Seismic Waves is a newsletter published by the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. "Should scientific research advance knowledge, commercial activity, or the public good? These objectives are sometimes viewed as competitors in a zero-sum game or as rivals for increasingly scarce societal resources. The Diaphragm Seismic Design Methodology (DSDM) Project is serving all of these objectives, however, and that is just one of several attributes that make this a remarkable research effort."
National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: http://www.nehrp.gov/
Seismic Waves (July 2009)