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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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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 […]

Masters of wood

published on 16 02 2016

The reporter Pere Renom knows a guitar maker and attends an authentication of a guitar theoretically built in 1867 in Sevilla by a man named Antonio de Torres, the equivalent of Stradivarius in violins. Renom also participates in the construction of a wooden house, greener and quicker to make than conventional homes. And he visits […]

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 […]

Rescue in the sea

published on 16 12 2014

The main danger of shipwreck is not starvation or thirst, but dying of cold. When he is lost in the immensity of the sea the rescue is a race against time. Maritime Rescue is a public organization dedicated  24 hours a day to respond to emergencies in the sea. It has twenty centers coordinators spread […]

The swim across the Strait of Gibraltar

published on 10 12 2013

The reporter Pere Renom tries to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar to make a report. Faced with the currents, waves, wind, fog and tides, and avoid about 90 large merchant that circulate daily through the strait. He should cover a distance of about 15 km. Throughout history, less than 800 swimmers have achieved this […]

Science on the beach

Science at the beach

published on 1 10 2008

We will sail on beach catamaran, the only sailboat that is governed rudderless. We will discover the composition of the sand on the Maresme region and how the beach disappears. And we will meet some of the inhabitants of the wave breaking zone and we will see that they are not always what they seem.