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6 de Outubro de 2017.

Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017

A técnica chama-se criomicroscopia electrónica e por causa dela Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017. Eles fizeram com que hoje conseguíssemos ver a vida de uma forma mais nítida e detalhada, como nunca antes tínhamos experimentado. Desenvolveram uma tecnologia, que se materializou num poderoso instrumento, que nos deixa olhar para o interior das células, para a estrutura das suas moléculas e até para os seus ínfimos átomos. É a mais íntima perspectiva que temos das moléculas da vida e que nos pode ajudar a saber mais sobre doenças e a desenvolver fármacos. Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank e Richard Henderson ganharam esta quarta-feira o Prémio Nobel da Química de 2017 pelo desenvolvimento […]
5 de Outubro de 2017.

Romance with the Mountains

I am in the middle of my EVS project and I feel hungrier and hungrier of discovering Madeira and people all around me. Is so many views to see, kilometres to walk and topics to talk about. My brain has already registered many gorgeous memories, mostly during my free time when I was among the nature, especially in the mountains. As said Peter Croft, Canadian rock climber and mountaineer: There is such good stuff in the mountains. This stuff is free and you can take it for free. Rock star says that his first love is guitar, Sailor´s heart belong to the Ocean, and I can say that Mountains are my lover. As a teenager I was very active scout, […]
3 de Outubro de 2017.

VR ao serviço da proteção ambiental

Programa do Banco Mundial para a proteção ambiental anuncia competição com o objetivo de criar um vídeo para a exposição de soluções climáticas. A iniciativa foi apresentada no Festival de Cinema de Veneza. A partir do contexto de uma cidade (Veneza) em perigo de ser afetada pelo aquecimento global e pelo aumento acentuado do nível médio das águas do mar, o programa Connect4Climate, do Grupo Banco Mundial, anunciou a “Competição Internacional Uniting4Climate” com vista à “criação de um argumento para a produção de um vídeo em realidade virtual que conduza ao estímulo da ação climática e a soluções para as alterações climáticas”. A competição procura um argumento (“uma proposta para a produção de um VR na forma de um documento […]
2 de Outubro de 2017.

Architectural heritage

You can vote in referendum, write a petition or have a deep discussion with councillor about architecture. Don´t let your heritage desapear. Every single day, when I am walking around the down town of FunchaI I can see hundreds of buildings in poor conditions. Sometimes I am afraid of going next to them – nobody wants to be hit by felling down layers. The residents of that places are cats and homeless people, who risks a lot, because the God only knows when they may collapse. In the effect of huge emigration of Madeiran, people started to leaving their properties and houses without care. The Portuguese low is saying that if you don´t take response for your building, for the […]
28 de Setembro de 2017.

Expectations versus reality

As Madeira is not the first Portuguese island which I visited, I knew what I should expect here. Before coming to Madeira I spend part of my studies on Erasmus exchange program in Azores and because of that I did not think ‘always expect unexpected’. When I arrived I was not surprised by the Madeiran weather, climate, high humidity, cockroaches, lizards, and very narrow streets. People were also very nice and the city of Funchal seemed like a safe place. However, what surprised me at first was that Funchal is much bigger and it hosts much more tourists that I thought. That is why, in my opinion, people here are more open to other cultures. Also because of that, many […]
25 de Setembro de 2017.

How to stay motivated

Hard to believe, but even when you live in Madeira after some time your life eventually becomes “normal” You stop choosing to walk by the ocean, because that route it’s longer; you get stuck in a rut when it comes to work; you feel like you’re just doing the same thing every weekend and in your free time and you think you’ll never going to actually learn Portuguese. Is there a way out of this dead end? Well yes, there is, but you need to make an effort. I realized I need to create a “life” outside of my usual surroundings, separate from work, colleagues and the residence. The easiest way to do it is by making new friends among […]
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. […]
21 de Setembro de 2017.

Células solares e bio-sensores

Células solares para o revestimento de edifícios sustentáveis e bio-sensores que monitorizam a presença de toxinas na água são desenvolvidos no Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia, em Braga. São dispositivos medidos ao milímetro, feitos numa sala limpa de ambiente espacial. O pó é o inimigo número um (e dois, e três). Papel não entra — a menos que seja feito a partir de celulose especial —, o telemóvel tem de ser desinfectado com álcool, vários objectos do dia-a-dia estão interditos, sobretudo se tiverem velcro. Quem entra tem de vestir um fato completo, daqueles que lembram filmes de ficção científica, e permanecer numa câmara, onde jactos de ar são libertados, durante 15 segundos. Após perto de 15 minutos de preparação, estamos, […]
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 […]
8 de Março de 2018.

King Louis I of Portugal

In his personal life, Louis was a man of many interests. When I do tours in the city hall al always see the portrait of multiple kings in the old ballroom. Most of them are pretty well known like Carlos, who was the first king to go arrive at Madeira, or Manuel II, for being the last king. However there is one king I never knew much about, except that his name was Louis I ‘the popular’, was king from 1861 to 1889 and the father of Carlos I. So I used this text as a chance for me to inform myself about him. King Louis I was born as the second son of Queen Maria II and King Fernando […]
6 de Março de 2018.

Let’s make our planet great again!

No dia 24 de Março a Académica da Madeira participou numa acção de reflorestação organizada pelo Parque Ecológico do Funchal! A Académica da Madeira implementou, em Setembro de 2017, o You Print, um serviço autónomo de cópias, de digitalizações e de impressões. Este serviço recorre à utilização de uma plataforma que permite ao utilizador consultar, em tempo real, o impacto ambiental das suas impressões, nomeadamente os dados relativos ao número de árvores consumidas no serviço, a emissão de dióxido de carbono libertada e a energia utilizada na produção do papel. A utilização deste sistema complementa a nossa política de responsabilidade ambiental, pois fornece informação relativa ao impacto ambiental da utilização deste serviço e, consequentemente, permite-nos desenvolver campanhas que visam a […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2018.

New years eve in Madeira

I stayed here to experience Christmas and New years eve in Madeira. I heard many stories about new years eve in Madeira during the time I stayed here. A lot of people told me that it was the biggest new years in Europe, with large fireworks and parties. Obviously, I looked very much forward to the show. Luckily we managed to secure the roof on our residence during the new year so that we could see all of the fireworks and lights that would be ignited. We also made it a bit of a party where we served food and snacks to each other, with my contribution being ‘oliebollen’ (a traditional Dutch food for new years eve). When it was […]
27 de Fevereiro de 2018.

IX Troféu do Reitor

O Troféu do Reitor regressa pelo 9.º ano consecutivo O esperado torneio académico de Futsal regressou para animar a comunidade académica. Alunos, funcionários e professores da Universidade da Madeira voltam a encontrar-se no recinto polidesportivo da Quinta de São Roque. As inscrições para a 9.ª edição do Troféu do Reitor estão abertas até ao dia 13 de Março no Students’ Help Desk (piso -1). Os interessados podem descarregar a ficha de inscrição aqui. O valor de inscrição para o Torneio é de 5 Euros para associados de pleno direito, com a quota paga no ano lectivo 2017-2018, e de 10 Euros para os restantes interessados. Todas as equipas deverão pagar uma caução de 25 Euros que será devolvida no final […]
24 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Nature in Madeira

Nature in Madeira is great! Let’s discover a few things about it. “Olá” everyone, and especially you who are reading this article. You’re reading the 3rd one, and today we’ll talk about nature and some of the Madeiran’s levadas vegetation. First I want to tell you an experience that I had, in a few words. I lost my grandmother a week before Christmas. I discovered that It’s not worth it, going far from the city center to find peace and calm. Not going to Camara de Lobos or Calheta or Santa Cruz (names I remember so far, of villages around Funchal in Madeira. They are not all here quoted, of course). Non! Santa Catarina Park is a great place in […]
22 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Last Christmas in Madeira

The city was full of interesting things to see, from live music to a 5 meter tall Santa. I stayed in Madeira to experience Christmas and new years eve there, and one thing I learned is that the people here really like Christmas. All of the streets were starting to become filled with lights in the middle of November, and the stores were decorating even before that. Even before December had begone I already got sick of all the Christmas songs that were played everywhere. And when December eventually started you could see large structures of lights in the forms of cones and angels standing throughout the city. Christmas eventually started with the Christmas market, a long row of shops […]