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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

Materials

Copper, the electric metal

published on 5.11.2013

Associated with electricity, copper has helped change the world. Besides being a good conductor some of its compounds are superconductors. In living organisms acts as a transmitter of electrons in many biochemical reactions. Also is part of several blue and green pigments of gothic painting and sometimes can acquire an electric tone.

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 […]

Three faces of the carbon

published on 25.04.2012

What do they have in common the coal, a motorcycle helmet and a diamond? Three sides of the carbon, a chemical element with properties remarkably different depending on how it is organized. Pere Renom built a stack for charcoal. Later attends the size of a diamond and understands why it is so bright. Finally, learns […]

laundry

Undressing the laundry

published on 11.10.2010

The perfect laundry is a challenge for physics, chemistry and for the reporters of Quèquicom, who learn the best tricks to get an immaculate clothes. How is it possible that the soap used to clean fats, is in fact obtained from fats? What is the difference between soap and detergent? How to use the bleach?

Atom: asking the matter

published on 27.01.2010

Hadrons, neutrons, quarks, gluons, or the famous Higgs particle are concepts of the atomic physics related to a big question: what is matter? “Quèquicom” visits CERN, a laboratory built 100 meters underground in Geneva, Switzerland, where the properties of some subatomic particles like hadrons are investigated from colisions in an accelerator called LHC (Large Hadron […]

Overturned by the wind

published on 11.02.2009

Quèquicom dedicates a special program  to the great windstorm that swept Catalonia on 24 January 2009, killed four children and caused many destructions.

Against the glass

published on 3.12.2008

We test the fragility of glass using mallets and Magnum revolver shots with the help of the police. We also show and explain about living organisms protected by glass skeletons: diatoms.

The water channel Segarra-Garrigues

published on 9.04.2008

The program shows exclusive images of the construction of the channel Segarra-Garrigues that will irrigate a surface seven times greater than the municipality of Barcelona and will ensure water intake of Cervera and other locations. But the transformation in irrigated lands the drylands of Lleida threat an exceptional ecosystem and brings to the table the […]

Nanotecnology: the smallest world

published on 7.02.2007

Two teams of young people prepared a competition of robots. In the process they discover the world of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a technology that works by one billion times smaller than a meter in a ultramicroscopic scale. We’ll go to Barcelona Science Park and the Institute of Materials Science, CSIC to watch how real nanotechnology […]