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Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)

C-DEBI is a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Science and Technology Center on the deep biosphere. Its mission is to explore life beneath the seafloor and make transformative discoveries that advance science, benefit society, and inspire people of all ages and origins.

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The Internet

Scientists at USC's Information Sciences Institute invented the domain name system that translates.com, .gov, and other names into Internet Protocol addresses worldwide. ISI was instrumental to the creation of the TCP/IP communication protocol used on the Internet.

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Fulfilling Our Commitments Memo

Technology transfer sometimes entails the establishment of new businesses that further develop technology that created USC. Obligations regarding potential conflicts of interest, proper disclosure of inventions, and intellectual property are discussed regarding technological innovation. Read full memo here.

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