November 2020 Current Events: Science and Technology News

Updated November 30, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

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The world is a very busy place, and it's hard to stay on top of everything. Infoplease has got you covered. Here are the world news events you need to know so far for November 2020:

  1. Liquid Air to be Used in Energy Plant
  2. TikTok Ban Halted
  3. Apple to Pay $113 Million
  4. NASA Begins Assembling Rocket

Liquid Air to be Used in Energy Plant

Energy Plant

On November 5, an energy plant in Manchester, England is beginning to use liquid air to store energy. If successful, the plant will hold enough energy to power 50,000 nearby homes. The inventor, Peter Dearman, is confident his creation will help the climate; however, he admits it’s less effective than batteries for now. (BBC)

Photo Source: AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili

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TikTok Ban Halted

TikTok Ban

On November 11, the US Commerce Department halted the ban on TikTok that was meant to go into effect the next day. The original order was going to ban the app from being downloaded in the US, but the department stated it has not heard any further advice from the government. The halt comes to the relief of nearly 100 million TikTok users in the US. (BBC)

Photo Source: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx

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Apple to Pay $113 Million

Apple Logo

On November 18, Apple was ordered to pay $113 million to settle what users are calling “batterygate.” Thirty-three US states accused Apple of slowing down battery ability to sway people to buy new devices. Apple refused to comment on the situation. (BBC)

Photo Source: STRF/STAR MAX/IPx

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NASA Begins Assembling Rocket


On November 25, NASA began assembling the rocket for the Artemis moon mission. The mission will take the first woman to the moon later this decade. NASA hopes the mission will launch in 2024. (CNN)

Photo Source: NASA via AP

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