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20 de Março de 2020.

Serviços de streaming e coronavírus

A Netflix e o YouTube reduzem a qualidade de transmissão depois de a Comissão Europeia ter pedido às plataformas de streaming para adaptarem os serviços ao aumento da procura em altura de isolamento social pelo surto de covid-19. A plataforma digital de vídeos YouTube comprometeu-se nesta sexta-feira a baixar a qualidade da transmissão na União Europeia (UE) visando o bom funcionamento do serviço durante o surto de covid-19, dado o aumento da procura devido ao isolamento social. “Por termos observado alguns picos de utilização, adoptámos algumas medidas para ajustar, automaticamente, o nosso sistema para reduzir o uso da capacidade da rede”, o que significa que “vamos assumir, temporariamente, a definição padrão [na qualidade de transmissão] para o tráfego na UE”, […]
18 de Março de 2020.

Summer in Bonn

The former capital of Western Germany. Geographically, it lays in the western part of Germany and about 300 000 people live there.   In summer you can do lots of exciting things there.  For example, you can go to a swimming pool and Picknick there with your friends. If you rather swim in a natural lake you can drive to the Steinbachtalsperre which is about 45 minutes away. Besides that, you could also take a walk along the Rhine River and later on play football in the Rheinaue or eat some barbecue. The Rheinaue is a big park around the river initially created for the national garden show in 1979.  This year, as we celebrate the European Championship, you can also […]
17 de Março de 2020.

CO2 diminui às toneladas por dia

A queda na procura do petróleo, o abrandamento no consumo de carvão e a suspensão de milhares de voos fazem com que se registe uma redução de emissões de CO2 calculada em 9,6 milhões de toneladas. O mundo está a emitir menos um milhão de toneladas de dióxido de carbono por dia com a quebra no consumo de petróleo devido à pandemia de covid-19, segundo dados compilados pela agência Lusa com base em relatórios internacionais. A Agência Internacional de Energia (AIE) divulgou esta semana um relatório que indica que a procura global de petróleo deve contrair-se este ano pela primeira vez desde 2009, devido à covid-19. Estão em causa menos 90.000 barris de petróleo por dia em relação ao ano […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most prominent monuments in Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock and is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. The castle is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was built on a large volcanic rock, which gives it a brilliant defensive location as the walls are either sheer cliffs or steep hills.  The history of Castle Rock began in the Iron Age, 2nd century AD, where there was a settlement, although the nature of this is not known. The royal castle can be dated back to the 12th century during the reign of David I. It continued to be a royal residence up until 1633 when the royal presence began to decline and […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Poluição atmosférica em Itália

A redução das emissões de dióxido de carbono é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. As emissões de dióxido de azoto já diminuíram em Itália, revelaram dados do satélite Sentinela-5P do programa Copérnico da Comissão Europeia e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA). Isto quer dizer que já houve um declínio da poluição do ar desde que foi decretada a quarentena em Itália para evitar a propagação do novo coronavírus. O declínio das emissões de dióxido de azoto é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. Numa animação divulgada pela ESA pode-se ver a flutuação das emissões de dióxido de azoto na Europa entre 1 de Janeiro deste ano e 11 de Março. Os dados foram recolhidos pelo instrumento Tropomi, a bordo […]
14 de Março de 2020.

Goethe and Schiller monument

A monument of friendship. Goethe and Schiller were probably the most famous poets of Germany. The monument of them is situated in the city of culture: Weimar. You find the statue in front of the national theatre, an important building for the history of Germany. The statue was erected in 1857 and was made from Ernst Rietschel, a German sculptor. He used the iron of Turkish canons from the battle of Navarino to make this statue.  The statue is showing Goethe and Schiller next to each other. They are both depicted in the same size, although Goethe was actually much smaller than Schiller. Behind the two is a stump of a German oak tree. It symbolizes their attachment to Germany. […]
12 de Março de 2020.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

I wanted to introduce to you a special monument from France, not a very well-known one. The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace is a National Monument since 1969. It is the work of one man: Ferdinand Cheval, a simple postman of the countryside. The Palace is in the middle of a garden in the city of Hauterives (Drôme department). During one of his daily country rounds, he found a strange stone and started to dream. His thoughts brought him to imagine an odd Palace. If nature can sculpt stones, why can’t a postman become an architect? It took him 33 years to finish it (1879-1912). There is no particular logic behind the aspect of the architecture, it is only the reflection […]
11 de Março de 2020.

Chove ferro num planeta longínquo

A “pequena distância” que separa este planeta da sua estrela faz com que este se torne tão quente que as moléculas se separam em átomos, com os metais, tais como o ferro, a evaporarem-se para a11 atmosfera. Uma equipa internacional, em colaboração com investigadores do Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço (IA), conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera de um exoplaneta, tendo detectado aquilo que acreditam ser “uma chuva de ferro”. O estudo, publicado hoje na revista Nature, conseguiu caracterizar a atmosfera do exoplaneta WASP-76b, através de uma combinação entre o Very Large Telescope (VLT) do Observatório Europeu do Sul e do espectrógrafo ESPRESSO. O ESPRESSO, instrumento que foi concebido para procurar planetas do tipo terrestre em torno de estrelas do […]
10 de Março de 2020.


A monument to Iceland’s working women Vatnsberinn [‘The Water Carrier’] is a modernist statue located in downtown Reykjavík. It is the work of Ásmundur Sveinsson, completed during winter 1936-1937 while the artist was a resident in Copenhagen, Denmark. Ásmundur (1893-1982) was a pioneering sculptor from Kolsstaðir, in the west of Iceland. His workshop and house form part of the Reykjavík Art Museum today. The monument is an ode to Ásmundur’s childhood in rural Iceland, where he witnessed the women there carrying large pales of water to their homes day in, day out. At the turn of the twentieth century, Iceland was an almost entirely rural country, only just witnessing the beginnings of urban and industrial development. In the first half […]
9 de Março de 2020.

Tartarugas e o cheiro do plástico

As tartarugas ingerem plástico no oceano porque o confundem com comida. Agora, viu-se que isso acontece não só pelo aspecto do plástico, mas também pelo seu cheiro no oceano.09 Basta uma semana para plásticos à deriva no oceano ficarem revestidos de algas e microrganismos e ganharem assim um cheirinho que pode confundir-se com comida para tartarugas. Estes répteis não conseguem resistir e acabam por comer esse plástico. Esta é a principal conclusão de um estudo publicado esta segunda-feira na revista científica Current Biology. De acordo com a equipa de cientistas que assina o artigo, esta é a primeira demonstração de que o odor dos plásticos no oceano pode levar os animais a ingeri-los. São muitas as imagens que já vimos […]
18 de Outubro de 2018.

Differences: Kajaani and Funchal

There is still one significant similarity. European Union. Today’s temperature in Funchal is 25 degrees. In my home city, Kajaani, it is 5 degrees. Here in Funchal, we have palm trees, sand, flowers, and an ocean. In Kajaani, we have grass, birch trees, and lakes. By night streets of Funchal are full of people. By night in Kajaani, there are no people on the streets, and actually not necessarily in days. My name is Anni Ruskela and I am from Kajaani, Finland. Currently, I live here in Funchal, Madeira. I am going to stay here for seven months. It already feels like I have been here many months. Funchal is already my second home; all these streets that I am […]
15 de Outubro de 2018.

Embracing a city

When I think about Amsterdam, I think about the sensory experiences of the city. The sound of tourists’ suitcases rolling over cobblestones, the penetrating smell when you pass a coffee shop in one of the alleyways or the rain on your skin when you’re cycling to the other side of town. I think about crowded cafes when our football team plays. How whole streets turn orange, our national color, and the excitement on people’s faces. How people cheer when our team scores and how the cafes turn to silent mumbling and cursing when the other team scores. How you can’t get out of these places without having had a beer shower or being hugged by random strangers when the orange […]
10 de Outubro de 2018.

A small Dutch village

Smell the freshly cut grass, look at the swallows and make a trip on the tractor. Kolderveen is an extremely small village where you can find a lot of cows, horses, tourists and many seniors on electric bicycles. Literally, Kolderveen consists of only one street which is almost 2,5 km long. I think with around 200 inhabitants there live many more cows and horses then people. The Netherlands has twelve provinces, Kolderveen belongs to the province Drenthe which lies in the north of the Netherlands. Three of the provinces , included Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands are well known because of the meadows, farms and sober people compared with the environment of the four biggest cities called the […]
8 de Outubro de 2018.

More cows than people

A hidden region between some alpine mountains. On first sight, the Bregenzerwald may seem a bit boring, but well, it isn’t. We got so much more to offer than just cows and cheese, although these are deeply connected to our cultural life. This article should be about my ‘hometown’ and yes, Alberschwende is my ‘hometown’, but it’s actually a small village, inside the Bregenzerwald region, with about 3.300 people living there. Even though I’m not really the biggest fan of Alberschwende there are a few things worth mentioning. The most popular thing of ours may be the ‘KulturKäsKlatsch'”, which could be translated into ‘CultureCheeseClub’. The ‘KäsKlatsch’ takes place every Thursday next to our church. By the way, right behind the […]
5 de Outubro de 2018.

My hometown, Vaduz

The capital city of a small country in the heart of Europe. My hometown is called Vaduz and it’s the capital city of Liechtenstein. Liechtenstein has about 38.000 inhabitants and in Vaduz live about 5.500 people. It’s also the town where the royal family of Liechtenstein lives. The royal family lives in the castle, which is located in the city center of Vaduz, although it’s located a little higher than the rest of the houses. We do also have 3 museums in Vaduz: the historical museum, the Hilti art foundation, and the art museum. The art museum and the Hilti art foundation contain a lot of artworks which belong to the royal family of Liechtenstein. There’s also a city train […]
1 de Outubro de 2018.

Bonn, a city for everyone

A city for everyone no matter if you like celebrating or relaxing. Hello everyone and kind regards from Madeira, my name is Anne Schroeder and at the moment I’m staying in Madeira to do a voluntary service. Before I came to Madeira I lived in Bonn, which is a city in Germany that I’ll try to present to you through this text. Perhaps you have already heard of Bonn since it is one of the oldest cities in Germany and it was the capital of Germany from 1949 -1990. Although nowadays Berlin is the capital of Germany, Bonn is a big city which has around 322.125 inhabitants and many places to discover. First, there is a beautiful shopping street in the […]