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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

metal·lúrgia

Cruisers, floating cities

published on 3 03 2015

We visit  the shipyard of Palermo to see how a ship 300 meters in length is cut in half, is lengthen with a new section of 24 meters, and again is welded to seamlessly navigate. A cruise ship with 5,000 people on board is a veritable floating city. We attended the docking maneuver in the […]

Lightning catchers

published on 18 03 2014

The lightning are highly potent electric shocks that occur in microseconds. Nevertheless, it is possible to catch them with a high speed camera, detect them by antennas, track them on trees or subsurface minerals, lead them to lightning rods, and reproduce its plasma in cutting steel machines, fluorescent or neon. Speakers Oscar Van der Velde, […]

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.

The lives of iron

published on 14 03 2007

Iron is an element used and reused by humans for millennia and has many lives. To learn both the life of iron and the life with iron we will visit a steel mill where hundreds of tons of scrap are recycled every day, by melting to produce steel. We also will go into a mine […]