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30 de Março de 2020.

Camada de ozono recupera

Ainda não podemos cantar vitória, mas estes resultado de um estudo publicado na Nature são animadores Em tempos de pandemia sem fim à vista não é fácil encontrar motivos de alívio em relação ao futuro, mas este estudo publicado pela prestigiada revista científica Nature dá uma grande ajuda. O que a investigação sugere é que o Protocolo de Montreal – o acordo de 1987 para parar de produzir substâncias destruidoras da camada de ozono – foi bem-sucedido e está a conseguir reverter algumas mudanças preocupantes nas correntes de ar no hemisfério sul. Ou seja, em redor dos polos do nosso planeta, e a uma altitude elevada, existem correntes de ar rápidas conhecidas como correntes de jato. Antes da mudança do […]
28 de Março de 2020.

Sailing in Mazurian Lakes

Visit the sailing capital of Poland and commence your journey into the wild on board of a chartered sailing boat, motorboat or yacht. A one- or two-day lasting trip is virtually for everyone, regardless of their age or sailing skills. Breath in the fresh air and sightsee the historic towns of Masuria! With a spare day or two while in Poland, it is a great opportunity for many to combine their interest in history with an active way of spending their time. Upon arrival to Masuria (the Eastern- and Northernmost region of Poland, reachable by high-speed railway services), you may either hire a boat directly (after having completed a few-hour lasting training session) or have your cruise operated by a […]
26 de Março de 2020.

Prolongamento do ano lectivo no ES

Politécnico já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de prolongamento da suspensão das aulas presenciais até ao final do semestre. Próximo ano lectivo pode começar mais tarde para permitir terminar o actual sem sobressaltos. A suspensão das actividades presenciais nos estabelecimentos de ensino superior pode prolongar-se para além das férias da Páscoa, o que implicará mexidas no calendário académico do ensino superior. O próximo ano lectivo pode também ter que começar mais tarde para permitir terminar o actual sem sobressaltos. A situação “não será dramática”, garantem os responsáveis do sector, que até já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de que todo o segundo semestre fosse realizado em regime de ensino à distância. Os politécnicos “já estavam a trabalhar num cenário de […]
26 de Março de 2020.

Summertime in the alps

Let’s go on a virtual journey through Austria: by train, we can travel to some of the most beautiful places!  Starting our journey in the capital Vienna. This city has a lot to offer, not only in summer but all throughout the year. Strolling through the “1st district” of the city, along with the beautiful buildings and relaxing in one of the several parks. The following days we visit the Schönbrunn Palace with its garden and the zoo, the Prater, a funfare, and some museums, to then continue our trip westward. We arrive in Salzburg and have a quick stop there, where we enjoy the city of Mozart at the river Salzach and climb some of the near mountains. Continuing […]
24 de Março de 2020.

Dia do estudante

Quase seis décadas depois da crise académica de 1962, o Movimento Estudantil continua activo e não baixa os braços perante as mudanças drásticas impostas pelo surto de covid-19. Nesta terça-feira, 24 de Março, assinala-se o Dia Nacional do Estudante. Todos os anos, diversas associações de estudantes e federações académicas promovem eventos nas faculdades ou saem à rua para assinalar a data que marcou o Movimento Estudantil, durante a crise académica de 1962. Por todo o país estavam previstas actividades que, devido às medidas impostas para combater o novo coronavírus, foram canceladas ou assumiram outros formatos. É o caso do movimento conjunto de seis faculdades de Lisboa e do Porto, cujo lema é “para além de liberdade para pensar, queremos liberdade […]
24 de Março de 2020.

Summer in France

Let me talk about Bretagne. This region is located in the north-west part of France, just in front of the Atlantic Ocean and the Manche. It is basically the only place in France where the summer heat is still bearable nowadays. The landscapes are amazing: promenade along the sea, feet on the sand but also the countryside with beautiful vegetation and forests. You can also discover the typical houses in this region, all-white or in stones with slates roof. If you like history and magic, I advise you to walk in the Brocéliande forest. Every kid in France knows it thanks to the stories about King Arthur, the knights of the round table and Merlin the enchanter. If you prefer […]
23 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 e o ambiente

O abrandamento da produção, das deslocações e do consumo provocado pelas medidas para combater a pandemia do novo coronavírus trouxe boas notícias para a crise ambiental, com uma diminuição da poluição e das emissões de gases com efeito de estuda. Mas teme-se que, passado o momento crítico que vivemos, pouco fique destas melhorias. Se não viu as imagens de satélite que mostram a redução de gases poluentes sobre a China ou a Itália, já deve ter visto pelo menos as fotografias surpreendentes dos cardumes de peixes nos canais de águas límpidas de Veneza. A travagem a fundo da actividade económica, das viagens aéreas e da vida em geral de milhões de pessoas afectadas pela pandemia do novo coronavírus SARS-CoV-2 em […]
22 de Março de 2020.

A Summer in Iceland

If you find yourself in Iceland during the summer months, you will be spoilt for choice as there are plenty of activities available, helped by the extended daylight hours. After the long, dark nights of the winter, Icelanders look forward to the summer and make the most of the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors.  There are no shortage of festivities for you to take part in during this time of year. Independence Day, on 17th of June, is a nationwide celebration. A 17th June party is also around the time when Icelanders might dust off their old barbecues, and serve up some of their famous hot dogs, SS Pylsur.  Mid- to late-June is […]
20 de Março de 2020.

Summer in Liechtenstein

Although Liechtenstein is tiny, on its 160 square kilometers area there are still a lot of activities you can do in summer. One of the most prominent and popular activities in summer is to go hiking in Malbun. Malbun is part of the municipality of Triesenberg, a town the lies above the Rhein-Valley and above most of the other towns of Liechtenstein. Malbun lies at about 1600 meters above the sea. It offers many many different routes to go hiking. The hikes can take you up to the most beautiful mountains, giving you the most astonishing views you can imagine. There are different types of difficulties in the hiking routes, offering the ideal experience for newcomers and veteran-hikers alike. Malbun […]
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”, […]
29 de Abril de 2019.

Christmas in Silesia, Poland

We celebrate it a bit differently than in the rest of the country. Christmas in Poland is a very special time. But in Silesia, the region where I was born and raised and where all my family lives, we celebrate it a bit differently than in the rest of the country. The most important day is Christmas Eve on the 24th of December. At my home, the preparations start early in the morning when all of the women (me, my mother and my grandmother) start cooking dishes for the dinner, bake cakes and make makówki – my favorite Christmas sweet dish made of poppyseed, nuts, and bread. When the kids spot the first star in the sky, the whole family […]
26 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in the Basque Country

The comparison with the Nordic Santa Claus was inevitable. Christmas Traditions: Olentzero Olentzero is a character from the Basque Christmas tradition. He is a mythological collier that brings Christmas gifts to homes in the Basque Country, on both sides of the Pyrenees. Olentzero is represented as a thick man, unkempt, stained with coal. His main characteristic is that he lives isolated from the society dedicated to making charcoal in the forest, enjoying eating and drinking well and every winter he goes down from the mountains to the villages. The most widespread hypothesis is that the origin of Olentzero predates the Christianization of Navarre and that the character of Olentzero must be located within the celebrations of the winter solstice. There […]
24 de Abril de 2019.

A Europe of Traditions

The Traditions of Christmas, Carnival, and Easter in Germany. In my home country, Christmas time starts with the 1st of December, children receive “Adventskalender”, a calendar made mostly out of chocolates, which are used as a count down until Christmas Eve. This period is called the time of advent, from Latin adventus meaning arrival. Each Sunday during these four weeks is especially important, as, on these Sundays of Advent, we are lighting up one candle after another on our Advent wreath, until at the end, there are 4 candles lit: the sign that Christmas has come. On the 6th of December, we celebrate Saint Nicolaus day, in the night from the 5th to the 6th, children put out their boots […]
22 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in Holland

Everybody goes out on the streets and wears orange. The traditions of Christmas Santa is not a prominent figure in the traditional Holland Christmas celebration. Instead, children look forward to the arrival of St. Nicholas in November. St. Nicholas wears red bishop’s robes and is accompanied by a helper who is known as Zwarte Piet or Black Peter. Children are told that St. Nicholas and Black Peter spend the year writing down good and bad behaviors in a large book and preparing a list of presents that they will give the Dutch children who have been well behaved. If children have been bad, however, they are told that Black Peter will chase them with a stick! In Holland, presents are […]
19 de Abril de 2019.

Important holidays during the year

Poland is a country in which traditions and religious holidays are still very strongly cultivated. Two of the most important during the year are, of course, Christmas and Easter. Christmas days are family time. The celebration begins with supper on December 24, when the first star hits the sky. It is a symbolic reference to the Star of Bethlehem announcing the birth of Jesus. Before sitting down to the dinner, family share pieces of a wafer and everyone is wishing each other all the best for Christmas and New Year. This custom is a reference to the Last Supper and the sharing of bread. On the table should appear the traditional 12 dishes, under the table there is hay, and […]
17 de Abril de 2019.

Traditions in my country

The traditions in Liechtenstein are very similar to the rest of Europe. Our Christmas traditions start on the first Sunday of December. We light a candle on that day and spend the day with our family and some people go to church. The following Sunday we light another candle and so on until the fourth Sunday of the month. On the 24th of December, a lot of people go to church and spend the day with family. Most people have a family dinner and also open the presents on Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day a lot of people usually spend the evening/day with the extended family. During the following days, everyone visits other families and friends. Carnival is the biggest […]