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First ever black hole image released

First ever black hole image released

Science
Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy.It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth - and has been described by scientists as "a monster".The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world. Details have been published today in Astrophysical Journal Letters.It was captured by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of eight linked telescopes.Prof Heino Falcke, of Radboud University in the Netherlands, who proposed the experiment, told BBC News that the black hole was found in a galaxy called M87."What we see is larger than the size of our entire Solar System," he said. "...

CES 2019: LG's roll-up TV to be released to public

Technology
LG has revealed a consumer version of its roll-up TV set at the CES trade show in Las Vegas.The Signature OLED TV R is built on a concept unveiled last year, in which the screen retracts into a base when not in use so it is less obtrusive.LG plans to sell the device in the US before the end of 2019, but has yet to reveal the month or price.Experts say the technology is unlikely to become a mass-market proposition for many years to come."It's a 4K set rather than 8K, so you could argue there's a compromise there - but otherwise this is a very high-end design that is going to be very costly," commented Jack Wetherill from the consultancy Futuresource. The South Korean firm...
Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released

Ministers to discuss Gatwick drone drama as suspects released

Technology
The Gatwick Airport drone drama which grounded hundreds of flights will be discussed by ministers in a Christmas Eve conference call.Sussex Police insisted it was not "back to square one" after releasing an arrested man and woman without charge.It said it was investigating 67 drone sightings but had earlier raised the possibility there may have been no drone at all. Gatwick said there had been "multiple sightings" of the equipment.Around 1,000 flights were cancelled or diverted across three days last week after drones were reportedly spotted inside the perimeter of the UK's second biggest airport. Labour calls for inquiry into Gatwick drones How can a drone cause so much chaos? A 47-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman were relea...