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30 de Julho de 2019.

Dos CTESP às licenciaturas

Quase dois terços dos alunos que entram nas formações de dois anos prosseguem estudos, mas estas tinham sido pensadas como “via rápida” de acesso ao mercado de trabalho. Os cursos técnicos superiores profissionais (Ctesp) estão a tornar-se numa via de acesso alternativa às licenciaturas. Estas formações de dois anos foram criadas para serem uma “via rápida” para colocar pessoas com formação superior no mercado de trabalho, mas quase dois terços dos diplomados está a continuar os seus estudos. Os dados recolhidos junto das instituições de ensino superior mostram que 65% das pessoas que concluíram um Ctesp em 2016/17 inscreveu-se numa licenciatura no ano seguinte. A realidade é diferente de instituição para instituição. Por exemplo, todos os diplomados da Escola Superior […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Caspar David Friedrich

Caspar David Friedrich, born on the 5th of September 1774, was a German Romantic landscape painter of the 19th century and is, nowadays, regarded as the most important German artist of his generation. His best-known paintings consist of allegorical landscapes, featuring contemplative figures, silhouettes against night skies, fog, barren trees, as well as Gothic ruins. His chosen subjects prove his interest in the contemplation of nature and his emotional approach towards nature. This approach was highly influenced by the social current in his time, a society which grew disillusioned to the materialism of past generations and sought sense in the focus of spirituality, expressed through images of the natural, “divine” world. While Friedrich’s master pieces brought him great renown early […]
29 de Julho de 2019.

Desmascarado mecanismo do cancro

Mecanismo dá pistas sobre uma maneira de impedir que as células cancerosas matem as células normais, o que pode vir a contribuir para o desenvolvimento de novas terapias contra o cancro. As células cancerosas são perspicazes: arranjaram uma forma inteligente de enganar as suas vizinhas saudáveis. Como? Fazem-nas pensar que já são perdedoras e depois eliminam-nas. Uma equipa com cientistas do Centro Champalimaud, em Lisboa, conseguiu topar a artimanha das células cancerosas. Num artigo publicado na última edição da revista Nature, revela-se que tudo acontece graças a uma proteína. Além disso, combinou-se a quimioterapia e o bloqueio da expressão dessa proteína em ratinhos e verificou-se que o tumor se reduzia muito mais ou, nalguns casos, se eliminava completamente. Apesar de […]
26 de Julho de 2019.

Pioneer in a world of abstract art

Using simple elements like horizontal and vertical lines and primary colours Piet Mondrian created pieces that have been discussed by many people. Even though his last works are abstract, he has not always been an abstract painter. His arts career started shortly after primary school. From this moment he started taking art classes and had many different teachers. After failing a qualification test for an arts school because of the subject ‘anatomy’, Mondrian started to focus on the painting of landscapes. In the following years his painting style was influenced by other painters like Van Gogh and Matisse. His style shifted from realistic to more expressive, his lines became harsher and colours more dramatic. This change in style became even […]
25 de Julho de 2019.

Base de dados de produtos ibéricos

Composição fenólica de quase uma centena de produtos já foi recolhida em projecto luso-espanhol. O projecto Iberphenol dispôs de 2,2 milhões de euros para o desenvolvimento de uma rede de investigação ibérica que está a criar uma base de dados com a composição fenólica de produtos de Portugal e Espanha, como o vinho, azeite e frutas. Os compostos fenólicos, constituintes naturais das plantas, são particularmente importantes em frutas, hortícolas ou plantas aromáticas e a sua identificação e quantificação revelam informações importantes a respeito da qualidade dos alimentos e dos potenciais benefícios que os mesmos podem exercer na saúde. “O principal objectivo do projecto é evidenciar a qualidade dos produtos portugueses e espanhóis com base na constituição dos produtos fenólicos”, afirmou […]
24 de Julho de 2019.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was born in 1864 near Toulouse (Albi) in the South of France. He was from an aristocratic family. As he was very young, it appeared that Toulouse was suffering from a congenital illness due to his parents being closely related genetically. In such a wealthy family it was very common to marry between first cousins in order to protect the patrimony. This illness known as Pycnodysostosis (nowadays commonly called Toulouse-Lautrec syndrome) weakened his bones. Because of two serious horse-riding accidents, his legs stopped growing, letting him for the rest of his life with the legs of a child. Unable to pursue his original equestrian passion, he started to take art lessons. At the time of his arrival […]
23 de Julho de 2019.

Aventuras no mundo do Unicode

O Consórcio Unicode tem como objectivo definir um código para cada uma das letras, números e outros símbolos de cada um dos sistemas de escrita do mundo. Emojis incluídos. Para a grande maioria das pessoas, 🙂 já não é suficiente. É preciso uma carinha amarela a rir até às lágrimas. Os emojis fazem parte dos teclados virtuais dos telemóveis e tornaram-se omnipresentes nas conversas online. Há emojis para copos de cervejas, flamingos e beringelas (que, pelo seu desenho, passaram a ser um símbolo fálico). Nesta semana, a líder do CDS, Assunção Cristas, partilhou no Instagram uma fotomontagem com quatro penteados diferentes, pedindo aos seguidores que a ajudassem a escolher. A pergunta foi acompanhada por dois emojis sorridentes e um emoji […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Wojciech Fangor

Polish painter, graphic and poster designer from the 20th Century, one of the co-founders of the Polish School of Posters. Wojciech Fangor was born on 15th November 1922 in Warsaw, nowadays he is mostly associated with op-art, however he started with paintings in socialist realism style. One of the most famous of his painting from this time is “Korean Mother”, currently placed in National Museum in Warsaw. He learnt  art from Tadeusz Pruszkowski and Felicjan Kowarski, in 1946 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. After the death of Stalin, he left the convention of social realism and he focused more on poster design. Together with Stanisław Zamecznik he represented the first environment in Poland “Studium przestrzeni”. […]
22 de Julho de 2019.

Ibuprofeno como um anticancerígeno?

Trabalho do Instituto Ricardo Jorge revela efeitos anticancerígenos do medicamento anti-inflamatório. O anti-inflamatório ibuprofeno tem efeitos anticancerígenos sobretudo no cancro do colón, inibindo o crescimento de células malignas, revela uma investigação do Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge (INSA). Investigadores do INSA, associados ao Instituto de Biossistemas e Ciências Integrativas da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, descreveram uma nova perspectiva sobre os efeitos anticancerígenos do ibuprofeno, que foi publicada na revista European Medical Journal. De acordo com a investigação, este medicamento anti-inflamatório de uso comum impede as células cancerígenas de produzirem variantes tumorigénicas de certas proteínas. O uso prolongado de medicamentos anti-inflamatórios não-esteroides (AINE), como por exemplo o ibuprofeno ou a aspirina, já foi anteriormente associado a […]
19 de Julho de 2019.

The italian Genius

Leonardo da Vinci is one of the main reasons why I am proud of being Italian. He was a world-class artist due to his predisposition for arts and sciences and for the results achieved in both artistic and scientific fields thanks to his ingenuity and talent. He was borned in 1452 and he started his career in a famous artistic Emporium in Florence where he could train his natural skills in painting activities and in sculpturing. His talent was rapidly recognised by the noble and powerful family of Medici, which attract the artist to his court and start commissioning some of his paintings. After that period, Leonardo was sent to Milan where he discovered a stimulating context that allowed him […]
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 […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
16 de Agosto de 2019.

Sonia Delaunay

Her art is remarkable, especially the first period of her work with this kind of cubism, it is even more astonishing if you keep in mind that this was painted before the art of Mondrian. Born in 1885 in Ukraine, Sophia (her first name) will spend her childhood in St. Petersburg then in Germany with her uncle. She studied art and drawing in Karlsruhe in Germany until 1905. At this time she decided to move on to Paris. In Paris she studied art at the Académie de La Palette and spent a lot of time in art galleries. Her work was influenced by the Fauve movement and the Post-impressionist of Henri Rousseau or Van Gogh. After a first marriage of […]