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“We have given you, O Adam, no visage proper to yourself, nor endowment properly your own, in order that whatever place, whatever form, whatever gifts you may, with premeditation, select, these same you may have and possess through your own judgement and decision […] We have made you a creature neither of heaven nor of earth, neither mortal nor immortal as the free and proud shaper of your own being, fashion yourself in the form you may prefer.”
Oration on the Dignity of Man – Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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Masters of wood

published on 16.02.2016

The reporter Pere Renom knows a guitar maker and attends an authentication of a guitar theoretically built in 1867 in Sevilla by a man named Antonio de Torres, the equivalent of Stradivarius in violins. Renom also participates in the construction of a wooden house, greener and quicker to make than conventional homes. And he visits […]

The adventure of submarine Ictineu

published on 19.01.2016

During the nineteenth century Narcís Monturiol designed and built the submarines Ictíneo I and II. A century and a half later Pere Forès has continued the adventure. After 10 years of work, on November 5, 2015 the submarine Ictíneo 3 submerged to 1,000 meters deep in the Canyon of Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) and obtained official certification. […]

Brave as lions

published on 10.11.2015

Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by a protozoan capable of infecting virtually any warm-blooded animal, but only reproduces sexually in the intestine of cats and other felines. According to statistics about 20% of the Catalan population has passed the disease unknowingly because symptoms are similar to flu. Basically it is taken from the consumption of […]

Montsant, peace and silence

published on 20.10.2015

The range of Montsant is located away from main roads and has no road and no track that passes. This makes it particularly quiet. For this reason it is a refuge for very sensitive species such as Bonelli’s eagle, the native crayfish, several bats or yew forests. It also locates Somereta an endemic insect species […]

Antennas, in neighbor’s backyard

published on 29.09.2015

It is recommended to turn off the wifi at night? And for what reason? Are its waves a danger to health? And the microwaves from mobile phone? What power density can we receive from a base station? And from our own phone? Are there leaking from microwave ovens? “Quèquicom” provides the basic knowledge to take […]

Tempus fugit

published on 30.05.2015

Time is an unattainable dimension. We live within the time from birth, and it structurates our lives. We have learned to measure it with nanosecond precision in atomic clocks, but we are still experiencing it subjectively. Einstein showed that time is relative and, apparently, on a cosmic scale could be slowing down until stop it. […]

Fascinated by cats

published on 19.05.2015

We will learn to better understand the behavior of cats in order to improve coexistence, we will see how manage the colonies of feral and abandoned cats, we will understand the possible origin of the expression “to look for three feet of cat”, and we will know purebred cats with more than a century pedigree. […]

Hunt with hunters

published on 28.04.2015

We will hunt with bow and arrows to experience the difficulty of the original hunting techniques, and we will discover the latest technological innovation with the compound bow. Also we will take advantage of the innate predatory ability of dogs, ferrets and falcons to hunt woodcocks, rabbits and partridges. And we will understand why the […]

Legionellosis, a nebula disease

published on 7.04.2015

Legionella is not taken from the air conditioners in offices or homes, but by inhaling contaminated droplets coming from hot water systems of hotels or gyms, spa facilities and many cooling towers of industries. Participants Miquel Sabrià, head of the Infectious Diseases Unit, UAB; Ana Belén Gómez and Neus Cirera, the Public Health Agency of […]

Cruisers, floating cities

published on 3.03.2015

We visit  the shipyard of Palermo to see how a ship 300 meters in length is cut in half, is lengthen with a new section of 24 meters, and again is welded to seamlessly navigate. A cruise ship with 5,000 people on board is a veritable floating city. We attended the docking maneuver in the […]