Science and Technology News: 17 November 2021

17 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. The Leonid meteor shower is set to light up the skies above the UK. The shooting star display will peak before the dawn on Wednesday night. But it may be visible before and after that. As with other meteor showers, no particular equipment is required and the show should be visible with the naked eye. Independent
  2. The Game Awards 2021 is just around the corner, set to air on December 9th, and the nominees for all thirty categories will be announced tomorrow at 9am Pacific.
  3. Pokemon Unite has been nominated for “Mobile Game of the Year” at The Game Awards, which will stream live on December 9th, 2021.
  4. A partial lunar eclipse is coming this week, and it’s expected to turn the full moon of November 2021 into a reddish-orange color for more than an hour, according to astronomy experts, who sometimes refer to this sky spectacle as a “blood moon.”
  5. An asteroid with a diameter almost the height of the Great Pyramid of Giza will whip past Earth on November 19, the night of November’s full moon. Newsweek
  6. The development of quantum computers has recently made great strides. It is foreseeable that the systems will soon be powerful enough to crack certain cryptographic procedures – which will be a problem for Bitcoin & others. Researchsnipers
  7. There are smartwatches available in the market  that offer an SpO2, or blood oxygen saturation, sensor; a couple of them also offer ECG monitoring. One of them is Garmin Venu. Buy on Amazon. Garmin Venu .Price: ₹22,990.00 You Save: ₹3,000.00 (12%) ( Garmin Garmin Venu has Pulse Ox sensor that estimates your blood oxygen saturation during the day and as you sleep to show how well your body is absorbing oxygen ) Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.







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