SCIENCE REPORTER

 

ISSN: 0036-8512    

VOLUME 40

NUMBER 6

JUNE 2003

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

Hydrogen – The Ultimate Fuel                                                                                                     9

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan & B. C. Sharma

 

ARTICLES

The Winds of Change                                                                                                                 23

Sunil Deambi

Gobar Gas                                                                                                                                26

N. S. Subbarao

Magnificent Oceans—Sources of Rich Energy                                                                               52

Subhajit Mitra Majumder

 

FICTION

Redundant                                                                                                                                 42

S. M. Ghatak

 

COLUMNS

HEALTH: Breast Cancer Inheritance Genes                                                                                 45

BIOPROFILE: Splendid Seabuckthorn                                                                                       56

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                                     4

IN FOCUS                                                                                                                                 5

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                                  16

SCIENCE NEWS                                                                                                                     17

SPECTRUM                                                                                                                             18

FACT FILE

• Star Watch: Constellation Virgo                                                                                                 31

• Ingenious Inventions: Printing Technology                                                                                  32

• Herbal Healers: Terminalia—A Heart Tonic                                                                                33

• Safe Sanctuaries: Corbett National Park                                                                                      34

CROSSWORD                                                                                                                          35

SKY CORNER                                                                                                                         36

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                                  40

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                  48

HOW?                                                                                                                                      50

WHY?                                                                                                                                       51

HUMOUR                                                                                                                                60

QUIZ TIME                                                                                                                             62

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, June 2003, pp 9-15, 29

 

 

Hydrogen—The Ultimate Fuel

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan & B. C. Sharma

 

With the global energy scene worsening with each passing day, we would need to wean ourselves off oil and the other fossil fuels sooner than anticipated. The article examines the use of Hydrogen as the fuel of the next millennium.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, June 2003, pp 22-25

 

 

The Winds of Change

Sunil Deambi

 

Wind power promises to be source of abundant renewable energy. The article discusses the favourable conditions that exist in India for gainfully exploiting this resource.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, June 2003, pp 26-27

 

 

Gobar Gas

N. S. Subbarao

 

Biogas plants not only provide methane fuel but also yield nitrogen-rich slurry that is an excellent source of manure. But the potential of biogas is yet to be exploited fully.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, June 2003, pp 52-55

 

 

Magnificient Oceans—Sources of Rich Energy

Subhajit Mitra Majumder

 

Harnessing the enormous thermal and wave energies of oceans is a challenging venture that has a host of lucrative applications. The article dwells on some of these.