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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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Tractors, from the mule to the microchip

published on 3.04.2019

Since its inception agriculture had several technological revolutions, which have always gone in the direction of saving effort and increasing efficiency: animal traction, mechanization, precision and interconnection. Only robotics is lacking, and the farmer will not have to move a single finger to work in the field. The following spoke: Jordi Terrazas, Equibru, Joan and […]

The parabolic flight

published on 13.12.2017

Gravity is an ubiquitous physical magnitude on the surface of the Earth. There is no material or device capable of eliminating it. The only way to not feel gravity is in free fall. Some airplanes make a maneuver that consists in describing a parabola like the one that would make an arrow shot by an […]

Gravity, a matter of weight

published on 4.04.2017

We will travel to Bremen, in Germany, where there is one of the highest drop towers in the world (ZARM), capable of generating microgravity conditions of almost 10 seconds, and which is used by the European Space Agency (ESA) to test space technology. We will measure the differences of gravity between the level of the […]

The influence of the Moon

published on 29.11.2011

The phases of the Moon are thought to be related to the number of births, crime, suicide, the menstrual cycle and even the growth of hair. Do these beliefs have any basis? “Quèquicom” witnessing a lunar eclipse and explains its influence on the tides and other phenomena. Also, visits a team from the Politechnical University […]

Low cost satellits

published on 2.11.2011

The aerospace industry is a sector with so high investment that only large agencies like NASA or ESA, or the multinational companies can afford. An international team of students and engineers of UPC is developing a project to send a satellite into space for less than 1,200 euros. The challenge is part of the “N-Prize” […]

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 […]