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Scientists in Brazil kick off groundbreaking Covid-19 research

We’re covering this week one of the boldest projects against the coronavirus by Brazilian scientists. The spree of IPOs — despite the crisis. And the workers most affected by job cuts.

Brazilian scientists make progress against coronavirus

The Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM) will open its doors today to host research projects related to the coronavirus. Located in the southeastern city of Campinas, the center is home to Sirius, the BRL 1.8-billion particle accelerator which is Brazil’s biggest and most complex scientific structure to date.

State-of-the-art science. Sirius is, more specifically, a synchrotron, a particular kind...

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