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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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A nursery of scientists

published on 16.12.2017

The center Món Natura Pirineus, in Les Planes de Son, is a nursery for young scientists. Since 2007, the La Pedrera Foundation organizes the Youth and Science stays. For two weeks students from all over Catalonia receive theory classes, practice in the laboratory and field work in the areas of biology or astronomy. To get […]

The adventure of submarine Ictineu

published on 19.01.2016

During the nineteenth century Narcís Monturiol designed and built the submarines Ictíneo I and II. A century and a half later Pere Forès has continued the adventure. After 10 years of work, on November 5, 2015 the submarine Ictíneo 3 submerged to 1,000 meters deep in the Canyon of Villefranche-sur-Mer (France) and obtained official certification. […]

Tempus fugit

published on 30.05.2015

Time is an unattainable dimension. We live within the time from birth, and it structurates our lives. We have learned to measure it with nanosecond precision in atomic clocks, but we are still experiencing it subjectively. Einstein showed that time is relative and, apparently, on a cosmic scale could be slowing down until stop it. […]

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 […]

Blood in the veins

published on 11.06.2013

The reporter Pere Renom gives blood and follows his blood bag to the Blood and Tissue Bank. There, Eduard Muñiz-Diaz, director of Immunology, explains what are the blood groups and how to take into account in transfusions. He also knows special lighting system to visualize veins in obese people or in children. The device is […]

Gaudí and the natural forms in the Sagrada Família

published on 10.11.2010

To better understand the relationship between the architecture of Gaudi and the nature, the biologist Pere Renom climbs the canopy of a beech forest over 40 meters high and compare the structure with that of the central nave of the Sagrada Família, designed like a forest of stone. The hyperboloid domes topping the nave are […]

Colors in the sight

published on 13.06.2007

Humans are able to distinguish about 10 million colors. This capability has meant that we have incorporated many colors into the culture as symbols of all kinds. However, unlike other perceptions such as taste or hearing, the vision of colors is forgetful. Any way, thousands of pigments are currently available thanks to the modern chemical […]

The fall and the light

published on 6.12.2006

Light therapy, is a treatment that helps to overcome the seasonal gloom caused by the reduction of hours of light during autumn and winter. The reporter Pere Renom interviews specialists in psychiatry and sleep, and a lighting technician. He also visits one of the most beautiful autumn landscapes of Catalonia, in the Pyrenees, to explain […]