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Bits and Pieces: Left Turns

July 12th, 2007 · No Comments

The research at U.P.S. is paying off. Last year, it cut 28 million miles from truck routes — saving roughly three million gallons of fuel — in good part by mapping routes that minimize left turns.
Incredible – something that seems obvious in retrospect, but in practice hard to implement. Interestingly, it wouldn’t work in the [...]

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Bits and Pieces: Centuries

July 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

In a book about weather (called ‘Weather’) that I’m reading, there’s a fact that blithely states:
Driest location: The Atacama Desert in Chile has virtually no rainfall (0.08mm annually), except for a passing shower several times a century.
Not several times a year. Several times a century. What impresses me about this is not the fact that [...]

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