Granite Geek
Episode 52: Trees in streams can be good

Episode 52: Trees in streams can be good

August 6, 2019

Granite Geek explains why some foresters are adding trees and branches to smaller streams. 

Episode 51: Online review believability

Episode 51: Online review believability

July 31, 2019

Granite Geek discusses a Dartmouth study that looked at what people thought of Tripadvisor reviews. 

Episode 51: Amherst Zero-Carbon Housing

Episode 51: Amherst Zero-Carbon Housing

July 23, 2019

Granite Geek David Brooks tells you about a planned housing development in Amherst, N.H., that is taking an innovative approach to carbon. The homes would be carbon neutral and the surrounding farm would help make the development carbon negative.

Episode 50: Arsenic and Old New Hampshire

Episode 50: Arsenic and Old New Hampshire

July 16, 2019

N.H. recently tightened its arsenic regulations to 5 parts per billion, leading the way in the country. Arsenic is naturally occurring in groundwater and linked to illnesses such as bladder cancer. 

Episode 49: Apollo 11 Science Cafe

Episode 49: Apollo 11 Science Cafe

July 8, 2019

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Granite Geek will be hosting an extra special Science Cafe at the McAulliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. 

Episode 48: Augmented reality as sight assistance

Episode 48: Augmented reality as sight assistance

July 3, 2019

Granite Geek takes a look at new tech adopted at the Manchester Boston Regional Airport where people who have sight impairments can have an app give auditory directions about what is around. 

Episode 47: Science Cafe talks trees

Episode 47: Science Cafe talks trees

June 27, 2019

Granite Geek David Brooks shares what went down this month at Science Cafe. Hint: It has to do with tree, microbes and hidden communications. 

Episode 46: Are smartphones making us dumber?

Episode 46: Are smartphones making us dumber?

June 18, 2019

This week, Granite Geek David Brooks tells us about a study at SNHU that measured the lasting effects of smartphone use.

Episode 45: BASIC historical marker completed

Episode 45: BASIC historical marker completed

June 11, 2019

After 10 months of effort, the Granite Geek has succeeded in having a geeky historical marker for the programming language BASIC installed near Dartmouth College. 

Episode 44: Measles, Orthodox Jews and a N.H. hotel

Episode 44: Measles, Orthodox Jews and a N.H. hotel

May 21, 2019

Granite Geek David Brooks talks about how a small-town New Hampshire hotel ended up being a raffle prize at an anti-vaccine conference without their knowledge.