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9 de Outubro de 2019.

Nobel para a bateria de lítio

Anúncio foi feito esta quarta-feira de manhã na Real Academia Sueca das Ciências, em Estocolmo. John Goodenough foi informado do prémio pela investigadora portuguesa Helena Braga. O Prémio Nobel da Química de 2019 foi atribuído a John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham e Akira Yoshino “pelo desenvolvimento de baterias de lítio”, anunciou esta quarta-feira o Comité do Nobel na Real Academia Sueca das Ciências, em Estocolmo. O prémio tem um valor de nove milhões de coroas suecas (cerca de 871 mil euros). Os laureados deste ano contribuíram para a possibilidade de “um mundo recarregável”. John B. Goodenough, com 96 anos, é o cientista mais velho a receber o Nobel até agora e recebeu a notícia do prémio através de Helena […]
9 de Outubro de 2019.

Europe of my grandchildren

In the time when Europe faces many challenges it is important to ask ourselves: what can I do to support EU and projects which it fulfils.  The most important thing which we must realize is that our action can make a difference! How do I understand that, and what can be our contribution in the development of European Projects, you can find out reading this article.  Firstly, taking the opportunity to vote in European Elections, as this is the only one occasion for the nearest 5 years for citizens of Europe to have an influence on shape of European Parliament as it is the only institution among the EU which is chosen through elections in EU countries. This institution approves […]
8 de Outubro de 2019.

Prémio Nobel da Física 2019

O prémio foi para as descobertas sobre o velhinho cosmos e os novos exoplanetas fora do nosso sistema solar. Vencedores anunciados esta terça-feira de manhã, em Estocolmo, na Suécia. O Prémio Nobel da Física de 2019 vai para James Peebles “por descobertas teóricas em cosmologia física” e a outra metade em conjunto com Michel Mayor e Didier Queloz “pela descoberta de um exoplaneta orbitando uma estrela do tipo solar”, anunciou esta terça-feira de manhã a Real Academia Sueca das Ciências em Estocolmo. O prémio, no valor monetário de nove milhões de coroas suecas, ou 866 mil euros, será dividido em duas partes. No anúncio, o comité resumiu que quis distinguir as investigações que contribuíram para a compreensão da evolução do […]
7 de Outubro de 2019.

Europe’s impact

A lot is happening in the world right now that can make or break our future and the future of generations yet to come: climate change, wars, natural disasters, overpopulation, starvation. None of these issues can be made undone but we can strive to solve them before they get worse and worse. The European Union plays a big part in this and in shaping the future for not only Europe and its citizens but also the rest of the world. The European Parliament makes a lot of important decisions about issues like the ones listed earlier. To some it may seem like they have no influence on these issues as an individual but that is not true at all. One […]
6 de Outubro de 2019.

EUA financia investigadora do i3S

A investigadora Salomé Pinho, do Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (i3S) da Universidade do Porto, vai analisar os dados de 600 militares e procurar biomarcadores para a doença de Crohn e para a colite ulcerosa. Aproveitando o rigoroso acompanhamento que é feito aos militares norte-americanos, a equipa de investigadores liderada pela portuguesa Salomé Pinho vai estudar o desenvolvimento da doença inflamatória intestinal (DII). A cientista do Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde (I3S) da Universidade do Porto conseguiu um apoio de um milhão de euros do Departamento de Defesa dos EUA e vai procurar nos dados recolhidos nos seis anos anteriores ao diagnóstico da doença os primeiros sinais do problema em indivíduos (todos militares da Marinha) que […]
5 de Outubro de 2019.

My grandchildren’s Europe

The question we are going to ask ourselves today is: how can we contribute to create a bright European future for our grandchildren? In order to answer that question we have to look at the current state of affairs. Every generation has historically dealt with its own challenges. In a couple thousand years we’ve moved from hunting-and gathering tribes to a high functioning society with all kinds of ingenious systems (i.e. agriculture) which supports our lifestyle. Especially in the last couple of centuries our species made enormous leaps in all kinds of fields, in a staggering and accelerating pace. Thanks to technology we’re more globally connected than ever. We’ve gained so many insights and knowledge. But, all that will just […]
4 de Outubro de 2019.

Já é possível nomear um exoplaneta

Em Portugal, poderá atribuir-se um nome ao planeta extra-solar HD 45652b, um gigante gasoso a 117 anos-luz de nós. A partir desta terça-feira, tem a oportunidade de sugerir um nome para um exoplaneta. Para comemorar o seu 100.º aniversário, a União Astronómica Internacional (IAU, na sigla em inglês) organizou a iniciativa IAU100 Name ExoWorlds (Dê Nome a ExoMundos, em português), em que mais de 70 países terão a possibilidade de dar um nome a um exoplaneta e à sua estrela. Em Portugal, será possível propor nomes até 28 de Outubro no site da iniciativa. Como a IAU é a entidade responsável por atribuir nomes e designações oficiais a corpos celestes, quis incentivar a comunidade internacional a nomear também outros mundos. […]
3 de Outubro de 2019.

A Europe for my grandchildren

When I read about the topic for this month’s article, at first I was a bit overwhelmed. What can I as a single person contribute to the European Union? How can I help to preserve the values of this uniting project?  And then, after second thoughts, I realized: yes, even my young generation can do a lot to guarantee that there will also be a Europe for our grandchildren. Let’s start with something that is going to happen this month – the European elections. On the 26th of May we have the chance to vote for the European Parliament and indirectly for our all future. Each one of us can decide which party he or she wants to support with […]
2 de Outubro de 2019.

Evolução fez desaparecer músculos

Uma equipa liderada por um cientista português observou, pela primeira vez, estruturas que se começam a desenvolver nos embriões e fetos humanos, mas que desaparecem antes do nosso nascimento. Através de uma técnica de imagens a três dimensões, uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos e de França espreitou ao pormenor a anatomia de embriões e fetos humanos. Assim, o grupo liderado pelo biólogo português Rui Diogo conseguiu observar músculos que se formam durante o início do nosso desenvolvimento, mas que se perdem antes de nascermos. Essas estruturas desapareceram durante a evolução (na transição dos répteis mamalianos para os mamíferos) há mais de 250 milhões de anos e ainda são visíveis em alguns animais. O trabalho foi publicado esta terça-feira […]
1 de Outubro de 2019.

The European project in the future

The future of the European Project depends on our acts now. As a young European citizen who has already participated in projects provided by the European Union, I know that the best way to support the European Project growth is taking part in diversified programmes such as studying abroad, voluntary service or any kinds of internships. These experiences give a new perspective for the future of young people. Mobility does not pose any difficulties anymore because it is a part of the projects mentioned above. Moreover, we are eager to apply for jobs abroad, to travel and stay in touch with all the people we have  met along our way. All the connections between the people and the sense of […]
5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]