Tenha acesso completo ao Stoodi

Plano de estudos, correção de redação, todas as aulas e muito mais!

Exercícios de Inglês

Listagem de exercícios

UNIFESP 2011

Brazil: the natural knowledge economy
Kirsten Bound – THE ATLAS OF IDEAS


If you grew up in Europe or North America you will no doubt have been taught in school that the Wright Brothers from Ohio invented and flew the first aeroplane – the Kitty Hawk – in 1903. But if you grew up in Brazil you will have been taught that the real inventor was in fact a Brazilian from Minas Gerais called Alberto Santos Dumont, whose  14-bis aeroplane took to the skies in 1906. This fierce historical debate,  which turns on definitions of ‘practical airplanes’, the ability to launch unaided, length of time spent in the air and the credibility of witnesses, will not be resolved here. Yet it is a striking example of the lack of global recognition for Brazil’s achievements in innovation.

 

Almost a century later, in 2005, Santos Dumont’s intellectual heirs, the company Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica (EMBRAER), made aviation history of a different kind when they unveiled the Ipanema, the world’s first commercially produced aircraft to run solely on biofuels. This time, the world was watching. Scientific American credited it as one of the most important inventions of the year. The attention paid to the Ipanema reflects the growing interest in biofuels as a potential solution to climate change and rising energy demand. To their advocates, biofuels – most commonly bioethanol or biodiesel – offer a more secure, sustainable energy supply that can reduce carbon emissions by 50–60 per cent compared to fossil fuels. (...)
(www.demos.co.uk. Adaptado.)

 

 


O trecho do segundo parágrafo – This time, the world was watching. –

Conta de email não verificada

Não foi possível realizar o seu cadastro com a sua conta do Facebook pois o seu email não está confirmado no Facebook.

Clique aqui para ver como confirmar sua conta de email no Facebook ou complete seu cadastro por aqui.

Entendi
Clicando em "Criar perfil", você aceita os termos de uso do Stoodi.
Tem perfil no Stoodi? Fazer Login