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The problems of society are the very burning topic that people love to discuss and illustrate in their works by various artists. The fact is that people and their problems are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many creators who are trying to reach out to society with their works and open their eyes to the things around them. So does the Swiss illustrator Stefan Schmitz, who takes frequently discussed and controversial topics and turns them into deep and thought-provoking illustrations.


Artificial intelligence is everywhere



Time slips by like sand through your fingers



 Ordinary people have to be content with little



When there is a gap between you



Living in isolation




Men create an unattainable female image for themselves.



Failure to control anger






What Isolation Does For Whole Families



When children do not accept their parents' new partner




There is a way out of depression



Internet addicting



Deadly pollution



If you are different, you are an outcast



Sooner or later, children move away from their parents.



Women have to be more courageous to build their careers07-11-43-16266842061701647616


Freeing the Mind



Inner desire



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We always see only the result of the work that is invested in the creation of films, but we can almost never see how they are made. That is why we want to open the veil of secrecy and show you the special magic of cinema that takes place on the set during the creation of film masterpieces! You may even need soda and popcorn.


Rocket Raccoon and Chadwick Boseman (T'Challa), Avengers: Infinity War (2018)



Johnny Depp applying makeup for Edward Scissorhands (1990)



So Jason Momoa was preparing to shoot in a Super Bowl commercial, where he appeared as a bald thin man



Tiger from "Life of Pi" (2013) before and after computer graphics



Frost Giants Resting Between Shots in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)



Benedict Cumberbatch's face speaks volumes, Doctor Strange (2016)



Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleason on the set of Lay Down in Bruges (2008)



Zoe Saldana with two stunt doubles trying on Gamora's masks on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. Part 2 "(2017)



On the set of the film "Birds" (1963)



Robert Downey Jr. applying makeup for his role in Iron Man (2008)



Stanley Kubrick with his cat during the filming of A Clockwork Orange (1972)



Paul Bettany showed how he took off the Vision mask during the filming of the Wanda Vision miniseries (2021)



Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron on the set of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)



Behind the scenes of Jurassic Park (1993)



Gary Morgan as a dog from the movie "Kujo" (1983)



Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)



Behind the Scenes of John Wick III (2019)



Hayden Christensen with makeup on his face made for the movie "Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith "



Tom Hardy and Christian Bale cuddling on the set of The Dark Knight Rises (2012)



Actors take a break during a break on the set of the movie "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018)



“A little to the left. Yes, right here. " Actors behind the scenes of the film "Wolverine: the Immortal" (2013)



Jim Carey and Kate Winslet on the set of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


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Scientific progress shows that the boundaries between imagination and reality are blurred. Robots have ceased to be science fiction. Today they are indispensable assistants in many areas of activity. This article will look at what the most advanced robots can look like and what they can do.


It is easy to see why the most urgent need for humanoid-looking robots is now in Asia, mainly Japan and South Korea. The fact remains: development in this direction is most active there, and the public perceives with an explosion all the new items there - Japanese Aibo dogs, of which over 200 thousand have been sold worldwide, established mainly in Japan. The whole point may be in the specific perception of the world around us.


Smartest robots today and how they impress


Some researchers associate the phenomenon with the fact that the Japanese are interested in robots just as partners assistants and see their roots almost in the Japanese tradition of creating mechanical Karakuri dolls for tea ceremonies in the Edo dynasty (1600-1868). Maybe that's why in most cases, as a result of Japanese developments, we don't get an abstract mechanism of screws and pieces of iron, but rather an alloy of new technologies and design discoveries, whether we're talking about creating a complex humanoid robot, a stylized toy dog ​​or even a simple vacuum cleaner.



Curiosity rover - the Gale crater researcher

It is the most advanced third-generation rover to date. NASA spent ten years and 2.5 billion dollars on its development to obtain a great researcher in the end. It is an independent chemical laboratory on wheels, the size of a small car that can research the crater. It was created specifically for the study of the Gale crater. Curiosity is stuffed with instruments and sensors that can do almost everything, from high-resolution photos to spectral analysis of solid ground rocks.


Geminoid DK - the humanoid robot

This is one of the most realistic humanoid robots. It was built by Hiroshi Ishiguro and his colleagues from Japan's Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International. The appearance of this robot is an exact copy of Professor Henrik Scharfe from Aalborg University. The Geminoid DK can be controlled remotely using advanced motion capture technology. It allows the machine to imitate facial expressions and accurately repeat movements.


Baxter - security robot

Baxter is no ordinary industrial robot, although it looks pretty standard. Such models can be found in almost all more or less modern machine-building enterprises. Its main feature is increased security and checking things to be ok. Ordinary industrial robots do not differ at all in this feature. If a person is unfortunate enough to fall under their mechanical pincer hands, everything can end sadly. But not with Baxter. In his "head," a camera makes sure that there are no foreign objects in the field of activity. If they come across, then the ultrasonic motors that control the grips of mechanical "hands" automatically release the "pliers".


Paul - the drawing master

Paul, perhaps, is the least like a robot in the usual sense. But what he does is fantastic. This is a real robot artist, consisting of only one mechanical hand holding a pencil or fountain pen. The drawing process is straightforward: a person sits down in front of a camera that scans his face, and then Paul's "hand" begins to draw a portrait. Moreover, the robot does not draw according to a template; each picture of even the same person turns unique. There is a specific style in his drawings.


Wild cat - the stable robot animal

The development of Boston Dynamics. This is a reconnaissance robot capable of moving over rough terrain and, in gallop mode, which can accelerate to 25.7 km / h. Yes, this robot can gallop. And stop abruptly and turn around. WildCat is incredibly stable.


S One - the best worker

Rescue robot from the Japanese company Schaft, which Google eventually bought (as well as Boston Dynamics). S-One is a small, stocky, highly stable, and robust robot. He can lift weights, wield a drill, easily cope with valves and doorknobs. Thanks to the particular latest developments, the robot's creators managed to achieve incredible speed and smoothness in completing the tasks.


Sub1 - Rubik's cube master

Two US software developers, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose created this robot. The robot consists of 6 stepper motors, four webcams, and a small number of publicly available parts. And his main task is to solve the Rubik's cube. And he does it, just think, in less than one second. Among people, the record for the fastest assembly of the Rubik's Cube now belongs to the American teenager Lucas Etter. In the fall of 2015, he solved the cube in 4.9 seconds. The Sub1 robot took only 0.887 seconds.


Row-bot - the best cleaner

This is the latest development of scientists from the University of Bristol. Row-bot is a prototype robot designed to move around the surface of polluted water bodies and eat microbes that make the water dirty. It is noteworthy that Row-bot uses the “eaten” microbes as biofuel to generate energy and continue to work.


M-2000iA/1700L - the strong buddy

The Japanese company FANUC has developed the most robust robot in the world. His name, of course, is not very harmonious, but the possibilities are awe-inspiring. A strongman robot with an arm span of 4.7 meters can lift objects weighing 1,700 kg. The previous most powerful robot on the planet, Titan, could manipulate objects weighing up to 1 ton, but its “arm” was also slightly longer - 6.5 meters.


Atlas - the snow runner

Boston Dynamics recently unveiled a new generation of its Atlas robot to the general public. B his abilities are simply unique. A bipedal humanoid robot quickly walks through a winter forest with challenging terrain. At the same time, he maintains balance even when his feet fall into the snow. But if it does fail, the robot can independently rise from almost any position.


Actroid DER2 (ho-ho, Dramatic Entertainment Robot) - the realistic girl

Developed by Kokoro Company (Sanrio Group), this actress (actress + android. Wow, a term from the newspeak of the future!) It has more refined hand movements and improved facial expressions than the 2005 model. Facial expressions are pneumatically controlled.


This model can already be programmed to choreograph the movements of the legs and arms to transmit gestures synchronized with the voice. Amazingly accurate transmission of facial expressions and natural skin tones, Actroid DER, is called silicone coating, corresponding to a soft and silky voice. Kokoro rents Actroid DER2 for events to various companies, with a base rate of approximately $ 3,500 for five days, plus some minor royalties and maintenance fees.


Geminoid - professor's best friend

Regarding the development of facial expressions, Hiroshi Ishiguro, a professor at Osaka University and a developer of ATR Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, is perhaps the most distant. Its double is called Geminoid (Gemini in Latin is just "double, twin", and "-old" is the well-known suffix of the reflection of "similarity"). The robotics made as an exact copy of the teacher - the body with 46 degrees of freedom was copied by at Ishiguro and created by the Kokoro company - the one that produces "stars", and the shape of the skull is made after a volumetric scan of his head. 


Moreover, the android Geminoid also inherited some of the ways of its "parent" twin. Leather material - soft silicone material. Geminoid is connected by a network of power cords and cannot get up from the chair alone. But given what has been achieved in a short time - it took only six months to develop the body and three months to build the software; we can say that the development prospects are very bright.


Robovie-R - moving friend

The third version of this robot costs about $ 41,000 or about 1.4 million rubles. It can communicate with other robots through a local network and is intended for use in museums and malls. Its height is 108 cm, and its weight is 35 kg.


All 17 degrees of freedom of the robot give it high mobility, interaction with users, and understanding of the environment. Due to the large flow of people that can move simultaneously in a small space, the Robovie-R mission becomes difficult but not impossible. A laser rangefinder has been integrated into the robot to determine the safest path to follow. The robot is sensitive to touch due to the 11 touch sensors integrated into its structure.



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Vaccines are used all over the world as an effective solution to protect people from contracting infectious diseases, helping to prevent the spread of disease in the community. Vaccines work by "teaching" the human immune system (the body's natural defense mechanism) to defend itself against a certain disease. They mainly target diseases caused by viruses or bacteria.

The current pandemic with the new Coronavirus has stimulated medical technology to develop new safe and fast methods of obtaining prophylactic preparations that immunize a large part of the global population.

Thus, following the determination and publication of the sequenced viral genome, it became possible to design DNA and RNA vaccines through genetic engineering. In other words, the viral protein is no longer synthesized in the laboratory to be introduced into the vaccine, instead DNA or RNA sequences are used that contain genes that after introduction into the body encode the synthesis of specific proteins, similar to those contained in Covid.

To date, there is not enough data to demonstrate how effective the vaccine is at new strains of SARS-CoV-2. But one thing is certain: the probability of the vaccine being ineffective is very low. Moreover, antibodies in the serum of vaccinated individuals recognize and neutralize viral strains that contain some of the recently reported mutations.

With the vaccines, the internet exploded with memes, Bemorepanda collected them all for you.

1.Baby first word now


2.Google for savings


3.More arrows


4.AstraZeneca is ready to help


5.May be able to help


6.Brace yourself


7. Cool facts


8.Strict home quarantine


9.Mandatory vaccine


10.It may be able to help

11.Introverts and the vaccine


12.People in the country




14.99 problems




16.If you die from polio


17.Drink alcohol


18.Being proffesional


19.Because people die






22.Will you be my Valentine?


23.Pass alright


24.Pfitzer and vaccine


25.Thanks Biden


26.One week after elections


27.But when I do


28.Against humans?


29.Pfitzer and the vaccine


30.Me when the vaccine drops


31.Stop it Jesus

32.Well handle this

33.The pandemic

34.Providing the vaccine

35.The IQ


37.Capitalists in the spot light

38.An opportunity

39.Not natural

40.C minus

41.Holding a tracking device

42.Pfitzer and Viagra

43.Covid vaccine



46.The calculation

47.Stop socialism

48.Portugese president


50.People complain

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