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4 de Julho de 2018.

Investimento em ciência em Portugal

Despesas com investigação e desenvolvimento foram 1,33% do valor do PIB em 2017. Empresas já valem mais de metade do dinheiro investido no sector, superando o esforço público pela primeira vez desde 2012. Todos os indicadores do mais recente Inquérito ao Potencial Científico e Tecnológico Nacional (IPCTN) mostram um reforço da tendência de crescimento que começou em 2016 quando, após seis anos de quebra, o país conseguiu aumentar as despesas com investigação e desenvolvimento (I&D). Agora, os dados provisórios de 2017 mostram que Portugal investiu 2563 milhões de euros em I&D (mais 175 milhões do que em 2016), o que representa 1,33% do produto interno bruto (PIB), quando em 2016 era de 1,29%. Os números publicados este sábado pela Direcção-Geral […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

He made paintings of famous people and social criticism. He borns in Cercedilla, Valencia in 1863 and died, in Madrid, in 1923. When he was two years old his parents died of a cholera epidemic. Her sister Eugenia and he were welcomed by her aunt and her husband who tried to teach him the trade of the locksmith. For the first time, he was studying in “Museo del Prado” and then he traveled to Roma to continue his studies. At that moment, he was painting history pictures, later he was traveled to Paris and he finds the impressive paint. This caused a revolution in his type of painting because he abandoned his style to start painting outdoors. Although formal portraiture […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

Centro de investigação sobre cancro

Parceria foi assinada com a empresa norte-americana START, que faz ensaios clínicos na área do cancro de fase 1, em que se avalia já em doentes a segurança e tolerância de um novo fármaco e se estudam os seus efeitos fisiológicos e mecanismos de acção. Portugal vai acolher o terceiro centro líder na investigação sobre cancro e no desenvolvimento de novas terapêuticas, que ficará instalado no Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), entrando em funcionamento em 2019, foi anunciado esta quinta-feira. Um memorando de entendimento e cooperação foi assinado nesta quinta-feira, no Ministério da Saúde, entre a empresa norte-americana START – South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics e o CHLN, e poderá traduzir-se “no maior investimento estrangeiro feito alguma vez em Portugal, […]
2 de Julho de 2018.

A different perspective

“Din Matamoro” is a Galician painter that was born in the city of Vigo “Painting is a worthy way of being in the world, a trade that makes you free and opens ways to the imagination” , these were the words of a proud artist from our nowadays society after have being selected in the “Real Academia Galega de Belas Artes” with all the effort and work that had supposed to him. The life of a common painter of nowadays can be hard, but I have someone close in my family that has taught me that with effort and desire you can make your position in this world is whatever you want. Eduardo Matamoro Irago, more recognized in Galicia as […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Sonda japonesa chega a asteróide

O grande objectivo desta missão é a recolha de amostras do asteróide Ryugu para o estudo da origem e evolução do nosso sistema solar. Em japonês, a palavra “hayabusa” significa “falcão”. Hayabusa 2 é também o nome da sonda da Agência Japonesa de Exploração Aeroespacial (Jaxa) que chegou ao asteróide Ryugu esta quarta-feira. Lá, vai recolher amostras desse asteróide para o estudo da origem e evolução do sistema solar. Nesse momento, este “falcão” espacial está a cerca de 20 quilómetros do seu destino final, entrando em órbita do asteróide. A Hayabusa 2 partiu em direcção ao Ryugu em Dezembro de 2014. O grande objectivo é descer até à superfície do asteróide, recolher amostras e trazê-las para a Terra. Para quê? […]
30 de Junho de 2018.

Maruja Mallo

Maruja Mallo was first and foremost free. When you think about a famous painter from Spain all the names that come out are masculine. The reason why is not because there are not female Spanish painters, it is because history is not giving them the recognition that they deserve. I am really far from being an art expert, but I know how women have to face challenges due to gender biases, from finding difficulty in training to selling their work and gaining recognition. Maruja Mallo is one of the women that fight for her own place in the world of art of the twentieth century to become one of the most representative figures of the Generation of 27 and one […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

Descoberto gibão já extinto

Denominada Junzi imperialis, a nova espécie de gibão terá desaparecido devido à pressão humana no seu habitat. Uma nova espécie de gibão foi encontrada num sítio inesperado: um túmulo com cerca de 2300 anos no centro da China, que pode ter pertencido à avó de Qin Shihuang, o primeiro imperador da China unificada e que mandou construir a Grande Muralha. A descoberta divulgada esta sexta-feira na revista Science sugere que este gibão possa ter sido o primeiro a desaparecer como resultado directo das actividades humanas. Em 2004, foi escavado um túmulo na província de Shaanxi que, possivelmente pertencia à avó de Qin Shihuang, de seu nome Xia. Lá, encontraram-se vestígios de aves, mamíferos domésticos, leopardo, lince, urso-negro-asiático ou de um […]
28 de Junho de 2018.

The art of Open Doors

We cannot pass without admiration for the art in Santa Maria street. More specifically, this project concerns around 200 painted doors which transformed this historic part of the city in open and permanent art gallery. This idea of painting doors emerged in 2010 and it was a result of cooperation between José Maria Zyberchema and João Carlos Abreu, the former Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture, the Funchal Municipal Council and two private companies. The project was presented for the first time in an event called PechaKucha by José Maria Montero. After that, on April 2011, in the street of Santa Maria at number 77 the first door was painted by the artist Mark Milewski. It looks like a […]
20 de Junho de 2018.

Campo hidrotermal em Portugal

É o primeiro campo hidrotermal descoberto numa expedição totalmente portuguesa, liderada pela Fundação Oceano Azul. Localizado entre as Flores e o Faial, está a 570 metros de profundidade. Por cima do complexo do Gigante, um monte submarino literalmente a meio caminho entre as ilhas das Flores e do Faial, deu-se um encontro programado de navios – entre o Santa Maria Manuela e o Almirante Gago Coutinho. Estão a participar numa expedição da Fundação Oceano Azul aos Açores desde o início de Junho, dedicada às ilhas do Corvo e das Flores e a alguns montes submarinos nas redondezas. As novidades chegadas ao Santa Maria Manuela (que partiu na segunda-feira à tarde das Flores) vindas do Almirante Gago Coutinho é que o […]
18 de Junho de 2018.

Statue of Infante Dom Henrique

He is seen as the patron of the Portuguese exploration. Infante Dom Henrique of Portugal (1394-1460), who is most commonly known as Prince Henry the Navigator also held the name of Duke of Viseu. Right at the entrance of the Saint Catherine’s park in Funchal, we can see a bronze statue of Prince Henry, sitting underneath an arch. The statue was created in 1941 but officially inaugurated on 28th of May 1947. It was designed and made by the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898-1975), who was a striking figure of the 20th-century sculpture art. During the early time of the Portuguese Empire, Prince Henry had an essential part in the maritime discoveries and expansions in the 15th century. Nowadays he […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

A language of Camões

Why in my homeland, Poland, more and more people start to learn Portuguese? Maybe because it sounds like a mixture of Russian and Spanish? Maybe because it is spoken by around 215 million of people? Maybe because we are just passionate about your country? In Poland there is only one official language and guess what? It is used as an official spoken language only there. So this is one of the possible reasons why many Poles want to learn other languages. Let’s be brutally honest: if some tourists visits our country we need to speak other languages to them because otherwise, they would be terrified. For foreigners, it is even hard to pronounce ‘sorry’ or ‘thank you’ in my mothertongue. […]
18 de Setembro de 2017.

A minha viagem ao Porto Santo

I thought that Madeira has become in another home to me. Today I was in Porto Santo, but it wasn´t an enjoyable trip along the island, even I shouldn’t be there, I just was there because the turbulence in a trip with Madeira island as the destiny. This happened as the end of my holidays and basically it was one of the three things that makes me think about my project (because I had too much time to think about it as the pilot was trying to land). The first the time was when I arrived at Spain and after eating Paella (my favorite Spanish plate) I told my family the history of my experience. It wasn’t just a tell, […]
15 de Setembro de 2017.

Wanderlust

The pros and cons of long hiking Being a perfectionist and a collector (both terrible features), I like to see things through – once I undertake a given task or a project, I’m determined to finish it in 100%. Here, on Madeira, one of those little quests of mine is to walk all the hiking trails listed by the website I always use to consult the trips. I mark every finished trail on my map of the island and each new line drawn on it gives my a sort of perverted joy only weirdos like me would understand. Needless to say, the more lines marked on the map at the end of the day, the merrier. I try to combine […]
12 de Setembro de 2017.

Live consciously and be happy

The time machine was aimed to show if we live passive or we follow our ideas to be happy. Last year I made kind of an experiment with a friend of mine. In the moment when we should say goodbye and we didn´t know if we will ever see again, we created a “time machine”. We wrote there our current life quotes, things what makes us happy at this time and also plans, wishes and expectations for the next months and for later on. I kept piece of paper with his notes and he kept mine. We promise to Skype exactly next year and see how our plans are going. The effect is charming, because even if I made some […]
8 de Setembro de 2017.

Fado vs Flamenco

I arrived in Madeira and discovered fado music by the Coimbra fado group of the students union of the University of Madeira. Before I arrived in Madeira, I used to spend a few hours a day listening, trying to understand and playing flamenco with my guitar. I discovered flamenco two years ago and love this music. Before I first heard Fado I imagined I would like fado because I’m an open person to all music styles. Additionally, fado and flamenco share some features: • They both come from Iberian Peninsula. • There is evidence of flamenco since the 18th century, but it has ancient roots. In the case of fado, is has been performed since the 19th and there are […]
5 de Setembro de 2017.

Judaism in Madeira

A brief exploration of the hidden history of Jewish people on the island of Madeira. For as long as Madeira has existed as a territory under Portuguese control there has been a notable, if hidden, Jewish population living on the island. During the time following the island’s discovery this primarily comprised of Crypto-Jews, who hid their faith publicly due to the ongoing Spanish Inquisition. The city of Funchal was established in 1508, less than 20 years after the Alhambra Decree which ordered all practicing Jews to be expelled from Spain. In this context it is interesting that many Portuguese historians speculate that Zarco, the official discoverer of the island and first captain of Funchal, was himself of Crypto-Jewish ancestry. In […]