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25 de Março de 2019.

Sair da loja sem ir à caixa

Com o sistema da Sensei, câmaras registam o que os clientes levam para casa e as empresas recebem mais informação. A tecnologia levanta algumas questões laborais, mas a empresa garante que não quer lojas sem pessoas. Criar lojas sem filas, ao substituir as caixas de pagamento por câmaras e algoritmos. Essa é a visão da Sensei, uma startup portuguesa que desde 2017 está a desenvolver aquilo que descreve como um “sistema de retalho inteligente” para diminuir o tempo que as pessoas esperam para sair de uma loja depois de ter as compras feitas. A tecnologia deve chegar aos clientes ainda este ano. O PÚBLICO foi experimentar uma pequena loja de demonstração a funcionar em Lisboa. Só se entra com o […]
22 de Março de 2019.

Charles II

His reign is one of great interest to many historians Charles II may not be one of the greatest military masterminds or a sly and cunning political figure, but he is one of the most exuberant, flamboyant, and promiscuous kings that England possessed. Known as the ‘merry monarch’ and a licentious playboy, his reign is one of great interest to many historians. His philandering became popular due to his liaisons with his Cockney mistress, Nell Gwyn. Before Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, after the Commonwealth years under “boring” Oliver Cromwell, Charles had to find a wife. Various German Princesses were offered for examination, but Charles would usually dismiss them as “dull and foggy”. Charles had a relationship […]
21 de Março de 2019.

P.M. ambiciona reforma de florestas

Apresentação da estratégia da Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal foi feita hoje. Objectivo: incentivar o emparcelamento de terrenos para reduzir a fragmentação da propriedade e da produção. O primeiro-ministro, António Costa, defendeu nesta quarta-feira, em Figueiró dos Vinhos, que o desafio do Estado é transformar a grande ameaça que tem sido a floresta numa fonte de riqueza para o território. Na apresentação da estratégia da Florestgal – Empresa de Gestão e Desenvolvimento Florestal, criada pelo Governo em Setembro de 2018, António Costa considerou que a reforma da floresta é “absolutamente essencial”, para que esta “possa ser, como tem de ser, um factor de riqueza colectiva”. Mas, para isso, “temos de saber gerir a floresta”, que nas últimas décadas foi sendo […]
20 de Março de 2019.

LGBTI nas escolas: ensinar respeito

Há quem aplauda e quem desconfie. Quem ache úteis as sessões para alunos com associações LGBTI e quem questione se terão a formação necessário para o fazer. Há já dez anos que Rosa Franco, enfermeira, está em contacto diário com alunos, seja em escolas ou na Unidade de Cuidados na Comunidade do Agrupamento de Centros de Saúde de Oeiras, a que pertence. Tem constatado que “são cada vez mais os jovens” que a procuram por “pensarem que são homossexuais”. E logo muito cedo: “No início da adolescência os jovens têm uma grande dualidade e surgem-lhes muitas dúvidas também sobre a sua orientação sexual.” Essa é uma das razões pela qual considera que possa ser “importante” que associações LGBTI participem em sessões […]
20 de Março de 2019.

The colour of the lion

William of Orange – the ancestor of the Dutch monarchy William of Orange was the main leader of the Dutch Revolt against the Spanish Habsburgs that set off the Eighty Years’ War (1568–1648) and resulted in the formal independence of the United Provinces in 1581. He was born in the House of Nassau as Count of Nassau-Dillenburg. He became Prince of Orange in 1544 and was thereby the founder of the branch House of Orange-Nassau and the ancestor of the monarchy of the Netherlands. Within the Netherlands, he is also known as Father of the Fatherland. A wealthy nobleman, William originally served the Habsburgs as a member of the court of Margaret of Parma, governor of the Spanish Netherlands. Unhappy […]
19 de Março de 2019.

Poluição do ar duplica em Portugal

Investigadores estimam que, em Portugal e durante 2015, a poluição do ar tenha causado 15 mil mortes, ou seja, 138 mortes por cada 100 mil habitantes. Problemas cardiovasculares provocam quase um terço dos óbitos, mas os cardiologistas alertam que as pessoas não estão conscientes do problema. Afinal, a poluição do ar pode ser responsável por mais mortes do que aquelas que a Agência Europeia do Ambiente (EEA, na sigla inglesa) e a Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) estimavam. Em Portugal, as estimativas dos cientistas apontam para cerca de 15 mil mortes provocadas pela inalação de partículas finas e outros poluentes, em 2015. As estimativas anteriores, da EEA, indicavam que seriam 6690 também nesse ano. A conclusão é de uma investigação, […]
18 de Março de 2019.

Queda de Meteoro quase despercebida

O meteoro entrou na atmosfera terrestre a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas a explosão só agora foi divulgada pela NASA. Foi a maior dos últimos 30 anos. A explosão de um meteoro aquando da sua entrada na atmosfera terrestre libertou dez vezes mais energia do que a bomba atómica lançada no final da II Guerra Mundial sobre Hiroxima, no Japão. Ainda assim, o episódio quase passou despercebido. A explosão deu-se a 18 de Dezembro do último ano, mas só agora foi divulgada pela NASA (Administração Nacional da Aeronáutica e Espaço). A explosão do meteoro, que se transformou numa bola de fogo que caiu no mar de Bering, no extremo norte do oceano Pacífico, foi detectada pelos satélites militares […]
17 de Março de 2019.

Karl der Große

Karl der Große – Carolus Magnus/Charlemagne. Born into the second ruler house of what is nowadays known as France, Charlemagne has proclaimed the French king in 768. His importance as a German monarch began with the Saxon Wars (772-804) when he invaded Saxony with the intent to conquer, a goal he finally reached after 32 years of brutal and bloody battles. One of his main motivations was to get present-day Germany to unify Europe under the Christian cross, which is why he was and always will be known as the Father of Europe. The height of his power was in the year 800 when he was proclaimed Emperor by Pope Leo II. His crowning turned him into “Augustus Imperator Renovatio […]
15 de Março de 2019.

11.ª edição do rs4e

Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Pelo décimo primeiro ano consecutivo, a Startup Madeira, em conjunto com a Vice-presidência do Governo Regional, irá promover o Curso Intensivo em Empreendedorismo e Inovação Empresarial. Esta iniciativa está inserida no âmbito do projeto rs4e e tem a duração de 3 dias (15 a 17 de abril de 2019), na Estalagem do Mar, São Vicente. Este curso destina-se a alunos que estejam a frequentar Universidades e Institutos Politécnicos, em qualquer área de formação e nível de ensino (Licenciaturas, Pós-graduações, Mestrados ou Doutoramentos) e a inscrição poderá ser feita até 28 de março. A participação no curso não implica qualquer pagamento por parte dos participantes, pois este curso faz parte de um programa cofinanciado […]
15 de Março de 2019.

The short king of Poland

A small man who was a great king. In XIV century Poland had a king of Piast dynasty, who was famous because of his height. Wladyslaw became the King at the age of 52 years old and his way to achieve this position wasn’t easy. He was the middle son of Kazimierz I Kujawski, his two older brothers were almost adults when he was born. However, they were actually only half-brothers, because his father was married twice before he married the mother of Wladyslaw, Eufrozyna. A legend says that Eufrozyna tried to poison the older sons of Kazimierz I, so Wladyslaw who was still a baby at that time would inherit some lands after his father. The trap of Eufrozyna […]
19 de Julho de 2018.

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh: of the most famous artists of the 19th century. This fame is not only because his art, but also because of his life. He was born in 1853, in a village near the Belgian border. When starting adulthood he did not really know what to do. He first became a schoolteacher, then a book salesman, studied theology and became a preacher in a coal mine. He did not really do well in all these jobs and got fired for all of them. Eventually, his brother Theo convinced Vincent to become an artist after seeing the sketches he made. He moved around in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Paris before eventually moving to the village of Arles in France, […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]