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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire

N.H. patents through July 3

By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON – The following federal patents were assigned in New Hampshire from June 26 through July 3. *** Trustees of Dartmouth College, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clime Assigned Patent for Altering Intestinal Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis Trustees...

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Making biochar, one property at a time

Making biochar, one property at a time

Biochar is one of those things that sounds too good to be true: Turning waste wood into a carbon-locking, soil-helping material through a simple, cheap process (pyrolysis - burning it in a low-oxygen environment). There's a big biochar plant being developed in Maine...

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Remembering a long-gone New England airline

Remembering a long-gone New England airline

Old and old-ish people remember when civil aviation was fun rather than the nasty, brutish and long experience it is today. Airports and airplanes and pilots and stewardesses were exotic and admired, planes were linking the world together into one big happy family,...

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UNH center ponders how to make stuff in space

Imagine being tens or even hundreds of thousands of miles from Earth and needing a specific part vital for a space endeavor. Now imagine instead of having to return to Earth or needing another launch to deliver that part, you could manufacture it right on board or on...

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Eat the invaders? Why not drink them!

Eat the invaders? Why not drink them!

By the Associated Press: A New Hampshire distillery has come up with its newest concoction called “Crab Trapper” — whiskey flavored with invasive green crabs. Tamworth Distilling, a maker of craft spirits, has learned how to get attention with small batches of, shall...

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N.H. patents through June 26

By Targeted News Service WASHINGTON – The following federal patents were assigned in New Hampshire from  June 19 through June 26. *** Parallel Wireless Assigned Patent for Blind Fast Network Synchronization Algorithm Parallel Wireless, Nashua, New Hampshire, has...

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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 WGIR-AM 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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