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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 […]
19 de Janeiro de 2020.

Áreas marinhas protegidas… móveis

Argumentação surge em artigo publicado na revista Science. Cientistas querem que o conceito de áreas marinhas protegidas móveis seja consagrado na Convenção das Nações Unidas sobre a Lei do Mar (UNCLOS), como nova ferramenta de protecção ambiental face às alterações climáticas. Num artigo que será publicado esta sexta-feira na revista científica Science, investigadores consideram que o processo de actualização da UNCLOS que está em curso, o primeiro desde a assinatura da convenção em 1982, é uma “oportunidade única” para introduzir a ideia de zonas protegidas que acompanhem as espécies à medida que se deslocam. “Como é óbvio os animais movimentam-se, muitos deles circulam por vastas áreas de oceano. À medida que as alterações climáticas se instalam e alteram ecossistemas, se […]
18 de Janeiro de 2020.

Boris Becker

A Legend lost between success and affairs. Boris Becker is a retired German tennis player. He won several titles and is until today one of the most popular sportsmen in my country. Becker had a long and successful career before he retired in 1999. He won 49 titles, of which six were Grand Slams, which are the most important tournaments in tennis. He was ranked number one in the world for several weeks. In Germany, he became very popular when he won the legendary Wimbledon tournament at the age of 17. Until today he is the youngest Wimbledon champion ever. His professional career began in 1984 and in the following 15 years, he won about 25 Million Dollars of price […]
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 […]
5 de Novembro de 2018.

An ocean of differences?

Funchal and Warsaw – the list of similarities between both places. Funchal and my home city are so distant, however, what are their similarities? In this united Europe, what do our cities share in this Union of, so far, 28 countries? What comes to my mind are mostly differences. In terms of the number of citizens, area, architecture and landscape that surrounds both cities. But where I see the biggest difference is climate. In Warsaw and generally Poland, weather is quite unpredictable. During summer days there might be an average of thirty-five degrees plus. On the other hand, sometimes in winter, the thermometer can show minus twenty-five degrees Celsius. While Madeiran temperatures are more stable throughout the year. Secondly, I […]
30 de Outubro de 2018.

So far and so close

When I arrived in Funchal, It felt like home. I arrived in Funchal short time ago, so it’s a bit difficult for me to talk about similarities when I hardly know the idiosyncrasies of Madeiran people. However, I must say that I immediately felt at home. I come from San Sebastian, a city in the Basque Country, in the north of Spain, but I am a French resident since 2012. When I arrived in Funchal, I had the feeling of being in a known place, even though I had never been here. The people are friendly and warm and they immediately treat you as if they knew you. I think one of the biggest similarities with my hometown, is that […]
29 de Outubro de 2018.

Cultural Capitals

Kraków, considered by many the cultural capital of the country. It was named (by the EU) the European Capital of Culture for the year 2000. The city has several famous theaters and many interesting museums. The charming Old Town with an unique Main Square and the iconic gothic St Mary’s Basilica attracts thousands of tourists. As well as this, the Old Jewish Quarter and its nonroutine bars and exquisite restaurants are a sight to behold. You can easily find diverse pieces of art in some small exhibitions directly in the streets. The significant number of art houses provides access to the independent and sophisticated cinema. A great many music festivals take place here, from traditional to modern and alternative sounds. […]
25 de Outubro de 2018.

From Poland to Funchal

It’s hard to believe that my locality and Funchal have anything in common. The place where I come from is located in the center of Poland. It is a peaceful countryside where days pass slowly. There is neither a river or lake. Unlike Funchal, which is surrounded by waves of the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt Funchal and whole Madeira have unbelievably varied and beautiful flora. Much more diversified than flora in my countryside. Nevertheless, forests remind me my countryside. Especially during the Levada walks I have that familiar feeling of peace and relaxation. Another similarity is the hospitality of local people. Their kindness and willingness to help others bring to my mind my family and friends who wish me well. […]
22 de Outubro de 2018.

Unknown Similarities

Unknown similarities found even in distant and most different places. How to compare two places that appear to be so completely different at first glance? Funchal, the thriving southern metropolis and my small home village Husen, a part of western Germany, totally unknown to 99% of the world’s population. My village consists of round about 1,000 people, a stark contrast to the population of Funchal with its over 110,000 inhabitants. And even if we take a look at the two cities my village belongs to, Lichtenau and Paderborn, there do not seem to be that many similarities. The most obvious connection might be the big Portuguese community in Paderborn, which offers Fado concerts, as well as Portuguese language and cooking […]