ED. 165 | NOVEMBER 2009

S&T POLICY

Female power

Record number of women laureates illustrates the rising presence of women at the top in science

Networking party

Brazilians celebrate the prizes awarded to scientists with whom they have already worked

The museum goes to school

USP project takes a biology and physics exhibition to students in the public school network

International weight

Rankings show the place of Brazilian research in the world and the position of our universities in specific areas

Bilateral innovation

Brazil and Canada to expand R&D collaboration between their firms

SCIENCE

The artisans of ethanol

Discoveries on yeast genetics encourage research into expanding alcohol productivity

Submerged in stand-by mode

Native tree from the Amazon Region, adapted to flooded lowlands, saves energy to survive constant floods that last as long as five consecutive months

Overly close neighbors

Living close to human beings changes the diet of the brown howler monkey, exposing it to yellow fever

The scientist's art

Illustrator and entomologist João Camargo created the country's most outstanding collection of stingless bees

Life in a test tube

Unexpected properties of reaction can be used as an analogy to understand life

The Hercules beacon

Team from Santa Catarina unravels the binary star enigma

Discarded value

Stem cells from the umbilical cord have different properties depending on their source

TECHNOLOGY

Eclectic diamond

Synthetic product used in drill bits to drill into the bottom of the sea and in the coating of steel parts

Sculpting with light

Technique enables the creation of polymer micro- and nano-structures with complex geometry

Bone mimesis

Jaw prosthesis reproduces the original mechanical conditions

Electricity from waste

São Paulo landfill site produces biogas for lighting and for engines

HUMANITIES

A frenetic and foreign São Paulo

Theme project analyzes the role of immigrants in building the metropolis of São Paulo

São Paulo, Inc.

Database maps out the migratory flow of qualified labor that furthered São Paulo's post-1945 industrial

A flat roof packed full of tourists

How tourist tours around Rio's favelas work