Science and Technology News: 26 October 2021

26 October, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. Trustworthiness has become a big deal nowadays because Google’s Quality Raters Guidelines describes how Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness are important things for the search quality raters to look for when evaluating search results for specific kinds of queries. SearchEngineJournal
  2. Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.
  3. The Rivian R1T is the first all-electric pickup truck to hit the market
  4. According to tech-focused platform Tekdeeps, the metaverse is “a shared virtual space created by combining the physical world with the virtual world and includes virtual reality, augmented reality, and internet.” The term was first coined in the 1992 sci-fi novel “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson. ODWYERPR
  5. How you can connect your crypto wallet from popular providers like Coinbase, Metamask, and and then choose one of your NFTs to use as your profile picture on Twitter. Your full collection of NFTs will be stored in a tab on your profile, labeled Collectibles. Verge
  6. An astronomer from the Dunlap Institute named Doctor Jennifer West has a new theory that proposes our solar system could be surrounded by what she describes as a magnetic tunnel.
  7. “how climate change will alter microbial communities and how this will feed back to influence the pace of climate change,”
  8. On average, earth completes a full rotation around its central axis every 86,400 seconds or 24 hours. The planet has slowed down once again after the average length of day grew between July 1 and September 30 by 0.05 milliseconds more than in 2020. The Earth is, consequently, spinning slower than it has in the first half of 2021, although the speed is still above average. Express UK
  9. The Club 950NC is a high performance full-size wireless pair off headphones. These are powerful, comfortable headphones that offer up to 55 hours of playtime (with noise canceling turned off), and can charge from empty to full in only two hours. Buy on Amazon JBL Club 950NC by Harman Wireless Over The Ear Headphone



Compiled from Google Trends


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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
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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