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11 de Janeiro de 2018.

Weather changing

I write about November because it was a colder month in Madeira, a month of surprises. First I didn’t expected such a cold weather here. I mean it’s not so cold but it’s quite more than I expected from a semi tropical island. Also I had some troubles because the changing weather like for instance, I went to one levada, it was so sunny but in the middle of the levada it just rained a lot, so basically I walked for 6h under a really annoying rain (oh course I didn’t bring my umbrella). Another big change was the cold water on the beach, and that’s even in the warm days. Since the fact that November is not a touristic […]
9 de Janeiro de 2018.

LG apresenta televisão que enrola

Há dois anos, o protótipo era do tamanho de um jornal. O objectivo é criar um modelo portátil e conveniente. Há dois anos, a LG apresentou um protótipo de televisor que podia ser enrolado e enfiado numa mala como um jornal. Em 2018, o modelo aumentou no tamanho e na resolução. Durante a CES 2018 – a Consumer Electronics Show, uma das maiores feiras de produtos tecnológicos no mundo – a empresa vai estar a demonstrar o seu novo modelo flexível. Desdobrado, o novo televisor tem 65 polegadas, mais de um metro e meio de largura e vem com tecnologia de ultra-alta definição (4K). São mais de oito milhões de pixéis para criar imagens com mais nitidez. O objectivo é […]
8 de Janeiro de 2018.

A Let’sGOut arranja-te companhia

Let’sGOut: a aplicação que quer arranjar-te companhia para as tuas atividades Um grupo de estudantes do terceiro ano de Engenharia Informática da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologias da Universidade de Coimbra desenvolveu uma aplicação móvel para resolver o problema de encontrar companhia para realizar as atividades que tanto queres fazer. Os jovens, apresentados na foto acima, verificaram, através de um inquérito online e de intervenção direta com várias pessoas, que, é muito comum as pessoas desistirem dos seus planos por não terem quem as queira ou possa acompanhar. Neste sentido, decidiram desenvolver esta aplicação onde é possível encontrar outras pessoas que se encontrem na mesma situação, e onde estas possam facilmente comunicar de modo a conseguirem finalmente concretizar os seus […]
8 de Janeiro de 2018.

Revelado como o álcool atinge o ADN

Estudo em ratinhos analisou os danos genéticos provocados por uma substância química que é produzida quando o organismo processa o álcool. Cientista portuguesa participou no artigo publicado na revista Nature. A associação entre o consumo de álcool e um risco aumentado de vários tipos de cancro não é nada de novo. No entanto, ainda há muitos pormenores sobre esta relação e os seus mecanismos por esclarecer. Uma equipa de cientistas do Reino Unido investigou uma das íntimas ligações entre o álcool e o cancro através da análise do ADN em células estaminais. Nas experiências em ratinhos, os cientistas recorreram à administração de etanol nos animais e concluíram que a exposição ao álcool provoca danos genéticos permanentes. O estudo, que conta […]
6 de Janeiro de 2018.

Nature Festival on Madeira

Pros and cons of visiting Madeira in autumn In the end of September I had a few friends coming to Madeira from Porto. Naturally, I wanted to show them some of the most iconic views on the island, so I took them to places like Ponta de São Lourenço, Vereda do Larano, Pico do Areeiro. It was quite a shock to see all of them (places, not friends) completely burnt by summer sun, yellow and grey where just a few months ago, in early spring, everything was intensely green and flourishing. Later on I even compared my photos from April and late September and the difference in color is unbelievable. There can be no doubt about it – Madeira is […]
5 de Janeiro de 2018.

A minha Bulgária.

Bulgária um país tão distante, 18 horas de viagem, 4 aeroportos, 3 aviões, lá fui eu nesta aventura. Após participar em diferentes programas do Erasmus+, vejo o programa EVS como o melhor para uma primeira saída da zona de conforto, principalmente quando vivemos numa ilha e partimos para o mundo. Candidatei-me a este EVS, não pelo lugar onde seria realizado, mas sim pelo programa em questão, estou a fazer voluntariado num Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, chamado “IN THE PALACE”, onde estou rodeada de pessoas fantásticas, que nos ajudam em tudo o que necessitamos, que nos ensinam e nos vêm não só como meros voluntários mas sim como amigos, em que todos têm algo a acrescentar ao programa. Varna, Balchik, […]
4 de Janeiro de 2018.

Claustrophobia

I never thought that being and living on the island can be so different from living in the mainland in a bigger agglomeration. But actually it differs a lot and I felt it soon after I came here. This strange feeling of being locked and kept in a small island so that you cannot escape from it so easily in case of any human/natural disaster remain in my subconscious. Everything has limits here and sometimes it can make you feel anxious. I wonder if some people has that inborn will of constantly moving from place to place, just getting into the car or taking a plane and travelling at least for a bit or if it is just a feature […]
3 de Janeiro de 2018.

Do outro lado da Europa

Levo comigo boas recordações e experiências que permaneceram para sempre na minha memória e coração, de um país do outro lado da Europa. Após terminar a minha licenciatura este ano, ainda não estava com certezas do que havia de fazer com o meu futuro. Assim que uma amiga me informou do EVS e da possibilidade de integrar num projecto ambicioso e deveras recompensador na Bulgária, o Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens, IN THE PALACE. Inicialmente não estava muito receptivo à ideia, não pelo facto de ter que sair do “conforto” da nossa ilha, pois já participei em dois programas de intercâmbio durante dois semestres, mas por não saber se de facto valia a pena. Após alguma ponderação, decidi embargar nesta […]
2 de Janeiro de 2018.

Tourism (seen as a tourist)

I am starting my third month in this project, and I have noticed a lot of differences between my home country and Funchal (obviously). The biggest and most noticeable one is perhaps not that this is a Portuguese island, but that it is a touristic island. Tourism is quite deeply entwined in Funchal, which results in some small but noticeable differences. For example, I must have seen over a hundred cafés and restaurants but I have only seen two supermarkets which are at 200 meters apart from each other. You can also go anywhere by bus, but the price is the same no matter how far you want to go. Banana’s and fruits are about as expensive as in my […]
1 de Janeiro de 2018.

Perfil genético da demência

Equipa coordenada por casal de investigadores portugueses publicou um estudo na revista The Lancet Neurology, que pode ajudar a desenvolver novos fármacos que tenham como alvo os marcadores identificados para a demência dos corpos de Lewy. Chama-se demência dos corpos Lewy e, apesar das muitas semelhanças com a doença de Alzheimer e de Parkinson, não é a mesma coisa. Agora, uma equipa internacional confirmou isso mesmo com trabalho que resultou numa identificação mais precisa do seu perfil genético único que revela alguma das diferenças entre estas doenças neurodegenerativas. O estudo genético envolveu 65 investigadores de 11 países e foi coordenado por investigadores portugueses que trabalham na University College de Londres (UCL). Os corpos de Lewy são agregados de proteínas que […]
20 de Junho de 2017.

Non-formal education in Madeira

This month, I and two of my colleagues were in Guimarães, learning and enjoying. In my case I learned another point of view of my stay here in Madeira and this point of view is related to how I’m learning as I’m enjoying Madeira. -One example of this is my adaptability that it has improved in both the biggest to the smallest things, adapting to a new country, new city, new food and new culture, adapting to the customs and culture of each one who is around me all the time. -Another quite good example of this is something that I called “exchange of patience”. It’s because sometimes you have to be patient and sometimes they have to be patient […]
14 de Junho de 2017.

Me, Myself and I

Generally, I’d rather to gorge on countless portions of sweet bread and pastries from popular bakery for all of residents of the student’s house at Rua Santa Maria, but I have to write an article, which traditionaly is prepared by the greatest voulunteers in the whole globe (including me). It’s not the first time, when one of my coordinators Marcos is asking me for my text and then, every single time I get heart pulpitation. Most of my colleagues used to describe, what is intresting in the local cusine, for what they like Portuguese people, what inspires them in Funchal etc. For me it seems to be so pretentious, so now I will use an opportunity to write something about… […]
9 de Junho de 2017.

Communication in a team work

During my EVS arrival training I met great people and I learnt more about myself and my needs. I talked a lot about the idea of volunteering, stereotypes and interpersonal communication. These last are for me the most interesting. Here are the things I have learnt: 1) Be open, patient and break the barrier! Even if your English (or other no native language) is bad, never stop to communicate with people. If that can help you, use new technologies (google translation), gestures or just try to draw. You´ll be surprised how easy it is to meet someone new who became your friend. “Between what I think, what I want to say, what I believe I say, what I say, what […]
5 de Junho de 2017.

A day in the mountains

A full day of hiking in the mountains – from Pico do Areeiro to Santana. Eventually. During my first month on Madeira I already had a chance to see the marvellous panoramic views offered by Pico do Areeiro, the third highest peak of the island. I enjoyed the experience so much that I even mentioned it in my previous journal entry – together with Beata we hitchhiked a car going from upper Funchal directly to the top of the mountain, but since it was already quite late and we also had other plans for that day, we decided not to go for that 7-kilometre-long trail to Pico Ruivo, Madeira’s highest. Not just then. It was only a month later, on […]
1 de Junho de 2017.

The importance of the Portuguese

The Portuguese language is official in 9 countries of the world, around four continents. Approximately 250 millions of people speaks this language. After Brazil the countries where the Portuguese is used are Mozambique, Angola and Portugal. Contrary of a lot of people thinks the Spanish isn’t the closest language. The origin of this comes from the Galician-Portuguese that was spoken in the old Kingdom of Galicia and in the north of Portugal. With the creation of the Kingdom of Portugal back in the 12th century, and the consequent expansion to the south of the Iberian Peninsula and later on to South America and Africa, the Portuguese became international, there was the beginning of it importance. An aftereffect of this global […]
29 de Maio de 2017.

Taking part in EVS

Taking part in EVS opens so many doors for those lucky enough to take part but it can also open you up to derision from those who don’t understand the concept of what we are doing. Many believe that this is just a paid holiday, something to do while putting off the inevitability of finding a ‘real’ job and ‘settling down’. While I will admit that this hasn’t been the most straining 10 months of my life, I like to believe I’ve gained much more here than I would have at a regular 9 to 5 job. This experience is not about the monetary benefits but the enrichment you find from time as a whole, seeing new things and meeting […]