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25 de Dezembro de 2017.

A IA não entende o Natal

Pelo menos na versão musical, o natal ainda não é bem compreendido pelos programas inteligentes. Uma investigadora americana, Janelle Shane, tentou ensinar um programa de computador a escrever músicas de Natal. Usando um sistema de redes neuronais, em que um computador tenta imitar o sistema de aprendizagem do cérebro humano, a investigadora alimentou o sistema com diversas músicas em língua inglesa de forma a tentar criar uma letra nova que fosse coerente. As primeiras tentativas correram mal, em grande medida devido ao desconhecimento das regras gramaticais (e das próprias palavras) da língua inglesa, tendo o sistema construído estrofes sem sentido: Hart fon the be the he br wong on the stor Christmas br he, or the wang Christ, Christ, on […]
25 de Dezembro de 2017.


Are you going on your vacation or actually you are there, but don’t know what to buy as a souvenir? Come on! It is not so difficult at all, is it? We are different, so our taste as well. For one of us the perfect souvenir is postcard, the others might choose some parts of clothes with logo of hosting city. How the situation looks in the most popular destinations for travelling on the Globe? In London people willingly buy thousands kinds of fridge magnet with images of historical attractions and royals, of course. In Paris the winners are white t-shirt and small pendant, both present the Eiffel Tower. What about Funchal? Which object is the most valuable for our […]
23 de Dezembro de 2017.

Christmas time

This moment of the year is for me really important and emotional as I am writing this text few days before Christmas. Funchal looks fabulous with all light decorations but I still cannot feel that this time is just about to start. What am I missing? I have never spent these holidays abroad, even taking into account the fact that I had already lived abroad before. Beyond the whole religious aspect, this time is really significant for me as my entire family can be together which is normally not so easy as we live in different places. What I appreciate most in Poland is the festive atmosphere when you look out the window and see that snowy and cold land […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.


The isolated capital of the pearl of the Atlantic Funchal is, depending on whom you ask either a big or a tiny city. The capital of Madeira counts more or less 112.000 inhabitants and is the largest city of the island. But what is Funchal for me? I have been in Madeira for one and a half month now and had enough time to get the first impression of its landscape and also its capital Funchal. When I arrived here I thought that Funchal has everything one could wish for. And that is right… at least when you are a tourist. Here, you can find a bunch of souvenir shops, a lot of cafes and restaurants and a mass of […]
20 de Dezembro de 2017.

26% candidatos à bolsa sem resposta

Os indicadores mostram que face ao ano passado, mais processos foram deferidos. Mais de 25,6% estão à espera de saber se vão ter apoio. Há mais estudantes do ensino superior a receber bolsa de estudo. E menos do que no ano passado ainda à espera de uma resposta sobre se vão ou não ser apoiados. O Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior fez nesta segunda-feira um balanço aos apoios no âmbito da acção social e às novas regras que entraram em vigor neste ano lectivo. Dados: no fim de Novembro estavam a ser pagas bolsas a 42.562 alunos. São mais 5741 do que no ano passado em igual período. Candidataram-se este ano 95.566 estudantes, sendo que a 15 de […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

EUA põem fim à neutralidade da net

Já foi votado o fim da neutralidade da rede nos EUA, com três pessoas a votarem a favor da mudança e duas contra. A reunião teve uma interrupção por motivos de segurança durante a discussão. Num resultado de três para dois, a FCC, autoridade reguladora para as comunicações americana, votou a favor do fim da neutralidade da rede nos Estados Unidos da América. A legislação tinha sido aprovada em 2015, durante o mandato de Barack Obama, mas assim que esta alteração entrar em vigor (daqui a cerca de dois meses), as operadoras de telecomunicações norte-americanas passam a poder vender pacotes de Internet que permitem o acesso a apenas alguns conteúdos da rede, e não a todos, como tem sido norma […]
19 de Dezembro de 2017.

Hiking in Porto Santo

Golden Island is not only the beach! We’ve been told by a number of people that the best time to visit Porto Santo is early Autumn, when the weather is still great but as it’s no longer the high season, the place is more calm and relaxed. Peace and quiet was exactly what we needed, so in the middle of October, after months of waiting for the right moment, we finally got ourselves our tickets to the Golden Island. I imagine most of the people head to Porto Santo with that spectacular 9 km long sandy beach in mind, but I was never too much of a beach person. All my attention and all my curiosity was with the hills […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

Cooperação com o CERN prolongada

Até 2021, Portugal prepara a instalação de nova unidade de saúde para tratar por ano cerca de 700 doentes com cancro usando tecnologias de partículas de alta energia. Portugal vai prolongar até 2030 a cooperação com o Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), que gere o maior acelerador de partículas do mundo, anunciou o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior (MCTES). A assinatura do acordo para cooperação científica e tecnológica no período 2018-2030 é esta sexta-feira, em Genebra (Suíça), assinalando o 25.º aniversário de uma reunião onde foram lançadas as primeiras ideias para o acelerador de partículas LHC. A quota anual de Portugal em 2017 para o CERN foi de 11 milhões de euros, segundo dados do MCTES. […]
18 de Dezembro de 2017.

I have been doing some reading

Reflection. Often by the sea A place I believe often visited by artists… Poets… Suicidal men, in Madeira. Something about the sea, it makes you think… It allows you to breathe… To breathe allows expression. Sailors often say it makes you feel free. But with this freedom comes a price also. The artist, the poet, the brickwork ghost often recount the experience of not being able to write from a point of happiness, for it is oppression, the lashings of Judas that cause one to crucify themselves PUBLICLY. As has been shown in the churches, the people, the icons we have all become so familiar with. The concept of the crucifixion is such a powerful one, Jesus was in many […]
14 de Dezembro de 2017.

A French Guy in Funchal

My first time in Madeira, on an island! From France I miss some things, especially food. But my time here is great! At first I wanted to be usefull and to be helpful to people, so I told myself go check on the Internet to see If a website would bring me answers, in Spain. But there were no results for Spain on the website for French people, because I wanted to go to improve my oral Spanish. But that’s where the random acted: an offer for Madeira to help providing tours to Tourists! I told myself that’s great, I’ll improve my Spanish! But no, It’s a Portuguese island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, so that’s gonna be […]
9 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I, a King of Portugal

He played an important role in the expansion of the Power of Portugal Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, and last time about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in this article we will talk about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. So let’s speak about King Manuel I, a King of Portugal between 1495 (when he received the Crown in Lisbon) and 1521. He was born on 31st of May 1469 in Alcochete (Portugal, facing Lisbon on the East) and died in Lisbon in December 1521. Son of Ferdinand, a little brother of King Afonso V (King between 1438 and 1481), Manuel succeeded to his cousin John II […]
5 de Abril de 2018.

King Dom Carlos

He became king in 1889 which was a time of crisis. Dom Carlos might have not been the last king on the throne of Portugal and the Algarve but his rule is often associated with the end of the monarchy. The image of the Portuguese monarchy was severely damaged after the government showed weakness facing the British. From today’s view, you might say that Dom Carlos had no great talent in politics, as he is still blamed for the end of the Portuguese monarchy. It did not make it easier to seem like a confident king. Instead, the population noticed quite fast that he could not stand its ground against the British Empire. Portugal’s plan was to have sovereignty over […]
2 de Abril de 2018.

Todos temos deveres!

Análise dos resultados do 1.º semestre do ano lectivo 2017-2018. Todas as instituições são reguladas por normas e a Universidade da Madeira, enquanto instituição de ensino superior deverá, por isso, não só preparar os estudantes cientificamente e, logo, profissionalmente, como também pessoal e civicamente. Normas básicas como a pontualidade, a assiduidade e cumprimento de prazos devem ser respeitadas e ensinadas aos estudantes através do exemplo prático dados pelos docentes e demais comunidade. Quando tal não acontece, seja por que motivo for, é dever do estudante reportar a quem de direito, sem temer pressão e represálias. Para agilizar e concentrar todas as reclamações, e não querendo substituir-se aos Diretores de curso ou ao Provedor do Estudante, a Académica da Madeira implementou […]
2 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I of Portugal

The period of his reign was one of the finest times in the history of Portugal. Walking around Funchal you could have came across a square called “Largo Dom Manuel I” (eng. “Square of King Manuel I”) which is located near Sé Cathedral or you could have heard about an architectural style called ‘mannueline’ visible in many buildings in the city. All this reminds us of the times of reign of one of the most famous kings of Portugal, Manuel I also known as the Fortunate (port. o Afortunado) had as the period of his reign 1495-1521. During this time Funchal received city rights (1508) and became an important commercial port in the map of the world. We can even […]
29 de Março de 2018.

King Sebastian of Portugal

Probably one of the most famous kings in Portuguese history. King Sebastian of Portugal (20 January 1554 – 4 August 1578) is very popular amongst us volunteers so that it took me a little discussion so that I am finally the one who writes about “the desired”. But why is he so famous? Was it because he invited the Jesuit order in 1569 to the island of Madeira after a huge French privateer attack in 1566 where French soldiers robbed and plundered the archipelago? Or because he was the youngest king Portugal ever had, who became king with just 3 years because his father Prince John died before he was born, his mother Joanna of Spain returned shortly after his […]
28 de Março de 2018.

A meio da corrida

Já la vão 6 meses, já se vê formar um verão pela primavera que vai ficando. Hoje é o dia do Pai, 19 de Março, dia que lembra que nada é efémero, nem pai, nem esta experiência fora de Portugal. Mas que permanece connosco até a vida nos faltar. Na Bulgária os dias mais quentes vão chegando com pequenas mudanças na natureza, a brisa vem fresca e carregada de flores e sementes. O café já é tomado na varanda e o frio vai desvanecendo. Com o passar da estação segue a mudança. Neste momento a aragem está abafada de monotonia e a saudade desprende-me. De pensar que conhecia o meu mundo criei uma ingrata rotina que se consome da saudade. […]