Dr. Hogan performs a procedure with the Makoplasty machine at Lakes Region General Hospital.
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When a body is placed inside the alkaline hydrolysis machine, the tube is tipped to ensure the water and corrosive chemicals are evenly distributed.
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Motorcycles were lined up outside the hangar at the New Hampshire National Guard for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event last Saturday.
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A tea set ready for the Chinese tea tasting at the Confucius Institute at UNH.
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The entrance to the New Hampshire State Women's Prison in Goffstown. Reporter Emily Corwin will have stories concerning the state of the women's prison and the plans to build a new one in the coming week.
A new form of cremation that proponents claim is more environmentally friendly may soon be legal in New Hampshire. It goes by many names including Resomation, Aquamation, bio cremation, and non-flame cremation. The scientific term is alkaline hydrolysis and it’s a process that uses a lye-like solution and hot water to liquefy human remains. But the jury is still out on whether the local funeral industry will adopt it.
In China, early April is prime time for tea picking.
In New Hampshire, the Confucius Institute a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China — honored the season this week with a tea sampling at the UNH-Manchester campus.