ED. 161 | JULY 2009

S&T POLICY

The next ten years

Researchers prepare strategies for the future of the Programa Biota-FAPESP program

Aligned with society

Cebrap celebrates its 40th anniversary with a huge portfolio of research projects in social sciences and humanities

Bottlenecks in development

IPT pursues new profile and plans to network solutions for leading technological themes

Networking movement

Meeting of the FAPs to discuss the best ways of leveraging resources for research

SCIENCE

More damage from smoke

Cigarettes impair the functioning of the heart muscles

Healthy Plowing

Carbon retained in the soil is expected to increase with the mechanization of sugar cane harvesting

Faithful gardeners

Ants help seeds germinate in the Mata Atlântica, Atlantic Rainforest, and in the Cerrado, Tropical Savanna

The rain that comes from the Sahara

Dust that comes from the African Desert feeds clouds that are responsible for part of the rainfall in the Amazon Region

Accidental paths

Physicists describe random routes of light and animals

TECHNOLOGY

Accelerated fermentation

New yeast strains are more efficient for the conversion of sucrose into ethanol

Resistance and comfort

Wrist ortheses made of resin and nanoparticles of clay are customized

Colored marker

Luminescent materials guarantee the authenticity of currency bills and documents

Smaller and more efficient

Nanofibers will make micro organism filtering and controlled release of pharmaceutical compounds more efficient

Constructive residue

Sludge from the paper industry is included in the composition of construction materials

HUMANITIES

There is no heaven without hell

The dubious relationship between the Neopentecostal churches and the devil

Future, going backwards

Armed Forces face dilemmas of post-modern society

Who said that comic books are the enemies of books?

Thesis studies the importance of comic books in the education of readers during childhood