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NH gets closer to an EV-charging network

NH gets closer to an EV-charging network

While I was on vacation, New Hampshire released an RFP (Request for Proposals) to build an @NH_OSI and the @nhdes have released an RFP for an electric vehicle charging stations along high-travel routes. NHPR notes that they "may or may not be free to use." and "would...

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Engineered lumber doesn’t like southern NH trees

Had a great Science Cafe discussion Wednesday about engineered lumber, a.k.a. mass timber a.k.a. cross-laminated timber, and its present and future role in construction. Because I moderate these sessions, walking around with a microphone a la Phil Donohue, I can't...

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Museum bought that weird Manchester house

The Currier Museum in Manchester bought the Usonian Automatic house in that city, a rare example of the failed attempt by Frank Lloyd Wright to create cheap but good-looking homes that could be built by the homeowners. The two-bedroom, 1,400-sq.-ft home is made of a...

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The ranked-choice ballots are pouring in

The ranked-choice ballots are pouring in

(Addendum: Science Cafe NH in Concord for January will talk about alternative voting. We discussed it just a year but it looks like there's still a ton of interest in the topic. Science Cafe takes December off.) My little ranked-choice-voting experiment with the...

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What makes a forest-destroying bug? The trees

For each major tree-killing species of invasive bug, around half a dozen foreign insects live quietly in our forests, causing few noticeable problems. A new study may help scientists pick out the future tree killers from the crowd, and it has a surprising conclusion:...

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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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