SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 44                                                      NUMBER 2                  FEBRUARY 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Breeding for the future—Conservation Breeding Initiatives in India

B. R. SHARMA & BRIJ KISHOR GUPTA

 

 

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Nuclear Safeguards Demystified

M. S. S. Murthy

 

19

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi

 

23

Thermal Imagers: “Seeing” in the Dark

EYNEEN ALTAF & NEETA KANDPAL

 

 

33

Trading for Climate Change

                                                 

M.S. HAQUE

 

38

FICTION

Money Plants

Pushpendra Singh  

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

REFLECTION: Election Pollution                                     

 

27

SCIPROJECT: Novel Intercom

29

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: The nuclear deal with the US will be

                                               beneficial for India

 

47

 

 

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS: Dinosaur Tree                                                                                                

53

In the Picture: Robots In The Farm

54

 

What’s New

56

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

SCIENCE PROJECT

62

HUMOUR          

63

  

Science Reporter

Vol. 45, February 2008, pp 9-15

 

breeding for the future--Conservation Breeding Initiatives in India

B. R. SHARMA & BRIJ KISHOR GUPTA

Wild species have been pushed to the brink but conservation

breeding initiatives have managed to multiply such threatened species

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45, February 2008, pp 19-22

Nuclear Safeguards Demystified

M. S. S. Murthy

Nuclear safeguards have always been in the news

Here’s a look at this much bandied about phrase.

Science Reporter

Vol. 45, February 2008, pp 23-26

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CECRI), Karaikudi

CECRI is the mainstay of the electrochemical industry in India.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45, February 2008, pp 33-36

Thermal Imagers: “Seeing” in the Dark

EYNEEN ALTAF & NEETA KANDPAL

Thermal imagers find extensive use in industrial, medical and

even civilian applications other than military services

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45, February 2008, pp 38-41

 

Trading for Climate Change

M.S. HAQUE

The carbon trading market is growing fast and Indian companies

too need to capitalize on this trend