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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 […]

Charging the batteries

published on 15 01 2013

What do they have in common a battery, a tubercle or body fat? They are sistems of storing energy. The energy is stored for consumption when needed and to move autonomously. A crossing of the Pyrenees is an ideal situation to understand how and why energy is stored.

Profiting the sun

published on 3 05 2011

One of the alternative energy models to hydrocarbons is solar energy, on two fronts: photovoltaic and thermal. Solar panels are still relatively expensive. In large photovoltaic plants are tested other technologies to reduce costs, such as the so-called solar panels of concentration. Joan Ignasi Rosell, University of Lleida, explains what they are. 130 school children […]