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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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Microplastic: from the clothes to the sea

published on 11 07 2017

For every 6 kg of polyester clothing in the laundry, we release about 4 g of plastic microfibers through the pipes, which will go to the sea and contaminate the waters, bottoms and trophic nets around the world. Participants: Àngels Rovira, Researcher in Advanced Materials, LEITAT, Anna Sánchez Vidal, GRC Geosciences Marinas, UB, Salvador Borrós, […]

The swing of the beaches

published on 27 06 2017

In January 2017 the Catalan coast suffered an exceptional eastern storm, with waves up to 7 meters high, eroding entire beaches, and damaging rides, buildings and structures such as the oil pier of Badalona. The program analyzes the coastal dynamics and finds out if this destructive force is a threat to the coast. The following […]

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 […]

Even the bricks know science

published on 16 06 2012

Brick is the main building block in much of the world. Despite its apparent simplicity has a lot of science, in the material, the proportions, the manufacture and use. The QQC shows all these aspects in very different ways. The program participates in a competition of masons, makes rally driving in a clay soil, gets […]

The wood of Pallars region

published on 11 10 2006

The reporter and biologist Pere Renom navigates on a raft through the rapids of the river Noguera Pallaresa. This type of boat was used to transport the wood. Pallars (Lleida) has been, since ancient times, an area of timber production as it has large forest areas and an extensive river network that facilitated transport. The […]