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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire 

Why you can’t afford a house – in one number

A housing/development site called took data from 2022 and data from the 1970 census to compare median house prices with median household income to create a "multiplier". The higher the figure the harder it is to buy a house. The full study is here. Data...

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Mud season is here: Early but not record early

On Monday, Feb. 26, N.H. Department of Transportation began posting state highways, limiting heavy trucks on roads to reduce breakup of pavement from frost heaves. Those nasty bumps are created when water freezes and thaws in a warm/cold cycle, the same pattern that...

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NH patents through Feb. 25

(Links to each patent can be found here, using the patent number or inventor’s name.) By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON – The following federal patents were assigned in New Hampshire through Feb. 25. *** *** Snap to Grid Bracket for a Sprinlker Support Assembly ASC...

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About Granite Geek

Dave Brooks has written a weekly science/tech newspaper column since 1991 – yes, that long – and has written this blog since 2006, keeping an eye on geekish topics in and around the Granite State. He discusses the geek world regularly on WGIR-AM radio, and moderated the monthly Science Cafe NH sessions when they were still a thing.

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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