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13 de Janeiro de 2018.

Coming home

What is home for you? Where is home for you? How many homes can you actually have? Does it have to be family? Or can it be friends? I begin with these simple questions for you. Every volunteer has to go to two trainings: an on-arrival training and a mid-term training. Both of them take place on the mainland of Portugal. Most of us enjoy the time. We meet new friends, friends that experience the same but also the total opposite. I was actually lucky to go by myself because I am sure that it has you a whole different impact on you. And of course it is a nice opportunity to leave this island and get to know the […]
12 de Janeiro de 2018.

Future happens now

In 2015, a company from Hong Kong activated a humanoid robot named Sophia. She, because the robot is considered to be of female gender and is modeled after Audrey Hepburn, was interviewed in tv shows and by international organizations, such as United Nations. Although it is surely a great development, many people expressed their concerns that it may be dangerous for our race. Robot assured that she is only a peaceful creature built to help people, although the concerns escalated even more when for the question if she wants to destroy humans, asked by her creator, Sophia answered “OK. I will destroy humans.” Another controversy aroused this year when Sophia, as the first robot, got a nationality. Now she is […]
11 de Janeiro de 2018.

Financiamento às Universidades

“A solução está encontrada. O Governo cumpre o contrato na íntegra”, afirmou o ministro Manuel Heitor, em Évora. Mas não disse quando é que o pagamento vai ser efectuado. O ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, garantiu nesta quarta-feira o cumprimento “na íntegra” do acordo para o pagamento às universidades e politécnicos do financiamento adicional de 2017, estando em discussão “meramente questões técnicas”. “A solução está encontrada. O Governo cumpre o contrato na íntegra”, afirmou o ministro, em Évora, quando questionado pelos jornalistas sobre a reunião que manteve, na terça-feira à noite, com o Conselho de Reitores das Universidades Portuguesas (CRUP). Segundo Manuel Heitor, “o Governo assumiu cumprir todos os acordos que fez em termos políticos”, acrescentando […]
11 de Janeiro de 2018.

Weather changing

I write about November because it was a colder month in Madeira, a month of surprises. First I didn’t expected such a cold weather here. I mean it’s not so cold but it’s quite more than I expected from a semi tropical island. Also I had some troubles because the changing weather like for instance, I went to one levada, it was so sunny but in the middle of the levada it just rained a lot, so basically I walked for 6h under a really annoying rain (oh course I didn’t bring my umbrella). Another big change was the cold water on the beach, and that’s even in the warm days. Since the fact that November is not a touristic […]
9 de Janeiro de 2018.

LG apresenta televisão que enrola

Há dois anos, o protótipo era do tamanho de um jornal. O objectivo é criar um modelo portátil e conveniente. Há dois anos, a LG apresentou um protótipo de televisor que podia ser enrolado e enfiado numa mala como um jornal. Em 2018, o modelo aumentou no tamanho e na resolução. Durante a CES 2018 – a Consumer Electronics Show, uma das maiores feiras de produtos tecnológicos no mundo – a empresa vai estar a demonstrar o seu novo modelo flexível. Desdobrado, o novo televisor tem 65 polegadas, mais de um metro e meio de largura e vem com tecnologia de ultra-alta definição (4K). São mais de oito milhões de pixéis para criar imagens com mais nitidez. O objectivo é […]
8 de Janeiro de 2018.

A Let’sGOut arranja-te companhia

Let’sGOut: a aplicação que quer arranjar-te companhia para as tuas atividades Um grupo de estudantes do terceiro ano de Engenharia Informática da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade de Coimbra desenvolveu uma aplicação móvel para resolver o problema de encontrar companhia para realizar as atividades que tanto queres fazer. Os jovens, apresentados na foto acima, verificaram, através de um inquérito online e de intervenção direta com várias pessoas, que, é muito comum as pessoas desistirem dos seus planos por não terem quem as queira ou possa acompanhar. Neste sentido, decidiram desenvolver esta aplicação onde é possível encontrar outras pessoas que se encontrem na mesma situação, e onde estas possam facilmente comunicar de modo a conseguirem finalmente concretizar os seus […]
8 de Janeiro de 2018.

Revelado como o álcool atinge o ADN

Estudo em ratinhos analisou os danos genéticos provocados por uma substância química que é produzida quando o organismo processa o álcool. Cientista portuguesa participou no artigo publicado na revista Nature. A associação entre o consumo de álcool e um risco aumentado de vários tipos de cancro não é nada de novo. No entanto, ainda há muitos pormenores sobre esta relação e os seus mecanismos por esclarecer. Uma equipa de cientistas do Reino Unido investigou uma das íntimas ligações entre o álcool e o cancro através da análise do ADN em células estaminais. Nas experiências em ratinhos, os cientistas recorreram à administração de etanol nos animais e concluíram que a exposição ao álcool provoca danos genéticos permanentes. O estudo, que conta […]
6 de Janeiro de 2018.

Nature Festival on Madeira

Pros and cons of visiting Madeira in autumn In the end of September I had a few friends coming to Madeira from Porto. Naturally, I wanted to show them some of the most iconic views on the island, so I took them to places like Ponta de São Lourenço, Vereda do Larano, Pico do Areeiro. It was quite a shock to see all of them (places, not friends) completely burnt by summer sun, yellow and grey where just a few months ago, in early spring, everything was intensely green and flourishing. Later on I even compared my photos from April and late September and the difference in color is unbelievable. There can be no doubt about it – Madeira is […]
5 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha Bulgária.

Bulgária um país tão distante, 18 horas de viagem, 4 aeroportos, 3 aviões, lá fui eu nesta aventura. Após participar em diferentes programas do Erasmus+, vejo o programa EVS como o melhor para uma primeira saída da zona de conforto, principalmente quando vivemos numa ilha e partimos para o mundo. Candidatei-me a este EVS, não pelo lugar onde seria realizado, mas sim pelo programa em questão, estou a fazer voluntariado num Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, chamado “IN THE PALACE”, onde estou rodeada de pessoas fantásticas, que nos ajudam em tudo o que necessitamos, que nos ensinam e nos vêm não só como meros voluntários mas sim como amigos, em que todos têm algo a acrescentar ao programa. Varna, Balchik, […]
4 de Janeiro de 2018.

Claustrophobia

I never thought that being and living on the island can be so different from living in the mainland in a bigger agglomeration. But actually it differs a lot and I felt it soon after I came here. This strange feeling of being locked and kept in a small island so that you cannot escape from it so easily in case of any human/natural disaster remain in my subconscious. Everything has limits here and sometimes it can make you feel anxious. I wonder if some people has that inborn will of constantly moving from place to place, just getting into the car or taking a plane and travelling at least for a bit or if it is just a feature […]
31 de Dezembro de 2017.

One world

I´m happy that I am able to see now how I was thinking and how other people might be thinking. When I was a young girl, people used to tell me that Holland is one of the best countries to be born in. They told me that I lived in a prosperous country, in which everything is well organized and people are happy. Most of the time, we watched Dutch TV, heard our own language and learnt about our own history. In some kind of way this made me thinking that we were the only ones in this world, or at least the only good ones. And even though I learnt about it at geography and saw it on TV, […]
29 de Dezembro de 2017.

Safety on the trail

Stay safe while hiking on Madeira! Having done hundreds of kilometers of Madeiran levadas and veredas, I feel like iI’m in a good position to write a few words about a very important topic – safety on the trail. Divided into four categories, I present you some safety rules to keep in mind. Before you go for a hike Remember that the weather on Madeira changes often and fast – therefore you should not only check the most recent weather forecast for the part of the island you plan to explore, but also have a look at the online cameras spread all over Madeira (google “madeira webcams”) to see what the situation looks like at the moment. Due to the […]
27 de Dezembro de 2017.

Living in a island

Living in a island is wonderful, you have the sea near of your house and a nice weather almost all the year But sometimes it’s not so good … A few days ago I was planning a holiday’s trip, the tickets were very cheap (round-trip from Madrid to France 15€ ) but the problem was that going out of the island costed 300€ the same round-trip, so I felt caught and frustrated. Some days before it I was talking with two friends and one of them (from Lisbon) asked me, wouldn’t you live here for the whole life? And I answered of course not. Well, I recognize it leaving here is quite nice, the people is wonderful, also the food, […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.

Souvenirs

Are you going on your vacation or actually you are there, but don’t know what to buy as a souvenir? Come on! It is not so difficult at all, is it? We are different, so our taste as well. For one of us the perfect souvenir is postcard, the others might choose some parts of clothes with logo of hosting city. How the situation looks in the most popular destinations for travelling on the Globe? In London people willingly buy thousands kinds of fridge magnet with images of historical attractions and royals, of course. In Paris the winners are white t-shirt and small pendant, both present the Eiffel Tower. What about Funchal? Which object is the most valuable for our […]
23 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas time

This moment of the year is for me really important and emotional as I am writing this text few days before Christmas. Funchal looks fabulous with all light decorations but I still cannot feel that this time is just about to start. What am I missing? I have never spent these holidays abroad, even taking into account the fact that I had already lived abroad before. Beyond the whole religious aspect, this time is really significant for me as my entire family can be together which is normally not so easy as we live in different places. What I appreciate most in Poland is the festive atmosphere when you look out the window and see that snowy and cold land […]
22 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas is here! Or is it?

Three days until Christmas, and this feels even weirder than I expected. Once again I’m comparing my life here now and my life before this experience. Christmas for me usually means snow, family, lots of candles, snow, dark days and snow. This year I won’t get any of these. Okay, I can arrange the candles myself, but not the other things. I won’t get most of the real Finnish Christmas food, because for cooking them I would need an oven. Not going to cemetery on Christmas Eve to bring candles for those who we miss, not visiting grandparents on Christmas day and seeing all the relatives at the same time in the same house. Not seeing the face of my […]