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21 de Janeiro de 2019.

Vida sob camadas de gelo?

Uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos levou a cabo uma investigação no lago Mercer, um dos mais profundos lagos escondidos por baixo do gelo que cobre a Antárctida, e encontraram vestígios de crustáceos e de um tardígrado. Sob as camadas de gelo que cobrem a Antárctida há muitos segredos por descobrir. Uma expedição recente ao continente gelado, liderada por uma equipa dos Estados Unidos com cerca de 50 membros, revelou algo surpreendente: sinais de vida nas águas do lago Mercer, por baixo de uma camada de gelo com 1068 metros de espessura, a cerca de 600 quilómetros do Pólo Sul. Dos 379 lagos que existem por baixo da superfície gelada na Antárctida (muitos deles ligados entre si), o Mercer […]
20 de Janeiro de 2019.

Udo Lindenberg

Udo Lindenberg – a musician for many generations. The nowadays renowned rock singer was born on the 17 of May 1946 in the West of Germany. At the beginning of his career in the music industry he aspired to be a drummer, however, soon discovered his passion and talent as a singer and therefore started in the 1970s to concentrate on his work as a singer and songwriter. Udo Lindenberg and his songs are especially famous for his focus on the relations of the West and East side of Germany in the 1980s. His concerts were held all over West Germany, however, with the exception of one supervised concert in 1983 in East-Berlin, he was never allowed to perform in […]
17 de Janeiro de 2019.

Novo método pode ajudar diabéticos

O sistema vascular criado numa placa de Petri foi transplantado para ratinhos e funcionou. Este novo método pode ajudar a evitar alterações nos vasos sanguíneos de diabéticos e perceber melhor as causas das doenças vasculares. Um grupo de cientistas criou um sistema de vasos sanguíneos em laboratório a partir de células estaminais humanas induzidas (células que foram reprogramadas a partir de células adultas e podem diferenciar-se noutras, conseguindo originar qualquer tipo de tecido do organismo). Depois, o sistema foi transplantado com sucesso para ratinhos: os “organóides” criados artificialmente formaram uma “estrutura vascular estável” nos ratinhos, incluindo artérias, arteríolas e vénulas (pequenas veias). O estudo que relata estas conclusões foi publicado esta quinta-feira na revista científica Nature. Uma das boas notícias […]
17 de Janeiro de 2019.

The artist with a funny mustache

A young man who became very famous in a very short time. Young man, born in the city just next to mine, who became very famous in a very short time and became one of my favorites musicians. If you ask me about polish musicians I won’t tell you much – usually, I listen to music from abroad. This summer my friends invited me to join them for a music festival, where I have discovered there is a lot of great artists who actually sing in polish. One of them was Dawid Podsiadlo, a 25 years old singer with a great voice and unique style. Dawid Podsiadlo started his career as a musician after winning “X Factor” show in 2012 and […]
16 de Janeiro de 2019.

Laboratórios, materiais e leis

Universidades e centros de investigação têm dúvidas sobre a aplicação de decreto-lei publicado no Verão. Governo diz que o que falta é uma desburocratização das instituições. Imagine-se a seguinte situação: uma revista de grande reputação publica um artigo sobre um reagente químico que depressa se torna essencial na investigação científica. Esse produto é apenas comercializado por um único fornecedor estrangeiro, que teria que estar inscrito no Portal da Contratação Pública para poder vender o produto aos centros de investigação portugueses. Como essa empresa não o faz, a instituição portuguesa não pode, por isso, fazer a compra. O cenário não é apenas hipotético: tem-se colocado com frequência. O Governo criou, no Verão, um novo regime para simplificar os processos de compra […]
14 de Janeiro de 2019.

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen one of the greatest Polish singers and composers. He made his debut in the early 1960s. He is known as a rock, electronic and experimental musician, singing mainly in the Polish language. Niemen was born in the territory of present-day Belarus. He was one of the first artists in Poland who introduced the original style of psychedelia. He was distinguished by his long hair and colorful clothes, which was unusual in communist Poland. He recorded a song called “Strange is This World” (Polish “Dziwny jest ten świat”), inspired by Percy Sledge’s song “When a man loves a woman” and James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”. His song “Strange is This World” is considered to be the […]
13 de Janeiro de 2019.

China plantou algodão na Lua

Sonda chinesa Chang’e 4 pousou no lado oculto da Lua com sementes de algodão, colza, batata, ovos de mosca-da-fruta e algumas leveduras. A semente de algodão brotou. A missão espacial chinesa que enviou a sonda Chang’e 4 (o nome da deusa chinesa da Lua) para o lado oculto do satélite natural da Terra conseguiu fazer brotar uma semente de algodão em solo lunar. Esta era uma das experiências que estavam previstas para a “mini-biosfera simples” que o módulo espacial carregou até ao lado oculto da Lua, onde aterrou a 3 de Janeiro. O anúncio foi feito pela agência oficial chinesa Xinhua. A imagem está longe de ser deslumbrante. Os que esperam ver a bonita flor branca de algodão a brotar no solo […]
11 de Janeiro de 2019.

A Musician from my Country?

I picked a musician from Austria There are no famous musicians from Liechtenstein. As you may know, Liechtenstein is a very small country. Therefore it is very hard to find a famous musician from there, because, we don’t have any successful musicians. We do have small bands and other music groups, but none of them are worth writing about, so I picked a musician from Austria to write about instead. So the musician I’m writing about instead is called “Yung Hurn”. He’s an Austrian Rapper from the capital Vienna. His original name is Julian Sellmeister and he was born in 1995. He dropped out of high school and started rapping. His mixtape “22” was an instant hit, especially his hit […]
10 de Janeiro de 2019.

Exame Nacional de Português

Novo estudo da DGEEC mostra que são os alunos que vão para os cursos da área da Saúde que têm uma melhor classificação média no exame nacional de Português do 12.º ano. Os alunos que escolhem cursos do ensino superior da área da Educação e esperam, portanto, vir a ser professores, estão entre os que têm pior desempenho a Português, indica um estudo da Direcção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência (DGEEC), agora divulgado. Mais concretamente, os alunos que em 2016/2017 ingressaram em cursos de Educação tiveram uma classificação média de 10,2 valores no exame nacional de Português, ficando em penúltimo lugar numa lista que identifica as dez áreas de formação oferecidas pelo ensino superior. Em último, com uma nota […]
8 de Janeiro de 2019.

Austrian Legend: Falco

He lived how he died… SPECTACULAR When I got the email with the information about this month’s article I was just listening to “Ganz Wien” by the Austrian legend Falco! So, obviously, the case was clear and I chose him for this Text. Falco, whose birth name is Johann “Hans” Hölzl was born in 1957 in Vienna. Falco attended several different forms of education and schools, however, none of them seemed to fit. In the end, he quit his music studies because “he wanted to become a real musician”. His first studio album “Der Kommissar” (the commissioner) rapidly dominated the Austrian club scene and was wildly popular in several other European countries. His second album “Junge Roemer” was, sadly, kind […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
19 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Bludenz

About what my new home has in common with my old one. About the life in a small town between alps and about the similarities of my old and new home. Since I was born, I have lived in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meters and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. However, my new home is Funchal. I have lived here since the beginning of August, and although it is so different from my original home, there are a lot of similarities. Funchal has about […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

Cities of the World

Boom and Funchal offers a big list of cultural activities As Boom and Funchal are quite different in infrastructure and style, they are both considered to be world cities by size, recognisability, and status. They both host a great number of people as Funchal is a touristic hub under the Madeiran flag, so does the annual gathering of people in the city of Boom for the biggest music festival in the world, Tomorrowland. Both are host to a great variety of people from all over the world. As a huge portion of Madeiran tourists is German, English or American; so Boom has visitors from all corners of Europe, as well as people from all over the world. Both are positioned […]