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16 de Abril de 2019.

(Micro)plásticos e poluição

A cientista britânica Imogen Napper procura origens invulgares dos plásticos nos oceanos. O seu trabalho já contribuiu para a proibição de microesferas no Reino Unido. Imogen Napper tem apenas 27 anos mas as suas investigações sobre microplásticos já fizeram a diferença. Ao mostrar que uma embalagem de um produto cosmético pode ter quase três milhões de microesferas, influenciou a proibição destas pequenas partículas de plástico no Reino Unido. Noutro estudo, mostrou que durante uma lavagem de roupa na máquina podem ser libertadas mais de 700 mil microfibras, que irão parar ao ambiente. Por detectar plástico em sítios onde não são logo visíveis, é considerada uma detective dos plásticos. A investigadora britânica cresceu em Bristol e desde a infância que frequenta […]
15 de Abril de 2019.

Celebrations

How to celebrate Carnival, Easter or Christmas in Germany. In Germany, the carnival season starts already at the 11th of November and ends months later at Ash Wednesday, which means that our season is much longer than in most of the other countries. However, there is a lot to experience during this time and most of the people are crazy about this season of the year. On the 11th of November, different villages and cities present their carnival prince of the season and celebrate the beginning of carnival with performances and music. From the beginning of January, you can visit lots of different carnival events, where dancing groups or well-known carnival bands perform traditional carnival dances and carnival-live-music. Everyone is […]
13 de Abril de 2019.

Algoritmos e buracos negros

A estudante de doutoramento no MIT liderou a criação de um novo algoritmo para produzir a primeira imagem de um buraco negro. Katie Bouman tem 29 anos e, até há bem pouco tempo, quase nada sabia sobre um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. “Nem um só algoritmo, nem uma só pessoa fez esta imagem”, salienta a cientista. Katherine Bouman não é astrónoma. Até há seis anos, a cientista de computadores de 29 anos quase nada sabia sobre buracos negros, a não ser que eram um dos enigmas “mais entusiasmantes” do universo. Esta semana foi dado um passo gigante para os conhecer melhor. E, assim, Bouman pôde livrar-se do segredo que guardava: “É tão fantástico poder finalmente dizer ao resto […]
12 de Abril de 2019.

Jadwiga Andegaweńska

Queen or king of Poland? Actually… both. How is this possible? Just look at the story of old Polish monarch from the 14th century. Jadwiga Andegaweńska known also as Queen Jadwiga or Saint Jadwiga was a third daughter of Louis the Great, King of Hungary and Poland, and Elizabeth of Bosnia. She was born between 1373 and 1374. At this time nobody supposed that she will become the King of Poland, as she was the third child and her father had only two thrones to be filled. However, the oldest sister died and that is why the King decided to give the throne of Poland to Jadwiga, especially when Polish people insisted to have their own King. She was crowned […]
11 de Abril de 2019.

Muco abre caminho para antibióticos

A substância viscosa protege os peixes de bactérias, fungos e vírus presentes na água. E pode ter aplicações nos humanos, revela um novo estudo. O muco que torna os peixes escorregadios pode ser fonte de novos antibióticos eficazes contra bactérias multirresistentes, como a Staphylococcus aureus, que provoca infecções graves, defendem investigadores num novo estudo. A substância viscosa protege os peixes de bactérias, fungos e vírus presentes na água aprisionando os microorganismos antes que estes consigam penetrar nos tecidos dos peixes e, de acordo com o estudo, que será apresentado na reunião anual da Sociedade Americana de Química, tem também uma composição rica em polissacarídeos (hidratos de carbono que integram estruturas orgânicas) e peptídeos (biomoléculas que agregam aminoácidos) com propriedades antibacterianas […]
10 de Abril de 2019.

Princess Sisi of Austria

Very popular with the Austrian people. Sisi was born on Christmas Eve in 1837 as the second daughter of Duke Maximilian and Duchess Ludovika in Bavaria, Germany. In 1853 she met her cousin Emperor Franz Joseph, who was going to marry her sister Helene. Franz Joseph of Austria fell in love with Sisi immediately and decided to marry her instead of her sister. They married, when Sisi was 16 years old. The marriage did not work out: Sisi was an independent girl and totally unprepared for the strict protocol at court, an ambitious stepmother and a busy husband who struggled to fight revolutionary and separatist tendencies in the Habsburg Empire. The court society of Vienna was making fun of her, […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Prazo de candidatura à Bolsa Blandy

O prazo das candidaturas decorre até ao dia 9 de Abril de 2019! Consulta aqui o aviso de prorrogação das candidaturas para atribuição da Bolsa Blandy Educação. Bolsas de Estudo pela sociedade comercial Blandy, SGPS Lda. A sociedade comercial Blandy, SGPS Lda concede um apoio pecuniário aos estudantes do 1.º ciclo de estudos da Universidade da Madeira. Nota prévia: A informação abaixo foi redigida e actualizada na data indicada no topo deste artigo. Pode ser alterada, sem aviso prévio, pela entidade dadora. Que tipo de apoio é? R: É um apoio monetário que assegura o pagamento correspondente ao valor da propina anual do respetivo ciclos de estudo conferentes grau académico. Posso acumular este apoio com outras Bolsas? R. O candidato não pode […]
8 de Abril de 2019.

Maria Theresa

She became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. The 13/05/1717 was a day Austrian history will never forget, it was the day the one and only female Empress in the Habsburg dynasty ever was born. Even at the young age of 23, she became Empress of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire. She occupied this position for 40 years. Actually, to clarify, officially her husband Franz Stephan the First was the Emperor, but she actively ruled the empire. Franz Stephan was only in charge of the Austrian finances. Maria Theresa is most known for making education compulsory but also establishing the potato as staple which was a great service for the Austrian society. The “Mrs. Emperor”, as she was called by the Austrians, was […]
6 de Abril de 2019.

Aposta na Universidade Aberta

Contrato de desenvolvimento com aquela universidade vai durar cinco anos e está previsto no Regime Legal de Ensino à Distância. Ensino à distância estava por regulamentar há 30 anos. A Universidade Aberta (UA) vai tornar-se uma porta de entrada privilegiada para que a população adulta faça uma formação superior. O Regime Legal do Ensino à Distância (RLED), que pela primeira vez em 30 anos regula esta modalidade de educação em Portugal e deverá ser aprovado na próxima semana, prevê que seja assinado um contrato de desenvolvimento entre a tutela e aquela universidade. O Estado vai assumir todos os custos com estes cursos. O contrato de desenvolvimento institucional entre a UA e o Estado terá “um prazo mínimo” de cinco anos, […]
5 de Abril de 2019.

The second Queen of the Netherlands

Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Oranje-Nassau, Duchess of Mecklenburg and Princess of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Juliana Louise Emma Marie Wilhelmina was the queen of the Netherlands between the 4th of September 1948 and 30th of April 1980 and was married to Prince Bernhard van Lippe-Biesterfeld. Together they had four daughters called Beatrix, Irene, Margriet, and Christina. In 2004 she died at the age of 94. An interesting story about Queen Juliana is that at the age of 19 she had to find her husband to secure the throne. The requirements were that the man should be Protestant, a foreigner and to be part of a Royal House that had ruled at least until 1918. The mother of Juliana, called Wilhelmina, used […]
18 de Setembro de 2018.

Acolher jovens estrangeiros

Há famílias portuguesas que recebem adolescentes de outras nacionalidades através de intercâmbios que lhes permitem estudar em Portugal desde três meses a um ano lectivo. Neste período criam-se laços para a vida e aprende-se sobre outras culturas, dizem. Francesca, uma jovem italiana, foi a primeira estudante de intercâmbio recebida por Maria João Lourenço e pela sua família, em 2013. Quando soube que temos cinco filhos, “ficou assustada” com a dimensão da família, lembra Maria João. Mas, depois, “adorou”. A esta adolescente seguiram-se Katrine, dinamarquesa, depois, ao mesmo tempo, Joaquin, do Chile, e Orkun, da Turquia. A seguir, Rosie, dos EUA, e Marthe, da Bélgica. No domingo, a família deu as boas-vindas a Baiplu, da Tailândia, e a Ege, da Turquia. Receber estes […]
16 de Setembro de 2018.

ESC volunteering in Madeira

7 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history, and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programs, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, Portuguese volunteers, and […]
14 de Setembro de 2018.

Bludenz: my home before Madeira

About the life in a small town between alps. Since I am born I life 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 meter and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. During summer Bludenz is a popular hiking and mountain-biking resort. In the Brandnertal for example there are a lot of different tours and since 2014 there is also a single trail on the Muttersberg. Bludenz is also a great place to stay if you like hiking. It is the meeting point of several valleys as e.g. Walgau, […]
9 de Setembro de 2018.

Meet Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Vaduz is the capital city of Liechtenstein, a small country between Austria and Switzerland and also my home. Liechtenstein is a very small country so its cities are also very small. Liechtenstein has almost 38000 inhabitants and the whole country has only 160km². Although Vaduz is the capital city, it is not the city with the greatest number of inhabitants. Schaan, the city next to Vaduz has more inhabitants. Vaduz has many beautiful spots even though it is very small compared to other cities. Vaduz is the city with the castle in which the Prince lives with his family. Underneath the castle is the “Städtle”, the city center with shops and the government building. It`s where you can also find […]
3 de Setembro de 2018.

Marianne Thieme

At the front of the European Animal and environmental rights. Animal and environmental rights are a big topic in the Netherlands. The country is the first country in the world with a political party with among its main goals animal- and environmentally friendly policy. Although the Party for the Animals considers itself to be a testimony party – a party which does not seek to gain political power but focuses on its principles and thereby influencing other parties – the party is gaining more followers every year. Last March during the municipal elections in the capital Amsterdam the party went from 12 seats to 33 seats. Represented in the parliament, senate and European parliament, the party is also becoming more […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Jordi Pujol

He kept hidden funds in tax havens for more than three decades. In the last years in Spain have been uncovered many cases of corruption among politicians of different parties. One of the most scandalous committed frauds is leaded by Pujols’ family. Jordi Pujol is a Spanish politician considered a reference and historical leader of the region of Catalonia. When democracy was established in Spain, he won the first Catalan parliamentary elections and remained in the position for 23 years widely supported by the voters. He was the founder of Convergència Democràtica and he is a symbol of Catalan nationalism. But his lasts declarations were not closely related to the independence of Catalonia. He was compelled to confess that he […]