Issue # 130 _ December 2006
- The pathways of change
- The understanding that the emission of greenhouse effect gases is responsible for global warming is already hegemonic. Now countries are preparing themselves to confront scenarios until recently considered catastrophic. The COP 12 Meeting, in Nairobi, approved the creation of a fund to finance the adaptation of more vulnerable countries. In Brazil, the first regional climatic model indicates that the country will be subject to more severe droughts and floods over the next few decades. Pesquisa FAPESP shows in the following article how countries are mobilizing in order to confront the changes and the results of the first Brazilian climatic model.
A warmer Brazil
The first scenarios using regional climate models point towards more severe droughts and floods under temperatures that will be higher and humidity that will be lower, with impacts upon human health and food production
The ethanol race
FAPESP and Oxiteno invite researchers to look for solutions that will reduce alcohol costs
A north star for the state of Amazonas
In only four years, the State sets up a state wide system of science and technology
The trails of coke
A compound inhibits the effect of cocaine and helps to elucidate its action on the brain
Secrets of Nobility
Biologists begin to understand how the genes act in order to differentiate queen bees from workers
Mammals to the surface
Biologists find an average of eight new species of mammals a year in South America
Electronic voting machines with a digital identifier start being used in the 2008 municipal elections
System developed by Griaule is amongst the best in the world
Uniespaço project develops technological innovations for rocket and satellite projects
Partnership between USP and Suzano obtains wood that may result in better quality paper
Santista launches products for workwear with nanotechnological properties
Eat me or drink me?
The dilemmas of Brazilian economic growth are far older and more complex than our vain philosophy supposes
Who will guard the guardians?
Crisis at the airports puts into the air the fragilities of the Ministry of Defense