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Consulta as principais notícias do Ensino Superior

8 de Janeiro de 2020.

Marcel Hirscher

Austrian’s best alpine ski racer of all time. When I first was confronted with the task of writing an article about a famous Austrian Sportswoman / Sportsman, I did not know whom to pick at first. Not that our athletes are “bad” – they just hardly ever find themselves at the international top. Then I remembered Marcel Hirscher – who is not only Austrian but also one of the most successful ski racers of all time. Marcel Hirscher was born on 2 March 1989 in Hallein (Salzburg) as a son of two skiing teachers. While his mother was Dutch, his father came from Austria and together they owned a ski school. Since the age of 15, Marcel Hirscher attended and […]
7 de Janeiro de 2020.

É melhor prevenir que combater

Trabalho defende que os investimentos sejam equilibrados entre o combate e a prevenção. Investigadores de regiões com clima mediterrânico, incluindo de Portugal, concluíram que os investimentos feitos no combate aos incêndios florestais “não resolvem o problema” e vão originar, a curto prazo, fogos “tão intensos” e impossíveis de enfrentar. Estas conclusões constam de uma análise às actuais políticas de gestão de incêndios nas regiões com clima mediterrânico feita por 22 cientistas, quatro dos quais portugueses, e liderada pelo investigador do Instituto Superior de Agronomia (ISA) de Lisboa Francisco Moreira. No trabalhado, publicado esta terça-feira na revista Environmental Research Letters, os investigadores consideram que o destaque dado ao combate dos incêndios florestais nestas regiões está destinado “a falhar os seus objectivos” […]
6 de Janeiro de 2020.

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos won a lot of titles in his football career and did not become a famous football player in Germany only. Toni Kroos was born at 04.01.1990 in Greifswald in Germany. In this city, he played in a club since he was seven years old with his younger brother and his father as his trainer. Later he would be discovered by the big club “FC Bayern München”. With 17 years he played for the professional team in this club. In 2014 he chanced the club to “Real Madrid” and is there still. Also, in 2014 he won the World Cup with the German National Team. This was one of the most important years for him and since he is […]
5 de Janeiro de 2020.

Vegetais cozidos com 170 mil anos

Ao todo, numa gruta da África do Sul, descobriram-se 55 rizomas carbonizados inteiros e 30 fragmentados. No território da actual África do Sul, há 170 mil anos, os humanos anatomicamente modernos cozinhavam vegetais nas fogueiras. Esta é a conclusão de uma equipa internacional de cientistas anunciada num artigo esta sexta-feira na revista científica Science e surge a partir da descoberta de pequenos rizomas carbonizados – caules subterrâneos mais ou menos paralelos à superfície do solo – na gruta de Border, na África do Sul. Esta é assim a prova directa mais antiga de vegetais cozinhados pelos humanos modernos. “Estava a escavar nas antigas fogueiras da gruta de Border [nos montes Libombos, na fronteira entre a África do Sul e a […]
4 de Janeiro de 2020.

Andy Murray

Andy Murray is a Scottish tennis player, a three-time Grand Slam tournament winner, two-time Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion and former world No. 1. Born in Glasgow on the 15th of May 2987, tennis ran in Murray’s blood already. His mother, Judy Murray, held several Scottish titles and then became a coach, coaching Andy and his older brother Jamie until their professional careers became too demanding. Starting tennis at 3 years old, by 5 he had participated in his first tournament and by 8 he was competing with adults. By 2004, at the age of 17, he had become the world’s No. 1 Junior tennis player after he won the U.S. Open Junior title and was also named Young Sports […]
3 de Janeiro de 2020.

Recorde de domínios .pt na internet

Número de registos activos é cerca de um terço do total. O domínio de Internet .pt tem vindo a crescer todos os anos e atingiu em 2019 um novo recorde de registos, com 121.359 endereços registados ao longo dos últimos doze meses, o que significou um crescimento de 10% face a 2018. Ao todo, há actualmente 1.210.661 domínios .pt registados. “O crescimento do .pt nos últimos anos reflecte uma cada vez maior projecção nacional no mundo digital”, referiu, em comunicado, Luisa Gueifão, a presidente da Associação DNS.pt, que gere o domínio português. “Em 2020 continuaremos a apostar em ações de inclusão digital e de desenvolvimento das competências digitais dos portugueses, na segurança física e digital também através da implementação do […]
2 de Janeiro de 2020.

Conor McGregor

This month I will do my monthly text on Conor McGregor as he is one of the most famous sportspeople of Ireland right now. Conor Anthony McGregor was born to parents Tony and Margaret McGregor on July 14, 1988, in Dublin, Ireland. He rose from a tough neighborhood in Crumlin to become the biggest star in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). Conor enjoyed playing football as a child but later turned to box as an outlet for his aggression. He was a member of the Crumlin Boxing Club from the age of 11-17 where he also won a Dublin championship there. In his later teen years he worked as a plumber but left to pursue his dream of […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Muitos artigos mas poucas patentes

A “maior fragilidade” da investigação em saúde em Portugal é a falta de transferência do conhecimento para empresas e hospitais, alertou esta segunda-feira Manuel Sobrinho Simões, que há 30 anos fundou o Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto. “Continuamos a ser excessivamente investigadores. A maior fragilidade da investigação em saúde é a translação do conhecimento. Falta a dinâmica das empresas e dos hospitais na procura pelos institutos”, salientou. Sobrinho Simões, que falava à agência Lusa a propósito do 30.º aniversário do Instituto de Patologia e Imunologia Molecular da Universidade do Porto (Ipatimup), marcado durante este ano por várias iniciativas, admitiu que a “falta de translação” existente na área de investigação em saúde é “um defeito do […]
31 de Dezembro de 2019.

Polish sportswoman

One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. People have been practicing sports since forever. Well, not all people as women were not allowed to watch or participate in the Olympic Games in ancient Greece. The first modern Games did not allow women to compete either. In 1928, women were prohibited from running more than 200 meters, extensive running supposedly caused premature aging. Fortunately, now in 2016 women have been competing in nearly all sport disciplines for a very long time now, despite all the obstacles they have had to face. One of the most famous sportswomen in Poland is Anna Lewandowska. She is not only famous for being the wife of a famous Polish footballer Robert […]
30 de Dezembro de 2019.

Recuperação da camada de ozono

Se continuar a ser lançado CFC 11 para a atmosfera de forma contínua, isso pode contribuir para o atraso da recuperação da camada de ozono durante mais de uma década. Em 2018, verificou-se que a taxa de declínio do clorofluorocarboneto (CFC) 11 tinha abrandado 50% desde 2012, o que significava que esta substância proibida em todo o mundo estava a ser lançada na atmosfera. Já este ano, confirmou-se que essas emissões vinham sobretudo de duas províncias chinesas: Shandong e Hebei. Agora, uma equipa de cientistas do Reino Unido e dos Estados Unidos simulou o que acontecerá se o CFC 11 continuar a ser lançado. Num artigo científico publicado na revista científica Nature Communications, refere-se que a recuperação da camada de […]
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 […]