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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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Prevent avalanches

published on 6 02 2019

The reporter of the program Pere Renom ascends with skis of mountain to the Cap des Clòsos, a summit of the Valley of Aran of 2.417 meters of altitude, opening trace through the snow. He is accompanied by two experienced mountaineers, one of whom, Ivan Afonso, survived an avalanche 20 years ago. From this experience […]

Science in dance

published on 13 12 2016

Dance is expressiveness through the movement of the body. We follow a dancer from the Theater Institute to understand how human anatomy takes advantage of the laws of physics to create beauty. Speakers include Clara Font, dance teacher of the Emi Vivas School; Núria Massó, Faculty of Health Sciences Blanquerna (URL); Irene Lapuente, of Newton’s […]

The swim across the Strait of Gibraltar

published on 10 12 2013

The reporter Pere Renom tries to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar to make a report. Faced with the currents, waves, wind, fog and tides, and avoid about 90 large merchant that circulate daily through the strait. He should cover a distance of about 15 km. Throughout history, less than 800 swimmers have achieved this […]

Bones against the light

published on 29 02 2012

Every five years we regenerate the entire skeleton. But we have to practise sport and maintain an equilibrated diet to prevent osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.

Pools, chlorine and health

published on 15 02 2012

The pools are healthy both for swimming and for rehabilitation, but we should respect the rules of hygiene to avoid adverse reactions with chlorine. Chlorine disinfection, combined with organic matter, such as hair or urine, generates gases that could affect the DNA of cells. For this reason the pools should be well ventilated.

Running the Marathon

published on 2 06 2010

The marathon is an endurance test that takes the body to the limit. The reporter Pere Renom trains for twelve weeks to address the race with guarantees. The stress test, food, footwear, anatomy, physiology and psychology are the keys that allow the runner overcome the 42 km and reach the finish line successfully. The further […]

The bicycle: a perfect machine

published on 24 02 2010

“Quèquicom” explains why the bicycle is a perfect machine. Consumes 40 times less than the car, and its manufacturing saves 100 times energy. It is also the fastest urban transport in distances of less than 8 km. And in addition, cycling is a healthy pleasure.

Running against time

published on 29 03 2006

Our lifestyle can slow down in part the effects of aging, but our genetics is also essential. Antoni Pifarré is a 67 year old man who still runs marathons and is currently preparing to climb Everest. How is it possible that some people get old in better conditions than others? Can we improve the condition […]