Science and Technology News: 25 October 2021

25 October, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. Scientists have now given a rebuke that individuals fundamentally need to look after the issue of climate change or most likely our planet will become unrecognizable by 2500. One more report by Science Alert has recommended that the condition will start disintegrating from 2100 itself if no move is made.
  2. The second planet from the sun might have oceans of water trapped in the layer of the mantle below its crust, which could pour out as piping hot water vapour (steam) if we could crack it open, according to a recent study shared on a preprint server. Wonderful Engineering
  3. The Longevity Science Foundation, based in Switzerland, launched a $1 billion fund over the span of ten years for research and projects to advance human longevity and extend lifespan to 120+ years. Investing
  4. AMD has announced that the Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors will help power the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership tier from NVIDIA. Driven by AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO processors, the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 membership gives next-generation cloud gaming experiences to players everywhere. Pinkvilla
  5. NASA has confirmed that it has completed stacking the Orion spacecraft aboard the Space Launch System rocket that will push it into orbit in the future. With the stacking of the rocket complete, it’s ready to be transferred to the launchpad for its long-anticipated trip into orbit. Slashgear
  6. OPPO is now allegedly planning a major product event scheduled for November 2021. The rumored successors to the Reno6 series of smartphones might be among the devices to be unveiled during this conference, alongside the OEM’s long-touted first-gen foldable phablet. Buy on Amazon OPPO Reno5 Pro 5G (Astral Blue, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage)





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