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No word yet on that hydrogen-producing mill

No word yet on that hydrogen-producing mill

The most intriguing techy story out of New Hampshire in the past six months was the proposal by a Utah firm called Q Hydrogen to use the closed Wausau paper mill in the North Country town of Groveton to build a hydrogen production system using its own secret...

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Recycling struggles and a lot of it is our fault

You want to know why China stopped accepting most of the plastic and "fiber" (industry term for paper and cardboard) that we shipped them, causing our recycling costs to soar and the industry to freak out? Various geopolitical factors no doubt were a factor, but a big...

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Landing a plane on Mt. Washington

Landing a plane on Mt. Washington

The Concord Monitor has a weekly photo featured called NHsnapshot that has a picture from days gone by. Here is this week's caption: "A Piper Cub is the first airplane to land on the summit of Mount Washington on March 22, 1947. The aircraft sits on a snowfield atop...

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Sneaker-net lives!

Sneaker-net lives!

I moderated my 60th - if I'm counting correctly - Science Cafe New Hampshire this week. It featured three UNH physics professors ( Francois Foucart,  James Ryan, and David Mattingly) talking about black holes and other deep-space astrophysics stuff. Science fans came...

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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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