ED. 251 | JANUARY 2017

S&T POLICY

Industrial policy in check

In response to a ruling by a WTO panel, government considers changes in laws and in the way in which it encourages R&D

A worrisome calm

The PINTEC finds stability in the number of Brazilian companies that innovated between 2012 and 2014, and observed increasing difficulties for industry

The impact of basic science

Vice president of German agency DFG says that the efficiency of smart networks depends on new theoretical models

SCIENCE

The birdcage that saves

The extinct-in-the-wild Alagoas Curassow is escaping total extinction thanks to a captive breeding project

Perfect match

Algae were already living in symbiosis with corals 210 million years ago, and are much older and more diverse than previously thought

Scenes from an archeological site

Meticulous system enables researchers to compile data on life and death 10,000 years ago in a cave in Lagoa Santa

Quantum demon

A Brazilian group can control the heat generated by atomic nuclei

Zika, collaboration to characterize a syndrome

Interdisciplinary work has confirmed that the Zika virus causes microcephaly and other brain damage in infants infected during pregnancy

TECHNOLOGY

Preventive measures

Studies advance proposals to address the potential impact of nanoproducts on human health and the environment

More efficient metals

Technological innovations enhance performance of steel used in electric motors and power transformers

The arc of survival

A laboratory set up at the University of São Paulo (USP) will test personal protective equipment and collaborate on electrical accident research

Mental examination

São Paulo scientists are developing a methodology to diagnose severe psychiatric disorders

HUMANITIES

The sound of near chaos

Free improvisation showcases artistic creativity, is studied more and is getting a foothold on the stage

Cooperatives against the crisis

Research projects study worker groups formed to take control of bankrupt companies