAA climate press release hasn’t been issued…

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Semi-truck Boat Tail Improves Fuel Efficiency 7.5%

I’m always for energy saving ideas when they payback the effort. Here’s one that would be an advantage for our long haul American Interstate trucking companies. This semi has both side wings and a boat tail to decrease wind drag. It is pretty simple really: ‘Boat tail’ decreases fuel consumption for trucks by 7.5 percent…