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15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Adeus, Opportunity

Após 15 anos, a missão do robô Opportunity terminou. Deixa-nos provas de que Marte pode ter tido vida no passado e muitas imagens bonitas do planeta vermelho. Opportunity – o duradouro robô da NASA que só foi concebido para caminhar na superfície de Marte durante três meses – parou de comunicar com a Terra depois de 15 anos de missão, revelou esta quarta-feira a NASA. Termina assim a missão do robô da agência espacial norte-americana que mais tempo viveu em Marte. Este era um fim já previsível. Os engenheiros da missão perderam contacto com o veículo movido a energia solar a 10 de Junho de 2018 durante uma tempestade de poeira que assolou Marte. Desde então, a equipa da NASA […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Architecture: The Penguin Pool

An example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision The penguin pool which is placed in the London Zoo is a beautiful example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision. Completed in 1934, it encapsulated an architectural transformation that was occurring in Britain at the time. Lubetkin who was a Jewish-Georgian immigrant to London pioneered modernism in the 1930s. His work transmitted and postulated the idea that architecture was a tool of social progression. Inspired by the French architect Auguste Perret, while studying in Paris, Lubetkin encompassed and embodied ideas of re-working the neoclassical style with newer materials like concrete. His architectural style was massively popular in Britain before the war, however, afterward, his ideas were halted by staunch conservatism and a […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Universitários, violência e namoro

Mais de um terço dos 2683 universitários inquiridos num estudo sobre violência no namoro em contexto universitário assumiram ter pelo menos uma vez exercido violência sobre o outro. Dobraram há pouco a esquina dos 20 e têm formação universitária. Ainda assim, 54,7% dos jovens já sofreram pelo menos um acto de violência no namoro. Comportamentos como a difamação, o recurso às redes sociais para chantagear o outro, o hábito de vasculhar no telemóvel ou nos bolsos do casaco até às agressões físicas e à coacção para práticas sexuais não desejadas não são estranhos a mais de metade dos 2683 jovens inquiridos no estudo Violência no Namoro em Contexto Universitário: Crenças e Práticas, promovido pela Associação Plano i. Entre rapazes e […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Wewelsburg Castle

They tried to burn the whole castle down, luckily without success. The most famous monument, in the region I live in, is the Wewelsburg Castle. It is a huge triangular Castle/fortress, whose history started in 1123, as a small, soon to be destroyed, city Wall like building. From 1301 until the 19th century, the Castle belonged to noblemen, bishops and the Prussian state and was more or less unknown to the overall population of Germany. This vastly changed in the 20th century during the time of the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS (an elite police force of the Nazi regime), chose the Wewelsburg Castle as its headquarters, with the plan to turn it into the […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Moszna castle

It looks like is from a fairytale. The castle in Moszna looks like it is from a fairytale. In the last years, it became one of the most popular monuments on the South of Poland. The castle impresses from the first sight. It has ninety-nine towers and three hundred sixty-five rooms. It was built in XVIII century in Baroque style. In 1896 a big part of the building was lost in the fire but it was rebuilt later and also new wings of the castle were built at the end of XIX and at the beginning of the XX century. The castle belonged to the noble family- Tiele-Winckler from Silesia who lived there until 1945. From that time the castle […]
10 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Tabela Periódica em teatro

O Bairro da Tabela Periódica é o título (ainda provisório) da peça de teatro da autoria de João Monte, professor de química e bioquímica na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. O estilo? “Ciência em ficção”, com humor Um bairro, 118 elementos (dois femininos), seis cenas em dois actos. O professor de química da Faculdade de Ciência da Universidade do Porto Manuel João Monte inventou uma história que quer ser uma peça de teatro divertida sobre a tabela periódica. O projecto, patrocinado pela Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, deverá ser levado a cena ainda este ano, para integrar o vasto programa de comemoração do Ano Internacional da Tabela Periódica, apresentada em 1869 por Dmitri Mendeleiev. São seis cenas encaixadas em […]
8 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Sanctuary of Arantzazu

A great architectural, sculptural and artistic work The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu is a Catholic sanctuary located in the municipality of Oñate, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where the Virgin of Arantzazu is venerated, the patron saint of this province who would have appeared in 1469. It is located 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and vegetation. Its basilica, built in the 1950s, is a great architectural, sculptural and artistic work, where eminent artists with international renown have worked. The name of the sanctuary, the place, and the Virgin are related to the legend of her appearance. It is said that a shepherd discovered a little image of the Virgin with the child in her arms, hidden […]
7 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Rússia vai testar Internet nacional

O objectivo do teste é perceber se o país consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto de uma rede interna em caso de ameaças estrangeiras.   A Rússia prepara-se para desconectar temporariamente o país inteiro da Internet global. A informação trocada entre utilizadores de Internet na Rússia deverá permanecer dentro do país, em vez de ser transmitida através de servidores internacionais. Ainda não há data marcada para o exercício, mas deverá ser antes do início de Abril, de acordo com informação obtida pela agência de notícias russa RBK. O objectivo do exercício é perceber se o país já consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto da Internet em caso de ameaças e bloqueios imprevistos de fora. Um projecto-lei a detalhar as mudanças técnicas necessárias […]
6 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Helsinki Cathedral

The cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The fact that probably many people may not know is that the cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The architecture of Finland has a history spanning over 800 years. One can find there, buildings designed by international geniuses, for example, Carl Ludwig Engel, Alvar Aalto, Eliel, and Eero Saarinen. Also, six UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in Finland, each one with its own history and unique charm. Helsinki Cathedral is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral, that is apart of the Diocese of Helsinki. It is located in a neighborhood of Kruununhaka, in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It has become a major landmark of […]
4 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Colocar a felicidade num Frasco

Equipa do ISPA – Instituto Universitário, coordenada pelo investigador Gün Semin, integra consórcio internacional com dez parceiros de oito países que recebeu financiamento de 6,5 milhões de euros do programa Horizonte 2020 para explorar a influência dos odores na interacção social. Uma equipa internacional de cientistas vai tentar decifrar a fórmula química do odor da felicidade e do medo nos próximos cinco anos. Um grupo de investigados do ISPA – Instituto Universitário, coordenado pelo psicólogo Gün Semin, participa numa primeira etapa crucial do projecto que quer sintetizar artificialmente estes cheiros para “influenciar” comportamentos. A recolha dos “cheiros” característicos destas emoções, que se vai tentar descodificar e imitar, vai ser realizada em Lisboa com um grupo de homens e mulheres que […]
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 […]