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15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Adeus, Opportunity

Após 15 anos, a missão do robô Opportunity terminou. Deixa-nos provas de que Marte pode ter tido vida no passado e muitas imagens bonitas do planeta vermelho. Opportunity – o duradouro robô da NASA que só foi concebido para caminhar na superfície de Marte durante três meses – parou de comunicar com a Terra depois de 15 anos de missão, revelou esta quarta-feira a NASA. Termina assim a missão do robô da agência espacial norte-americana que mais tempo viveu em Marte. Este era um fim já previsível. Os engenheiros da missão perderam contacto com o veículo movido a energia solar a 10 de Junho de 2018 durante uma tempestade de poeira que assolou Marte. Desde então, a equipa da NASA […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Architecture: The Penguin Pool

An example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision The penguin pool which is placed in the London Zoo is a beautiful example of Berthold Lubetkin’s extraordinary modernist vision. Completed in 1934, it encapsulated an architectural transformation that was occurring in Britain at the time. Lubetkin who was a Jewish-Georgian immigrant to London pioneered modernism in the 1930s. His work transmitted and postulated the idea that architecture was a tool of social progression. Inspired by the French architect Auguste Perret, while studying in Paris, Lubetkin encompassed and embodied ideas of re-working the neoclassical style with newer materials like concrete. His architectural style was massively popular in Britain before the war, however, afterward, his ideas were halted by staunch conservatism and a […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Universitários, violência e namoro

Mais de um terço dos 2683 universitários inquiridos num estudo sobre violência no namoro em contexto universitário assumiram ter pelo menos uma vez exercido violência sobre o outro. Dobraram há pouco a esquina dos 20 e têm formação universitária. Ainda assim, 54,7% dos jovens já sofreram pelo menos um acto de violência no namoro. Comportamentos como a difamação, o recurso às redes sociais para chantagear o outro, o hábito de vasculhar no telemóvel ou nos bolsos do casaco até às agressões físicas e à coacção para práticas sexuais não desejadas não são estranhos a mais de metade dos 2683 jovens inquiridos no estudo Violência no Namoro em Contexto Universitário: Crenças e Práticas, promovido pela Associação Plano i. Entre rapazes e […]
13 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Wewelsburg Castle

They tried to burn the whole castle down, luckily without success. The most famous monument, in the region I live in, is the Wewelsburg Castle. It is a huge triangular Castle/fortress, whose history started in 1123, as a small, soon to be destroyed, city Wall like building. From 1301 until the 19th century, the Castle belonged to noblemen, bishops and the Prussian state and was more or less unknown to the overall population of Germany. This vastly changed in the 20th century during the time of the Second World War. Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS (an elite police force of the Nazi regime), chose the Wewelsburg Castle as its headquarters, with the plan to turn it into the […]
11 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Moszna castle

It looks like is from a fairytale. The castle in Moszna looks like it is from a fairytale. In the last years, it became one of the most popular monuments on the South of Poland. The castle impresses from the first sight. It has ninety-nine towers and three hundred sixty-five rooms. It was built in XVIII century in Baroque style. In 1896 a big part of the building was lost in the fire but it was rebuilt later and also new wings of the castle were built at the end of XIX and at the beginning of the XX century. The castle belonged to the noble family- Tiele-Winckler from Silesia who lived there until 1945. From that time the castle […]
10 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Tabela Periódica em teatro

O Bairro da Tabela Periódica é o título (ainda provisório) da peça de teatro da autoria de João Monte, professor de química e bioquímica na Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto. O estilo? “Ciência em ficção”, com humor Um bairro, 118 elementos (dois femininos), seis cenas em dois actos. O professor de química da Faculdade de Ciência da Universidade do Porto Manuel João Monte inventou uma história que quer ser uma peça de teatro divertida sobre a tabela periódica. O projecto, patrocinado pela Sociedade Portuguesa de Química, deverá ser levado a cena ainda este ano, para integrar o vasto programa de comemoração do Ano Internacional da Tabela Periódica, apresentada em 1869 por Dmitri Mendeleiev. São seis cenas encaixadas em […]
8 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Sanctuary of Arantzazu

A great architectural, sculptural and artistic work The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu is a Catholic sanctuary located in the municipality of Oñate, in Gipuzkoa, Basque Country, where the Virgin of Arantzazu is venerated, the patron saint of this province who would have appeared in 1469. It is located 750 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountains and vegetation. Its basilica, built in the 1950s, is a great architectural, sculptural and artistic work, where eminent artists with international renown have worked. The name of the sanctuary, the place, and the Virgin are related to the legend of her appearance. It is said that a shepherd discovered a little image of the Virgin with the child in her arms, hidden […]
7 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Rússia vai testar Internet nacional

O objectivo do teste é perceber se o país consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto de uma rede interna em caso de ameaças estrangeiras.   A Rússia prepara-se para desconectar temporariamente o país inteiro da Internet global. A informação trocada entre utilizadores de Internet na Rússia deverá permanecer dentro do país, em vez de ser transmitida através de servidores internacionais. Ainda não há data marcada para o exercício, mas deverá ser antes do início de Abril, de acordo com informação obtida pela agência de notícias russa RBK. O objectivo do exercício é perceber se o país já consegue garantir o funcionamento ininterrupto da Internet em caso de ameaças e bloqueios imprevistos de fora. Um projecto-lei a detalhar as mudanças técnicas necessárias […]
6 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Helsinki Cathedral

The cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The fact that probably many people may not know is that the cities of Finland are truly an architectural joy to explore. The architecture of Finland has a history spanning over 800 years. One can find there, buildings designed by international geniuses, for example, Carl Ludwig Engel, Alvar Aalto, Eliel, and Eero Saarinen. Also, six UNESCO World Heritage sites are located in Finland, each one with its own history and unique charm. Helsinki Cathedral is a Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral, that is apart of the Diocese of Helsinki. It is located in a neighborhood of Kruununhaka, in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It has become a major landmark of […]
4 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Colocar a felicidade num Frasco

Equipa do ISPA – Instituto Universitário, coordenada pelo investigador Gün Semin, integra consórcio internacional com dez parceiros de oito países que recebeu financiamento de 6,5 milhões de euros do programa Horizonte 2020 para explorar a influência dos odores na interacção social. Uma equipa internacional de cientistas vai tentar decifrar a fórmula química do odor da felicidade e do medo nos próximos cinco anos. Um grupo de investigados do ISPA – Instituto Universitário, coordenado pelo psicólogo Gün Semin, participa numa primeira etapa crucial do projecto que quer sintetizar artificialmente estes cheiros para “influenciar” comportamentos. A recolha dos “cheiros” característicos destas emoções, que se vai tentar descodificar e imitar, vai ser realizada em Lisboa com um grupo de homens e mulheres que […]
22 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Last Christmas in Madeira

The city was full of interesting things to see, from live music to a 5 meter tall Santa. I stayed in Madeira to experience Christmas and new years eve there, and one thing I learned is that the people here really like Christmas. All of the streets were starting to become filled with lights in the middle of November, and the stores were decorating even before that. Even before December had begone I already got sick of all the Christmas songs that were played everywhere. And when December eventually started you could see large structures of lights in the forms of cones and angels standing throughout the city. Christmas eventually started with the Christmas market, a long row of shops […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Experiência incomparável

O SVE é um projecto fascinante que permite fazer voluntariado noutro país e crescer como ser humano. Eu tive conhecimento do Serviço Voluntário Europeu (SVE) quando estudava na universidade e a minha melhor amiga fez um projecto de SVE em Espanha e, a partir desse momento, a minha curiosidade sobre esta oportunidade desenvolveu-se. Com o final dos meus estudos, decidi que queria ter uma experiência diferente e o que a União Europeia nos proporciona e financia, era o que eu precisava. Iniciei a minha busca por projectos em Itália, país que já tinha visitado e que tinha despertado um interesse particular em mim devido à sua vasta cultura, as suas magníficas cidades e paisagens, a excelente comida e a semelhança […]
2 de Fevereiro de 2018.

We are all one big family

You can learn a lot about different cultures, traditional cuisine and how to rid yourself of stereotypes. Living in a student residence can be annoying, especially when it is overloaded with people or for example the kitchen on the ground floor does not work and all students start to use the one on your floor. But despite all the noise, lack of privacy and a rare state of cleanliness in the kitchen I really appreciate my experience of living in our volunteer and student community. We can always share our experiences and learn from each other and count on each other. On one hand you become more social and open-minded but on the other hand you learn how to enjoy […]
23 de Janeiro de 2018.

Hiking together

What if we all (volunteers, Erasmus students, international students and madeiran students) could go hiking together? This idea has stuck in my head since long time. It would be so perfect to have the possibility to go out in the nature, not depending on when and where the few public buses could drive you at the weekend. There are just a few options to gain this freedom of self-determined hiking. Renting a car together with friends, going with a friend who has a car or hitchhike. Although every of these options has its benefits the disadvantages are highly considerable, especially when you want to hike with more than 5 people. So as I heard about the guided nature walks Aauma […]
20 de Janeiro de 2018.

Island Oddities

The strange case of the Principality of Pontinha. Due to their isolated nature, island nations tend to exhibit a heightened sense of the bizarre. I am well aware of this from my home country, with its Byzantine cultural norms and eccentric Monarchy. Madeira is no different, a notable example being the existence of the Principality of Pontinha. Founded by the now Dom Renato Barros I, a former art teacher, Pontinha is a micronation based around an islet on Funchal’s harbour. It was purchased for just shy of £20,000 from the Blandy family, who had themselves purchased the land from the city of Funchal in order to fund a redevelopment of the port in 1903. Barros himself has speculated that if […]
19 de Janeiro de 2018.

A French Guy in Funchal: The Sequel

My time here on Madeira Island stays very nice, tiring but increasingly interesting. Let’s talk about another subject than food, that is to say food, and two famous pastries in all Portugal! My pleasure, shared I’m pretty sure by many other people, is eating pastries, all bakeries Portuguese have! And the one I could go for from France to Portugal by foot or even by swimming to enjoy is definitely “Pastéis de nata”. This is a little eggs flan tartlet, sold in other countries in a sad way in supermarkets when It’s not artisanal. Indeed I tasted it in France just before coming to Madeira and to Portugal, and that wasn’t such a nice moment. Because when It’s industrial you […]