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NIST funds 12 projects to make communities more resilient to disasters

20:00 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million today by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The grants support NIST's efforts to strengthen the ability of communities to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.

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