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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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The swing of the beaches

published on 27.06.2017

In January 2017 the Catalan coast suffered an exceptional eastern storm, with waves up to 7 meters high, eroding entire beaches, and damaging rides, buildings and structures such as the oil pier of Badalona. The program analyzes the coastal dynamics and finds out if this destructive force is a threat to the coast. The following […]

Laia, a branch in human evolution

published on 15.11.2016

The evolution up to Homo sapiens is a puzzle of many pieces that is intertwined in the past and we still have much to discover. In 2011, at the Can Mata dump, at Hostalets de Pierola, a piece of this puzzle was found: the fossil remains of a primate distant relative of humans. The specimen was […]

Even the bricks know science

published on 16.06.2012

Brick is the main building block in much of the world. Despite its apparent simplicity has a lot of science, in the material, the proportions, the manufacture and use. The QQC shows all these aspects in very different ways. The program participates in a competition of masons, makes rally driving in a clay soil, gets […]

Science on the beach

Science at the beach

published on 1.10.2008

We will sail on beach catamaran, the only sailboat that is governed rudderless. We will discover the composition of the sand on the Maresme region and how the beach disappears. And we will meet some of the inhabitants of the wave breaking zone and we will see that they are not always what they seem.

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, […]