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20 de Março de 2020.

Serviços de streaming e coronavírus

A Netflix e o YouTube reduzem a qualidade de transmissão depois de a Comissão Europeia ter pedido às plataformas de streaming para adaptarem os serviços ao aumento da procura em altura de isolamento social pelo surto de covid-19. A plataforma digital de vídeos YouTube comprometeu-se nesta sexta-feira a baixar a qualidade da transmissão na União Europeia (UE) visando o bom funcionamento do serviço durante o surto de covid-19, dado o aumento da procura devido ao isolamento social. “Por termos observado alguns picos de utilização, adoptámos algumas medidas para ajustar, automaticamente, o nosso sistema para reduzir o uso da capacidade da rede”, o que significa que “vamos assumir, temporariamente, a definição padrão [na qualidade de transmissão] para o tráfego na UE”, […]
18 de Março de 2020.

Summer in Bonn

The former capital of Western Germany. Geographically, it lays in the western part of Germany and about 300 000 people live there.   In summer you can do lots of exciting things there.  For example, you can go to a swimming pool and Picknick there with your friends. If you rather swim in a natural lake you can drive to the Steinbachtalsperre which is about 45 minutes away. Besides that, you could also take a walk along the Rhine River and later on play football in the Rheinaue or eat some barbecue. The Rheinaue is a big park around the river initially created for the national garden show in 1979.  This year, as we celebrate the European Championship, you can also […]
17 de Março de 2020.

CO2 diminui às toneladas por dia

A queda na procura do petróleo, o abrandamento no consumo de carvão e a suspensão de milhares de voos fazem com que se registe uma redução de emissões de CO2 calculada em 9,6 milhões de toneladas. O mundo está a emitir menos um milhão de toneladas de dióxido de carbono por dia com a quebra no consumo de petróleo devido à pandemia de covid-19, segundo dados compilados pela agência Lusa com base em relatórios internacionais. A Agência Internacional de Energia (AIE) divulgou esta semana um relatório que indica que a procura global de petróleo deve contrair-se este ano pela primeira vez desde 2009, devido à covid-19. Estão em causa menos 90.000 barris de petróleo por dia em relação ao ano […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most prominent monuments in Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock and is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. The castle is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was built on a large volcanic rock, which gives it a brilliant defensive location as the walls are either sheer cliffs or steep hills.  The history of Castle Rock began in the Iron Age, 2nd century AD, where there was a settlement, although the nature of this is not known. The royal castle can be dated back to the 12th century during the reign of David I. It continued to be a royal residence up until 1633 when the royal presence began to decline and […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Poluição atmosférica em Itália

A redução das emissões de dióxido de carbono é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. As emissões de dióxido de azoto já diminuíram em Itália, revelaram dados do satélite Sentinela-5P do programa Copérnico da Comissão Europeia e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA). Isto quer dizer que já houve um declínio da poluição do ar desde que foi decretada a quarentena em Itália para evitar a propagação do novo coronavírus. O declínio das emissões de dióxido de azoto é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. Numa animação divulgada pela ESA pode-se ver a flutuação das emissões de dióxido de azoto na Europa entre 1 de Janeiro deste ano e 11 de Março. Os dados foram recolhidos pelo instrumento Tropomi, a bordo […]
14 de Março de 2020.

Goethe and Schiller monument

A monument of friendship. Goethe and Schiller were probably the most famous poets of Germany. The monument of them is situated in the city of culture: Weimar. You find the statue in front of the national theatre, an important building for the history of Germany. The statue was erected in 1857 and was made from Ernst Rietschel, a German sculptor. He used the iron of Turkish canons from the battle of Navarino to make this statue.  The statue is showing Goethe and Schiller next to each other. They are both depicted in the same size, although Goethe was actually much smaller than Schiller. Behind the two is a stump of a German oak tree. It symbolizes their attachment to Germany. […]
12 de Março de 2020.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

I wanted to introduce to you a special monument from France, not a very well-known one. The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace is a National Monument since 1969. It is the work of one man: Ferdinand Cheval, a simple postman of the countryside. The Palace is in the middle of a garden in the city of Hauterives (Drôme department). During one of his daily country rounds, he found a strange stone and started to dream. His thoughts brought him to imagine an odd Palace. If nature can sculpt stones, why can’t a postman become an architect? It took him 33 years to finish it (1879-1912). There is no particular logic behind the aspect of the architecture, it is only the reflection […]
11 de Março de 2020.

Chove ferro num planeta longínquo

A “pequena distância” que separa este planeta da sua estrela faz com que este se torne tão quente que as moléculas se separam em átomos, com os metais, tais como o ferro, a evaporarem-se para a11 atmosfera. Uma equipa internacional, em colaboração com investigadores do Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera de um exoplaneta, tendo detectado aquilo que acreditam ser “uma chuva de ferro”. O estudo, publicado hoje na revista Nature, conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera do exoplaneta WASP-76b, através de uma combinação entre o Very Large Telescope (VLT) do Observatório Europeu do Sul e do espectrógrafo ESPRESSO. O ESPRESSO, instrumento que foi concebido para procurar planetas do tipo terrestre em torno de estrelas do […]
10 de Março de 2020.

Vatnsberinn

A monument to Iceland’s working women Vatnsberinn [‘The Water Carrier’] is a modernist statue located in downtown Reykjavík. It is the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson, completed during winter 1936-1937 while the artist was a resident in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ásmundur (1893-1982) was a pioneering sculptor from Kolsstaðir, in the west of Iceland. His workshop and house form part of the Reykjavík Art Museum today. The monument is an ode to Ásmundur’s childhood in rural Iceland, where he witnessed the women there carrying large pales of water to their homes day in, day out. At the turn of the twentieth century, Iceland was an almost entirely rural country, only just witnessing the beginnings of urban and industrial development. In the first half […]
9 de Março de 2020.

Tartarugas e o cheiro do plástico

As tartarugas ingerem plástico no oceano porque o confundem com comida. Agora, viu-se que isso acontece não só pelo aspecto do plástico, mas também pelo seu cheiro no oceano.09 Basta uma semana para plásticos à deriva no oceano ficarem revestidos de algas e microrganismos e ganharem assim um cheirinho que pode confundir-se com comida para tartarugas. Estes répteis não conseguem resistir e acabam por comer esse plástico. Esta é a principal conclusão de um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica Current Biology. De acordo com a equipa de cientistas que assina o artigo, esta é a primeira demonstração de que o odor dos plásticos no oceano pode levar os animais a ingeri-los. São muitas as imagens que já vimos […]
14 de Junho de 2019.

EU: elections and the future

In a short time, it will be May 23-26, time for the next elections for the European Parliament. These elections are especially important, as they concern the future of Europe and its standing towards important subjects such as work, security, migration and climate change, some of the most discussed topics, be it in global or local politics. Topics which have a huge influence on our future and well-being in said future. These elections may also mark an important turning point, seeing as the European Union is trying, and often struggling, to fight against the apathy of its citizens and the strong populist tide many countries seem to find themselves in. The situation in my country, Germany, may be described as […]
14 de Junho de 2019.

NASA permite visitas à Estação E.I

Agência espacial dos EUA também perspectiva um regresso à Lua, agora das mulheres. Donald Trump já disse que não é na Lua que devemos ficar, é para Marte que devemos ir. Visitas turísticas à Estação Espacial Internacional vão ser realizadas a partir de 2020, garantiu esta sexta-feira a NASA. O anúncio prevê a abertura do espaço para “novas oportunidades comerciais” e também a pessoas e empresas que queiram apoiar financeiramente a agência espacial norte-americana. A NASA, sublinhou Robyn Gatens,​ directora adjunta da estação, irá permitir a realização de duas missões com “astronautas privados” por ano, com uma “curta” duração de 30 dias cada. Para o director financeiro da NASA, Jeff DeWit, o plano será cobrar aos “turistas” 35 mil dólares […]
12 de Junho de 2019.

Elections and the future of the EU

Europe is going through quite a difficult period; facing turbulent times and big important questions coming along forces the EU to think how it is going to shape its future. What kind of solutions it will it be able to make and how well will they work eventually. The European Union has survived before, so now it just needs to focus on solving problems in a innovative way and try to keep people trusting and believing on the work of Union. Europe has to be able to react quickly for the changing reality and to turn the challenges in to possibilities. This next citation is about the motto of the EU (”United in diversity”) and so, according to the European […]
10 de Junho de 2019.

Election time

The occasion for a young Italian man to discuss about European unity. In this exact historical moment Italy is facing some troubles on the road to European unity: year by year too many governments have risen to power, each of them ruled by different parties and political figures, sometimes with diametrically opposed ideas about how to deal with Europe and its politics. Now more than ever, it is essential to work towards unity; in a world where the powers become bigger and more centralized there’s no space for fishes that swim alone. Moreover the European dream is not anymore something unavailable and far from our reality, it is slowly happening in front of our eyes, and an initiative such as […]
7 de Junho de 2019.

European Union and the elections

This article is about the importance of the European Union and the next European election. Since I applied for my voluntary service on Madeira I realized how important European connections and projects are to get to learn new languages, cultures and moreover to develop further as a human being, such as a big community. Being part of the European Union makes me aware of many benefits we have because of this interconnectedness. Our possibility to go abroad has changed a lot in the last few years and it is getting easier with every year. As a result of the EU, we have more chances to take part in Erasmus projects or student exchanges than ever before. But being part of […]
5 de Junho de 2019.

Europe for me

Europe doesn’t mean only a couple of countries, it is more than that. Members of the European Parliament are elected every five years and this year in May will be the next election. As a transnational parliament with directly elected members, the European Parliament is unique in the world. The institution represents the interests of the EU citizen at an European level. The Parliament elects the President of the European Commission and appoints the Commissioners (as a college). There is more scepticism in the Netherlands about what Europe is and if it is necessary to be in the European Union. In general the Netherlands are positive about Europe but the well-known migration discussion is still a big deal for some […]