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Construction on the world’s biggest telescope is underway



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Construction commences on what will be the world’s biggest telescope

We’ll soon be able to take a much deeper look into space.

Construction has now begun on the Square Kilometre Array, also known as the SKA.

Once completed, the SKA will be the largest telescope in the world and help answer the biggest questions in astrophysics.

The telescope will be split across South Africa and Australia, with a base in the United Kingdom.

There are currently eight countries involved, including South Africa, Australia, the UK, China, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland. These countries have all ratified the treaty.

France, Spain, and Germany are next in-line, with Canada, India, Sweden, South Korea and Japan all indicating their intention to join.

It will run some of the most precise tests of Einstein’s theories and search for extra-terrestrials.

In 2024, four dishes in Australia and six antenna stations in South Africa will be switched on to form a basic telescope.

By 2028, the SKA will cover an area spanning 500,000 square metres.

The regions it’s being built in are already being used for radio astronomy, just on a smaller scale.

The program has already come in at a cost of around €500m, with an expected total budget of €2bn.

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BuzzFeed to use ChatGPT-created content on website



BuzzFeed is set to go by on A.I-generated content, with the company to use ChatGPT to create content for the site

The media giant plans to use the service to generate quizzes and further personalise its user experience.

“If the past 15 years of the internet have been defined by algorithmic feeds that curate and recommend content, the next 15 years will be defined by AI and data helping create, personalise and animate the content itself,” BuzzFeed Chief Executive Jonah Peretti recently said.

BuzzFeed recently announced that it would be cutting 12 per cent of its workforce to rein in costs.

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Twitter updates font on mobile & web versions



Have you noticed something different about Twitter?

Well, the social media giant has changed the font on its web and mobile app.

Apple users, sorry, you’re stuck with the old one.

It’s unclear why Twitter made the change, but it may have to do with spotting impersonators.

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Justice Department & states sue Google in anti-trust lawsuit



The Department of Justice and a handful of states have sued Google over the company’s dominance in the digital ad space.

This is the second anti-trust lawsuit the D.O.J. has filed against Google.

The D.O.J. and states are seeking to unwind Google’s alleged anti-competitive acquisitions in the advertising space, as part of the joint case.

“We alleged that Google has used anti-competitive exclusionary and unlawful conduct to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its dominance over digital advertising technologies,” U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference.

“Google has used anticompetitive, exclusionary, & unlawful conduct to eliminate or severely diminish any threat to its [digital ad] dominance.”

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