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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 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

Technology

laundry

Undressing the laundry

published on 11.10.2010

The perfect laundry is a challenge for physics, chemistry and for the reporters of Quèquicom, who learn the best tricks to get an immaculate clothes. How is it possible that the soap used to clean fats, is in fact obtained from fats? What is the difference between soap and detergent? How to use the bleach?

Against the glass

published on 3.12.2008

We test the fragility of glass using mallets and Magnum revolver shots with the help of the police. We also show and explain about living organisms protected by glass skeletons: diatoms.

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.

The water channel Segarra-Garrigues

published on 9.04.2008

The program shows exclusive images of the construction of the channel Segarra-Garrigues that will irrigate a surface seven times greater than the municipality of Barcelona and will ensure water intake of Cervera and other locations. But the transformation in irrigated lands the drylands of Lleida threat an exceptional ecosystem and brings to the table the […]

The limits of science

published on 6.02.2008

Hartmann Lines, dowsers and astrology, do they proceed with the scientific method? To know it, the program compared them to the corresponding scientific disciplines of geomagnetism, hydrogeology and astronomy.

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 […]

Rescue in the snow

published on 5.04.2006

The reporter Samantha Vall is buried under half a metre of snow to check if electronic tracking systems for avalanche victims are effective. Toni Mestres, from the studio, shows how work those directional antennas, in what principles are based, and explains what happens inside a cloud when forming snow. Meanwhile, biologist Pere Renom describes how […]