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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 […]
13 de Setembro de 2017.

Bolsa de estudo para alunos ciganos

Programa já distribuiu 25 bolsas no ano lectivo passado. O Governo vai aumentar de 25 para 30 o número de bolsas de estudo para alunos universitários ciganos, anunciou nesta quarta-feira o ministro-Adjunto Eduardo Cabrita, no âmbito do programa “Opre”, uma medida “histórica” que permitiu “rasgar mentalidades”. O anúncio foi feito o decorrer de uma cerimónia onde foi feito o balanço da primeira edição do “Opre” (Programa Operacional para a Promoção da Educação), que atribui bolsas de estudo a alunos ciganos para o ensino superior. Na primeira edição deste programa, para o ano lectivo 2016/2017, o Governo atribuiu 25 bolsas de estudo, número que irá aumentar para 30 no próximo ano letivo, anunciou Eduardo Cabrita, que gostaria “de ter não 30, […]
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.

Células estaminais do cérebro

Células estaminais do cérebro valem bolsa de 1,7 milhões de euros. Conselho Europeu de Investigação financia a investigadora Catarina Homem. Um projecto sobre a regulação de células estaminais do cérebro vai receber uma bolsa do Conselho Europeu de Investigação (ERC, na sigla em inglês) no valor de 1,7 milhões de euros. A cientista premiada é Catarina Homem, investigadora principal do Centro de Estudos de Doenças Crónicas (Cedoc) da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Em geral, Catarina Homem quer perceber a forma como as células estaminais embrionárias dão origem a diferentes células do organismo, no sítio certo e no tempo certo. A mosca-do-vinagre, ou drosófila, é o seu modelo de investigação. Ora, as células estaminais são essenciais […]
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 […]
1 de Setembro de 2017.

Um botão não é apenas um botão

Em vésperas de apresentação de novo modelo, a Internet acumula especulações. O fim do botão frontal tem sido um dos temas de discussão. Como acontece todos os anos, as notícias e especulações em torno dos pormenores do novo iPhone vão-se avolumando à medida que se aproxima a data de apresentação, que tipicamente acontece em Setembro. Desta feita, e quando o aparelho que transformou o sector celebra o décimo aniversário, boa parte da discussão tem-se centrado na ausência de um botão na frente, um elemento que tem sido até aqui constante em todas as gerações do iPhone. Desta vez foi a agência Bloomberg a noticiar que a Apple está a planear uma nova interface de utilização do iPhone e que as […]
26 de Março de 2018.

D. Maria I – The crazy Queen

D.Maria I was very religious and got completely crazy during her lifetime. Maria Francisca Isabel Josefa Antónia Gertrudes Rita Joana (Maria I) was the daughter of José I de Portugal and Mariana Victoria of Spain. Maria was born in 1734 and grew up with her sisters at the court in Lisbon. They seemed to have a good life, they were loved by their father and they did a lot of things, like riding horses, learning to draw and read French and Latin. But things happened in Maria´s lifetime that slowly drove her crazy. For example the earthquake in Lisbon, which killed thousands of people. She had to marry her uncle (at the age of 17) and apart from that she […]
23 de Março de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
22 de Março de 2018.

War & Peace: Dom João I

The military successes (and failures) of Dom João I of Portugal. João I reigned as the 10th king of Portugal, succeeding Fernando I in 1385. As the naturalized son of Pedro I and a Galician noblewomen, his ascension to the throne represented the beginning of the Aviz dynasty. His coronation came during a time of conflict with the Castilian crown, who had sought authority over Portugal during a period of anarchy following the death of Fernando. It could be said that turbulent relations with Portugal’s Iberian neighbours defined João’s reign. João is commonly referred to as ‘the good’ or ‘the great’ by the Portuguese, due primarily to his victories over the Moroccan Marinid Empire in Ceuta as part of the […]
19 de Março de 2018.

Last king of Portugal: Manuel II

Manuel II had the time to be a king for only about two and half years. King Manuel II was born in 15th of November 1889. He was the third child and the last son of King Carlos and Queen Amélie of Orléans and Braganza. They belonged to Braganza family, the fourth and last reigning dynasty of Portugal. His big brother Luís Filipe, as crown prince, was raised to become the king some day. He was interested in for example literature, reading and music. Other things that he liked to do on his free time were horse riding, fencing, rowing, tennis and gardening. Manuel was supposed to enter the Portuguese Naval academy. The plans changed, when in the 1st of […]
15 de Março de 2018.

Anarchism in Portugal

The increasing of the anarchism in Portugal in the 20th century has an easy explanation. In this historical text, I could write about one king of Portugal, but I decided to write about a contemporary ideology which has been more important for the history of the Portuguese society than the politics of any king of Portugal from the human point of view. The anarchism appeared in Europe in the second half of the 19th century, and in the case of Portugal appeared after the creation of the IWA (International Workingmen’s Association), that collected different ideologies of the left-wing in Europe and USA. As everybody knows, Portugal has always been a state built by three institutions: Army, University, and Church. Also […]
13 de Março de 2018.

Muda o teu trajecto de vida!

Dia 21 de Março, com inscrições gratuitas. Alarga os teus horizontes e descobre todas as oportunidades que existem! Se estás a terminar o ensino secundário ou acabaste a licenciatura e/ou mestrado deves saber que o próximo passo pode não passar por necessariamente um emprego. Sai da tua zona de conforto, viaja, faz voluntariado ou mesmo um estágio internacional, vem conhecer as oportunidades que temos para ti. Associação Gap Year Portugal, no âmbito da Gap Year Road Trip, irá realizar, no próximo dia 21 de Março, às 18:00, na sala de aula n.º 17, um seminário na Universidade da Madeira com o objectivo de promover o conceito e a importância do Gap Year. Através desta palestra, conduzida por dois jovens viajantes, […]