Latest Science and Technology News 2023
1-When is India’s moon lander expected to make a landing on the lunar soil, and what was the recent progress related to this?
2-What components make up the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft?
3-How many employees is chip-maker Intel laying off in the US, and where are these layoffs occurring?
4-What changes has Google introduced to the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android, and where was this announcement made?
5-How has augmented reality (AR) been shown to reduce pre-operative anxiety in patients, and where else is AR and virtual reality (VR) being applied in medicine?
6-How did an Apple Watch’s Cardio Fitness notifications aid in identifying a major heart issue in a healthy man?
7-Why has Japanese automaker Nissan issued a recall notice for certain small cars in the US, and what is the potential issue?
8-How can users of ‘Google Voice’ now manage incoming calls across individuals and groups, as per Google’s announcement?
9-What decline has Meta’s Twitter rival Threads experienced in terms of daily active users, and how does this compare to Twitter (now X)?
10-How many users joined Meta’s Twitter rival Threads within seven hours of its launch, according to Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg?
1-India’s moon lander is expected to land on the lunar soil on August 23, 2023, following the completion of the final deboosting operation.
2-The Chandrayaan-3 spacecraft consists of a propulsion module, a lander, and a rover.
3-Intel is laying off at least 140 employees in the US, with 89 at its Folsom R&D campus and 51 in San Jose, California.
4-Google introduced a modernized visual design for the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps on Android devices, as stated in a Workspace Updates blogpost.
5-Augmented reality (AR) walkthroughs before surgery have been shown to reduce pre-operative anxiety in patients. AR and VR are also applied in medical training, psychology, rehabilitation, and surgical specialties.
6-An Apple Watch’s Cardio Fitness notifications helped identify a major heart issue in a healthy man by consistently indicating low VO2 max levels.
7-Nissan issued a recall notice for over 2,36,000 small cars in the US due to a potential issue with a bent tie rod leading to a loss of steering control.
8-Users of ‘Google Voice’ can now manage incoming calls across individuals and groups by designating specific Voice users as managers of a ring group.
9-Meta’s Twitter rival Threads saw a decline in daily active users from around 50,000 to around 10 million on Android devices, which is less than a tenth of Twitter’s usership.
10- Over 10 million users joined Meta’s Twitter rival Threads within seven hours of its launch, as stated by Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.