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15 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hello and goodbye

One of the most important things of this year was, for me, meeting new people from other countries. This wasn’t hard because we share our room with one or two others and our kitchen with around sixty. I met new people so fast, and always forgot that I had to say goodbye at some point. That’s what I’m thinking about now, when more and more people are leaving. So many things have happened and I never expected the people here to become real friends of mine. When you see the people go you realise that a small part of your life came to its end, which makes me sad and happy at the same time. Sad because it was so […]
15 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha experiência na Ucrânia

Sendo o EVS parte do programa ERASMUS+, não precisei de possuir muitos recursos para participar! Através da associação onde fui acolhido, fui enviado para 2 campos de férias (faz parte da tradição ucraniana no verão as crianças e jovens irem a campos de ferias). No primeiro campo fiquei 9 dias com cerca de 45 participantes, organização e mais 5 voluntários. Dormíamos em tendas no meio da floresta, a 5Km da fronteira com Rússia, basicamente sem rede telefónica. Além de desenvolver as nossas atividades também participava nas em muitas outras, desde jogar vólei, cantar, aprender a língua russa e ucraniana, ir tomar banho num rio e até buscar água para todo o campo de cavalo as 7h da manhã. No segundo […]
14 de Janeiro de 2018.

A paradise made of wood

In this text I want to tell you a little bit about my experience in this volunteering. Madeira is a Portuguese island whose history begins to count from the fifteenth century when it was permanently occupied for the first time. This information is important because my project is about the Madeiran legacy (the name of my project is Madeiran Heritage), and it tries to train volunteers to, through guided tours, show a piece of the history of Funchal (its capital), of the island in general, and some aspects of the history of Portugal. With the money that is obtained from this process we help for the different social projects of the University of Madeira. The project itself is very rewarding […]
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 […]
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.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
2 de Janeiro de 2018.

Tourism (seen as a tourist)

I am starting my third month in this project, and I have noticed a lot of differences between my home country and Funchal (obviously). The biggest and most noticeable one is perhaps not that this is a Portuguese island, but that it is a touristic island. Tourism is quite deeply entwined in Funchal, which results in some small but noticeable differences. For example, I must have seen over a hundred cafés and restaurants but I have only seen two supermarkets which are at 200 meters apart from each other. You can also go anywhere by bus, but the price is the same no matter how far you want to go. Banana’s and fruits are about as expensive as in my […]