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Sneaker-net lives!

Sneaker-net lives!

I moderated my 60th - if I'm counting correctly - Science Cafe New Hampshire this week. It featured three UNH physics professors ( Francois Foucart,  James Ryan, and David Mattingly) talking about black holes and other deep-space astrophysics stuff. Science fans came...

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Animal + electric transformer = darkness

In the course of my career I have written several articles when an animal (squirrel, hawk, something else that I forget) gets into an electrical system and blows out power to thousands of people. Here's an example. Spring is prime animals-screw-up-power season, so...

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Join a statewide makerspace flash mob

New Hampshire has had makerspaces for almost a decade, so the first one and by most measures the biggest wants to celebrate. MakeIt Labs in Nashua is holding its first regional festival next month. MakeIt Fest will have representatives from New Hampshire makerspaces...

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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 WKXL radio in Concord.

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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