SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 45                                                      NUMBER 5                  May 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

 

Serendipity And Science

ROHINI MISRA

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Bose and the Sound of Music

M.S.S. Murthy

 

19

               

Gigantic Quest!

Binay Malakar

 

23

 

The Laboratory Notebook

Alokananda Sengupta

 

28

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL BIOLOGY        

38

SHORT FEATURES

RFID—Tracking Tracks

 

14

FICTION

Life is a Game, Play it!

Kartik Sharma           

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BIOPROFILE: Vegetable Caterpillar

33

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS: Ponytail Palm

53

IN THE PICTURE: Mean Machines

54

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

63

  

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 May 2008,  pp 9-13

Serendipity And Science

ROHINI MISRA

In the history of human scientific progress chance

discoveries have played a major role

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 May2008,  pp 19-22

Bose and the Sound of Music

M.S.S. Murthy

Amar Bose recently joined the ranks of illustrious inventors and

pioneers after making it to the National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 May 2008, pp 23-26

Gigantic Quest!

Binay Malakar

It is said to be the greatest basic science endeavour

to understand the universe a whole lot better

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 May 2008, pp 28-30

 

 

The Laboratory Notebook

Alokananda Sengupta

Laboratory Notebooks have served a unique purpose

in the evolution of science

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 May 2008, pp 38-41

 

 

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL BIOLOGY