Science and Technology News: 02 December 2021

2 December, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 with 10 gbps download speed

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 is expected to begin showing up in smartphones by the end of this year, with brands such as Honor, Motorola, OnePlus, Sony, Xiaomi and ZTE expected to use the platform. For smartphones, Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor can theoretically reach 10-gigabit per second download speeds — though that’s unlikely in real life because of network congestion and other things.. Sandiego Tribune

As eccentricity increases, coccolithophores diversify into many specialised species

A team of scientists led by CNRS researchers show, in an article published in Nature on December 1, 2021, that certain variations in Earth’s orbit have influenced the evolution of coccolithophores. To achieve this, no less that 9 million coccoliths, spanning an interval of 2.8 million years and several locations in the tropical ocean, were measured and classified using automated microscope techniques and artificial intelligence.

Reduce Google Chrome RAM usage

Google Chrome still has some issues, such as its RAM (Random-Access Memory) usage. As of the moment, many users say that their Chrome browsers consume a lot of RAM even though they are not doing heavy online activities. Chrome’s Task Manager: You need to go to the three-dot menu, which is located in the upper right corner of your screen. After that, choose the “More Tools” option and look for the Task Manager. You can also access this feature via the Shift+Esc command.. Techtimes

Repairing faulty antenna in space

Two NASA astronauts will step out into space on a mission to replace a faulty antenna system tomorrow (Dec. 2). The spacewalk was postponed after a space debris alert after accomodating for increased risk following a Russian anti-satellite test that created a debris cloud..

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