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Heavier rainfall makes dams a bit nervous

As extreme precipitation events - meteorology-speak for "holy @#*@&@*&!!! look at it rain!!!!" - grow more common, it's possible that me may need to look at standards for how much water dams can pass without being overtopped. I've got a story sort of about...

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Is COVID killing telemarketing calls?

Is COVID killing telemarketing calls?

A site called reportedcalls keeps track of complaints to federal agencies about telemarketing calls and it shows something unexpected: Complaints were way, way down in April, both in New Hampshire (as shown above) and nationally. Folks in New Hampshire is not shy...

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N.H. patents through May 24

N.H. patents through May 24

By Targeted News Service The following federal patents were assigned to companies and individuals in New Hampshire from May 17 to May 24. *** Centripetal Networks Assigned Patent for Correlating Packets in Communications Networks Centripetal Networks, Portsmouth, New...

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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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