SCIENCE REPORTER

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ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 1                                         JANUARY 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

INDIA’S TRYST WITH THE MOON

SRINIVAS LAXMAN

 

9

FEATURE ARTICLES

After the Lunar Shot…What Next?

RADHAKRISHNA RAO   

16

FUTURE SOLDIERS TO TACKLE TODAY’S TERRORISTS

RASHMI REKHA & HIMANSHU SHEKHAR

 

23

Bacterial Blessings!

A. KRISHNA MURTHY

 

32

Gold Mine of the Cold Desert

TSERING STOBDAN & SHASHI BALA SINGH

 

39

WiMAX versus ‘C’ Band

GAURISH KUMAR TRIPATHI

                                                                 

48

FICTION

Masters of the Universe

V.M. VIVEK MOHAN        

 

 

44

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE

4

IN FOCUS           

5

POINT-COUNTERPOINT:

·         India should not put money into moon exploration— 

              rather utilize this money to solve domestic problems

16

BOOK REVIEW

 

21

SHORT FEATURE

·         First Land Conqueror

 

29

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

CROSSWORD   

52

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                           

53

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

54

 

What’s New

56

 

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

63

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46,  January 2009, pp 9-15

 

INDIA’S TRYST WITH THE MOON

SRINIVAS LAXMAN

The highly successful Chandrayaan-1 mission has positioned ISRO as

one of the top space agencies in the world

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, January 2009, pp 16-17

After the Lunar Shot…What Next?

RADHAKRISHNA RAO

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, January 2009, pp 23-26

FUTURE SOLDIERS TO TACKLE TODAY’S TERRORISTS

RASHMI REKHA & HIMANSHU SHEKHAR

Today’s terrorists can be tackled to a large extent by soldiers equipped

with futuristic technologies              

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, January 2009, pp 32-34

Bacterial Blessings!

A. KRISHNA MURTHY

Deadly diseases are caused by bacteria. But there are innumerable

bacteria that have been helping us in a number of ways.

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, January 2009, pp 39-41

Gold Mine of the Cold Desert

TSERING STOBDAN & SHASHI BALA SINGH

Seabuckthorn  is now being looked upon as nature’s gift for the

cold deserts thanks to technologies developed by DIHAR

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, January 2009, pp 48-50

 

WiMAX versus ‘C’ Band

GAURISH KUMAR TRIPATHI

WiMAX could interfere with ‘C’ band satellite communication

and hence needs to be tackled with care.