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A whole slew of recent NH patents

Recent patents issued to New Hampshire individuals and companies, as compiled by Targeted News Service for the Monitor: Collision Communications Assigned Patent for Calibrating Phase Hardware-Induced Distortion in Communications System Collision Communications,...

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Vermont city tests blockchain for property deeds

South Burlington, Vermont, announced Monday that it was partnering with blockchain startup Propy to store real estate conveyance documents, according to a press release. The pilot’s aim is to see if a blockchain-based platform will reduce the costs of storing all the...

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Climate change will hurt our forests, redux

I have been writing newspaper articles about the possible and ongoing effects of climate change on New Hampshire's forests for so long that the first stories weren't even put into any digital archive, so I can't point to them. But the issue is still around, as you can...

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A historic building that engineers can love

A historic building that engineers can love

Concord has what appears to be the nation's best-preserved gasholder, the name for a large building that once held flammable gas made from coal, which was commonly used for municipal lighting in the days before natural gas. It has just been added to the National...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a science/tech column since 1991 - yes, that long - and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on topics of geekish interest in and around New Hampshire, from software to sea level rise, population dynamics to printing (3-D, of course). He moderates monthly Science Cafe NH discussions, beer in hand, and discusses the geek world regularly on New Hampshire Public Radio.

Brooks earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics but got lost on the way to the Ivory Tower and ended up in a newsroom. He has reported for newspapers from Tennessee to New England. Rummage through his bag of awards you'll find oddities like three Best Blog prizes from the New Hampshire Press Association and a Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau, of all places. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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