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18 de Agosto de 2018.

A ciência em lugar inesperado

Portugal contava com mais de 500 instituições religiosas nos séculos XVIII e XIX e cada uma representava um verdadeiro mundo de livros. Nunca faltaram os melhores autores, as edições mais recentes e as obras de conteúdos científicos complexos. Poucos sabem hoje que, em 1764, a biblioteca dos Oratorianos das Necessidades, em Lisboa, contava com uma colecção de 20.000 volumes que valia cerca de 100.000 cruzados. Poucos sabem que os antigos códices manuscritos do Mosteiro de Alcobaça da Ordem de Cister eram frequentemente procurados pela sua raridade e pedidos emprestados nas bibliotecas mais célebres da Europa para serem diligentemente copiados. Quase ninguém sabe que os religiosos portugueses tinham celas incrivelmente cheias de livros, não obstante os votos de pobreza e as […]
17 de Agosto de 2018.

Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez

He led UCD to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years. Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez was a Spanish politician and lawyer, who occupied the charge of the president in the Spanish government. In 1977, Suárez led the Union of the Democratic Centre (Unión de Centro Democrático, UCD) to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years and became the first democratically-elected prime minister of the post-Francoist Spain. He studied law in Salamanca, ended his doctorate in law at “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” and he was a key figure in the Spanish transition from the dictatorial regime to the democracy after Francisco Franco’s death. After he was elected president of the government, being chosen by King Juan Carlos I, he […]
14 de Agosto de 2018.

Menos candidatos ao ensino superior

O número total de candidatos diminui 5,6% face ao ano anterior, uma redução equivalente ao número de estudantes do 12º do ensino secundário inscritos em 2018 nos exames nacionais. Houve menos cerca de 3000 estudantes a candidatarem-se à 1.ª fase do concurso nacional de acesso ao ensino superior, segundo mostram os resultados divulgados nesta quarta-feira. O prazo do concurso, que arrancou a 18 de Julho, terminou nesta terça-feira. A quebra de procura já tinha sido antecipada pelo PÚBLICO na semana passada (quando se estimava que seria possível acabar o prazo de candidaturas com até menos cinco mil candidatos do que em 2017). Na altura, responsáveis do ensino superior apontaram os maus resultados nos exames nacionais (que servem para concluir o secundário e como […]
13 de Agosto de 2018.

Cirurgia inovadora em Gaia

A nova técnica cirúrgica traz benefícios ao doente como uma incisão na pele mais pequena e um risco de mortalidade reduzido, enquanto a redução total do pulmão tem uma taxa de mortalidade operatória entre os 10% e 15%. O Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho (CHVNGE) realizou, pela primeira vez em Portugal, uma nova cirurgia de extracção de tumores nos brônquios, que “surge como alternativa à remoção total do pulmão”, revelou o cirurgião responsável pela intervenção, José Miranda. Através de um sistema óptico, com recurso a uma câmara, o novo método consiste numa “incisão na pele de três ou quatro centímetros, no meio das costelas”, que permite retirar a parte do brônquio onde se encontra o tumor, […]
13 de Agosto de 2018.

Hiking in Madeira

One of my favorite’s activities here It has been four months since my experience in Madeira started. After this time I can’t consider myself as an expert of the island but I can explain one of my favorite’s activities here. That is always a good plan to do, not just in summer, but also at any time of the year go hiking in Madeira. Ribeiro Frio is a forest park where you can observe several Laurissilva forest species and the weather is fresh enough at any time of the year, perfect for a walking trail. The natural park is the crossroads of several levadas (paths). One of the easiest and most recommended trails is the Vereda dos Balcões that takes […]
10 de Agosto de 2018.

Tips for a summer in Madeira

Madeira is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The island contains wonderful flora and fauna and its climate is very pleasant all year long. Besides, Madeira offers many hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, and hostels and the island is one of the safest holiday destinations because the island is virtually crime-free. In this text, I want to highlight essential information on what Madeira can offer you during your summer holiday in Madeira. Madeira its nature is beautiful and that is why I recommend exploring the island its stunning views while doing outdoor activities. The island offers activities like levada and mountain walks, diving, paragliding, fishing, canyoning, and surfing. Also, dolphin and whale watching is one of the possibilities. […]
9 de Agosto de 2018.

Quanto valem os dados do nosso ADN?

O mercado de ADN está a chegar. Há empresas farmacêuticas a investir milhões de euros em empresas que têm dados genéticos. O interesse é criar novos medicamentos. Sabe quanto vale o seu ADN? Pode ser cada vez mais precioso. Como milhões de pessoas pagam testes caseiros para conhecer a sua ascendência ou riscos de saúde, os dados genéticos estão a tornar-se um recurso cada vez mais valioso para os fabricantes de medicamentos, que estão a desencadear uma corrida para criar um mercado de ADN. A decisão da empresa farmacêutica GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) de investir 259 milhões de euros (300 milhões de dólares) na 23andMe e o estabelecimento de um acordo exclusivo com esta empresa privada de genómica pessoal para desenvolver medicamentos […]
9 de Agosto de 2018.

Antigo aluno da UMa premiado

Excelência da Tese de Doutoramento vale prémio monetário. O antigo estudante da Licenciatura de Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações da Universidade da Madeira (UMa), João Vieira, foi premiado com 100.000 Coroas Suecas (aproximadamente 10.000 euros) pela excelência da sua Tese de Doutoramento. A dissertação foi apresentada no Departamento de Tecnologia Elétrica e de Informação da Universidade de Lund, na Suécia, e lida com aspetos teóricos e práticos de uma tecnologia disruptiva, chamada MIMO massiva. Esta tecnologia utiliza estações-base com centenas, ou até milhares, de antenas que cooperam em simultâneo para comunicar com terminais móveis, por exemplo, telemóveis. O trabalho de dissertação, já testado em ambiente real, demonstra excelência, e é um trabalho único que mostrou que é possível implementar uma nova […]
7 de Agosto de 2018.

Travar o aquecimento global

Ainda vamos a tempo de travar o aquecimento global? Ou teremos de nos adaptar a um planeta cada vez mais quente? Um estudo mostra por que estamos muito perto de ultrapassar um ponto de não retorno. Desde 1980, a temperatura média da Terra subiu cerca de um grau Celsius por causa do aumento da concentração de dióxido de carbono (CO2) na atmosfera, lançado na queima de combustíveis fósseis. O Acordo de Paris de 2015 foi a mais recente tentativa de travar esta escalada. Os países que ratificarem o acordo comprometem-se a reduzir as emissões de CO2 a partir de 2020 para que o aquecimento global não atinja os dois graus e, preferencialmente, se mantenha abaixo dos 1,5 graus. A esperança […]
6 de Agosto de 2018.

Seasons in Madeira

I need to plan what I will visit again or experience new. My project in Madeira ended after 10 months. I arrived in Madeira in late September with the start of a beautiful autumn. The island presented itself with a lot of sun, long days and a water temperature I found highly surprising for October. But despite all this, it was not as tropical as I expected it to be and although Madeira’s nature is impressive I could not find the jungle I dreamt of. During Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the capital Funchal started to glow, gleam and glint in every street due to its overwhelming decoration which made the darkest day of the year was a very shiny […]
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.

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 […]
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 […]
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 […]