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5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
24 de Abril de 2018.

NASA lançou novo caça-planetas

A missão chama-se TESS e conta com a participação de um grupo de cientistas portugueses. O telescópio TESS, o novo “caçador” de planetas extrassolares da agência espacial dos Estados Unidos, NASA, foi lançado na passada noite de quarta-feira, em busca de novos planetas que possam suportar a existência de vida, adiantou a AP. O lançamento do telescópio TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, Satélite de Rastreio de Exoplanetas em Trânsito) foi feito a bordo do foguetão Falcon 9, da empresa aeroespacial privada SpaceX, da base de Cabo Canaveral, na Flórida, nos Estados Unidos. O lançamento aconteceu dois dias do inicialmente previsto, depois de um adiamento da data inicial de segunda-feira, pelas 18h32 locais (23h32 em Lisboa). Dois meses após a colocação […]
12 de Fevereiro de 2018.

Marte em Omã

Um grupo de “astronautas” está isolado desde a última quinta-feira numa base no deserto de Dhofar, a simular as condições de vida em Marte e a fazer experiências como se estivessem lá. O português João Lousada é um deles e o vice-comandante desta missão. Um pedaço de Marte (ou a sua simulação) está mais perto de nós. É no deserto árido de Dhofar, em Omã, que até ao final deste mês seis pessoas vão ficar isoladas e a fazer experiências como se estivessem numa verdadeira missão em Marte. Este exercício chama-se Amadeus-18 e tem entre os seus “astronautas” o português João Lousada. Marte fica a cerca de 54 milhões de quilómetros da Terra, quando os dois planetas estão mais perto. […]
8 de Novembro de 2017.

Web Summit traz parceria UBER-NASA

Empresa vai focar-se em tecnologia para tornar possível voos não tripulados em cidades. Nem todos os Ubers têm de andar na estrada. A empresa fez um acordo com a NASA para desenvolver tecnologia que lhe permita cumprir a meta já anunciada de disponibilizar veículos voadores eléctricos em algumas cidades dos EUA. O acordo entre a Uber e a Nasa foi anunciado nesta quarta-feira, na Web Summit, pelo vice-presidente Jeff Holden. A ideia de lançar um serviço de veículos voadores não é nova. A parceria agora anunciada com a NASA vai centrar-se no desenvolvimento de sistemas de voo e de gestão de tráfego aéreo de veículos não tripulados. Para além disso, a Uber também começou a trabalhar com uma empresa de […]
21 de Julho de 2017.

Especialistas em Origami

Agência espacial norte-americana procura soluções inovadoras para a criação de um escudo que proteja naves e astronautas das radiações solares. E a resposta pode estar na arte de dobrar papel. A associação entre a arte de dobrar papel e a NASA não é completamente surpreendente — pelo menos para quem acompanha as novidades da agência espacial norte-americana. Mas já lá vamos. Primeiro a notícia: a NASA lançou um pedido de ajuda aos especialistas em origami para solucionar um problema que “internamente não conseguiu resolver”: a criação de um novo escudo anti-radiação para proteger aeronaves e astronautas de radiações solares durante missões espaciais. O que a NASA procura é algo que possa ser “suficientemente dobrado e compactado” de forma a que, […]
25 de Maio de 2017.

Henrique quer Valkyrie em Marte

É natural de Viseu, tem 22 anos, e conquistou a única vaga de doutoramento em robótica na Universidade de Edimburgo para estudantes europeus. Henrique está na Escócia a colaborar com a NASA no desenvolvimento do robot “Valkyrie”. Um estudante do 5.º ano do Mestrado Integrado em Engenharia Informática e Computação da Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto está a colaborar com a NASA, na Escócia. Henrique Ferrolho, 22 anos, está a ajudar a programar “Valkyrie”, um robot humanoide, que pretende ajudar os humanos a instalarem-se em Marte. Este interesse nasceu quando o jovem, natural de Viseu, foi para Edimburgo no âmbito de uma experiência ERASMUS+. Na “School of Informatics” surgiu o convite da escola para que, após a conclusão […]
27 de Março de 2017.

Estudante detectou erro da NASA

Miles Soloman percebeu que a Agência Espacial Internacional estava a registar dados de energia quando eles não existiam e alertou a NASA. Um adolescente britânico de 17 anos detectou um erro na recolha de dados da Estação Espacial Internacional (EEI) e decidiu alertar a NASA. A correcção foi registada pela agência espacial americana que verificou que o rapaz tinha razão. Miles Soloman verificou que os sensores de radiação na EEI estavam a registar dados incorrectos ao ler energia negativa quando nada colidia com o detector. Ou seja, não era possível existirem leituras deste género. Esta pesquisa fazia parte de um projecto do Instituto de Pesquisa nas Escolas no Reino Unido, onde os estudantes podem trabalhar sobre os dados registados pela […]