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Game developers have been asked to ensure their games are compatible with Sony’s leaked next console the PS5 Pro, according to The Verge.

Last month YouTuber Moore’s Law Is Dead posted a video claiming they had access to a technical overview document for the PS5 Pro, codenamed Trinity, but their video has since been taken down, citing ‘a copyright claim by Sony Interactive Entertainment’.

Insider Gaming claims that the document was legitimate, and the console is set to be 45% faster than PS5 and more capable of upscaling content to resolutions up to 8K.

Now, the Verge reports that test kits are available to developers, and Sony is expecting every game submitted to certification in August to be compatible with the PS5 Pro, with a release date for the console thought to be around Christmas 2024.

In the UK, creating a sexually explicit deepfake image will be made an offence under new legislation.

It means anyone who creates a sexually explicit deepfake without consent will face a criminal record and an unlimited fine, and could even face jail, if the image is shared more widely.

The Ministry of Justice says the creation of a deepfake will be an offence irrespective of whether the creator intended to share it or not.

Scientists say a meteorite that crashed into a field in Gloucestershire three years ago was smashed apart and rebuilt again and again during its brutal journey through space.

Analysis of the Winchcombe meteorite shows that in its early days the meteorite was an ice-bearing dry rock but over millions of years the ice melted into a ball of mud which was repeatedly broken apart and reassembled.

A team of international researchers collaborated on the study, which is published in the journal Meteoritics And Planetary Science, analysing mineral grains in the fragments of the meteorite using cutting-edge technology.

Dr Martin Suttle, from the Open University, said “each grain is a tiny time capsule that, taken together, helps us build a remarkably clear view into the formation, reformation, and alteration that occurred over the course of millions of years.”

New seismic imaging of a glacier in the Antarctic the size of Great Britain has helped scientists better understand how it’ll react to further global warming.

A team of researchers used seismic imaging to map the area where Thwaites Glacier sits on the bed, which is important because it affects how quickly the glacier will move and contribute to global sea level rise.

The study revealed a varied landscape, alternating between relatively flat and smooth regions a few kilometres long, as well as more hilly regions tens to hundreds of metres high.

The British Antarctic Survey said knowledge of the characteristics of the bed below Thwaites Glacier has been the most important missing bit of information needed to improve predictions of how fast it will lose ice in the future.

Also in this episode:

Why Fallout London has been delayed indefinitely, pressure to lose weight as a teenager can have ‘long-lasting effects’, and did the Moon influence the design of Stonehenge?

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