Europe’s ambitious AI Act, and picturing our Milky Way galaxy’s Sagittarius A* black hole

– Melissa Heckila

This is the first image of a black hole in the center of our galaxy

Supermassive black hole in the center of the galaxy

EHT Collaboration

It may not look like much, but this faint orange-and-black picture is the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy that has been depicted for the first time.

Although the black hole itself, known as Sagittarius A *, is completely dark, it is surrounded by a bright ring of glowing gas that is distorted by its own gravity. The event was captured by the Horizon Telescope Collaboration, the same global team that took the famous first image of a black hole inside the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy in 2019. Read the full story.

– Ryanon Williams

Quote of the day

“I want to be back in my family – and not in the casket.”

મિDimitri, a Russian soldier, explains to The Guardian why he refused to join the invasion of Ukraine on Russian soil once again.

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I used the internet to find out some of the most fun / important / scary / compelling stories about technology today.

1 Elon Musk keeps his Twitter deal “on hold”.
He said he was waiting for details supporting the calculation that spam and fake accounts represent less than 5% of users. (WP)
, The news comes after the company fired two of its most senior executives(NYT)
, For celebrities, Twitter is more risky and less rewarding(WP)
, Musk is pitting American Tesla workers against their counterparts in China. (The Guardian)

At least six people have been killed since the first Kovid eruption in North Korea
A further 187,800 people are being isolated and treated for the virus. (The Guardian)
, Africa’s first covid vaccine factory has not received a single order yet. (NYT)

3 Russia’s hackers could face charges of cyber war crimes
Ukraine’s essential infrastructure was targeted during the war. (Wired $)

4 Crypto detectives are in high demand
Investigators are being hired to track down the stolen Bitcoin and NFT. (Vox)
, How the current crypto crash reflects the 2008 financial crisis(Foreign policy)
, NFT sales are still declining. (WSJ)

5 Instagram’s algorithms are pushing the content of fear and aggression to new parents
But choosing to watch knee-jerk posts is not easy. (WP)
, A Texas law that punishes social media users for “censoring” has been reinstated. (Axes)

6 The FBI purchased Pegasus spyware to assist in the investigation
The bureau said earlier that it had purchased a hacking tool to test and evaluate it. (NYT)
, Google has failed to enforce its own ban on ads for stockware(TR)

7 How Japan lost its global tech head start
Now he is trying to pull it off. (Rest of the world)

8 thousand popular websites are tracking your typing
Keyloggers collect keystrokes before you press ‘Submit’ on the form. (Wired $)
, Yik Yak, an anonymous social media platform, revealed the whereabouts of its users. (Motherboard)

9 Our understanding of the female incisors is still unclear
Primarily because they are not a unified group with defined, shared goals. (Atlantic 2)

10 2000 Primitive bots pave the way for Alexa
And they were even more enjoyable. (Amazed)

We can still have good things

A place for relaxation, pleasure and distraction in these strange times. (Any ideas? Drop me a line or Tweet them to me,

+ Wrinkle ran the Duck Long Island Marathon (well, one kilometer) and won his own small medal.
+ Danny Boyle’s upcoming TV series about sex pistols sounds so funny.
+ The photographs of the berry web of slime mold organisms are absolutely stunning – they look like alien trees.
+ After yesterday’s giant sturgeon, a gigantic stingray has returned safely to the Mekong River in Cambodia.
+ “BookTok” is undoubtedly attracting more young people to read.
+ It’s the 13th Friday! Here’s why it’s an unfortunate day in some cultures.
+ I’m not really sure about this The taste of ice cream,

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