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Sci/tech tidbits in and around New Hampshire

Dartmouth is ever-hopeful about cellulosic biofuels

The U.S. Department of Energy has given a $1.2 million, three-year grant to Dartmouth engineering professor Daniel Olson, who is investigating the use of biomass to produce next-generation fuels and chemicals. The goal is to use C. thermocellum, a type of bacteria...

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N.H. patents through Sept. 12

By Targeted News Service The following patents were assigned in New Hampshire from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12. *** Deka Products Assigned Patent for System for Remote Patient Care Deka Products, Manchester, New Hampshire, has been assigned a patent (No. 11,109,934, initially...

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“Leaves of three, loves climate emer-gen-cy”

The climate emergency is creating a lot of awful results but I really hate one of its lesser products: More and stronger poison ivy. I am pretty sensitive to the <expletive deleted> stuff. It's been known for a while that more CO2 in the atmosphere makes the plant...

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The weather’s getting bad. Enjoy it while you can

Maybe I shouldn’t tempt the gods by saying this out loud but New Hampshire had a darn good summer, weather-wise. Yeah, it was miserably hot and humid sometimes, not New England-y at all, and it was alarmingly dry in the first half and too wet in the second half. North...

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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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