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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 […]
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 […]
27 de Janeiro de 2020.

Portugueses em missão ao Sol

O satélite europeu será lançado no início de Fevereiro para estudar a actividade solar. Duas empresas portuguesas estiveram envolvidas na construção do satélite: uma delas com sistemas de software e outra com componentes de titânio. O satélite europeu que vai permitir obter as primeiras imagens dos pólos do Sol, o Solar Orbiter, com nova data de lançamento prevista para 8 de Fevereiro, tem tecnologia portuguesa, das empresas Critical Software e Active Space Technologies. O engenho, cujo lançamento chegou a ser apontado para 5 e 6 de Fevereiro, será enviado para o espaço a 8 de Fevereiro, às 4h15 (hora de Lisboa), da base de Cabo Canaveral, nos Estados Unidos, de acordo com o mais recente calendário divulgado pela Agência Espacial […]
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 […]
25 de Janeiro de 2020.

Ligações entre átomos em vídeo

Ligação química entre átomos captada pela primeira vez em vídeo O fenómeno foi observado por cientistas da Universidade de Nottingham, na Inglaterra, a uma escala 500 mil vezes menor que um fio de cabelo humano Os átomos são conhecidos como os blocos de construção do mundo. No entanto, a possibilidade de assistirmos a ligações atómicas em tempo real estava longe de ser possível. Com comprimentos entre 0,1 e 0,3 nanómetros, estas ligações ocorrem a uma escala muito reduzida, difícil de ser captada por microcópios. Até agora, estas ligações eram mostradas em salas de aulas e laboratórios através de simuladores. No entanto, cientistas ingleses e alemães captaram agora, num vídeo de 18 segundos, dois átomos de rénio (Re) estabelecendo ligações químicas. […]
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 […]
23 de Janeiro de 2020.

Aumento do gás HFC na atmosfera

Uma tonelada de hidrofluorocarboneto-23 emitida para a atmosfera é equivalente a 12 mil toneladas de dióxido de carbono. Um dos mais potentes gases com efeito de estufa, o hidrofluorocarboneto-23 (HFC-23), está a aumentar a um ritmo elevado na atmosfera, concluíram cientistas da Universidade de Bristol, no Reino Unido, num estudo publicado na revista Nature Communications. A concentração de HFC-23 na atmosfera está a crescer para níveis recorde, apesar de as emissões globais terem sido alegadamente eliminadas em 2017, porque, embora poucas aplicações industriais, é libertado durante a produção de outro químico usado em sistemas de refrigeração em países como a China e Índia. Uma tonelada deste gás emitida para a atmosfera é equivalente a 12 mil toneladas de dióxido de […]
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 […]
21 de Janeiro de 2020.

Ver lesões do cancro pela I.A.

Equipa de cientistas em Portugal está a desenvolver um programa de inteligência artificial para analisar lesões cancerosas com mais precisão e prever a eficácia dos tratamentos. As más notícias chegam e uma pessoa fica a saber que tem cancro. Seguem-se mais exames às lesões, como ressonâncias magnéticas, que serão depois analisados pelos médicos para se saber quais serão os tratamentos a fazer. E se a este processo se pudesse acrescentar uma análise com mais precisão? A pensar nisso, uma equipa de cientistas em Portugal está a desenvolver um programa de inteligência artificial que analisará imagens das lesões fornecidas pelos exames para além do que o olho humano consegue ver. No final, ao dar informações sobre a gravidade da doença e […]
20 de Janeiro de 2020.

Iceland’s strongman

The strongman, Jón Páll Sigmarsson, changed Iceland’s athletic standing on the world stage forever. The 1980s were a defining time for Icelandic sport. It was during this decade that the Icelander Jón Páll Sigmarsson secured his international reputation as a legendary strongman, weightlifter, and bodybuilder. Thanks to the combination of his superhuman athletic abilities and his charismatic on-screen personality, Jón Páll won the hearts of not only Icelanders but people around the world, who tuned in to see him win the World’s Strongest Man four times (in 1984, 1986, 1988 and 1990) and quip his catchy slogans such as: “Þetta er ekkert mál fyrir Jón Pál! [This is no haul for John Paul!]”, delivered just before a deadlift. Jón Páll […]
24 de Julho de 2018.

Vereda da Ponta de São Lourenço

There you can see huge cliffs reaching out of the sea. This eastern peninsula of the island is from volcanic origins, it consists mostly basalt stone but also limestone sediment formations. Because of the pretty dry climate and the exposure to northern winds, there is low vegetation. It looks very different from the other parts of the island and this is what makes it so special. A nice fact is that the name of the vereda comes from the name of João Gonçalves Zarco’s caravel, São Lourenço. Zarco was one of the three discoverers of Madeira. For me, this walk is definitely one that you NEED to do when you are in Madeira, it’s one of the most beautiful walks […]
21 de Julho de 2018.

How not waste a summer in Madeira

Let me give you some non-qualified tips for the months to come. To be honest, I have not been in Madeira during the hottest months of summer. My experience started in September what I would still call summer due to the heat. Madeira is very versatile and full of possible activities. That is the reason why I love this island. People who love the sea have several options to explore the Atlantic Ocean. Snorkeling and scuba diving let you discover the biodiversity of the sea dwellers. But not everyone likes to dive in the dark and deep ocean and some rather stay above the surface of the water, at least with their heads. There are still enough activities, such as […]
17 de Julho de 2018.

Jan Matejko

Jan Matejko is probably the most known Polish painter. He born in 1838 in Krakow and he specialized in historical and battle paintings. One of his most famous canvas is “The Battle of Grunwald”, painted in 1872–1878. It represents a really important event in Polish history, the victory of the allied Crown of the Kingdom of Poland and Grand Duchy of Lithuania over the Teutonic Order in 1410. It is displayed in the National Museum in Warsaw. His other famous paintings which we can find there are: “Stańczyk” and “The Prussian Homage”, among others. It is worth to mention that Matejko is an author of the 320 or so known oil paintings mainly depicting the most momentous events in Polish […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]