ED. 241 | MARCH 2016

S&T POLICY

A diverse university

At the age of 40, Unesp is gaining ground in research and graduate programs and remains a model in 24 cities

Catalyst for partnerships

Workshops promote interaction among young researchers in São Paulo and in the United Kingdom

Proximity matters

Study shows that scientific collaboration in Brazil is still influenced by geographical proximity among researchers

SCIENCE

The world’s greatest plant diversity

Botanists have recorded 46,000 species and continue to identify an average of 250 per year in Brazil

The voyages of sea turtles

Genetics help delineate populations of endangered species

One way to contain parasites

Newly discovered mechanism destroys causative agents of Chagas disease

Another window to the Universe

The detection of gravitational waves is expected to lead to studies on high-energy phenomena that emit little or no light

Beyond the Standard Model

Fermilab’s director of international relations talks about the challenges of new theories that attempt to expand our understanding of particle physics

The ancient volcanoes of Minas

Volcanic eruptions 600 million years ago inundated what is now Rio Doce Bay with lava

50 years of calamities in South America

Earthquakes and volcanoes are more deadly, but droughts and floods affect more people

TECHNOLOGY

Bioglass implants

Two UFSCar patents licensed to a company are expected to result in dental and medical products

The first step towards supermagnets

IPT is developing a process to transform rare earth elements into metal for use in more powerful magnets for industry

Abundance from the hive

Apis Flora invests in R&D to obtain high-quality products made from propolis

HUMANITIES

Theatrical costumes: naturalism and invention

A researcher explores the history of costumes for the Brazilian stage since the 19th century

The prostitute as poetic figure

Study explores the significance of this character in Brazilian modernism

Motherhood behind bars

Study maps out irregularities in the situation of pregnant inmates and incarcerated mothers with newborns, and outlines proposals for change