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VOLUME 43

NUMBER 7

JULY  2006

 

 

CONTENTS

 





COVER STORY

 

A Century of Light Bulbs

T. V. Venkatesan 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Amateur Publishing

Rakesh Mohan Hallen

19

 Thought Experiments in Physics

Sujit Kumar Naha

25

 Bio-MEMS – New Frontiers

S. Dutta & D. K. Bhattacharya

28

 Magnetic Recording – A Revolutionay Technology

Shivprasad M. Khened 

38

FICTION
Alien Abduction

M. K. Dhaval

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

 

 

Bioprofile: Centipede: Little Known Common Creatures

 

22

Health: Prions-New Infectious Agents

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

37

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

KNOW YOUR BODY: Nose: The Cinderella Sense Organ

 

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Forest Dwellers Should Control India’s Forests

47

 FUN QUIZ

 

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Gibbons

53

DID YOU KNOW?: Reaching for Gold

 

54

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Science Reporter
Vol. 43, July 2006, pp 9-15

A Century of Light Bulbs
T.V. VENKATESWARAN

The ubiquitous light bulb that lights up our home with the flick of a switch is now a hundred years old

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, July 2006, pp 19-21
 

Amateur Publishing
RAKESH MOHAN HALLEN
Blogging, e-Forums, Wiki, there are many options for the amateur writer today

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, July 2006, pp 25-27

 Thought Experiments in Physics
SUJIT KUMAR NAHA

We are familiar with physical experiments. But what is a ‘thoughtexperiment’? Read on to find out.

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, July 2006, pp 28-30 

BIO-MEMS– NEW FRONTIERS
S. DUTTA & D. K. BHATTACHARYA

Bio-MEMS holds promise to completely change the way
we look at drug delivery and patient care

 

Science Reporter
Vol. 43, July 2006, pp 38-42

                                               

Magnetic Recording – A REVOLUTIONARY TECHNOLOGY
SHIVAPRASAD M. KHENED

The technology of magnetic recording and storage has had a major impact on every aspect of our lives.