SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 45                                                      NUMBER 9                  SEPTEMBER 2008

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Joys of Digital Photography

BIMAN BASU

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai                                           

 

19

MEASURING SPORTING PERFORMANCES

JYOTI LATA PANDEY

 

23

URANIUM: The Strategic Material

M.S.S. MURTHY

 

29

Solar Electricity—Promise for the Future

K.M. Gangotri, Pooran Koli & Urvashi Sharma

 

38

FICTION

Beyond Vision

Chinmay Shekar         

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

SPECTRUM       

16

BOOK REVIEW

33

DO-IT-YOURSELF

  • D. P. Antenna

 

34

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Do We Still Need Science Popularization Efforts in India Even After 60 Years of Scientific Pursuit?

47

 

 

FUN QUIZ

 

50

CROSSWORD   

52

STRANGE PLANTS

·         Stone Plants

53

IN THE PICTURE

54

 

WHAT’S NEW

56

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 September 2008, pp 9-15

Joys of Digital Photography

BIMAN BASU

The digital camera offers innumerable fascinating options in

photography

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 September 2008, pp 19-22

CSIR IN THE SERVICE OF THE NATION

Structural Engineering Research Centre (SERC), Chennai

SERC has come up with innumerable technologies and construction

techniques that have added to the stability of buildings and structures

all over the country

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. Vol. 45 September 2008, pp 23-26

MEASURING SPORTING PERFORMANCES

JYOTI LATA PANDEY

The science of measurement plays an important role in sports today

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 September 2008, pp 29-32

 

URANIUM: The Strategic Material

M.S.S. MURTHY

Undergoing sanctions, India is facing a uranium crunch; the Indo-US nuclear

agreement has to be viewed in this context

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 45 September 2008, pp 38-41

Solar Electricity—Promise for the Future

K.M. Gangotri, Pooran Koli & Urvashi Sharma

Solar energy could be a viable source of power generation

once the various technologies to harness the sun’s energy are perfected