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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, in order that you may, 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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The lives of iron

published on 14 03 2007

Iron is an element used and reused by humans for millennia and has many lives. To learn both the life of iron and the life with iron we will visit a steel mill where hundreds of tons of scrap are recycled every day, by melting to produce steel. We also will go into a mine […]

The Ebro River: invaders and invaded

published on 24 01 2007

Although the Ebro is one of the best preserved large rivers in Europe, is also the scene of an environmental conflict between native and invasive species. To understand this conflict the reporter Pere Renom will practise kayaking on some of the wildest corners of the Ebro river. He will find naiades, a group of freshwater […]

The fall and the light

published on 6 12 2006

Light therapy, is a treatment that helps to overcome the seasonal gloom caused by the reduction of hours of light during autumn and winter. The reporter Pere Renom interviews specialists in psychiatry and sleep, and a lighting technician. He also visits one of the most beautiful autumn landscapes of Catalonia, in the Pyrenees, to explain […]

The greenhouse effect and climate change

published on 8 11 2006

In “Quèquicom”, prominent experts explain clearly what are the main evidence of climate change, why the planet is heated, what say predictions and what can be done to combat it.

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11 10 2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The […]

Resisting the North wind

published on 20 09 2006

The reporter Pere Renom travels to the Alt Empordà and lives the north wind. To directly experience both air friction and the force of gravity, he parachutes from 4000 meters, but can not fall above 200 km/h. The wind is the air in movement. How do resist the north wind the farmers and nature in […]

Garraf, a mount of limestone

published on 24 05 2006

Eagles, turtles, shellfish and people form their structures due to calcium, a very strong element that is also part of the rocks of the Garraf. “Quèquicom” walks this park to explain calcium cycling. The Garraf is a spectacular rough and rocky mount, located just 30 km from the city of Barcelona. It consists of limestone, […]

Rescue in the snow

published on 5 04 2006

The reporter Samantha Vall is buried under half a metre of snow to check if electronic tracking systems for avalanche victims are effective. Toni Mestres, from the studio, shows how work those directional antennas, in what principles are based, and explains what happens inside a cloud when forming snow. Meanwhile, biologist Pere Renom describes how […]

Viruses: the eternal war

published on 22 03 2006

What you need to know about viruses in general and avian flu in particular, explained in an entertaining and understandable way. Is the bird flu virus going to recombine and be able to be transmitted from animals to humans? How do scientists prepare this new battle? Will we have better vaccines and antivirals? In “Quèquicom”, […]

The strength of the cold

published on 15 03 2006

When water freezes its volume increases. This property can directly affect our body, constituted mainly of water, if either part is frozen. Josep Maria Vilà, an amateur mountaineer, lost 3 teammates and his girlfriend while trying to reach the peak of Balandrau in Ripollès (Girona). The reporter Samantha Vall finds out what happened that fateful […]