New SAP Leonardo services and offerings ease the way to digital innovation

Views - 1275 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

SAP SE last week announced new digital innovation services and tools for SAP Leonardo to help customers become digital and realise business value from data across their organisation.  The recently announced SAP Leonardo digital innovation s

Britain’s cyber security center says has never certified Kaspersky products

Views - 1215 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

London (Reuters): Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre said on Tuesday it had never certified products from Russian cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab. “The NCSC certifies products through a range of initiatives, and vendors apply

Global 3D printing market set to top $ 17 b

Views - 1203 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

The global market for 3D printing is expected to be worth $ 17.46 billion in 2020 from $ 6.51 billion in 2016, according to a report highlighting the current status of the regulatory framework and best 3D printing markets for investments. The he

SLT holds industry forum on cyber security

Views - 1218 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

SLT, in collaboration with SL CERT, held the Cyber Security Forum with the aim of increasing awareness and helping CIOs and heads of IT departments in organisations improve online security and prevent cybercrimes.  The forum took place at H

Major tech firms, internet providers clash over US net neutrality rules

Views - 1200 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

Washington (Reuters): Tech companies clashed with internet service providers on Monday over whether a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content should be scrapped by the US Federal Communications Commission.

Researchers adapt coated fabric to determine freshness of fruit

Views - 2054 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:36

Scientists have found a quick and reliable way to test the freshness of the fruit in your grocer’s produce section. It all starts with a small strip of coated fabric developed at Florida International University (FIU). The research,

Technology with anti-oxidant benefits discovered in clothes

Views - 2113 Wednesday, 14 June 2017 00:35

Nanobionic’s innovative textiles are the latest weapon against free radicals The impact of disease-causing free radicals on the human body may be reduced by wearing special high-tech textiles just a few hours a day, accor

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

Views - 3549 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 Research, Sri Lanka and the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI),came

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

Views - 3530 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 seriously lack uncoordinated policies that could, if managed properly, create huge potential for ec

PolyU develops novel semiconductor nanofibre with superb charge conductivity

Views - 3290 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 conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofibre. The novel composite so produced has superb charge

Making freshwater from the sun

Views - 5075 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Concentrating solar plants are an emerging option for supplying the heat and electricity necessary for water desalination   Washington: Getting freshwater will become increasingly challenging for countries in the Mena region a

Sri Lanka boosts scientific cooperation with CERN

Views - 5077 Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Minister Susil Premajayantha and the delegationvisiting the CERN underground experimental areain Cessy, France, also known as the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, particle detector atCERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

BitMasters clinch top accolades at Microsoft Imagine Cup 2016

Views - 8215 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 2016, the world’s premier student technology competition organised by Microsoft Corporation. BitM

5 ways winning startups tackle tough growth constraints

Views - 7916 Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00 There is nothing wrong with growing your business by selling more of your solution to more people in more cities, states, and countries. That’s called organic growth, and everybody does it. But in my experience as a sta

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

Views - 8196 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 work grooming the latest generation of young entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka.  The island’s pre

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

Views - 8777 Friday, 29 April 2016 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s only local Original Device Manufacturer (ODM), E-W Information Systems Ltd. launched a fully-equipped Research and Development Centre at the University of Moratuwa. The EWIS-UoM Computer Products and Pro

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

Views - 8118 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 also outlined the opportunities for game developers to enable faster development of exciting new PC g

Eye-tracking sensor maker makes play for big time

Views - 30680 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 with maker of ‘Assassin’s Creed: Rogue’ STOCKHOLM (Reuters): An accide

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

Views - 32639 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 Breakthrough Prizes, the award for scientific accomplishment he created three years ago alongside tec

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

Views - 30247 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 poverty by 2030, the World Bank said on Sunday. In a report, the bank said ending poverty –

Adapting to disruptive technology

Views - 9560 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 way businesses operate, its wider implications and in particular how it affects the banking and finan

Abans introduces innovative LG Curved TVs

Views - 3273 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 era in home entertainment. With its gently curved screen and LG’s proprietary WRGB OLED Technolog

How Google Glass Works

Views - 3438 Friday, 14 November 2014 02:51

How Google Glass Works

Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue

Views - 2878 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, expected to be commercially launched during the first quarter of 2015. The web-based television service al

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

Views - 3426 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 win a contest the chipmaker hopes will help guarantee it a leading position in the emerging market fo

e-Swabhimani finalists demonstrate creations at Smart Society Congress 2014

Views - 5177 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 demonstrated their creations at the BMICH yesterday. The Smart Society Congress symbolised the cou

‘Fundamentals of Nanotechnology’ webinars kicks off today

Views - 10319 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 Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) in conjunction with the Ministry of Technology and Resear

New range of Sony 4k televisions launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 5455 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:01

Siedles Ltd., authorised distributor for Sony electronic equipment in Sri Lanka, introduced the Sony 4k and Ultra HD range of televisions to the local market during a launch held on Wednesday (27) in Colombo. The new range of BRAVIA 4k televisions b

The world’s largest fair for imaging

Views - 8575 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:01

A model poses with a Fuji X-T-1 camera on the media day of Photokina, the world’s largest fair for imaging, in Cologne September 15, 2014. Each lens has its own display and is a premier development platform for apps of the future and hands-free sc

Google launches Android One, phones; to be priced at around $105

Views - 2597 Tuesday, 16 September 2014 00:01

Reuters: Google Inc in India on Monday launched the first smartphones under its Android One project, pricing them at around INR 6,399 rupees ($ 105) to capture the low-cost segment of the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. The Mountain Vie

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Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.

Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.

The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000

Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.

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