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19 de Setembro de 2019.

An Europe for the next generations

With Brexit, the refugees all over Europe and the climate change big things are happening as I write.  The next Elections to the European Parliament are held from the 23rd till the 26th of May 2019. Especially, at the moment it is really important to go voting.  To create a Europe where we would like to see our grandchildren grow it is urgent to go to these elections. But not only vote which is an important task what everyone of us should to, but also to start thinking about the environment. People of Europe have one of the biggest ecological footprints all over the world. Something, what we shouldn’t be proud of. It would not be hard to reduce that! […]
17 de Setembro de 2019.

Wolfgang Koeppen

An underestimated and too little appreciated German author. Wolfgang Koeppen was born in 1906, in a small city called Greifswald. Having a restless childhood in terms of many relocations, he quit school before graduating because of financial reasons. This, however, didn’t keep him from secretly visiting lectures at the university, especially concerning German philology. Although wanting to be a director, he ended up being a prompter, usher, and actor. Just as dramatic as his life has been proceeding, so was the situation in Germany. Having lived through two World Wars, Koeppen must have seen a lot of brutality and inhumanity. He manages, like nobody else, to process his emotions about these happenings in a trilogy of novels. The first of […]
15 de Setembro de 2019.

The Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns his country’s most influential and celebrated writer. Born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759, he was the eldest of seven children. He was raised in poverty and the difficult farming lifestyle took a toll on his physical health. Despite his poverty, he still gained an education through his father, a local minister and eventually, he was sent to a school for three days a week. After farming for years he began writing and wrote some of the most famous poems in Scot’s language. He died in 1796. A poem of his I read in school at the age of 11, it is possibly his most famous, Tam O’Shanter. First published in 1791 it tells a story of man’s return […]
13 de Setembro de 2019.

Stanislaw Lem

A Polish writer of science fiction, philosopher and futurologist. Lem was born in Lviv to a family of a laryngologist. Between 1940 and 1941, after the occupation of Lviv by Soviet troops, he was not allowed to study at Lviv Polytechnic, as he wished, and due to his father’s connections was accepted to study medicine at the Lviv Medical Institute. In 1946 Lviv was no longer on Polish soil and Lem, like many other Poles, was resettled to Krakow where he took up medical studies at the Jagiellonian University. He received a certificate of completion of studies, nonetheless refused to take the final exams in order to avoid obligatory military service. Lem made his literary debut in 1946 with a […]
11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]
6 de Setembro de 2019.

Delegação portuguesa no CERN

Físico português Gaspar Barreira, que morreu em Junho, foi homenageado durante visita ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas, em Genebra. Uma delegação de mais de 50 pessoas, incluindo empresários, engenheiros e cientistas, terminou uma visita de dois dias ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), na Suíça, para reforçar a participação de Portugal em novos projectos. Até porque continuam as obras para melhor o desempenho do grande acelerador de partículas deste laboratório, o LHC, e fala-se da construção do seu sucessor. A visita, que incluiu reuniões de trabalho, terminou esta quarta-feira com a participação do ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e do Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, e do secretário de Estado da Internacionalização, Eurico Brilhante Dias. Em declarações à […]
5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
9 de Março de 2018.

A IA da Microsoft aprendeu a ouvir

A estratégia passa por criar programas com gostos, opiniões e manias. E que sejam dignos de confiança para conseguirem descobrir mais sobre os humanos. A Zo passa horas a fio nas redes sociais a falar com pessoas de todo o mundo. Foi criada pela Microsoft como um “cérebro adolescente” artificial, com o propósito de simplesmente conversar com humanos. “Acima de tudo, cria a sensação de que se está a ser ouvido”, explica Ying Wang, a responsável pelo desenvolvimento daquele programa de inteligência artificial. É capaz de falar, de identificar as emoções de quem está do outro lado e de puxar utilizadores tímidos para o centro das conversas de grupo. “Ao ligar a inteligência emocional, dá-se um coração a estes programas […]
25 de Agosto de 2017.

Fármaco português combate cancro

Não é todos os dias que um fármaco desenvolvido em Portugal chega à fase de ensaios nas pessoas, muito menos na área do cancro. É isso que vai acontecer com um medicamento criado pela empresa Biotecnol, que para tal estabeleceu uma parceria com o Cancer Research do Reino Unido. A Biotecnol, empresa portuguesa que desenvolve medicamentos que usam o nosso próprio sistema imunitário para atacar as células cancerosas, acaba de estabelecer uma parceria com um centro de oncologia britânico – o Cancer Research do Reino Unido (CRUK) – para fazer um ensaio clínico de fase inicial em doentes com cancro avançado. O que vai ser testado em 45 doentes em hospitais londrinos, no final de 2018, é um medicamento que […]
22 de Junho de 2017.

Final ClimateLaunchpad

O maior concurso do mundo na área da inovação cleantech vai realizar a sua final nacional esta quinta-feira, no UPTEC. Nesta fase estarão presentes 6 ideias de negócios, das quais três serão apuradas para a final europeia, que se realiza em outubro, no Chipre. No dia 22 de junho, às 14h30, o Auditório do Edifício Central do UPTEC recebe a final nacional do ClimateLaunchpad. Na fase final do maior concurso do mundo na área da inovação cleantech vão ser apresentadas as 6 ideias de negócio em competição. Entre estes projetos está um pavimento rodoviário que recolhe energia cinética de um veículo, nanossensores que ajudam a avaliar a qualidade de produtos, um tecido que carrega baterias, uma tecnologia para melhorar a […]
5 de Abril de 2017.

Apita o comboio da inovação

A Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Douro-Lamego venceu a 2.ª edição do “Tourism Train Experiences”. O concurso, cujo objetivo era valorizar a Beira Alta, premiou também alunos da Universidade Europeia e da Universidade de Coimbra. André Sousa, Bruno Correia, Cristina Gonçalves, Tiago Fonseca e Ana Sofia Nunes, da Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Douro-Lamego, foram os vencedores do concurso “Tourism Train Experiences”. Os estudantes desenvolveram uma rota patrimonial já existente (Rota do Varosa), através da criação de três circuitos turísticos que valorizam os recursos endógenos e os parceiros locais. Os alunos da Universidade Europeia, Ana Santiago, Andreia Sanches, Inês Neves e Beatriz Neves ficaram com o segundo lugar na competição, com o projeto “Trainditional Music”. Aliando o transporte […]
14 de Março de 2017.

IPCA aposta em calçado sustentável

O «Footwear Design Course», curso de design de calçado do IPCA, tem a sua coleção primavera/verão 2017 exposta até ao fim do mês no Guimarães Shopping. Os estudantes foram desafiados a encontrar materiais alternativos à pele. Os alunos do 1.º e 2.º anos do Curso Técnico Superior Profissional em Design de Calçado do Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave (IPCA) vão expor a sua coleção primavera/verão 2017 no Guimarães Shopping. Entre 10 e 31 de março, a loja nº 243 do centro comercial vimaranense vai mostrar as criações do «Footwear Design Course». Na exposição estarão 15 modelos de sapatos para homem e mulher, entre sneakers, alpercatas, sandálias, mary janes e pumps. A coleção tem um denominador comum: o uso […]