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9 de Agosto de 2018.

Antigo aluno da UMa premiado

Excelência da Tese de Doutoramento vale prémio monetário. O antigo estudante da Licenciatura de Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações da Universidade da Madeira (UMa), João Vieira, foi premiado com 100.000 Coroas Suecas (aproximadamente 10.000 euros) pela excelência da sua Tese de Doutoramento. A dissertação foi apresentada no Departamento de Tecnologia Elétrica e de Informação da Universidade de Lund, na Suécia, e lida com aspetos teóricos e práticos de uma tecnologia disruptiva, chamada MIMO massiva. Esta tecnologia utiliza estações-base com centenas, ou até milhares, de antenas que cooperam em simultâneo para comunicar com terminais móveis, por exemplo, telemóveis. O trabalho de dissertação, já testado em ambiente real, demonstra excelência, e é um trabalho único que mostrou que é possível implementar uma nova […]
7 de Agosto de 2018.

Travar o aquecimento global

Ainda vamos a tempo de travar o aquecimento global? Ou teremos de nos adaptar a um planeta cada vez mais quente? Um estudo mostra por que estamos muito perto de ultrapassar um ponto de não retorno. Desde 1980, a temperatura média da Terra subiu cerca de um grau Celsius por causa do aumento da concentração de dióxido de carbono (CO2) na atmosfera, lançado na queima de combustíveis fósseis. O Acordo de Paris de 2015 foi a mais recente tentativa de travar esta escalada. Os países que ratificarem o acordo comprometem-se a reduzir as emissões de CO2 a partir de 2020 para que o aquecimento global não atinja os dois graus e, preferencialmente, se mantenha abaixo dos 1,5 graus. A esperança […]
6 de Agosto de 2018.

Seasons in Madeira

I need to plan what I will visit again or experience new. My project in Madeira ended after 10 months. I arrived in Madeira in late September with the start of a beautiful autumn. The island presented itself with a lot of sun, long days and a water temperature I found highly surprising for October. But despite all this, it was not as tropical as I expected it to be and although Madeira’s nature is impressive I could not find the jungle I dreamt of. During Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the capital Funchal started to glow, gleam and glint in every street due to its overwhelming decoration which made the darkest day of the year was a very shiny […]
6 de Agosto de 2018.

Forma de retardar o envelhecimento?

Ao aumentar a actividade de um gene numa cultura de células envelhecidas, conseguiu-se rejuvenescê-las. No fundo, todos gostaríamos de ter a receita do elixir da juventude. Mas antes de isso se tornar possível ainda há muito a esclarecer sobre o envelhecimento. Desta vez, uma equipa coordenada por Elsa Logarinho, do Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular (IBMC) e do Instituto de Inovação e Investigação em Saúde (i3S), no Porto, fez as seguintes questões: por que é que a pele envelhece e por que é que com o envelhecimento perde capacidade regenerativa? Ao estudarem células da pele, os cientistas acabaram por descobrir que o seu envelhecimento está relacionado com a actividade (expressão) do gene FOXM1, como se este fosse assim o […]
3 de Agosto de 2018.

Travel around the coast

Something that a lot of people do in the summer in Madeira. The most popular way to travel is to rent a car and split the cost, making it quite cheap transportation. However it can be hard to drive in the mountains, and if you don’t have a great car and a lot of people you can get stuck on a hill. A bus is also an option, somehow they can easily drive on even the smallest and steepest roads, but it can be quite expensive to get a ticket. The last option is to ask for a lift on the road. It is actually pretty safe here so there is no problem with doing that, and it is free. […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Vírus da hepatite D

Dupla de cientistas portugueses já demonstrou que o vírus da hepatite D em doentes já infectados com o da hepatite B é capaz de influenciar um mecanismo genético importante nas células do hospedeiro. O resultado disso pode ser cancro. Num dos laboratórios do Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, em Lisboa, investigadores portugueses procuram uma forma de reverter uma parceria muitas vezes letal. A junção entre os vírus da hepatite B e D (também conhecida por Delta) que pode tornar o risco de cancro do fígado dez vezes mais frequente do que sucede numa pessoa infectada apenas com o vírus da hepatite B. E também com desenvolvimento mais rápido. Por que é que isto acontece? É possível reverter os efeitos […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Prepare your Summer

Open your eyes to catch all the beauty of Madeira A French guy in Funchal will give you, this month, some tips to prepare your summer, as you’re coming soon in Madeira Island. Take what you want, but just know that some little mistakes are hidden! To begin, Madeira is a very cold Island, because It’s climate is very fresh. That’s why people always need to have and/or to wear a pullover, some waterproof sneakers, a pair of short trousers, and a waterproof sun hat. However, if you like to go to the beach, you’ll enjoy coming to Madeira, so don’t forget to bring with you your swimsuit and to buy a ticket for Porto Santo, it will worth it! To go […]
30 de Julho de 2018.

Dança no centro da Galáxia

Bastante longe da Terra, a 26.000 anos-luz de distância, esconde-se no coração da nossa galáxia um buraco negro supergigante. Ao fim de 26 anos de observações desse buraco e de uma estrela em particular que o orbita, a centenária teoria da relatividade geral passou mais um teste. A teoria de Einstein acaba de ser posta à prova em condições extremas e portou-se muito bem. Pode descrever-se essa prova como uma dança entre uma estrela e um buraco negro. Mas este não é um qualquer – é o buraco negro supermaciço que se encontra alojado no coração da nossa galáxia, a Via Láctea. Já se sabia que lá estava e que tem uma quantidade de matéria tão gigantesca, quatro milhões de […]
27 de Julho de 2018.

Madeira in the summer

The way there doesn’t even seem long because of the nice views. If I would have to describe the perfect summer day in Madeira, it would be something like this. Waking up before the sun is up, taking breakfast with me and going by car to Pico do Areeiro with a group of friends. There we would sit on the second highest point of Madeira and eat breakfast while watching the sunrise. After that, we would drive down the mountain through the beautiful Madeiran forest. Next stop would be Santana. There we would go visit the Madeira theme park. Of course, the park is pretty touristic, but spending a few hours there with friends could be fun. Seeing the typical […]
25 de Julho de 2018.

7,5 milhões em bolsas europeias

O Conselho Europeu de Investigação (ERC) atribuiu cerca de 7,5 milhões de euros a cinco cientistas estabelecidos em Portugal, para desenvolverem os seus trabalhos científicos. Juntam-se a eles mais três cientistas portugueses que trabalham fora do país. Feitas as contas aos oito cientistas, foram-lhes atribuídos esta sexta-feira mais de 11,5 milhões de euros. Que alimentos podem retardar a demência? Qual a ligação entre a Terra e a vida? Como o cérebro diferencia objectos de forma rápida e eficiente? – estas são algumas das questões às quais estes oito cientistas vão tentar dar resposta. Cinco trabalham em instituições portuguesas e três no estrangeiro. Cada um terá uma bolsa de cerca de 1,5 milhões de euros ao longo de cinco anos para […]
3 de Maio de 2018.

The father of our national epic

He is still considered to be one of the great men of Finland. Elias Lönnrot lived from 1802 to 1884. He wasn’t only a writer, but also a doctor, a scientist, an explorer and a professor of Finnish language and literature. Lönnrot also did a lot of important work for the Finnish language, he reformed the language, translated many psalms into Finnish and he was the publisher and a journalist of the first Finnish magazine. Between the years 1828 and 1834, he traveled around Finland. On those travels, he gathered a lot of poems from different poem performers. From those poems, he made Kalevala, our national epic. So, Kalevala is basically a huge book of poems, which all together make […]
26 de Abril de 2018.

Move the horizon

I would like to present you one of the most famous polish women. This woman inspires young generations of Poles and is known mainly as a TV presenter and traveler, but she is also a journalist and writer – Martyna Wojciechowska. Martyna Wojciechowska has her own TV series called ”The woman at the edge of the world”. Each episode focuses on her travels to different countries where she meets and gets to know the stories of other women. Moreover, the audience gets to know the big picture of the hosting country and women’s status in there. Every documentary brings out social issues from within the hosting country, such as, among others: human trafficking and human rights, violence, sexism, violence, poverty, animal […]
20 de Abril de 2018.

Hanna Krall

She was born in 1935, her family died in the Holocaust. Hanna was saved by Polish people who took her from transport to ghetto and hid her. About her childhood she said that she would not change it, because it prepared her for the rest of life, thanks to that she knew what is fear and courage. She studied journalism at the University of Warsaw, her articles were published in many magazines. She also wrote few series of reportages in which she showed socio-cultural changes and conflicts of that time. Her most famous work was Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem (English title: Shielding the Flame, literal translation: Make it before God), an interview with Marek Edelman – Polish Jewish cardiologist. Title […]
17 de Abril 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 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 staff-members […]
17 de Abril de 2018.

Understanding Chaucer

The life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer, and understanding the contradictory nature of his writing. Before there was Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was considered the father of English literature. Born in 1343, Chaucer was a prominent member of the royal courts of both Edward III and Richard II, however, he was most well known for his writing, with his most celebrated work being The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer began writing fiction in the late 1360s and pioneered in a new literary style. He introduced a new poetic structure, more similar to the European style than his Anglo-Saxon predecessors. This was presumably inspired by his time in France, where he was a prisoner of war, and this style went on to inspire Shakespeare’s […]
9 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I, a King of Portugal

He played an important role in the expansion of the Power of Portugal Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, and last time about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in this article we will talk about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. So let’s speak about King Manuel I, a King of Portugal between 1495 (when he received the Crown in Lisbon) and 1521. He was born on 31st of May 1469 in Alcochete (Portugal, facing Lisbon on the East) and died in Lisbon in December 1521. Son of Ferdinand, a little brother of King Afonso V (King between 1438 and 1481), Manuel succeeded to his cousin John II […]