ED. 107 | JANUARY 2005

S&T POLICY

Signs of vigor

Agreement with Institut Pasteur and article in international magazine evidence Brazilian advances

The challenge to dare

International commission assesses the ten Cepids

Electronic processes

SAGe brings agility to the presentation, analysis and judgement of requests for scholarships and grants for research

Incentive for innovation

Minister Eduardo Campos foresees greater investment in 2005

The price of deforestation

Inventory ranks Brazil amongst the largest polluters in the world

SCIENCE

Rediscovering the New World

Ten sets of human bones from Brazilian prehistory suggest that the first inhabitants of the Americas were not Mongoloids

The redemption of the botocudos

Studies in a village of Minas Gerais and the pampa (prairies) of Rio Grande do Sul reveal descendents of disappeared Indians, like Aymbores and Charruas

Friendly chaos

Apparently disorganized behaviors may benefit living beings and chemical reactions

TECHNOLOGY

Guarantee of origin

In one year, Unicamp closes contracts with companies for the licensing of twenty-six (26) patents

Economy with water taps

Rainwater, made use of in a collection system, serves to water plants and wash cars

Precision in sight

Equipment developed by USP and a small company allows for rigorous examinations on the curvature of the cornea

Small solutions

In the state of Pernambuco, nanotechnology and photonics are the basis of sensors in the environmental and health care areas

HUMANITIES

Knowledge in vogue

An exhibition brings together scientific instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries from the University of Coimbra

More notable than small

A study analyzes the trajectory of Carmen Miranda in Brazil and the United States

Indian Program

A book traces the trajectory of the Rio de Janeiro shoreline, from the indigenous loinclothes (loincloths) to the miniscule thongs of Ipanema