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20 de Julho de 2018.

Porto espacial nos Açores

Ministro da Ciência espera que até ao final do ano sejam concluídos os outros três estudos aprovados pela Agência Espacial Europeia sobre a viabilidade da criação de uma base de lançamentos de pequenos satélites nos Açores. O processo que poderá vir a resultar na criação de um porto espacial dos Açores para o lançamento de pequenos foguetes e micro-satélites, numa carga que não deverá ultrapassar os 150 quilos, está em curso mas ainda há um longo caminho a percorrer. Sem se querer comprometer com prazos, custos ou sequer como a concretização do projecto, o ministro da Ciência, Manuel Heitor, vai avisando que “se o porto espacial vier a nascer nos Açores terá de ser maioritariamente com investimento privado”. E enquanto […]
19 de Julho de 2018.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: of the most famous artists of the 19th century. This fame is not only because his art, but also because of his life. He was born in 1853, in a village near the Belgian border. When starting adulthood he did not really know what to do. He first became a schoolteacher, then a book salesman, studied theology and became a preacher in a coal mine. He did not really do well in all these jobs and got fired for all of them. Eventually, his brother Theo convinced Vincent to become an artist after seeing the sketches he made. He moved around in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris before eventually moving to the village of Arles in France, […]
18 de Julho de 2018.

Terapia genética pré-natal

Experiência em ratinhos demonstrou que é possível activar o gene que produz uma enzima que não está presente nas pessoas com doença de Gaucher, que é rara e nas suas formas mais graves pode ser fatal. Uma equipa de cientistas conseguiu, numa experiência com ratinhos, evitar o desenvolvimento da forma mais grave da doença de Gaucher através de uma intervenção pré-natal. Os cientistas usaram um vírus para conseguir chegar até ao cérebro dos ratinhos ainda em gestação e “acordar” um gene que produz a enzima que não está presente nas pessoas que sofrem desta doença rara. O artigo foi publicado na última edição da revista Nature Medicine. A doença de Gaucher é uma doença genética e autossómica recessiva, ou seja, […]
18 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

“O primeiro grande” dinossauro

Ingentia prima foi o nome dado à nova espécie de saurópodes descoberta na Argentina – expressão em latim para “o primeiro grande” –, que veio revolucionar as teorias sobre a evolução destes animais. Foram descobertos novos fósseis de saurópodes em San Juan, no Oeste da Argentina, que revelaram que os dinossauros gigantes apareceram na Terra cerca de 30 milhões de anos antes do que se pensava anteriormente. Um estudo de uma equipa de investigadores argentinos, intitulado Uma tendência inicial para o gigantismo em dinossauros sauropodomorfos do Triásico, publicado nesta segunda-feira na revista Nature Ecology & Evolution, analisou fósseis de uma nova espécie de saurópodes (os conhecidos dinossauros herbívoros quadrúpedes, de longo pescoço e cauda e crânio pequeno), descobertos em 2015 […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Rinoceronte-branco extinto?

Equipa internacional de cientistas produziu o primeiro embrião híbrido de rinoceronte-branco no laboratório. O objectivo é implantar um embrião numa “barriga de aluguer”, esperar pelo sucesso da gravidez de 16 meses, e ter uma primeira cria daqui a cerca de três anos. Que se saiba, restam apenas duas fêmeas, mãe e filha, da subespécie de rinoceronte-branco-do-norte na Terra. Na tentativa de manter este precioso animal entre nós, uma equipa de cientistas está há vários anos a trabalhar no laboratório, recorrendo às mais recentes técnicas de procriação medicamente assistida e da investigação na área de células estaminais. Para já, segundo um artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature Communications, conseguiram produzir o primeiro embrião híbrido, com ovócitos do rinoceronte-branco-do-sul e […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Janeiro de 2020.

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos won a lot of titles in his football career and did not become a famous football player in Germany only. Toni Kroos was born at 04.01.1990 in Greifswald in Germany. In this city, he played in a club since he was seven years old with his younger brother and his father as his trainer. Later he would be discovered by the big club “FC Bayern München”. With 17 years he played for the professional team in this club. In 2014 he chanced the club to “Real Madrid” and is there still. Also, in 2014 he won the World Cup with the German National Team. This was one of the most important years for him and since he is […]
5 de Janeiro de 2020.

Vegetais cozidos com 170 mil anos

Ao todo, numa gruta da África do Sul, descobriram-se 55 rizomas carbonizados inteiros e 30 fragmentados. No território da actual África do Sul, há 170 mil anos, os humanos anatomicamente modernos cozinhavam vegetais nas fogueiras. Esta é a conclusão de uma equipa internacional de cientistas anunciada num artigo esta sexta-feira na revista científica Science e surge a partir da descoberta de pequenos rizomas carbonizados – caules subterrâneos mais ou menos paralelos à superfície do solo – na gruta de Border, na África do Sul. Esta é assim a prova directa mais antiga de vegetais cozinhados pelos humanos modernos. “Estava a escavar nas antigas fogueiras da gruta de Border [nos montes Libombos, na fronteira entre a África do Sul e a […]
4 de Janeiro de 2020.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is a Scottish tennis player, a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and former world No. 1. Born in Glasgow on the 15th of May 2987, tennis ran in Murray’s blood already. His mother, Judy Murray, held several Scottish titles and then became a coach, coaching Andy and his older brother Jamie until their professional careers became too demanding. Starting tennis at 3 years old, by 5 he had participated in his first tournament and by 8 he was competing with adults. By 2004, at the age of 17, he had become the world’s No. 1 Junior tennis player after he won the U.S. Open Junior title and was also named Young Sports […]
3 de Janeiro de 2020.

Recorde de domínios .pt na internet

Número de registos activos é cerca de um terço do total. O domínio de Internet .pt tem vindo a crescer todos os anos e atingiu em 2019 um novo recorde de registos, com 121.359 endereços registados ao longo dos últimos doze meses, o que significou um crescimento de 10% face a 2018. Ao todo, há actualmente 1.210.661 domínios .pt registados. “O crescimento do .pt nos últimos anos reflecte uma cada vez maior projecção nacional no mundo digital”, referiu, em comunicado, Luisa Gueifão, a presidente da Associação DNS.pt, que gere o domínio português. “Em 2020 continuaremos a apostar em ações de inclusão digital e de desenvolvimento das competências digitais dos portugueses, na segurança física e digital também através da implementação do […]
2 de Janeiro de 2020.

Conor McGregor

This month I will do my monthly text on Conor McGregor as he is one of the most famous sportspeople of Ireland right now. Conor Anthony McGregor was born to parents Tony and Margaret McGregor on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland. He rose from a tough neighborhood in Crumlin to become the biggest star in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Conor enjoyed playing football as a child but later turned to box as an outlet for his aggression. He was a member of the Crumlin Boxing Club from the age of 11-17 where he also won a Dublin championship there. In his later teen years he worked as a plumber but left to pursue his dream of […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Muitos artigos mas poucas patentes

A “maior fragilidade” da investigação em saúde em Portugal é a falta de transferência do conhecimento para empresas e hospitais, alertou esta segunda-feira Manuel Sobrinho Simões, que há 30 anos fundou o Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto. “Continuamos a ser excessivamente investigadores. A maior fragilidade da investigação em saúde é a translação do conhecimento. Falta a dinâmica das empresas e dos hospitais na procura pelos institutos”, salientou. Sobrinho Simões, que falava à agência Lusa a propósito do 30.º aniversário do Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (Ipatimup), marcado durante este ano por várias iniciativas, admitiu que a “falta de translação” existente na área de investigação em saúde é “um defeito do […]