Science and Technology News: 21 November 2021

21 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. YouTube has long used likes and dislikes but has recently decided that it will remove dislikes from being seen on its platform. The company believes that removing them from being seen will help content creators in the long run. But YouTube co-founder Jawed Karim has come out against the company’s choice to go down this path. Karim believes that dislikes are an essential feature for the platform, and removing its visibility will lead to the platform’s decline. Techaeris
  2. NASA’s diligent rover captured the image of an unusual Mars sunset this Wednesday, reported the American Space Agency. This photo is of the first sunset taken by the camera system Mastcam-Z, diligently placed on the mast, which Zooms in, focus and captures high-speed 3D photos and videos. Twitter LinkCleaveland American
  3. In collaboration with the Breakthrough Initiative, Saber Astronautics, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Professor Peter Tuthill is leading TOLIMAN, a project to discover if the nearest stars have planets that could support life. Scitech Daily
  4. The SpaceX founder Elon Musk, gave a virtual presentation on Wednesday with his son X AE A-Xii, 18 months, making a rare public appearance by sitting on his lap.People
  5. The CEO of tracking company Tile says that revenues are up “despite the unfair competition” from Apple’s equivalent device, AirTags. Apple Insider
  6. 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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