ED. 211 | SEPTEMBER 2013

S&T POLICY

Comparative advantage

Article analyzes the paths traveled by science in Brazil and in South Korea and identifies opportunities for partnerships

Partnership against obesity

Brazilian and German researchers work to find an effective drug to fight the disease

An innovation deficit

The U.S. scientific community is suffering the effects of the sequestration of federal funds for research

The digital connection

World Conference of Science Journalists highlights the influence and skills of multimedia professionals

SCIENCE

When the guardian lets down its guard

A UFRJ team explains how a deformed version of a protein that protects DNA can lead to uncontrolled cancer cell multiplication

Metastatic RNA

A new study shows the role of a special type of ribonucleic acid in spreading cancer

Health in the Emperor's day

Human remains reveal profile of diseases that afflicted various populations in 17th to 19th century Rio de Janeiro

Coffee with more gas

Coffee plants grow bigger and produce more when there is more CO2 in the atmosphere

On the razor’s edge

Remaining fragments of the Atlantic Forest, though degraded, harbor a great diversity of endemic species

The power of collisions

Collisions between grains is the main driver of sandstorms

Whirls of light

New technique alters light beam wavefront, allowing the manipulation of microscopic objects and the transmission of greater quantities of information

TECHNOLOGY

The flight of the Falcon

Military projects fuel a booming market for unmanned aircraft

Worldwide competence

Creation of innovative products makes Mahle’s Brazilian technology center stand out

Market logic

A small company develops artificial intelligence software to control industrial production

HUMANITIES

Politically correct eroticism

An anthropologist looks at the argument for a rewarding sex life in old age

The passion for freedom

Study Center reveals the latest on Hannah Arendt’s thoughts about the responsibility of thinking