Technology

Elsevier, MOSTR and COSTI recognise achievement of young scientists and universities

/ Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:08

Elsevier a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, Ministry of Science, Technology and Resea...


Wood for energy: Can Sri Lanka manage its sparse forestry resources while fuelling industrial growth?

/ Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:00

By Sampath Ranasinghe In most countries, forests are considered to be one of the most mismanaged resources. They are undervalued, undermined and...


PolyU develops novel semiconductor nanofibre with superb charge conductivity

/ Wednesday, 3 May 2017 00:00

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel technology of embedding highly condu...


Making freshwater from the sun

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Concentrating solar plants are an emerging option for supplying the heat and electricity necessary for water desalination   Wa...


Sri Lanka boosts scientific cooperation with CERN

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Minister Susil Premajayantha and the delegationvisiting the CERN underground experimental areain Cessy, France, also known as the Compa...


BitMasters clinch top accolades at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

BitMasters, a team of students from the University of Moratuwa, were adjudged winners in two categories at the Sri Lankan finals of Imagine Cup 201...


5 ways winning startups tackle tough growth constraints

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

www.entrepreneur.com: There is nothing wrong with growing your business by selling more of your solution to more people in more cities, states, and...


Colombo Leadership Academy grooms Sri Lanka’s next crop of young entrepreneurs

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

Following the immensely successful launch of its Young Entrepreneurs Development program last year, Colombo Leadership Academy (CLA) is hard at wor...


Intel ups the ante in gaming and highlights new opportunities for game developers

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

  At the 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC), Intel highlighted the benefits of the PC as the leading gaming platform and a...


EWIS empowers UoM Department of Computer Science and Engineering with R&D Centre

/ Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s only local Original Device Manufacturer (ODM), E-W Information Systems Ltd. launched a fully-equipped Res...


Eye-tracking sensor maker makes play for big time

/ Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:31

Firm discovers eye-tracking tech accidentally in lab Targets video-game applications in search of mass market Has struck deal...


Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 min prizes

/ Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:30

Reuters: Academia just turned a little more glitzy for a select group of scientists. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner on Sunday handed out seven B...


World Bank warns climate change could add 100 m poor by 2030

/ Tuesday, 10 November 2015 00:28

Without the right policies to keep the poor safe from extreme weather and rising seas, climate change could drive over 100 million more people into...


Adapting to disruptive technology

/ Thursday, 20 August 2015 00:00

Silverlake Consultancy Services, Malaysia Chief Executive Officer David Brearley shared his insights of how disruptive technology is changing the w...


Abans introduces innovative LG Curved TVs

/ Friday, 14 November 2014 02:57

The next-generation display technology and advanced ultra-thin curved design of the LG Curved OLED TV brings cinematic immersion that represents a new...


How Google Glass Works

/ Friday, 14 November 2014 02:51

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Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue

/ Friday, 14 November 2014 02:48

Reuters: Sony Network Entertainment International LLC, a unit of Sony Corp of America, unveiled a new cloud-based TV service, PlayStation Vue, expecte...


Wrist-worn camera-equipped drone wins Intel smart clothing contest

/ Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:00

Reuters: Intel Corp on Monday awarded $500,000 to a group of do-it-yourselfers who developed a wristband that converts to a camera-equipped drone to w...


e-Swabhimani finalists demonstrate creations at Smart Society Congress 2014

/ Wednesday, 5 November 2014 00:00

With the announcement of e-Swabhimani 2014 winners at the gala at the Cinnamon Grand to be held today (5), 50 best e-content and application producers...


‘Fundamentals of Nanotechnology’ webinars kicks off today

/ Tuesday, 4 November 2014 02:00

A comprehensive briefing on nanotechnology will be delivered through a series of webinars on the topic, set to kick off today. Organised by the Sri L...


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India’s new plan for TN fishermen could end row with Sri Lanka over fishing

27 May 2017

  India’s new INR 16,210 million ($ 250.9 million) plan to enable Tamil Nadu fishermen to exit fishing in the Palk Bay in three years from this year could end its decades-long row with Sri Lanka over poaching in Sri Lan...


Mayday! Mayhem in the making?

26 May 2017

By the time you read this, you would have perused many pieces, no doubt, on the precarious state of the nation of late. The painful memories of April-May – Meethotamulla pitfall and the proposed appointment of a military panjandrum to curb, ...


Tiny commitments from a thousand homes – mind separating matter!

25 May 2017

     Some may be wondering after Meethotamulla where all the Colombo waste is going. However, I do have a feeling that most had no idea whatsoever where things were disappearing into until the pictures of Meethotamul...


Why do agricultural value chains fail? Part V: Incentives to exploit

24 May 2017

Introduction Farming is better when it is done collectively. Collaboration might happen between farmers, traders and agricultural extension officers. The collaborations can be at different strength levels, for example in some farmer commun...


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