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O/L students are to receive ID’s on April

Department for Registration of Persons has taken steps to issue national identity cards from month of April to the students who are siting for the GCE O/L  Examination this year. The relevant information including circulars and…

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How Fast Can Quantum Computers Get?

By Sebastian Deffner, Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County Over the past five decades, standard computer processors have gotten increasingly faster. In recent years, however, the limits to that technologyhave become clear: Chip components can…




Smart Thermometers’ Track Flu Season in Real Time

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. A company making “smart thermometers” that upload body temperatures to its website claims to be tracking this year’s flu season faster and in greater geographic detail than public health authorities can….







Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says state leaders of two foreign countries are scheduled pay official visits to the island nation next week on the invitations of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The two…


Two State leaders to visit Sri Lanka next week

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says state leaders of two foreign countries are scheduled pay official visits to the island nation next week on the invitations of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. The two…






Weather today

Ground frost can be expected at some places in the Nuwara-Eliya district in the early hours of the morning in coming days. Mainly fair weather will prevail over most parts of the island. However, showers…


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What in the World Is Metallic Hydrogen

By Paul Sutter, Astrophysicist Below Jupiter’s swirling cloud tops, the common element hydrogen exists in a very strange state. Credit: Lella Erceg, Lycee Francais de Toronto/NASA/SwRI/MSSS Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief…


This Bird ‘Eyeball’ Survived 120 Million Years

By Laura Geggel, Senior Writer Scientists have discovered a surprisingly “visionary” detail about a dinosaur-age bird that had a tooth-filled beak: It could likely see in color. An analysis of the 120-million-year-old bird revealed that the…





CES 2018: How social media has reshaped wrestling

Stephanie McMahon is a more hands-on executive than most. As well as being World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) chief brand officer, she has been a regular fixture inside the ring since her on-screen debut in 1999….