Science and Technology News: 13 December 2021

13 December, 2021

Latest Science and Technology news:

Geminids to light up the sky tonight

The Geminids will light up the night sky Monday night into Tuesday morning, and NASA calls this shower “one of the best and most reliable” for its bright, fast and abundant meteors.
At its peak at 2 a.m, wherever you are, the shower can produce more than 50 meteors per hour, according to EarthSky. CNN

The Uneven Distribution of matter in the Universe

It is almost always assumed in cosmological calculations that there is an even distribution of matter in the universe. This is because the calculations would be much too complicated if the position of every single star were to be included. In reality, the universe is not uniform: in some places there are stars and planets, in others there is just a void.  Scitech Daily

James Webb Space Telescope all systems go on 22 Dec’21 

NASA’s $9 billion James Webb Space Telescope is “all systems go” for its December 22, 2021 launch. With everything on the line, the successful launch, the deployment of the solar array, sunshield, and mirrors, plus L2 orbital insertion are mission-critical. The degree of success achieved on these steps will determine the entire future scientific scope of Webb as an observatory. Bigthink

Evidence of Tetraneutron found

Since the 1960s, physicists have been searching for abound, or nearly bound, state of four neutrons, called tetraneutron. But, no evidence for its existence was reported. Studying these particles in more detail could help us better understand the properties of neutron stars. Experiments by a team of physicists of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) found evidence that a particle comprising four neutrons may well exist. Techexplorist


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Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches