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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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Searching for life in the Univers

published on 10.02.2015

We knew that the Earth is not flat, and that is not in the center of the universe, now it has been discovered that even in the Milky Way there could be 10,000 milion planets similar to ours. We explain how planets are detected outside our solar system and what conditions would have to sustain […]

Leather, skin forever

published on 21.01.2015

Despite the evolution of textile, leather remains an irreplaceable material in items as diverse as footwear, balls or motorbike suits. We travel from the slaughterhouse to the tannery to understand how calf skin is removed and how is it turned into leather. Speakers Miquel Vila, advisor at Guild of Tanners Igualada; Teresa Mir, Head of […]

Rescue in the sea

published on 16.12.2014

The main danger of shipwreck is not starvation or thirst, but dying of cold. When he is lost in the immensity of the sea the rescue is a race against time. Maritime Rescue is a public organization dedicated  24 hours a day to respond to emergencies in the sea. It has twenty centers coordinators spread […]

Light at our service

published on 9.12.2014

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics is awarded to three Japanese researchers for inventing a new efficient and durable light source: the blue LED. Quèquicom explains how it works. But beyond lighting, the more versatile light is laser, allowing encryption, cut, cool, heat, diagnose, read, print or move. Speakers Maria Guell, The Invisible Lighting Design […]

The scientific illustration

published on 18.11.2014

In the XXI century scientific illustration remains an indispensable tool in various disciplines. Enables to describe a new species of jellyfish, reconstruct the true aspect of an extinct bird called “dodo”, understand step by step operation of liver transplantation, or see the interaction between a drug and a protein.

Cause of death: Entropy

published on 28.10.2014

The immediate cause of death is always a cardiac arrest, the mediate cause is cell death, and the ultimate cause is the 2nd law of thermodynamics. Death is irreversible, the process can not be reversed as well as the coffe with milk can not be separated.

Evolution, after Darwin’s footsteps

published on 14.10.2014

Charles Darwin proposed natural selection as the mechanism of evolution, inspired by the finches of the Galapagos islands, fossils of Patagonia, or domestic pigeons. In Catalonia can be found completely equivalent examples: Pyrenean cave beetles, rodent fossils, or a new breed of mini-pigs intended for biomedical research.

Inventions: a solution to a problem

published on 17.06.2014

Inventions are discoveries that solve specific problems or needs. The reporter Pere Renom has a lot of containers in front of the window of his bedroom and very often is awakened by the sound of glass thrown at odd hours. Tired of this situation contacts an engineer to develop a soundproof glass container. The prototype […]

Roads are good shortcuts

published on 27.05.2014

Worldwide it is estimated that there are some 30 million km of roads. The equivalent of going to the moon and back 40 times. In Catalonia we have 12,000 km. With this extensive road network we can reach any point in the territory with the minimum possible time. The roads are good shortcuts. The report […]

The penis from bottom to top

published on 6.05.2014

The program shows in exclusive the erection process through a thermal camera and explains the internal anatomy of the penis and how it allows erection. When this mechanism fails, sildenafil (Viagra) may be a remedy for erectile dysfunction. The erect penis length can range from 10 to 18 cm. What is the normal size in […]