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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.”

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

Three faces of the carbon

published on 25.04.2012

What do they have in common the coal, a motorcycle helmet and a diamond?
Three sides of the carbon, a chemical element with properties remarkably different depending on how it is organized.
Pere Renom built a stack for charcoal. Later attends the size of a diamond and understands why it is so bright. Finally, learns why the carbon fiber is strong as steel but works like cotton.

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