SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 44                                                      NUMBER 11      November  2007

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 FROM SPUTNIK TO…WHERE?

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

 EFFICIENT LIGHTING COURTESY CFLs

H.K. PARWANA

 

19

 

SALIVATING OVER SALIVA

SUCHITA SRIVASTAVA & SUAIB LUQMAN

 

27

 

PLASTICS TO BIOPLASTICS

Anshuman A. Khardenavis, M. Suresh Kumar, & Tapan Chakrabarti

 

39

FICTION

EMERGENCE

GAIRIK SARKAR              

               

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Scent Wood Sandal Wood

23

OBITUARY: Dr A.P. Mitra Passes Away                                       

26

HEALTH: Lifeline Express

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

REFLECTIONS: Brush Soaked in Blood                   

62

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

Extinct Animals: Golden Toad

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Reservation in higher education will help transform Indian society

 

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

50

CROSSWORD   

52

MEDICAL INNOVATIONS: Thermometer

 

53

DID YOU KNOW: Make a Name

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

 

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May 2007, pp 9-15

FROM SPUTNIK TO…WHERE?

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

There is a lot of uncharted territory that space exploration

has yet to explore

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May2007, pp 19-22

EFFICIENT LIGHTING COURTESY CFLs

H.K. PARWANA

CFLs hold promise of efficient lighting

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May2007, pp 27-30

SALIVATING OVER SALIVA

SUCHITA SRIVASTAVA & SUAIB LUQMAN

Saliva does a lot to keep you in good health

Science Reporter

Vol. 44 May 2007, pp 39-42

PLASTICS TO BIOPLASTICS

Anshuman A. Khardenavis, M. Suresh Kumar, & Tapan Chakrabarti

Switching over to bioplastics could be a great boon