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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 6

JUNE 2005

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Explosive Sun!

9

B.N. Dwivedi & A Mohan

 

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Hans Bethe Dead    

20

Sameen Ahmed Khan

 

 

 

Kaleidoscopic Corals

22

Shampa Chatterjee

 

 

 

Protecting Knowledge Through IPR     

29

K. Thangavelu & R. P. Saraswat

 

 

 

Antares Occultations in 2005      

38

N. Rathnasree

 

 

 

Nurturing Aquarium Fishes          

40

Sagarika Chaudhuri

 

 

 

FICTION

 

The Extra X-Ray Being

44

DHIRAJ HAZARIKA

 

 

 

COLUMN

 

HEALTH: Health Foods Are Here              

33

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM       

16

IT TRENDS

19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

47

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Reverse Osmosis      

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

48

FUN QUIZ

50

CROSSWORD

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Kicking Kangaroo      

53

DID YOU KNOW?

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR

62

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 9-15

 

Explosive Sun!

B.N. Dwivedi & A Mohan

 

Colourful aurora displays signify the fury of solar flares that largely affect space weather

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 22

 

Hans Bethe Dead

Sameen Ahmed Khan

 

The Nobel Laureate who unraveled the secrets of energy production in stars died recently

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 22

 

Kaleidoscopic Corals

Shampa Chatterjee

 

Peeping into the colourful world of corals that face the threat of degradation of their habitats

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 29

 

Protecting Knowledge Through IPR

K. Thangavelu & R. P. Saraswat

 

 

A strong IPR is essential for the growth of a nation 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 38

 

Antares Occultations in 2005

N. Rathnasree

 

Get ready with your telescopes to witness this spectacular celestial event that can help in studying the Moon

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, June 2005, pp 40

 

 
Nurturing Aquarium Fishes

Sagarika Chaudhuri

 

Nurturing fishes in the aquarium can be an exciting and colourful proposition