Science and technology current affairs- January 2, 2022

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Science and technology current affairs- January 2, 2022

Science and Technology helps many areas of our lives. This branch of science make information more accessible, improve communication, change transportation, and the list goes on.

1-The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) telescope in Western Australia’s outback can detect and photograph radio waves.

2-ICRAR is an abbreviation for the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research.

3-The MWA is a forerunner of the Square Kilometre Array, a global effort to construct the world’s biggest radio telescopes in Western Australia and South Africa.

4- Google, the US-based internet behemoth, is apparently working on its own in-house wristwatch, which will be released in 2022.

5-Google has begun sending out version 8.4 of its Photography software to earlier Pixel phones, including camera improvements from the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.

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6- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world’s biggest contract chip maker, has initiated pilot production of 3-nanometer chips and plans to begin commercial production by the end of 2022.

7-At the moment, Apple employs TSMC’s 5nm processors for the M1 chips, and it is predicted that TSMC’s 3nm processors will power Apple’s next generation of silicon.

C.C. Wei is the CEO of TSMC.

9-With the prospect of the Omicron variant looming, Google is rethinking its plans to urge full-time staff to return to work by January 10.

10-The Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR) was founded in response to Gebru’s vision of independent places where researchers from across the world may determine the agenda and undertake AI research anchored in local communities and life experiences.

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11-The Ford Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Kapor Center, and the Open Society Foundation support the Distributed Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (DAIR).

12- Timnit Gebru, a artificial intelligence (AI) researcher, was the technical co-lead of Google’s Ethical Artificial Intelligence team.

13-After being sacked by Google, Gebru establishes an AI research institute.

14-As part of its ‘Deep Ocean Mission,’ India has established an ambitious plan to reach the depths of the Indian Ocean, with the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) serving as the primary implementing body.

15-Sea Surface Temperature (SST) is an essential component of ocean monitoring and is used in forecasting models.

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16- Meta has announced the expansion of ‘Facebook Protect,’ its security programme for users who are more likely to be targeted by criminal hackers, to new countries, including India, and will include human rights campaigners, journalists, and government officials.

17-The Meta firm tested ‘Facebook Protect’ in 2018 and enhanced it in front of the 2020 US elections.

18-By 2026, 60% of Millennial and Gen Z customers will choose social media over traditional digital commerce platforms for making purchases.

19-The ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) was approved by the Cabinet six months ago with the goal of harnessing the Blue Economy, envisaging research of deep ocean resources, particularly Polymetallic Nodules, from 6000 m depth.

20-The territorial seas of India extend for up to 200 nautical miles.

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