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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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No, don’t put that plastic bag in your recycling

No, don’t put that plastic bag in your recycling

An unlikely combination of China’s economic power and plastic bags’ physical messiness has brought new restrictions to curbside recycling in Concord. Concord has increased its efforts to keep plastic bags and plastic film such as cellophane or Bubble Wrap out of its...

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More scientific love of blackboards

Regular readers know that my favorite Granite Geek story of recent time involves Dartmouth research into why mathematicians love blackboards. ("Just as surely as a+b=b+a, mathematicians love their blackboards") So I was delighted to stumble across another...

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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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