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Taming the Internet

The World Wide Web is barely 30-years-old, yet we feel we have lived our entire lives with it. We depend on it practically 24 hours a day, as our smartphones and tablets are always on. The concept of the Internet itself turns 50 this year – it was in 1969 that the US military invented … Continue reading

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Boeing 737 Max – The essentials

Daily FT The second fatal crash of Boeing’s latest aircraft, the B737 Max 8, in Ethiopia on 10 March has reverberated all over the world. The Max is the latest iteration of Boeing’s classic 737 design that first flew in 1967 and is the world’s bestselling jet airliner, with over 10,000 built to date. The … Continue reading

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Hazards of madman’s vehicle design

Global awakening to hazards of madman’s vehicle design Undoubtedly Nissan Leaf is the most favourite BEV in Sri Lanka. If its availability and its peripherals could be improved, we could sell much more of it in Sri Lanka. But it’s ironic that in this small country of 400km by 250km, we have more Toyota Prados … Continue reading

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Captain or Computer?

By Dr Upul Wijayawardhana (Island) NOTE: This article immediately follows by another titled “Pilots and Computer Support” by a professional pilot in this page itself clarifying some issues and technicalities raised by the layman Dr UW who is interested in Air Crashes like this blogger.  Both these pieces are worth reading especially by frequent flyers. … Continue reading

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Termites: A valuable and useful creation of God

The value of termites Menaka Ghandhi (Island) When my husband died, I inherited his work table, a long wooden desk with huge drawers. It has travelled with me from house to house and I kept everything of value in it: letters from my husband, wedding albums, unfinished manuscripts, pictures of my childhood and my son’s … Continue reading

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