Around 1,600 firefighters have been desperately battling wildfires that broke out in central Portugal early Sunday morning. At least 62 people have been confirmed dead, many of whom were burned in their cars as they tried to escape.
Last week, the nation of Portugal achieved something remarkable. For 107 hours—about four days—the country ran on nothing but wind, solar and hydro power.
You might have heard of Madeira, an archipelago in the North Atlantic ocean that’s one of two autonomous regions of Portugal. The Madeiran capital is mainly known for the historic city of Funchal, a popular resort destination, the birthplace of soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, oh, and home to one of the most treacherous…
A small ship is lit by a ray of sunshine as it sails up the Tagus river in Lisbon, Portugal on February 25.
It's embarrassing to admit but my knowledge of Portugal beyond Cristiano Ronaldo and delicious Portuguese egg tarts and that one hilarious drone fail is pretty much non existent. It looks peaceful though! Maybe I should go.
Well, hmph. That's not how drones work guys. Supposedly, this video shows Portugal attempting to launch a naval drone by giving it a running start. As the drone is thrown in the air to fly, it immediately nosedives and crashes into the ocean. What a wonderful failure.
It's cold and miserable out there. And the office is not much better. I would rather be in a cave. This cave, in the Praia de Benagil, in the Algarve, Portugal. What an incredible place.
What do you do when you're fighting a fire with your helicopter but aren't near any lake or river? Easy, you just dunk your bucket in a nearby pool and head back to the fire. This pilot is amazing.
Architect Tiago Barras has seen the future of public roadways, and said future resembles a moonshine-fueled car chase. As part of his whimsical High-Speed Car Ramp design, the designer suggests adding a jump ramp to Lisbon's Segunda Circular highway.
A Portuguese retailer has let slip on two more cases designed for the fifth-gen iPod Nano, and third-gen iPod Touch—and camera placement perfectly matches the Chinese cases Cult of Mac spotted. Update: Pics pulled, cases "available September." Hmmm?
Portuguese ISP Zon Multimedia will devlier one gigabit of bandwidth to broadband customers come September. One gigabit! So, if you want a truly fast internet connection in 2009, you're better off moving to the Azores than, say, New York City.
To celebrate the premiere of Lost Season 4 in Europe, Portugese guerrilla marketing firm Torke collaborated with Fox to drop Dharma Initiatives boxes onto the streets of Lisbon. A couple of blogs mentioned this yesterday, but nobody has revealed what's in them. What could be in it? A polar bear? Walt? (Maybe Walt.)…