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30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
29 de Janeiro de 2020.

Francisco Furtado, o naturalista

Quem era Francisco de Arruda Furtado? Um naturalista açoriano que investigou moluscos e divulgou nos Açores a teoria da evolução de Charles Darwin, com quem trocou cartas. Para a maioria das pessoas que ouviram falar de Francisco de Arruda Furtado (1854-1887), este é o naturalista açoriano que trocou cartas com Charles Darwin. Mas Francisco de Arruda Furtado foi muito mais do isso. Sem formação científica, dedicou-se à investigação de moluscos terrestres e foi um grande divulgador de ciência. Quem estudou o seu percurso, diz que é uma figura ímpar na ciência nacional e até internacional do seu tempo. Nascido em Ponta Delgada, Francisco de Arruda Furtado veio a frequentar o Liceu Nacional de Ponta Delgada. Aqui, do que se conhece […]
28 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Cranberries

I have decided to write about the famous Irish rock group, ‘The Cranberries’, for my text this month. It all started back in the mid-1980s when Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler decided to form a band in their garage, inspired by bands such as The Smiths and The Cure. They struggled to find a lead singer until they came across Dolores O’Riordan who they described as ‘quiet as a mouse’ but when she started singing they were ‘blown away’. There was no question that they had found their fourth band member. As songwriters, Noel and Dolores gelled immediately however they never were in the same room while they both wrote songs. For the first two years, they wrote […]
27 de Janeiro de 2020.

Portugueses em missão ao Sol

O satélite europeu será lançado no início de Fevereiro para estudar a actividade solar. Duas empresas portuguesas estiveram envolvidas na construção do satélite: uma delas com sistemas de software e outra com componentes de titânio. O satélite europeu que vai permitir obter as primeiras imagens dos pólos do Sol, o Solar Orbiter, com nova data de lançamento prevista para 8 de Fevereiro, tem tecnologia portuguesa, das empresas Critical Software e Active Space Technologies. O engenho, cujo lançamento chegou a ser apontado para 5 e 6 de Fevereiro, será enviado para o espaço a 8 de Fevereiro, às 4h15 (hora de Lisboa), da base de Cabo Canaveral, nos Estados Unidos, de acordo com o mais recente calendário divulgado pela Agência Espacial […]
26 de Janeiro de 2020.

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen is one of the most popular and most original influential artists in Polish pop music of the 20th century. After beginning with modest pop songs, he quickly turned toward expansive compositions that incorporated elements of jazz and avant-garde music. A charismatic vocalist gifted with an exceptional voice, Niemen was also one of the first artists in Poland to use electronic instruments on a wider scale. Born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki 16 February 1939 in Stare Wasiliszki near Nowogródek (which was then Polish territory) he sang as a child in the church choir and attended primary music school in nearby Grodno. After forced resettlement of the entire family in the 1950s, he attended secondary school in Gdańsk and played covers […]
25 de Janeiro de 2020.

Ligações entre átomos em vídeo

Ligação química entre átomos captada pela primeira vez em vídeo O fenómeno foi observado por cientistas da Universidade de Nottingham, na Inglaterra, a uma escala 500 mil vezes menor que um fio de cabelo humano Os átomos são conhecidos como os blocos de construção do mundo. No entanto, a possibilidade de assistirmos a ligações atómicas em tempo real estava longe de ser possível. Com comprimentos entre 0,1 e 0,3 nanómetros, estas ligações ocorrem a uma escala muito reduzida, difícil de ser captada por microcópios. Até agora, estas ligações eram mostradas em salas de aulas e laboratórios através de simuladores. No entanto, cientistas ingleses e alemães captaram agora, num vídeo de 18 segundos, dois átomos de rénio (Re) estabelecendo ligações químicas. […]
24 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Rise of Marco Büchel

Marco Büchel is a former professional ski racer from Fürstentum Liechtenstein. He was born on the 4th of November 1971 in Walenstadt (Switzerland), not far from Liechtenstein. He is a citizen of both Liechtenstein and Switzerland and grew up in the former, in the town of Balzers (southernmost town of Liechtenstein). He currently lives in Triesenberg, one of the most beautiful towns in Liechtenstein. He contested in his first Worldcup race in January of 1991. His skills steadily improved over the upcoming years and he was able to finish in the top ten of a WorldCup race in 1997. By further continuing in honing his skills he managed to land several second and third-place finishes in the following time. In […]
23 de Janeiro de 2020.

Aumento do gás HFC na atmosfera

Uma tonelada de hidrofluorocarboneto-23 emitida para a atmosfera é equivalente a 12 mil toneladas de dióxido de carbono. Um dos mais potentes gases com efeito de estufa, o hidrofluorocarboneto-23 (HFC-23), está a aumentar a um ritmo elevado na atmosfera, concluíram cientistas da Universidade de Bristol, no Reino Unido, num estudo publicado na revista Nature Communications. A concentração de HFC-23 na atmosfera está a crescer para níveis recorde, apesar de as emissões globais terem sido alegadamente eliminadas em 2017, porque, embora poucas aplicações industriais, é libertado durante a produção de outro químico usado em sistemas de refrigeração em países como a China e Índia. Uma tonelada deste gás emitida para a atmosfera é equivalente a 12 mil toneladas de dióxido de […]
22 de Janeiro de 2020.

Sportswoman

Magdalena Neuner is a German biathlete. She won several heats and three times the overall WorldCup. She has also twice won the gold medal in the Olympics in 2010. Her career started in 2006 and ended in 2012. Neuner was born on February 9th, 1987 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a small village next to the border to Austria. She started skiing at a very young age. At the age of 9, she had the opportunity to join a biatheletic trial lesson. Since then, she was fascinated by the sport and continued it successfully for many years. She mastered her first huge competition, the junior WorldCup, at the age of 16 and even won the Gold medal for several times. Finally, at the age […]
21 de Janeiro de 2020.

Ver lesões do cancro pela I.A.

Equipa de cientistas em Portugal está a desenvolver um programa de inteligência artificial para analisar lesões cancerosas com mais precisão e prever a eficácia dos tratamentos. As más notícias chegam e uma pessoa fica a saber que tem cancro. Seguem-se mais exames às lesões, como ressonâncias magnéticas, que serão depois analisados pelos médicos para se saber quais serão os tratamentos a fazer. E se a este processo se pudesse acrescentar uma análise com mais precisão? A pensar nisso, uma equipa de cientistas em Portugal está a desenvolver um programa de inteligência artificial que analisará imagens das lesões fornecidas pelos exames para além do que o olho humano consegue ver. No final, ao dar informações sobre a gravidade da doença e […]
17 de Setembro de 2019.

Wolfgang Koeppen

An underestimated and too little appreciated German author. Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906, in a small city called Greifswald. Having a restless childhood in terms of many relocations, he quit school before graduating because of financial reasons. This, however, didn’t keep him from secretly visiting lectures at the university, especially concerning German philology. Although wanting to be a director, he ended up being a prompter, usher, and actor. Just as dramatic as his life has been proceeding, so was the situation in Germany. Having lived through two World Wars, Koeppen must have seen a lot of brutality and inhumanity. He manages, like nobody else, to process his emotions about these happenings in a trilogy of novels. The first of […]
15 de Setembro de 2019.

The Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns his country’s most influential and celebrated writer. Born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759, he was the eldest of seven children. He was raised in poverty and the difficult farming lifestyle took a toll on his physical health. Despite his poverty, he still gained an education through his father, a local minister and eventually, he was sent to a school for three days a week. After farming for years he began writing and wrote some of the most famous poems in Scot’s language. He died in 1796. A poem of his I read in school at the age of 11, it is possibly his most famous, Tam O’Shanter. First published in 1791 it tells a story of man’s return […]
13 de Setembro de 2019.

Stanislaw Lem

A Polish writer of science fiction, philosopher and futurologist. Lem was born in Lviv to a family of a laryngologist. Between 1940 and 1941, after the occupation of Lviv by Soviet troops, he was not allowed to study at Lviv Polytechnic, as he wished, and due to his father’s connections was accepted to study medicine at the Lviv Medical Institute. In 1946 Lviv was no longer on Polish soil and Lem, like many other Poles, was resettled to Krakow where he took up medical studies at the Jagiellonian University. He received a certificate of completion of studies, nonetheless refused to take the final exams in order to avoid obligatory military service. Lem made his literary debut in 1946 with a […]
11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]