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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

Fisiologia

Climate change, critical level

published on 18.09.2019

Global warming has not stopped since the industrial revolution and in the Quèquicom we are also witnesses. In 2006 we dedicated a report to climate change. In 2019, thirteen years later, we made an update. We will see how has evolved the CO2 in the atmosphere, the temperature of the sea in Estartit, the fish […]

Tractors, from the mule to the microchip

published on 3.04.2019

Since its inception agriculture had several technological revolutions, which have always gone in the direction of saving effort and increasing efficiency: animal traction, mechanization, precision and interconnection. Only robotics is lacking, and the farmer will not have to move a single finger to work in the field. The following spoke: Jordi Terrazas, Equibru, Joan and […]

Pain, not so much not so little

published on 19.02.2018

Pain is an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience, typical of all living beings with a central nervous system. It works as an alarm signal, which warns and protects against physical damage. To survive, it is necessary to perceive the pain and react in time, fleeing or fighting it. In the report we will see that […]

The tower of Babel

published on 11.10.2017

The Castella school, in the Raval district of Barcelona, is an authentic Tower of Babel: in a class of 25 students we can find a dozen nationalities and around ten languages. But this linguistic diversity seems small when we expand the scale of observation. In Catalonia there are inventoried more than 300 different languages, and […]

The caganer

published on 18.04.2017

It is often said that Catalans are eschatological. They have the “caganer”, a figure of the Christmas manger of a man defecating, they also have the “tió” a trunk of tree that shits gifts at Christmas, and in the industrial field they have the company Roca, one of the most important of the world in […]

Extraordinary centenarian

published on 27.12.2016

There is no magic formula to live 100 years, depends on a lucky combination of genetics and healthy habits. We will analyze the case of two extraordinary centenarians and we will understand that aging is rusting. The following spoke: Mireia Farré from Idescat, Reinald Pamplona from UdL-IRBLleida, Manel Esteller from IDIBELL and the centenarian Joaquim […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.