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6 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Asteróide, bactérias, vida na Terra

Microbactérias que sobreviveram ao asteroide que matou os dinossauros podem ser a chave para a vida na Terra O asteroide Chicxulub caiu ao largo do Golfo do México há 66 milhões de anos e destruiu cerca de 76% de todas as espécies do planeta. À catástrofe sobreviveram as microbactérias que terão sido responsáveis por dar continuidade ao processo de vida na Terra, concluiu um novo estudo Estima-se que o Chicxulub tenha libertado uma energia equivalente à de 10 mil milhões de bombas atómicas como a que caiu em Hiroshima. Para a atmosfera foram lançados cerca de 425 mil milhões de toneladas de CO2 e 325 mil milhões de sulfuretos que terão formado uma neblina tão densa que deixou a Terra […]
5 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Afinal…. Je suis neandertal

Pela primeira vez, conseguiu-se observar de forma consistente ADN neandertal em populações africanas. Quem somos? E que passado carregamos? Estas questões estão constantemente a ser feitas quando se estuda o ADN humano. Desta vez, ao usarem um novo método computacional para detectar ancestralidade neandertal no genoma de humanos modernos (a nossa espécie), uma equipa de cientistas dos Estados Unidos observou pela primeira vez, de forma robusta, que os africanos têm ancestralidade neandertal no seu ADN. Também se verificou que os europeus e os asiáticos têm níveis de ancestralidade neandertal mais parecidos entre si do que aquilo que se julgava. Antes de mais, façamos as apresentações. Os neandertais são um grupo de humanos que surgiu há cerca de 400 mil anos […]
4 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Deixar de fumar reverte mutações

Estudo publicado na revista Nature revela que há um conjunto de células dos brônquios que recupera até níveis normais de mutações quando uma pessoa deixa de fumar. Parece que nem tudo está perdido ou danificado para sempre para um viciado em tabaco. Um estudo publicado na última edição da revista Nature mostra que abandonar o absurdo risco de fumar pode ser o suficiente para reverter danos nas células no pulmão. Aparentemente, há um conjunto de células que pode recuperar até aos níveis normais de mutações quando (e se) uma pessoa deixa de fumar. A conclusão é baseada num estudo que envolveu a análise de biópsias do tecido de 16 pessoas e um total de 632 perfis genéticos de células do […]
3 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Wavvyboi: The future of German RnB 

Wavvyboi never writes happy songs. The native of Liechtenstein exposes his feelings with music, shrouded in jazz chords and oppressive bass. The Liechtensteiner’s career started early.  At the age of twelve, he started taking piano lessons with Stefan Frommelt.  Frommelt quickly became his mentor and taught him to produce his own music. First of all, he played in some alternative bands and started releasing covers on SoundCloud.  For example, he adapted the song “3. Stock “by AnnenMayKantereit and made it his very own, a quiet piano version. Shortly afterward, Wavvyboi released his first own tracks.  For “12 am in the city”, he picked a YouTube Bryson Tiller Type beat by David Wud and transformed his feelings into melodies on the […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Supercomputador em Évora

O radiotelescópio SKA é transcontinental e as suas antenas para escutar o Universo ficarão espalhadas por África e pela Oceânia. O supercomputador Oblivion, com desempenho equivalente à combinação de mais de mil computadores, vai funcionar em Évora, associado ao projecto do futuro maior radiotelescópio do mundo e disponível também para a comunidade científica e empresas, foi revelado esta quinta-feira. Esse radiotelescópio é o SKA (Square Kilometre Array). “É uma máquina potente, com nós de computação, de gestão e de armazenamento. E podemos dizer que tem uma performance equivalente a 1200 computadores pessoais a funcionarem em conjunto”, destacou à agência Lusa o astrofísico Miguel Avillez, coordenador do Oblivion. A máquina, instalada no Data Center da DECSIS, no Parque Industrial e Tecnológico […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Materia: an impressive life

Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.  During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.  However, he moved away from the model […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Campeonato Nacional Universitário

A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira vai participar, no próximo dia 1 de Fevereiro, nos Campeonatos Nacionais Universitários na modalidade de Duatlo. A nossa participação irá contar com a presença de dois atletas, de clubes distintos: Francisco Luís, de 21 anos, é estudante do 3.º ano do curso de Educação Física e Desporto e atleta do Clube Naval do Funchal. A sua paixão pelo desporto surge desde muito cedo, sendo que em 2016, conseguiu alcançar a 8.ª posição no Campeonato do Mundo de Duatlo. No mundo do triatlo, o Francisco já alcançou muitas proezas sendo que já foi Campeão Nacional de Duatlo e Aquatlo, inclusive já se sagrou por 2 vezes Campeão da Europa de Biatle. As suas vitórias […]
31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Reino Unido sai hoje da UE

Uma hora antes da meia-noite de sexta-feira, o Reino Unido passa a ser considerado um país terceiro em relação aos 27. O resto de 2020 será passado a negociar a futura parceria entre Londres e Bruxelas. O Conselho Europeu aprovou a conclusão do acordo do “Brexit”, em nome da União Europeia, na reunião desta quinta-feira, depois de o Parlamento Europeu ter dado o seu consentimento no plenário no dia anterior. O caminho está livre para a saída do Reino Unido da UE na sexta-feira. A saída concretiza-se à meia-noite em Bruxelas (23h em Lisboa e Londres), num processo que desafia o grande projecto de unidade europeia pós-II Guerra Mundial. Este acordo cobre áreas como os direitos dos cidadãos, pagamentos, protocolos […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
29 de Janeiro de 2020.

Francisco Furtado, o naturalista

Quem era Francisco de Arruda Furtado? Um naturalista açoriano que investigou moluscos e divulgou nos Açores a teoria da evolução de Charles Darwin, com quem trocou cartas. Para a maioria das pessoas que ouviram falar de Francisco de Arruda Furtado (1854-1887), este é o naturalista açoriano que trocou cartas com Charles Darwin. Mas Francisco de Arruda Furtado foi muito mais do isso. Sem formação científica, dedicou-se à investigação de moluscos terrestres e foi um grande divulgador de ciência. Quem estudou o seu percurso, diz que é uma figura ímpar na ciência nacional e até internacional do seu tempo. Nascido em Ponta Delgada, Francisco de Arruda Furtado veio a frequentar o Liceu Nacional de Ponta Delgada. Aqui, do que se conhece […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2020.

Materia: an impressive life

Marten Laciny is not just known as a rapper with the name Marteria or Marsimoto. Before this time, he had also other promising careers. At a young age, he discovered that he was a talented football player. He played for the youth team of F.C. Hansa Rostock, where he was born. Also, he played in the U-17 squad of the German national football team.  During a trip to New York City, he was discovered by a model scout. Because of this, he gave up his emerging football career in favor of his model career in the USA. He picked up model assignments all over the world and worked for Diesel and Hugo Boss.  However, he moved away from the model […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
28 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Cranberries

I have decided to write about the famous Irish rock group, ‘The Cranberries’, for my text this month. It all started back in the mid-1980s when Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler decided to form a band in their garage, inspired by bands such as The Smiths and The Cure. They struggled to find a lead singer until they came across Dolores O’Riordan who they described as ‘quiet as a mouse’ but when she started singing they were ‘blown away’. There was no question that they had found their fourth band member. As songwriters, Noel and Dolores gelled immediately however they never were in the same room while they both wrote songs. For the first two years, they wrote […]
26 de Janeiro de 2020.

Czesław Niemen

Czesław Niemen is one of the most popular and most original influential artists in Polish pop music of the 20th century. After beginning with modest pop songs, he quickly turned toward expansive compositions that incorporated elements of jazz and avant-garde music. A charismatic vocalist gifted with an exceptional voice, Niemen was also one of the first artists in Poland to use electronic instruments on a wider scale. Born Czesław Juliusz Wydrzycki 16 February 1939 in Stare Wasiliszki near Nowogródek (which was then Polish territory) he sang as a child in the church choir and attended primary music school in nearby Grodno. After forced resettlement of the entire family in the 1950s, he attended secondary school in Gdańsk and played covers […]
24 de Janeiro de 2020.

The Rise of Marco Büchel

Marco Büchel is a former professional ski racer from Fürstentum Liechtenstein. He was born on the 4th of November 1971 in Walenstadt (Switzerland), not far from Liechtenstein. He is a citizen of both Liechtenstein and Switzerland and grew up in the former, in the town of Balzers (southernmost town of Liechtenstein). He currently lives in Triesenberg, one of the most beautiful towns in Liechtenstein. He contested in his first Worldcup race in January of 1991. His skills steadily improved over the upcoming years and he was able to finish in the top ten of a WorldCup race in 1997. By further continuing in honing his skills he managed to land several second and third-place finishes in the following time. In […]
22 de Janeiro de 2020.

Sportswoman

Magdalena Neuner is a German biathlete. She won several heats and three times the overall WorldCup. She has also twice won the gold medal in the Olympics in 2010. Her career started in 2006 and ended in 2012. Neuner was born on February 9th, 1987 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a small village next to the border to Austria. She started skiing at a very young age. At the age of 9, she had the opportunity to join a biatheletic trial lesson. Since then, she was fascinated by the sport and continued it successfully for many years. She mastered her first huge competition, the junior WorldCup, at the age of 16 and even won the Gold medal for several times. Finally, at the age […]