ED. 214 | DECEMBER 2013

S&T POLICY

Cutting-edge dialog

FAPESP and companies create engineering research centers with long-term financing in order to work at the cutting edge of knowledge

Graphene and its challenges

Mackenzie Presbyterian University attracts a Brazilian scientist who had been working abroad and establishes a new research center

A living collection

The Director of the London Natural History Museum travels to Brazil in search of partnerships

The future of science

Global Forum in Rio brings together researchers from more than 100 countries to discuss topics such as science education, sustainable development and ethics

SCIENCE

Space sentinel

Infrared satellite images may be useful for predicting volcanic eruptions

More nitrogen in a cluster

Stars of different ages and compositions form the oldest collections of matter in galaxies

Movements under control

Compounds appear to reduce a serious side effect of Parkinson’s treatment

Sand planet

A tiny fauna, unknown until now, lives on grains of sand in shallow ocean waters

For people and plants

Expectorant medicine may prove effective in controlling orange disease

Asphalt jungles

Underappreciated birds are found throughout sparsely wooded urban areas

TECHNOLOGY

Seek and you shall find

Google engineering center in Brazil is responsible for important changes in its search system

High frequency

Researchers and Brazilian company develop equipment for the largest nuclear fusion laboratory in the world, in the United Kingdom

Mining with microbes

Bacteria are used to recover valuable metals from electronic scrap and mine tailings

HUMANITIES

Innovation for scientists

Recent institutional changes have strengthened science more than technology capability in Brazil

An end to borders

New generations recover the commitment of the 1970s, increasingly blending art and urban planning