Williams uses F1 tech to increase refrigerator efficiency
News from Gizmag:

A new aerodynamic device has the potential to reduce the energy consumption of supermarket refrigerators by up to 41.5 percent. The product, currently being developed by Williams Advanced Engineering in collaboration with Aerofoil Energy, can be clipped onto existing cabinets, making it easy for companies to upgrade their stores.

Supermarkets and convenience stores consume a huge amount of energy every year. A single 30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m) supermarket uses in the region of 1.5 million kWh of energy a year, and with the biggest four supermarket operators in the UK running some 2,300 stores combined, the energy figures for the industry are off the chart, running into the billions of kWh’s every year.

Refrigerators in supermarkets and convenience stores are responsible for a large chunk of that energy consumption – according to Williams Advanced Engineering, as much as 70 percent. The company, a division of Williams that commercializes Formula One developed technologies, believes that aerofoils (also known as airfoils) can play a part in increasing efficiency.

Utilizing its experience of aerodynamic design and testing in Formula One racing, the company is working with Aerofoil Energy, using computational fluid dynamics to model and simulate new designs, later testing them at the Williams factory in Oxfordshire.

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Bullet busts into refrigerator inside metro house
News from KCCI Des Moines:

Des Moines police investigated a shooting reported in an eastside neighborhood Thursday.

Shots were reported fired in the 1300 block of East 19th Street about 5:58 p.m.

Multiple witnesses reported the shooting to police.  One witness was outside playing with friends when she heard a loud noise down the street.

A man had his arm out car window and was shooting a gun in the air, the witness told officers.

Multiple witnesses reported a silver Mazda or Honda car was involved. The person shooting the gun was in the passenger seat.

The southwest corner of a home was hit by a bullet.  According to a police report, it went through the wall of the house and into the refrigerator inside the home.

No injuries were reported.  The case remains under investigation.

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