segunda-feira, 30 de abril de 2012

Portugal conquista duas medalhas de prata nas Olimpíadas da Ciência

 As duas equipas de estudantes portugueses que participaram nas Olimpíadas da Ciência da União Europeia que terminaram neste domingo, na Lituânia, conquistaram uma medalha de prata cada, o melhor resultado nacional de sempre na prova, disse a coordenadora da comitiva. Ler o resto da notícia.

sábado, 28 de abril de 2012

Site a visitar

Um site muito interessante para explorar por professores e alunos.

quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2012

European CanSat competition begins

High school students from different ESA Member States have just arrived at the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway for the start of the 2012 European CanSat competition, which will run from 23 to 26 April.

During the campaign the 14 finalist teams will launch their CanSats and analyse their experiment results, and will then be judged by a board composed of representatives from space agencies and industry.

Azorean Shearwater
EBS Santa Maria, Vila do Porto (Azores), Portugal
Objectives – picture acquisition with GPS coupling, to demonstrate monitoring of sea levels and oil spills. Ler mais.

domingo, 22 de abril de 2012

"A Química das Coisas” pretende desmascarar a química escondida no nosso dia a dia e mostrar como os desenvolvimentos recentes desta Ciência contribuem para o bem-estar da Sociedade.

Tudo à nossa volta, na Natureza e fora dela, é constituído por “químicos”. A Química está na base da Vida e faz parte integrante da Sociedade moderna, por vezes de forma surpreendente, e em “coisas” inesperadas.
Deixo aqui um exemplo dos excelentes vídeos:

terça-feira, 17 de abril de 2012

Night Lights

(La Restinga, Canary Islands, August 21, 2011, Daniel Cano Ott)

segunda-feira, 16 de abril de 2012

sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

Alqueva: Some of the Darkest, Clearest Skies on Earth


It’s a place with dark skies, clear nights and ancient astronomical megaliths. What more could you want in an astro-destination? The Great Lake Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve in Portugal is the first site in the world to receive the “Starlight Tourism Destination” certification and has good atmospheric conditions for stargazing for more than 250 nights of the year, as well as having special lodging just for astro-tourists. The services for guests include late night meals and meals to go for stargazers, available telescopes and binoculars, and classes on astronomy and observing. Read more.

(Imagem de Miguel Claro)

Auroras Seen on Uranus For First Time

Two fleeting, Earth-size auroral storms were imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope as they flared up on the dayside of the gas giant in November 2011.
"The last time we had any definite signals of auroral activity on Uranus was when NASA's Voyager 2 probe swung by in 1986," said study leader Laurent Lamy, an astronomer at the Observatoire de Paris in Meudon, France. "But this is the first time we can actually see these emissions light up with an Earth-based telescope." Read more.

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