Category: Podcast

Human adaptation to the extraterrestrial environment

Thais Russomano in microgravity on a European Space Agency parabolic flight in 2006.

Earth’s gravity has shaped human beings over thousands of years. It was clear from the first extraterrestrial spaceflight entering orbit that microgravity, due to an object being in free fall, immediately affects human body functions because of the increase, reduction, or absence of gravity. Read More →

Ionospheric scintillation monitoring networks contribute to Global Navigation Satellite System

Composition with (1) a map of Brazil with colored polka dots in different cities; (2) small tables representing each month of the year 2014 and marked with colors; (3) a graphic with the title "Station SJCU (GPS) having elev ≥20"; (4) a graphic with lines that oscillate up and down; and (5) a photo of a cylindrical structure with a triangular top in an open space with grass.

The positioning and air navigation system using Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) is affected by ionospheric scintillations. To mitigate these effects, it is necessary to study the characteristics of these scintillations using data generated by scintillation monitor networks, in order to describe the main characteristics of these networks. Read More →

Children and the use of social media in the fight against COVID-19: Is it possible to talk about child activism?

Photo with color effect. A child looks into the camera, the image is up to her shoulders. The face is yellow, with well-defined shadows. Long, straight hair tied up in two braids. Hair, neck and shoulders are in a light blue tone, with dark shadows and white lighting. Around her, blue streaks that become darker as she moves away.

The presence of children in social media has been the subject of several researches and also of concern of parents and specialists about the risks related to this practice. For this reason, a new possibility for understanding this phenomenon is presented, called children’s digital activism, with a focus on coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More →

What history tells us about epidemics and the protection of schoolchildren

Studies address the affirmation of nature as a central point in the education, prevention of diseases and leisure of urban populations in the first decades of the twentieth century. The discussions allow us to reflect on the contradictions of outdoor life often being raised as a solution to the evils of urban-industrial society. Read More →

Can music contribute to the cognitive health of the elderly?

The aging of the population is a worldwide phenomenon. It is urgent to develop strategies to prevent or delay cognitive decline. The study presents the results of a research that sought to know the effects of musical activities on the elderly, indicating that music can contribute to cognitive health. Read More →

Aircraft development under the Mass Properties Management perspective

Aircraft mass properties, such as weight, are established during aircraft conception. Those properties usually are subject to deviations during aircraft development, which leads to a reduction of the desired performance and rework in the development process. This study presents a proposal to reduce rework, keeping the planned performance, and resulting in higher project efficiency. Read More →

Will there be robot teachers?

Are we prepared for algorithms, facial recognition and surveillance at schools? This study discusses the teaching-learning model considering technological advances in the present and future, questioning the relationships in an intermittently surveilled world. The conclusion drawn is that teachers and students need to resignify their identities, which implies questioning ambivalent relationships that have always characterized them in the context of digital culture. Read More →