ED. 213 | NOVEMBER 2013

S&T POLICY

Building a network

A symposium in Cambridge brings together Brazilian researchers and students from the New England region to strengthen cooperation

Science reaches out to the public

10th annual Brazilian Science and Technology Week promotes activities in 700 cities

Stronger cooperation

FAPESP has expanded its effort to internationalize science in the state of São Paulo, as the 2012 Activity Report shows

SCIENCE

Circles of time

With chainsaws and drills, Brazilians and Germans collect tree samples to see how humidity and temperature have changed over the centuries

Secrets of the ocean blue

Little-known marine and coastal environments host abundant biodiversity and could potentially produce new molecules

Fluid boundaries

Elastic properties of membranes vary according to the type and function of the cell

Primordial soup

Brazilians help analyze unexplained phenomena in liquid created from particle collisions

TECHNOLOGY

Driverless Car

Brazilian projects involving autonomous vehicles are contributing to the future of urban mobility

Chemical renewal

Dow invests in sugarcane as a renewable raw material for production of plastics

Sweet Partnership

The USP Polytechnic School will test a Japanese process for producing biodegradable plastic from bacteria and sugar cane juice

Predicting the impact

Software evaluates future scenarios for irrigation, electricity generation, and construction projects in drainage basins

HUMANITIES

Comprehensive diagnostic

Center for Metropolitan Studies shows that the inequality in basic education in Brazilian cities is greater than the inequality in basic health