Science and Technology News: 1 November 2021

1 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. Intel’s latest 12th gen Alder Lake micro-architecture is exciting for enthusiasts. Irrespective of its performance against its predecessors or AMD’s competing Ryzen CPUs, the new generation of Intel processors is landing with a fundamentally new design that has not been seen before in the x86 space. Neowin
  2. Recent scientific research shows that the earth “radiates” about half a percent less than at the end of the 20th century. Half a percent less seems like a negligible difference, but it certainly isn’t. The Earth reflects about 30 percent of all sunlight that falls on it. The decrease in albedo means that the Earth reflects 0.5% less sunlight than a few years ago. Dodofinance
  3. We have a real celestial treat coming up on Friday, Nov. 19, an almost total lunar eclipse!
  4. To celebrate Halloween, this week’s image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows the star CW Leonis, which Hubble scientists say “resembles a baleful orange eye glaring from behind a shroud of smoke.” Digital Trends
  5. SpaceX and NASA have delayed the next launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station due to unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path.A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 rocket were scheduled to launch the mission, called Crew-3, early Sunday morning (Oct. 31) from Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center here in Florida.
  6. The Roomba j7+ not only features a self-emptying base, but it’s equipped with a camera to help it to better avoid obstacles. While there’s a lot of talk about how it’s capable of avoiding pesky wires on the floor, seeing is believing. Digital Trends
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Compiled from Google Trends


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