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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 […]
20 de Janeiro de 2020.

Iceland’s strongman

The strongman, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, changed Iceland’s athletic standing on the world stage forever. The 1980s were a defining time for Icelandic sport. It was during this decade that the Icelander Jón Páll Sigmarsson secured his international reputation as a legendary strongman, weightlifter, and bodybuilder. Thanks to the combination of his superhuman athletic abilities and his charismatic on-screen personality, Jón Páll won the hearts of not only Icelanders but people around the world, who tuned in to see him win the World’s Strongest Man four times (in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990) and quip his catchy slogans such as: “Þetta er ekkert mál fyrir Jón Pál! [This is no haul for John Paul!]”, delivered just before a deadlift. Jón Páll […]
19 de Janeiro de 2020.

Áreas marinhas protegidas… móveis

Argumentação surge em artigo publicado na revista Science. Cientistas querem que o conceito de áreas marinhas protegidas móveis seja consagrado na Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre a Lei do Mar (UNCLOS), como nova ferramenta de protecção ambiental face às alterações climáticas. Num artigo que será publicado esta sexta-feira na revista científica Science, investigadores consideram que o processo de actualização da UNCLOS que está em curso, o primeiro desde a assinatura da convenção em 1982, é uma “oportunidade única” para introduzir a ideia de zonas protegidas que acompanhem as espécies à medida que se deslocam. “Como é óbvio os animais movimentam-se, muitos deles circulam por vastas áreas de oceano. À medida que as alterações climáticas se instalam e alteram ecossistemas, se […]
18 de Janeiro de 2020.

Boris Becker

A Legend lost between success and affairs. Boris Becker is a retired German tennis player. He won several titles and is until today one of the most popular sportsmen in my country. Becker had a long and successful career before he retired in 1999. He won 49 titles, of which six were Grand Slams, which are the most important tournaments in tennis. He was ranked number one in the world for several weeks. In Germany, he became very popular when he won the legendary Wimbledon tournament at the age of 17. Until today he is the youngest Wimbledon champion ever. His professional career began in 1984 and in the following 15 years, he won about 25 Million Dollars of price […]
17 de Janeiro de 2020.

Mais concursos no Ensino Superior

O acordo entre as instituições de Ensino Superior e o Governo para o triénio 2020-2023 prevê que mais de dois terços dos docentes das universidades e 70% dos docentes dos politécnicos estejam integrados em posições de carreira. As instituições de Ensino Superior abriram em 2019 mais 948 concursos para a carreira docente do que em 2018, anunciou esta quinta-feira o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior. De acordo com uma nota do ministério, em 2018 tinham sido abertos 200 concursos e em 2019 foram abertos 1148, o que representa seis vezes mais. As universidades abriram 892 concursos em 2019 (mais 727 do que em 2018), a maioria para o cargo de professor auxiliar (770) e 122 para professores catedráticos. […]
16 de Janeiro de 2020.

Thomas Rӧhler

From no one to the best one! On 30 September 1991, Thomas Rӧhler was born as a normal boy with a big dream: he wants to join the Olympic Games one day. He grows up in Jena, a beautiful little city in the middle of Germany. Here he was going to a sports school and has done some different athletic disciplines, like high jumping. In 2009 at the age of 17, he took a decision, which would change his whole life: he starts javelin throw. In this year, his personal was 52.96 meters. He trains a lot because he started to love this discipline and thought, that this could be his possibility to come closer to his dream of the […]
15 de Janeiro de 2020.

Educação ambiental nas escolas

Conselho Nacional de Educação propõe mudanças na abordagem que é feita nas escolas à educação ambiental. Partindo do pressuposto de que a despolitização da discussão dos problemas ambientais não é só um exercício artificial, como também uma forma de desvalorizar esta problemática enquanto “questão cívica”, o Conselho Nacional de Educação (CNE) exorta a que se admita “a inevitabilidade de uma dimensão política da educação ambiental” que é proposta nas escolas. Numa recomendação que foi agora divulgada, aquele órgão de consulta do Parlamento e do Governo frisa que na Estratégia Nacional para a Educação Ambiental 2020, lançada pelo Governo em 2017, “a expressão ‘política’ parece apenas referir-se aos decisores e às medidas do lado do Estado, não sugerindo explicitamente a existência […]
14 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

He is considered by many to be the best alpine skier in history – he is a true winner. Born in 1989 in Annaberg Bei Salzburg he grew up as the son of two ski instructors. He graduated from a special ski high school in 2007 and made his World Cup debut in March of the same year. He competed primarily in slalom and giant slalom, but he was also occasionally successful in combined and super G. His first victory was in December 2009 in the giant slalom of Val d’Isere, France. The three-time Junior World Champion contested 245 World Cup races, won 68 World Cup victories and became a two-time Olympic champion, five-time individual world champion and two-time World […]
29 de Dezembro de 2019.

Aleksander Doba

A Polish kayaker has known primarily for his long voyages crossing the ocean Aleksander Doba (born 9 September 1946) is a Polish kayaker known primarily for his long voyages crossing oceans. In 2010 and again in 2013 he kayaked across the Atlantic Ocean westward under his own power. The two voyages were the longest open-water kayak voyages ever made. He was named 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. In 2017 he completed an eastward kayaking trip across the Atlantic. Doba was the first person to paddle a 7-meter sea kayak across the Atlantic ocean, a voyage that spanned 5394 kilometers. Doba’s first voyage from Senegal to Brazil in 2010 set a record for the longest open-water crossing ever […]
27 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Germany

Silent night, holy night – Christmas in Germany When the air starts smelling like roasted almonds, when the city center is immersed in warm lights and when children start to sing their hearts out on the streets, then you know it`s time for one of the most important German Christmas traditions: The Christmas Market. The idea of this pre-Christmas market originates in the Late Middle Ages when people bought goods to prepare for the cold wintertime. Throughout the years also craftsmen, toymakers and confectioners were allowed to sell their products, contributing to the Christmas market as it is today. Traditionally, the market starts in the last week of November and lasting until Christmas Eve. A very curious thing about this […]
25 de Dezembro de 2019.

Time before Christmas in Germany

Some traditions have moved into the background in recent years and others are still very important for the people. Our Christmas starts with the Advent season. It starts four weeks before Christmas day on a Sunday. There we light the first candle from our Advent wreath and every Sunday until Christmas we will light one more candle. So, at Christmas, all four candles will be lit on the Advent wreath. During this time, we have another celebration. On the 6th of December Saint Nicholas visits our houses. He was the bishop of Myra and this is why he has a bishop’s hat and a bishop’s stick. In my hometown, we have this tradition that all girls in the last year […]
23 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas traditions in Ireland

Ireland has a wide number of Christmas traditions steeped in the Gaelic and Catholic heritage of the country. A tradition that was very widespread in the 1970s but which seems to be dying out somewhat and especially in urban areas is the candle in the window. Symbolically the candle represented a welcome to Joseph and Mary as they wandered in search of lodgings. The candle indicated to strangers and especially to the poor that there may be an offering of food in the house within. During the penal times in Ireland Catholic priests were forbidden to perform mass so the candle would also show people passing by that the person in the house was a Catholic believer and mass could […]
20 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas in Scotland

Scottish Christmas traditions are very recent because Christmas did not become a public holiday in Scotland until 1958. In 1640 an act in the Scottish Parliament banned the celebration of Christmas, then called Yule. This was because of the Reformation, which saw the country breaking with the Catholic Church and developing a national Kirk (church) which was influenced by Presbyterian outlooks. The attitudes towards celebrations changed after the Reformation leading to them outlawing the celebration of Christmas festivities. Christmas was, therefore, a quiet affair for many years; which meant that Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve) was the biggest festival for the Scottish. Hogmanay includes many traditions such as “first-footing” which is to be the first person to visit a friend after […]
18 de Dezembro de 2019.

Christmas Eve around the table

Like in most Central European countries, Christmas in Poland is a quaint and much-beloved affair. Most of the Polish Christmas celebrations take place on 24th December, and even though the day isn’t an official public holiday in Poland, to many Poles it is one of the most significant and family-oriented dates in the calendar. Many institutions stop working earlier than usual on the day of Christmas Eve, which is usually celebrated with a family dinner at home. Many Poles wait until the first star appears in the sky before sitting down to eat on 24th December. This tradition commemorates the Star of Bethlehem, which according to the New Testament guided the Wise Men to the birthplace of Christ. Nowadays, with […]