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31 de Janeiro de 2020.

Reino Unido sai hoje da UE

Uma hora antes da meia-noite de sexta-feira, o Reino Unido passa a ser considerado um país terceiro em relação aos 27. O resto de 2020 será passado a negociar a futura parceria entre Londres e Bruxelas. O Conselho Europeu aprovou a conclusão do acordo do “Brexit”, em nome da União Europeia, na reunião desta quinta-feira, depois de o Parlamento Europeu ter dado o seu consentimento no plenário no dia anterior. O caminho está livre para a saída do Reino Unido da UE na sexta-feira. A saída concretiza-se à meia-noite em Bruxelas (23h em Lisboa e Londres), num processo que desafia o grande projecto de unidade europeia pós-II Guerra Mundial. Este acordo cobre áreas como os direitos dos cidadãos, pagamentos, protocolos […]
30 de Janeiro de 2020.

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris, is a Scottish musician, DJ, producer, and songwriter. Born in 1984 as Adam Wiles, he changed his name to Calvin Harris for his music career. Calvin Harris was born in Dumfries, Scotland and after leaving the high school he worked odd jobs in a supermarket and a fish processing factory. He worked these jobs so that someday he could afford the DJ equipment he needed to begin his music career.  At 18 Harris released two songs and then moved to London to learn from the thriving music scene there. He only realized one song while living in London and eventually he was forced to return to Dumfries due to a lack of jobs and money.  Once In Dumfries […]
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 […]
15 de Setembro de 2017.

Wanderlust

The pros and cons of long hiking Being a perfectionist and a collector (both terrible features), I like to see things through – once I undertake a given task or a project, I’m determined to finish it in 100%. Here, on Madeira, one of those little quests of mine is to walk all the hiking trails listed by the website I always use to consult the trips. I mark every finished trail on my map of the island and each new line drawn on it gives my a sort of perverted joy only weirdos like me would understand. Needless to say, the more lines marked on the map at the end of the day, the merrier. I try to combine […]
12 de Setembro de 2017.

Live consciously and be happy

The time machine was aimed to show if we live passive or we follow our ideas to be happy. Last year I made kind of an experiment with a friend of mine. In the moment when we should say goodbye and we didn´t know if we will ever see again, we created a “time machine”. We wrote there our current life quotes, things what makes us happy at this time and also plans, wishes and expectations for the next months and for later on. I kept piece of paper with his notes and he kept mine. We promise to Skype exactly next year and see how our plans are going. The effect is charming, because even if I made some […]
5 de Setembro de 2017.

Judaism in Madeira

A brief exploration of the hidden history of Jewish people on the island of Madeira. For as long as Madeira has existed as a territory under Portuguese control there has been a notable, if hidden, Jewish population living on the island. During the time following the island’s discovery this primarily comprised of Crypto-Jews, who hid their faith publicly due to the ongoing Spanish Inquisition. The city of Funchal was established in 1508, less than 20 years after the Alhambra Decree which ordered all practicing Jews to be expelled from Spain. In this context it is interesting that many Portuguese historians speculate that Zarco, the official discoverer of the island and first captain of Funchal, was himself of Crypto-Jewish ancestry. In […]
1 de Setembro de 2017.

Access to forests is our privilege?

Levadas – more than two thousands kilometers of irrigation channels, going through Madeira across and along from the top to the bottom of the island. I can only think about walking along the path surrounding levada by green tropical flora, to feel undiscribed calmness. Even more I like to visit them alone without companions, for better exploration. Every single forest has his own story to discover and it depends on us, do we want to hear them or not. Trees are silent witnesses of history. The rest of the oldest kind belonged to Old Tjikko from Swedish Fulufjället National Park, survived more than nine thousand years. They remeber the time before Jesus Christ, the Roman Empire, Inca Empire, two world […]
21 de Agosto de 2017.

Polish accent in Funchal

What I found when I started to look for Polish signs in Madeira. There is about 4000 km distance between Madeira and Poland, so it is rather unlikely that these two countries can have a lot in common. However, if you look closely you can find some similarities. One of them are churches and a lot of other signs of Christian faith which are present at every corner. What is more, in the Jesuit’s church we can find a painting of the Divine Mercy based on the devotion initiated by Polish saint nun Faustyna Kowalska and painted by Polish artist. Also in that church we can see a statue of Polish Jesuit – saint Stanisław Kostka, a patron saint of […]
17 de Agosto de 2017.

The art of being lost

Before arriving on the project – I didn’t completely know what to expect. Am I going to love it, am I going to hate it? Will I pick up the language easily? What will it be like being a non-native of the place I’m in for the first time in my life? Now that I’m here. I can honestly say I still don’t have the answers to these questions … But I do know one thing, it’s the curiosity of NOT knowing that is spurring me on and igniting the inquisitive flames of my heart to continue upon this journey. I always hated children’s shows like Dora the Explorer – I never thought that I’d be buying her books in […]