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Your snow fence? You probably did it wrong.

Your snow fence? You probably did it wrong.

I rerun this article most Decembers. The early snow we got - two feet at my house - means I should run it again!  I have a fairly long driveway next to an open field, and at least once every winter, snow drifts across it to the point where things get dicey without...

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On battery storage, N.H. isn’t even in the race

On battery storage, N.H. isn’t even in the race

Check out that map reflecting the state-by-state status of battery storage, made by Greentech Media. New Hampshire's zero status puts us in the minority alongside such cutting-edge powerhouses as Mississippi and North Dakota. Pretty embarrassing for a state that likes...

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Electricity-to-storable-gas eyed for Maine

Good story (as usual) from Tux Turkel, Portland Press-Herald's long-time energy writer, about the possibility of using excess power from Maine onshore wind farms, which are constrained by the grid, to generate hydrogen or methane that could then be shipped and burned....

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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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