Issue # 135 _ May 2007
At the cutting edge of knowledge
Partnership with Microsoft Research brings about a new support model for basic research
Research and Innovation Inc.
Embrapa and private enterprise want to create a technology firm for ethanol
Ministry of Science and Technology to increase grants in strategic areas
When does life begin?
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court had 22 experts convene before voting on a motion against the use of embryo stem cells
Inflammation temporarily blocks production of the hormone that tells the body that it's time to sleep
Mutant tomato plants help unveil the genes and hormones that regulate the lives of plants
Computer simulations explain how the giant dunes on Mars emerge and evolve
The use of new types of yeast may reduce the production costs in sugar and alcohol refineries
Biological insecticide uses a partnership between bacteria and nematodes to fight sugarcane pest
A tunnel to test airplanes that are much faster than the speed of sound
Researchers develop a recycled polymer made from PET that is not harmful to the environment
What's life like without dragons?
The last book in the Harry Potter series is a good reason to discuss the current desire for enchantment
The citizen who smelled like a king
Profiles show that Pedro II was more interested in the essence than the appearance of power