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Tech news to know this week: November 8-14, 2022

Every day we wake up and drink a cup of coffee and get ready for work. Here are a few stories from around the tech world condensed to fit one cup of coffee. These are the things you need to know before you step out your door (or in front of a webcam) and step into the real world this morning.

So sit down, drink a glass, and start your morning right with some.”fast byte” From Innovation and technology today.

Total lunar eclipse: Tuesday, November 8

People across the United States had the opportunity to witness a rare lunar eclipse this week. On Tuesday, November 8, the Earth, Sun, and Moon lined up to form a bloody lunar eclipse. This phenomenon represents the last total lunar eclipse until 2025.

According to NASA, residents from coast to coast were able to view the eclipse that began at 12:02 a.m. PST. Tuesday.

The eclipse lasted for several hours, reaching its fullness at about 2:17 AM PST and ending around 5:50 AM PST.

Mass dismissals in descriptive plans

According to the Wall Street Journal, the parent company of Facebook Meta Platforms plans to start large-scale layoffswith an official announcement scheduled for Wednesday.

Reportedly, the downsizing initiative could affect thousands of the more than 87,000 employees of the company. Company officials have already asked employees to cancel non-essential travel early this week.

Possibly the largest set of layoffs in the company’s 18-year history is due to the failure of its metaverse project, which saw a massive number of active users despite an extensive marketing campaign. Meta’s market capitalization has fallen by more than $700 billion from an all-time high.

Twitter Inc. Nearly half of its employees last week after Elon Musk took over as CEO. The upcoming Meta announcement paired with the largest Twitter layoff in history may be a harbinger of things to come for the tech sector after a period of explosive growth during COVID.

Synthetic photosynthesis can reduce greenhouse gases and provide alternative fuels

Scientists have found a way to trigger photosynthesis in an artificial substance.

This process has great potential to create technology that can significantly reduce greenhouse gases associated with climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy.

Fernando Uribe Romo, professor of chemistry at the University of Central Florida, and his team of students devised a way to trigger a chemical reaction in a synthetic material called metal-organic frameworks (MOF) that breaks down carbon dioxide into harmless organic matter.

His search results are Published in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A.

According to Uribe Romo, the carbon from the chemical process can be used as solar fuel.

Supply issues in China to limit iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max availability

Apple Inc. has warned. of supply issues regarding her latest iPhone. China’s COVID-19 restrictions have affected production of the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models, according to The Wall Street Journal.

assembly plant in ZhengzhouChina, at reduced capacity, which will affect the supply of Apple’s high-end models moving into the holiday season.

Last week, Apple supplier Foxconn Technology Group I entered Close for a week in Zhengzhou complex After battling the COVID-19 outbreak that has lasted several weeks. The facility, known as iPhone City, is the world’s largest assembly site for Apple smartphones and home to hundreds of thousands of workers.

NASA sends a spacecraft to 16 asteroid Psyche

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