ED. 184 | JUNE 2011

S&T POLICY

A climate of dialogue

IPCC improves scientific accuracy and communication strategies

More time for research

Universities institute support services to cut red tape in researchers' routine

FAPESP 50 years

On the way to its fiftieth anniversary

A laboratory at an orange plantation

From the pioneering studies of citrus canker to the genome of citrus variegated chlorosis, FAPESP has invested in the research that has made Brazilian citriculture competitive

Original calculation

An article by Bioen Program researchers forecasts multiplication of sugarcane productivity

Mutual benefits

Director of Swedish agency bets on partnership with Brazilians

Complex hierarchy

Study shows how difficult it is to understand each author

SCIENCE

The fragile crust of the Northeast

Thickness of surface explains constant earth tremors in the region

Solar shocks

Study details the relation between explosions in the Sun and magnetic storms on Earth

Graphene in the new electronics

Material might form the basis of a hypothetical quantum nanotransistor

Small tools for major uses

Lectures show prospects for the increasing use of new nanomaterials

Ineffective medication

Corticoids do not treat the respiratory problems of late preterm babies

TECHNOLOGY

Electricity from the Sun

Brazil turns to a more wide-ranging use of solar panels

Fruit recreated

New combinations fit for the most refined palate

The mapping of cataracts

Mobile phone technology enables ophthalmologic problem to be detected

HUMANITIES

The future of the present in the past

Brazilian science fiction and the country's relationship with science and technology

The mobile metropolis

The profile of migration from São Paulo is underscored by comings and goings and by internationalization

The arts of Roger Bastide

Articles on Brazil were fundamental for his concepts