Archive for October, 2009

Made in Minas Gerais – Humor – Brasil Wiki!

October 30th, 2009

Tô tentando dominar esta língua, mas tá ficando cada dia mais dificil! (…gringo anônimo)

Eis este artigo do journal Brasilwiki: Made in Minas Gerais – Humor – Brasil Wiki!.

The Placidly Rural Brazilian State of Minas Gerais

October 26th, 2009

Como é bom ser do interior (…anonymous)

Charming travel piece about Minas, from the New York Times, Travel Section, Oct 25, 2009.
(In English)

Read the full article here:Latin America Issue – The Placidly Rural Brazilian State of Minas Gerais – NYTimes.com.

Thinkers 50 – C. K. Prahalad

October 17th, 2009

C. K. Prahalad discusses his latest book, The Future of Competition: Co-Creating Unique Value with Customers, published early in 2004.

“We are moving to a new form of value creation, when value is not created by the firm and exchanged with customer, but rather when value is co-created by the consumers and the company. So the first question is: how do you go from a unilateral view of value creation by the company, to co-creation of value by consumers?”

Read the full article at Thinkers 50 – Interview. More about him and others at The Thinkers 50.

Robô que facilita a leitura de notícias sobre Juiz de Fora

October 16th, 2009

Professor da Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica da Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Paulo Roberto Villela, desenvolveu o JF Clipping, um sistema de busca e captura de notícias relacionadas a Juiz de Fora. Pode acessar o artigo aqui: Diretoria de Comunicação – UFJF. (Publicada em: 14 de outubro de 2009)

E o site aqui: http://jfclipping.com.br. JF Clipping – Juiz de Fora na palma da sua mão. Ótima ideia!

Gallery – The world’s smallest art prize

October 9th, 2009

From New Scientist:


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“Crossing a microscope with a camera gives you a micrograph, a tiny photograph that allows artists and scientists to show the beauty inaccessible to the naked eye. Every year the Small World competition run by optics giant Nikon celebrates this hidden world.”

Here’s the link to this stunning Gallery at New Scientist (21 Images). There are many other interesting Galleries at this site as well.

Revista Língua Portuguesa

October 7th, 2009

Achei uma página interessante de links na versão online da Revista Língua Portuguesa. Trata-se de educação, literatura e língua.

Rio de Janeiro wins: will host the 2016 Olympics

October 2nd, 2009


O Globo reports on Rio 2016 at Rio de Janeiro vence e será a sede das Olimpíadas de 2016 – O Globo. The article is in Portuguese.