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9 de Julho de 2019.

Nova vida no mercado para resíduos

No novo centro de biotecnologia, no Porto, há já cerca de 100 investigadores que diariamente desenvolvem novas moléculas para as indústrias alimentar, cosmética e farmacêutica. Há cerca de um ano, a norte-americana Amyris, uma empresa de produtos renováveis, e a Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) da Católica Porto assinaram uma parceria, em Silicon Valley, nos EUA. Hoje, ei-lo, fora do papel, um centro de competências de excelência em biotecnologia, no Porto, não 100% português, mas quase. O plano é pegar em subprodutos que actualmente não servem para nada e transformá-los em algo de valor no mercado, novas moléculas que podem ter várias aplicações, desde um gelado a um cosmético de antienvelhecimento. Na versão resumida, o projecto Alchemy visa optimizar o […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union: what future?

The coming months will be very important for the future of the European Union. The next elections to the European Parliament are scheduled for this year. Five years after the last elections, citizens of the European Union can vote for Members of the European Parliament (MEP). One of the major changes this year will be a reduced number of MEPs. After the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, 705 MEPs will be elected. Simultaneously Poland will receive one additional mandate and thus will elect 52 MEPs. One of the most important challenges is the exit of the European Union by the United Kingdom and lack of respect for the rule of law in some countries. The European Parliament is working […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

Os politécnicos são para os pobres?

O sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. O título deste artigo resulta de um outro publicado neste jornal no passado dia 26 de junho sobre as desigualdades no acesso ao ensino superior. O artigo, baseado num estudo dirigido pelo Prof. Alberto Amaral, concluía, entre outras coisas, que os alunos mais pobres se inscrevem, sobretudo, nos politécnicos. Para quem conhece minimamente o ensino superior português esta conclusão não surpreende. Ao contrário do que é frequentemente apregoado e do que pretendia Veiga Simão há quase 50 anos, quando lançou a Reforma do Sistema Educativo, o sistema de ensino superior em Portugal continua profundamente elitista. Negá-lo é um mero exercício de hipocrisia. Para […]
5 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union and Austria

On the 26th of may the people of my country, Austria, will be going to the polls to elect the members of the next European Parliament. With us, many other people all over Europe will vote and in this way and we will change the future of the European Union. At the moment, we as Europeans are facing many challenges and difficulties. The Brexit (or whatever it’s gonna be?), the immigration issue and climate change problems are just the tip of the iceberg. All of these things could be solved, if the European Union would work together properly – but currently that’s not the case. Right wing and anti-European parties are taking the lead in more and more countries and […]
4 de Julho de 2019.

Encontro Ciência 2019

Na sétima edição do evento, a organização preocupou-se em conseguir “maior equilíbrio entre géneros” e em incentivar a participação dos mais novos. Aos 40 anos, a astrobióloga e comissária do Encontro Ciência 2019, Zita Martins, personifica aquilo que quis trazer para o evento: a participação de mais mulheres e mais jovens. “Tivemos o cuidado de ter um maior equilíbrio entre géneros”, disse a cientista aos jornalistas durante a apresentação da sétima edição do encontro que se realiza entre 8 e 10 de Julho, em Lisboa. Na agenda do encontro estão seis sessões plenárias protagonizadas por 12 oradores que trabalham em Portugal e no Reino Unido, o país convidado. Cinco serão dedicadas à celebração de uma efeméride: os 100 anos da […]
3 de Julho de 2019.

The European Elections

The European elections never really mobilised people. Since 1979, the rate of abstention is in freefall in France. However, at this time of political and environmental crisis, the next ones in May could represent high stakes for the future of everyone. Usually used by the French politicians as a sort of instrumentalization of the national politics, this year those elections should carry a more important meaning. The opposition of Macron’s politics would like to sell those elections as a referendum against the actual government in power in France. Beyond this national dissension, appears an actual dichotomy through the all European Union between those who still believe in a Union in agreement with the historical project started in 1945 and those […]
2 de Julho de 2019.

Junho mais quente na Europa

Dados revelados pelo programa Copernicus mostram que Junho de 2019 foi o mais quente de que há registo na Europa, ao mesmo tempo que um outro estudo do World Weather Attribution revela o impacto das alterações climáticas na recente onda de calor europeia. Este foi o mês de Junho mais quente na Europa desde que há registos. De acordo com dados revelados esta terça-feira pelo programa Copernicus da União Europeia, a temperatura média na Europa no mês passado foi a mais alta de todos os meses de Junho, com valores médios cerca de dois graus Celsius acima do normal. Os especialistas vão ainda mais longe, acrescentando que os dados mostram que a temperatura média global de Junho de 2019 foi […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

EU: the challenges of the future!

Nowadays the European Union must face many challenges which affects the image of this institution. Elections for the European Parliament are coming, which means this is the only occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on the shape of the EU body structure, as European Parliament is the only one institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This is a very important institution, as it approves most of the legal acts and budget for European projects, at the same time it is the most transparent and open organization. Currently the EU faces a lot of problems, such as the migration crisis, Brexit, braking European values, social system, protection […]
1 de Julho de 2019.

Observatório de raios gama

Empreendimento marcará a edificação do primeiro laboratório de observação de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Custo da construção estimado em, pelo menos, 50 milhões de euros. Portugal e mais oito países juntaram-se numa colaboração internacional para construir um observatório de raios gama na região dos Andes, para procurar sinais de matéria escura no centro da Via Láctea. O anúncio foi feito em comunicado esta segunda-feira pelo Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas (LIP), que representa a participação portuguesa. Além do LIP, estão envolvidos mais 37 institutos de investigação, oriundos da Alemanha, Argentina, Brasil, Estados Unidos, Itália, México, Reino Unido e República Checa. A concretizar-se a sua construção, será o primeiro observatório de raios gama no hemisfério sul. Já […]
28 de Junho de 2019.

Together we can do better!

In May, the call for European elections is opening and all European citizens are needed to express their desire to get involved in politics. These are not simple elections, this is an international event in which we are involved as protagonists because the future of the European Union depends on us. The EU is experiencing a moment of crisis due to the national political transformations that are happening, the international emergency related to the migratory fluxes that are occurring and the lack of common intents between the countries that constitute the monetary and economic Union. The number of populist parties that are rising in power in national contexts is increasing as a result of the boom in nationalism, economic autarky […]
17 de Julho de 2019.

Elga Sesemann

Elga Charlotte Sesemann was born in 28 of March in Vyborg in Finland. Nowadays, as a matter of fact, Vyborg belongs to Russia. She died in 21 of January 2007 in Helsinki, Finland. Elga was a Finnish painter. She started her art career studying in the Finnish Art Academy in Helsinki 1940-1943 and after that in The Free Art School in Helsinki 1943-1944. She was a prominent expressionist and colourist already in the 1940´s Finland. Instead of a brush she often used a palette knife. Elga Sesemann had her first exhibition in 1943, and her first solo exhibition was in 1945. Her paintings have been exhibited in Helsinki, the capital of Finland, and in all major Finnish towns and in Stockholm, […]
15 de Julho de 2019.

Head in the clouds

Today you’ll learn about René Magritte, the famous Flemish surrealistic painter.  Because there are already numerous biographies out there and Google provides us so kindly with quite a complete overview in his life and oeuvre, I’ll try to approach him from a different angle. Even for the people who aren’t really actively roaming in the art scene, the image of a pipe with the description ‘ceci n’est pas une pipe’ (French for ‘this is not a pipe) must ring a bell. Or perhaps you have seen the applefaced guy with his bowler hat around? These frequently used images belong to the common visual knowledge, thanks to the many channels they’ve been exposed through. It could be you’ve been hiding from […]
12 de Julho de 2019.

Zdzisław Beksińsk

This Polish painter who loved apocalyptic and dystopian art is now one of the most recognized in Poland. His paintings inspire many – one example is the famous Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro, who has directed films such as The Shape of Water and Hellboy. Zdzisław Beksiński was a modern-day surrealist painter, photographer and sculptor. He was born in 1929 in Sanok, survived the World War II, finished the university in Krakow and was working as a bus designer for an automotive factory. At the same time was creating art, firstly sculptures and photographs, later he also started to paint. While his art was grim, Beksiński was a kind man with a keen sense of humor. He liked to […]
10 de Julho de 2019.

Maintaining a Union

The next elections for the European Parliament are almost here and more than ever, these elections will affect the future of the European Parliament. Up till now most of the decisions were made by the major parties but this year this could change because of the growing support for smaller parties. Because of this, the decision making in the European Parliament might become more open and democratic. In this way the European Parliament might start to look more like the Dutch parliament where multiple smaller parties form the majority instead of just two big parties. The Netherlands was one of the first countries to be part of the ‘European Coal and Steel Community’ which eventually became the European Union. With […]
8 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union: what future?

The coming months will be very important for the future of the European Union. The next elections to the European Parliament are scheduled for this year. Five years after the last elections, citizens of the European Union can vote for Members of the European Parliament (MEP). One of the major changes this year will be a reduced number of MEPs. After the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, 705 MEPs will be elected. Simultaneously Poland will receive one additional mandate and thus will elect 52 MEPs. One of the most important challenges is the exit of the European Union by the United Kingdom and lack of respect for the rule of law in some countries. The European Parliament is working […]
5 de Julho de 2019.

The European Union and Austria

On the 26th of may the people of my country, Austria, will be going to the polls to elect the members of the next European Parliament. With us, many other people all over Europe will vote and in this way and we will change the future of the European Union. At the moment, we as Europeans are facing many challenges and difficulties. The Brexit (or whatever it’s gonna be?), the immigration issue and climate change problems are just the tip of the iceberg. All of these things could be solved, if the European Union would work together properly – but currently that’s not the case. Right wing and anti-European parties are taking the lead in more and more countries and […]