Science and Technology News: 26 November 2021

26 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

Direct-ascending anti-satellite missile

Russia has recently confirmed to carry out a direct-ascending anti-satellite missile operation that destroyed Cosmos 1408, a more than 2-ton Tselina-D espionage satellite placed into orbit in 1982.According to some estimates, the old spacecraft was smashed on Nov. 15, resulting in a storm cloud of space debris with 1,500 bits large enough to be tracked.. Natureworld

AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT

AMD officially announced the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition back in June, but at the time, the GPU was exclusive to OEMs. Now to cap off the year, AMD has begun supplying these graphics cards for the DIY PC market, with availability planned for retailers in Europe. Kitguru

Supercomputer in less than $60,000

YellowDog, a CWM specialist based in Bristol, United Kingdom, assembled a virtual super computer using its proprietary platform and at its peak, which lasted about 10 minutes, it had mustered an army of more than 3.2 million vCPUs.. Techradar

$1.5 billion Solar Orbiter

The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Solar Orbiter spacecraft will zoom just 285 miles (460 kilometers) above Earth’s surface on Friday at 11:30 pm EST (Saturday, 4:30 GMT). This close encounter, a maneuver called flyby, will help nudge the satellite closer to the sun so that it can commence its scientific exploration of the star. ESA estimates that there are currently some 36,500 pieces of space debris larger than 4 inches (10 centimeters) hurtling around Earth at incredible speeds (the Russian test created only about 1,500 of these).


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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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

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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