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chargeNET named United Nations World Summit Award Winner 2017

Views - 544 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

chargeNET has been selected the World Summit Award (WSA) Grand Jury, as best and most innovative Digital Innovation with high impact on society 2017, in the category ‘Smart Settlement and Urbanization’.

Emirates brings in a step change in 3D printing for aircraft parts

Views - 39 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Emirates has announced that it has used cutting-edge 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its aircraft cabins

AATSL Telesoft launches fresh brand perspective Axionent

Views - 80 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

ATSL Telesoft, a member of the Access Group of Companies engaged in the industries of technology and software launched its fresh brand perspective – Axionent Inc. to internal stakeholders at a landmark tech rendition

World GIS Day 2017 celebrations: ‘One Map Sri Lanka Competition’

Views - 152 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Day provides an international forum for users of GIS technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society.

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

Views - 1279 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 - 1226 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 - 1206 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 - 1226 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 - 1206 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 - 2057 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 - 2131 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 - 3559 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 - 3542 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 - 3293 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 - 5080 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 - 5086 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 - 8219 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 - 7919 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 - 8211 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 - 8807 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 - 8126 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 - 30687 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 - 32645 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 - 30250 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 - 9591 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 - 3280 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 - 3445 Friday, 14 November 2014 02:51

How Google Glass Works

Sony unveils web-based TV service PlayStation Vue

Views - 2882 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 - 3430 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 - 5181 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

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Strong brands can sustain shocks!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

The recent media highlighted the impact of communal violence on the tourism industry. The press conference earlier this week threw out a number as high as 10% whilst the actual cancellation was around 500 room nights around the Kandy vicinity was rep

Racism, riots, and the Sri Lankan State

Thursday, 22 March 2018

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Thursday, 22 March 2018

The Joint Opposition move to pass a vote of no-confidence in Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will come a cropper. Ranil knows that best as he has tersely told a group of opposition pollies (Australia slang for ‘politicians’), “Come on! Pres

Putin, Mahinda and Gotabaya

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

I have to say that I am very happy indeed about the resounding victory scored by President Putin. If not for him, there would be no multi-polarity in the world; no chance of a global equilibrium; no ally for the rising economic power of China which w

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