Issue # 135 _ May 2007
At the cutting edge of knowledge
Partnership with Microsoft Research brings about a new support model for basic researchBy Claudia Izique
Research and Innovation Inc.
Embrapa and private enterprise want to create a technology firm for ethanolBy Claudia Izique
A well-meaning law
Carlos Américo Pacheco evaluates the effects of the Innovation LawBy Claudia Izique
Ministry of Science and Technology to increase grants in strategic areas
When does life begin?
Brazil's Federal Supreme Court had 22 experts convene before voting on a motion against the use of embryo stem cellsBy Claudia Izique
Inflammation temporarily blocks production of the hormone that tells the body that it's time to sleepBy Ricardo Zorzetto
With sticks and stones
Capuchin monkey uses tools to break open fruit or hunt antsBy Fabrício Marques
Mutant tomato plants help unveil the genes and hormones that regulate the lives of plantsBy Maria Guimarães
Computer simulations explain how the giant dunes on Mars emerge and evolveBy Igor Zolnerkevic
The use of new types of yeast may reduce the production costs in sugar and alcohol refineriesBy Yuri Vasconcelos
Biological insecticide uses a partnership between bacteria and nematodes to fight sugarcane pestBy Dinorah Ereno
Researchers use nanotechnology to create a pigment that changes colorBy Iracema Corso
A tunnel to test airplanes that are much faster than the speed of soundBy Marcos de Oliveira
Researchers develop a recycled polymer made from PET that is not harmful to the environmentBy Yuri Vasconcelos
What's life like without dragons?
The last book in the Harry Potter series is a good reason to discuss the current desire for enchantmentBy Carlos Haag
The citizen who smelled like a king
Profiles show that Pedro II was more interested in the essence than the appearance of powerBy Carlos Haag