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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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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 […]

Archeology of a shipwreck

published on 9 01 2019

In the first century BC, a Roman ship sailing along the Costa Brava (Girona) was surprised by a storm, hit the Formigues Islands and was shipwrecked. Its remains were preserved intact at 45 m depth for 2,000 years. The Center of Underwater Archeology of Catalonia (CASC) carries out an excavation campaign to study the loading […]

To trust the currency

published on 30 05 2018

Geometrically a coin has three faces: front, back and edge. But metaphorically, it has many more. Numismatics values ancient coins both for art and for the history they contain. Inflation is an economic phenomenon directly related to the availability of currencies. And Bitcoin is a digital currency that challenges the current financial system. Speakers Albert […]

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 […]

Gibraltar, a natural border

published on 29 10 2013

The Strait of Gibraltar is the limit of distribution of various species, both plant and animal. There are monkeys, chameleons, Northern Bald Ibis, the last laurel forests of Europe and the most recent remnants of our cousins the Neanderthals. Speakers Eric Shaw, in charge of the monkeys of Gibraltar, Clive Finlayson, director of the Gibraltar […]

1714: Science in war

published on 10 09 2013

Why eighteenth century military clothing was very showy colors rather than camouflage like today? How functioned firearms? What factors decided the victory in the open field? How was raised a siege to a city? And how the city was defended? How was medicine and surgery? The report explains what is aposematic coloration, shoots with an […]

Who am I?

published on 21 09 2012

The Renom family meets at Ripollet to share their family histories and to link their genealogies. With a lot of help and luck reporter Pere Renom takes to do genealogical research, genetic and facial analysis and reconstructs the history of his family for about 500 years in detail and more generally traced back thousands of […]

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.