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The Southern California Earthquake Center

SCEC sponsors research of earthquake phenomena in Southern California, including fault-system dynamics, earthquake physics, seismic wave propagation, and seismic hazard analysis.

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Innovation

Methanol Economy

The "George Olah Carbon Dioxide to Renewable Methanol Plant" of Carbon Recycling International in Iceland based on local geothermal energy. The first commercial carbon dioxide recycling plant operating in the world.

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Announcements

Distribution of USC Software

The Stevens Center, working with its Faculty Advisory Committee, has created new guidance documents on open source software. Please save and consult these documents for information on how best to protect and share software without sacrificing commercialization potential, while meeting legal requirements. Read more here and here.

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