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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire 

NH patents through April 21

(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 April 21. *** Rod End With Locking Device for Struts ALBANY ENGINEERED...

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Anti-vax bills get approval from GOP in NH House

A couple of anit-vaccine bills are making it through the GOP-controlled NH House. One would remove all vaccine requirements (including polio!) for children entering daycare or private kindergarten (HB 1213), leaving it in place only for public school, while another...

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NH patents through April 14

(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 April 14. *** Electronic Circuit for Measuring an Angle and an Intensity of...

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NH needs EVs, cries a bunch of … wait, ski areas?

Interesting op-ed piece in the Concord Monitor, chastising New Hampshire's leadfoot legislators for being so backward on establishing public charging sites for electric vehicles. It's from folks involved in the state's ski industry and the pitch is entirely economic:...

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Science Cafe NH: The reality of forensic science

Have you ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes of a criminal investigation? Join us for a look into the world of forensic science! Our panel of experts from law enforcement and the State’s medical examiner’s office will share their insights and...

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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. He joined the Concord Monitor in 2015.

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, Writer of the Year award from the N.H. Farm and Forest Bureau (of all places) and his 2024 induction into the New England Newspaper Hall of Fame.

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