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“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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Pools, chlorine and health

published on 15 02 2012

The pools are healthy both for swimming and for rehabilitation, but we should respect the rules of hygiene to avoid adverse reactions with chlorine. Chlorine disinfection, combined with organic matter, such as hair or urine, generates gases that could affect the DNA of cells. For this reason the pools should be well ventilated.

Bacteria: from our intestine to Mars

published on 18 12 2009

Go to Mars will be an impossible mission if bacteria can not be used to produce the food needed by the astronauts, and to recycle detritus. In addition, each of the astronauts will take 2 kilos of bacteria in his digestive, the intestinal flora that any human needs to survive. We fly from intestinal Crohn’s […]