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Published: Tuesday 31 August 2004

Captain Kirk never used the self-destruct mechanism on his spaceship in the TV serial, Star Trek. You can, at the world's first Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame in Seattle, USA. The museum, which opened on June 18, has exhibits like The Changing Face of Mars, Fantastic Voyages, Out of the Ashes and Brave New Worlds.

The Sri Lankan government has launched a nation-wide program to train school principals and teachers in Information Technology (IT), and then introduce it in their schools curriculum. Despite an impressive 92 per cent literacy rate, Sri Lanka is still lagging behind in IT education due to decades-long political instability.

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