Lunar eclipse on Vesak Poya Day

Sri Lankans will have the opportunity to witness a lunar eclipse on the day after tomorrow (26), the full moon Vesak Poya Day, a senior official of the Arthur C. Clarke Centre said. Accordingly, the full or partial phase of the eclipse will not be visible to Sri Lanka but will be able to see […]

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China lands its Zhurong rover on Mars

China has successfully landed a spacecraft on Mars, state media announced early on Saturday. The six-wheeled Zhurong robot was targeting Utopia Planitia, a vast terrain in the planet’s northern hemisphere. The vehicle used a combination of a protective capsule, a parachute and a rocket platform to make the descent. The successful touchdown is a remarkable […]

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Nasa successfully flies small helicopter on Mars

The American space agency has successfully flown a small helicopter on Mars. The drone, called Ingenuity, was airborne for less than a minute, but Nasa is celebrating what represents the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another world. Confirmation came via a satellite at Mars which relayed the chopper’s data back to Earth. […]

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First round of unlimited Internet plans by April: TRCSL

The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) today said the consumers could expect the first round of Unlimited Internet plans by April. While working on providing unlimited internet packages to the public, TRCSL had issued directives to all operators to respond with Unlimited Internet Packages by March 1. The TRCSL is currently in the […]

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Covid-19: Continue using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged countries not to pause Covid vaccinations, as several major EU member states halted their rollouts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab. It said there was no evidence of a link between the vaccine and blood clots. Germany, France, Italy and Spain joined smaller nations in halting vaccinations as a precaution […]

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starship Lands, Then Explodes

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s newest and biggest rocket pulled off its first successful landing, then exploded a brief time later and was engulfed by fire. The Starship SN-10 prototype lifted off from SpaceX’s seaside launch pad at about 5:15 p.m. in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, based on a live video stream on SpaceX’s website. […]

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WHO’s Covid warnings were not heeded. Now the world has a new chance to beat the virus -Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

If nations make vaccine delivery equitable, step up testing and study variant genomes, the pandemic could be under control by January 2022 Ayear ago, on 30 January, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the new coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern – the highest level of alarm at our disposal under international […]

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Bharti Airtel says its network is now 5G ready

Airtel said its 5G network is capable of delivering 10x speeds, 10x latency and 100x concurrency when compared to existing technologies. Bharti Airtel on Thursday said its network is now 5G ready and successfully demonstrating live 5G service over a commercial network in Hyderabad. “What we’ve really done is first of its kind dynamic spectrum […]

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