A scientific researcher extracts the RNA from embryonic stem cells in a laboratory in Sao Paulo.
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Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva examines oil on his hands at the Petrobras platform on the Tupi oil field basin in the Atlantic Ocean on Oct. 28, 2010. He encouraged the development of science industries in Brazil.
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Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras is the largest contributor to science funding.
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Duke University's Miguel Nicolelis experiments with monkeys' brains, trying to use their signals to make robots walk.
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