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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

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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 […]

Extraordinary centenarian

published on 27.12.2016

There is no magic formula to live 100 years, depends on a lucky combination of genetics and healthy habits. We will analyze the case of two extraordinary centenarians and we will understand that aging is rusting. The following spoke: Mireia Farré from Idescat, Reinald Pamplona from UdL-IRBLleida, Manel Esteller from IDIBELL and the centenarian Joaquim […]

Tempus fugit

published on 30.05.2015

Time is an unattainable dimension. We live within the time from birth, and it structurates our lives. We have learned to measure it with nanosecond precision in atomic clocks, but we are still experiencing it subjectively. Einstein showed that time is relative and, apparently, on a cosmic scale could be slowing down until stop it. […]

Running against time

published on 29.03.2006

Our lifestyle can slow down in part the effects of aging, but our genetics is also essential. Antoni Pifarré is a 67 year old man who still runs marathons and is currently preparing to climb Everest. How is it possible that some people get old in better conditions than others? Can we improve the condition […]