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Pere Renom

“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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Nitrogen till the root

published on 9 10 2019

Nitrogen is an essential element for life, but since its availability is limited it must be recycled. The most important compartment on the planet where it accumulates is the atmosphere (N2). Hence, special bacteria introduce it into the biosphere through a process called fixation. Once there, it is transferred through the food chain from vegetables […]

Three faces of the carbon

published on 25 04 2012

What do they have in common the coal, a motorcycle helmet and a diamond? Three sides of the carbon, a chemical element with properties remarkably different depending on how it is organized. Pere Renom built a stack for charcoal. Later attends the size of a diamond and understands why it is so bright. Finally, learns […]