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Biotech, Bobcats, & Batteries: New Hampshire Science Stories of the Year

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 We discuss the top stories in science, technology, the environment and energy in New Hampshire:  a new biotech manufacturing institute in Manchester; Dyn hacked by the "internet of things"; and how GMOs may help slow the spread of Lyme disease.  We also look at top energy and environment stories, plus advances in indoor farming. 

GUESTS: 

  • David Brooks - reporter for the Concord Monitor and blogger at Granite Geek
  • Sam Evans-Brown -  host of NHPR's Outside/In, a show about the natural world and how we use it. 

The Science Cafe will discuss Cybersecurity on Wednesday, January 4, from 6-8pm at Killarney's Irish Pub in Nashua.  On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the Science Cafe will discuss electric cars at The Draft Sports Bar in Concord.    

Here's a link to the  Granite Geek blog, where you can read more about NH science topics and issues.

Listen to Outside/In podcasts you may have missed.

Show Highlights

Climate change and the rise in sea levels on NH's seacoast was a major news topic in 2016.  Sam Evans-Brown mentioned LIDAR maps as a resource for more information on the subject.  Here's a projection of  Great Bay with a flood elevation of nine feet.  Click on the link to visit the website for more maps and information.

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Do you recall the contentious decision to allow hunting and trapping of bobcats in NH?

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Here's a 90-second video explaining CRISPR:

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