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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512    
VOLUME 40

NUMBER 8

 AUGUST 2003

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

Planet Search

9

R. N. Singh

 

 
ARTICLES

 

History of Stethoscopes 

22

Shivprasad M. Khened

 

Optical Technology in Telecommunications

26

Neha Krishna

 

Ornamental Orchids 

52

A. K. A. Mandal and S. K. Datta

 

Stellar Saga 

56

Amitava Chattopadhyay

 

Learning Laboratory 

58

Manoranjan K. Singh and Alok K. Bhushan

 

 

COLUMNS

 

ECOTALK: Poison Plants! 

42

HEALTH: Hepatitis C—An Epidemic in the Making

45

 
DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS 

5

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

16

SCIENCE NEWS

17

SPECTRUM 

18

QUIZ TIME

28

FACT FILE

 

• Star Watch: Constellation Scorpius 

31

• Ingenious Inventions: Copying Wonder

32

• Herbal Healers: Euphrasia—An Eye Medicine

33

• Safe Sanctuaries: Great Himalayan National Park 

34

BOOKSHELF 

35

CROSSWORD

38

SKY CORNER

36

PUZZLE CORNER 

40

DID YOU KNOW? 

48

HOW? 

50

WHY? 

51

HUMOUR 

60

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 9-15

 

 

Planet Search

R. N. Singh

 

The nine known planets of the Solar System have over a hundred new companions and many more awaiting discovery in the starry depths of space. The article dwells on the exciting and intriguing concept of extra-solar planets.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 22-24

 

 

History of Stethoscopes

Shivprasad M. Khened

 

Several models of stethoscopes have been designed over the years as it is realized to be one of the most valuable diagnostic tools in medicine. The article traces the development of stethoscopes over the years.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 26-27

 

 

Optical Technology in Telecommunications

Neha Krishna

 

The article deals with the way fibre optics has revolutionized telecommunications.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 52-55

 

 

Ornamental Orchids

A. K. A. Mandal and S. K. Datta

 

Orchids are the aristocracy of the plant kingdom. The article dwells on the beautiful denizens of the plant kingdom.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 56-57, 62

 

 

Stellar Saga

Amitava Chattopadhyay

 

Orchids are the aristocracy of the plant kingdom. The article dwells on the beautiful denizens of the plant kingdom.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, August 2003, pp 58-59

 

 

Learning Laboratory

Manoranjan K. Singh and Alok K. Bhushan

 

The article discusses how science teaching can be made more interesting and lively through an application oriented conceptual exposition.