Episode 23: The art of road salting

December 13, 2018

Granite Geek David Brooks discusses what road crews have to consider when winter's snow and wet make driving difficult. 

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Episode 22: Rethinking the power grid

December 5, 2018

Boothbay, Maine, saved $12 million dollars by rethinking how to create and store energy instead of building a larger transmission line. 

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Episode 21: Challenges in climate modeling

November 29, 2018

Climate change will cause less snow to fall on New England in the future. Just how much less? It's a bit hard to pin down. 

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Episode 20: How DNA technology will erode your privacy

November 16, 2018

Granite Geek David Brooks explains how DNA technology was used to track down a serial killer, but someday, it could be used to track you. 

 

Read more: https://www.concordmonitor.com/gnetic-geneaology-NHPR-public-radio-Bear-Brook-21420103

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Episode 19: Wildlife protection crossings

November 8, 2018

Wildlife crossings help protect animals as they move from one habitat to another. 

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Episode 18: Nanocomp bought by Huntsman, has contract with NASA

November 2, 2018

Nanocomp was founded in 2004 by a trio of researchers in Lebanon, who figured out a better way to get carbon atoms to join together and form tubes a billionth of a meter in length, in what is known as the nanometer scale, and then convincing these tubes to line up in ways that let them transfer mechanical or electrical energy in useful form.

 

Read the story: https://granitegeek.concordmonitor.com/2018/10/31/after-succeeding-in-space-n-h-firm-wants-to-bring-carbon-nanotubes-down-to-earth/

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Episode 17: Making energy with hydrogen

October 31, 2018

A Utah firm called Q Hydrogen Solutions wants to build the first of its proprietary hydrogen production systems. It says it can split H2O molecules taken from the Upper Ammonoosuc River and use the hydrogen to create cheap power.

 

Read the story: https://granitegeek.concordmonitor.com/2018/10/30/could-the-hydrogen-economy-be-born-in-an-abandoned-mill-north-of-the-notches/

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Episode 16: Grow fish and plants, together

October 25, 2018

UNH is doing research on aquaponics, the practice of growing fish and vegetables in a controlled greenhouse. 

Learn more at https://www.concordmonitor.com/aquaculture-unh-hydroponics-research-nh-20961546

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Episode 15: What’s old is new again … with wells

October 9, 2018

Granite Geek David Brooks discusses a new innovation in the old technology of dug wells. Learn more at GraniteGeek.org. 

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Episode 14: Happiness of the fair-weather sports fan

October 4, 2018

Science says that people who jump from team to team, depending on who is winning, are happier. 

Learn more at: https://www.concordmonitor.com/red-sox-sports-fandom-granite-geek-nh-20407951

 

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