Science and Technology News: 5 November 2021

5 November, 2021

Latest Science Technology news:

  1. NASA plans to crash a spacecraft traveling at a speed of 15,000 miles per hour (24,000 kph) into an asteroid next year in a test of “planetary defense”. The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) is to determine whether this is an effective way to deflect the course of an asteroid should one threaten the Earth in the future.
  2. DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence research company that is owned by Google-parent Alphabet, is spinning off a new, for-profit Alphabet venture dedicated to drug discovery. Fortune
  3. Cobalion is one of the three legendary Sword of Justice Pokémon that you can capture in Pokémon Go. You’ll have a chance to encounter it in five-star raids from November 5 to 16. You’ll need a small team of players to defeat it. Gamepur
  4. Free Fire, the Battle Royale developed by Garena, published the second chapter of the comic “Reality Revealed” on social networks. The first episode of Reality Revealed is called “Nightmare”, where Wolfrahh receives a mysterious message after playing a game of Free Fire. That is, the title exists as a video game within comic book fiction Market Research Telecast
  5. A spectacle of light will shine Thursday evening as the South Taurid meteors shoot across the sky. The meteor shower peaks in the late hours of November 4 through the dawn of November 5, according to EarthSky. The exact peak of the shower is 1 a.m. ET, or 5 a.m. GMT, EarthSky said. CNN
  6. Smart All In One Universal Remote IR Blaster for TV, Air Conditioner, Speakers, Home Theater and DTH Set Up Box. It helps you to control all your appliances in one room using a single controller by mobile and voice commands. Perfect companion for Amazon Alexa. Also works with Google Assistant or Google Home. Buy on Amazon. Oakremote WiFi All in One Smart Universal Remote. Price: ₹1,490.00, You Save: ₹1,000.00 (40%). Price may vary depending on day of access.


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