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4 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Deixar de fumar reverte mutações

Estudo publicado na revista Nature revela que há um conjunto de células dos brônquios que recupera até níveis normais de mutações quando uma pessoa deixa de fumar. Parece que nem tudo está perdido ou danificado para sempre para um viciado em tabaco. Um estudo publicado na última edição da revista Nature mostra que abandonar o absurdo risco de fumar pode ser o suficiente para reverter danos nas células no pulmão. Aparentemente, há um conjunto de células que pode recuperar até aos níveis normais de mutações quando (e se) uma pessoa deixa de fumar. A conclusão é baseada num estudo que envolveu a análise de biópsias do tecido de 16 pessoas e um total de 632 perfis genéticos de células do […]
3 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Wavvyboi: The future of German RnB 

Wavvyboi never writes happy songs. The native of Liechtenstein exposes his feelings with music, shrouded in jazz chords and oppressive bass. The Liechtensteiner’s career started early.  At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt.  Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud.  For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version. Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks.  For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Supercomputador em Évora

O radiotelescópio SKA é transcontinental e as suas antenas para escutar o Universo ficarão espalhadas por África e pela Oceânia. O supercomputador Oblivion, com desempenho equivalente à combinação de mais de mil computadores, vai funcionar em Évora, associado ao projecto do futuro maior radiotelescópio do mundo e disponível também para a comunidade científica e empresas, foi revelado esta quinta-feira. Esse radiotelescópio é o SKA (Square Kilometre Array). “É uma máquina potente, com nós de computação, de gestão e de armazenamento. E podemos dizer que tem uma performance equivalente a 1200 computadores pessoais a funcionarem em conjunto”, destacou à agência Lusa o astrofísico Miguel Avillez, coordenador do Oblivion. A máquina, instalada no Data Center da DECSIS, no Parque Industrial e Tecnológico […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Materia: an impressive life

Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.  During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.  However, he moved away from the model […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Campeonato Nacional Universitário

A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira vai participar, no próximo dia 1 de Fevereiro, nos Campeonatos Nacionais Universitários na modalidade de Duatlo. A nossa participação irá contar com a presença de dois atletas, de clubes distintos: Francisco Luís, de 21 anos, é estudante do 3.º ano do curso de Educação Física e Desporto e atleta do Clube Naval do Funchal. A sua paixão pelo desporto surge desde muito cedo, sendo que em 2016, conseguiu alcançar a 8.ª posição no Campeonato do Mundo de Duatlo. No mundo do triatlo, o Francisco já alcançou muitas proezas sendo que já foi Campeão Nacional de Duatlo e Aquatlo, inclusive já se sagrou por 2 vezes Campeão da Europa de Biatle. As suas vitórias […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Reino Unido sai hoje da UE

Uma hora antes da meia-noite de sexta-feira, o Reino Unido passa a ser considerado um país terceiro em relação aos 27. O resto de 2020 será passado a negociar a futura parceria entre Londres e Bruxelas. O Conselho Europeu aprovou a conclusão do acordo do “Brexit”, em nome da União Europeia, na reunião desta quinta-feira, depois de o Parlamento Europeu ter dado o seu consentimento no plenário no dia anterior. O caminho está livre para a saída do Reino Unido da UE na sexta-feira. A saída concretiza-se à meia-noite em Bruxelas (23h em Lisboa e Londres), num processo que desafia o grande projecto de unidade europeia pós-II Guerra Mundial. Este acordo cobre áreas como os direitos dos cidadãos, pagamentos, protocolos […]
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 […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]
14 de Agosto de 2019.

Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt, born in July 1862, is an Austrian painter and one of the most famous representatives of Viennese Art Nouveau. He was born and raised in Vienna, where he lived with his six siblings and his parents. Because of a studentship he was able to study from 1876 until 1883 at the Vienna School of Decorative Arts. After University he opened an independent studio specializing in the execution of mural paintings. His early work had a classical style that was typical of late 19th century academic painting, as can be seen in his murals for the Vienna Burgtheater. In 1897 Klimt´s mature style emerged and he founded the Vienna Sezession, a group of painters who revolted against academic art […]