Science writing

In writing, I covered topics in mathematics, nanotechnology, telecommunications and mental health.

Giving Application Developers Access to Telco Networks Will Create Business Opportunities ➚

TADHack logoOne-to-one communication is moving to the internet, and telecommunications and the web platform are converging. If telecom companies allow internet applications to be built on top of their infrastructure, they will open a wealth of opportunities, not only for developers, but for the whole telecom ecosystem.

This is a report on the TADHack (Telecom Application Developers Hackathon) keynotes. TADHack 2015 took place in June in Lisbon, Portugal.

Back to the Present (on Mindfulness for students) ➚

Mindfullness at NTU

The article gathers the views of a research psychologist, three Mindfulness trainers and a student practitioner.

Taking some time to focus on ourselves allows us to reduce the levels of anxiety. And it’s something we can do anytime really.

University students, especially in their first year, may experience some distress in their academic life. Living for the first time on their own or with other students, together with the workload of the course, can sometimes cause feelings of anxiety that interfere with their goals.

Café Scientifique – Nanotechnology ➚

Nanotechnology Café Sci

Credits: Vladimir Korolkov, The University of Nottingham

This article covered a session on Nanotechnolgy at the Nottingham’s Café Scientifique.

‘Nano’ has become a fancy word to sell miniaturised devices, and some science-fiction filmmakers used it to name the ‘magical’ technology that moves the plot on. In the laboratory, working at the nanoscale means moving atoms around with useful effects on our scale, said Michael Fay, the invited speaker in this year’s first Nottingham Café Scientifique and a researcher at the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre.

Oliver Labs, o investigador que combina matemática com arte ➚

Oliver Labs 3D printed mathematical shape.

Oliver Labs 3D printed mathematical shape.
Image credits: Enric Vives-Rubio

This article is about the artistic work of Oliver Labs, a mathematician specialised in computational geometry.

Oliver Labs, geómetra e matemático alemão, dá vida a idealizações da geometria na forma de objectos fascinantes, ao mesmo tempo didácticos e decorativos. Recorrendo a várias técnicas e materiais, e a partir de equações matemáticas, cria modelos tridimensionais para exposições e colecções, adquiridos por escolas, universidades e museus. Uma exposição dos seus trabalhos pode ser vista actualmente no Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, em Lisboa.

Exotismo e beleza do reino da geometria em Lisboa ➚

Oliver Labs 3D printed mathematical shape.

Oliver Labs 3D printed mathematical shape.
Image credits: Enric Vives-Rubio

Article about the exhibition on Geometry, “Formas e Fórmulas”, held at the Natural History and Science Museum, Lisbon.

Mostrar, de um modo muito visual, a relação forte que a matemática tem com o nosso dia-a-dia é o que se propõe a exposição Formas e Fórmulas, no Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência, em Lisboa. Produzida em Portugal e há mais de um ano e meio de portas abertas, esta exposição recebe mil visitantes por mês, em média, e continuará pelo menos até Março. Espera-se que vá para o Porto ainda este ano e já cativou o interesse de instituições na Alemanha e em Itália.