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Grant to Fund Research on Earthquakes, Building Design

Collapse of the 15-story Alto Rió condominium tower in Concepción, Chile, following the magnitude 8.8 earthquake in 2010 (John Wallace, UCLA)

Engineers at University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) and UC-Berkeley will study the impact of building construction practices, particularly the design and performance of structural walls, on resisting earthquake damage. The team . . . → Read More: Grant to Fund Research on Earthquakes, Building Design

Funding Approved for Piracy, Policing Widget Development

Anti-piracy operation in the Gulf of Aden (DoDLive.mil)

The U.S. Office of Naval Research will fund development of compact Web applications, called widgets, to help international navies police for pirates and other illegal activities on the high seas. The $1 million award to support the International Collaborative Development for Enhanced Maritime Domain Awareness (ICODE . . . → Read More: Funding Approved for Piracy, Policing Widget Development

Contract Awarded for Atlantic Salmon Genome Sequencing

Atlantic salmon (U.S. Fish and Wildife Service)

An international business and scientific consortium from salmon-producing countries has awarded a contract for the second phase of sequencing and analysis of the Atlantic salmon genome to the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) in Rockville, Maryland. The International Cooperation to Sequence the Atlantic Salmon Genome (ICSASG) that . . . → Read More: Contract Awarded for Atlantic Salmon Genome Sequencing

Chile Seeking International Start-Ups

The Chilean Economic Development Agency has launched a new program to help entrepreneurs and early-stage companies with innovative and high-growth business plans quickly launch and run their businesses in Chile. The program, Start-Up Chile (InnovaChile), offers entrepreneurs entry and logistical assistance, funding, and a support network to aid in the successful launch of their operations.

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