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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

ISSN: 0036-8512  

VOLUME 40 

NUMBER 11    

      NOVEMBER 2003

                                                                                             

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

 

Building Bridges                                                                                                                 

9

Shakti Prakash and Ashutosh Kumar

 

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Bothersome Biofouling                                                                                                      

22

R. Venkatesan

 

 

 

Networking of Ideas                                                                                                           

26

Praveen Gawali

 

 

 

Wonderful World of Holograms      

52

Srikanth Sugavanam

 

 

 

COLUMNS

 

BOOKSHELF: The Scientist Who Won a War                                                              

35

FICTION: The Deceiver                                                                                                     

42

HEALTH: Defeating Diabetes                                                                                          

44

BIOPROFILES: Palatable Papaya                                                                                     

56

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                                                                                              

4

IN FOCUS                                                                                                                            

5

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                                            

16

 

 

SCIENCE NEWS                                                                      

17

 

 

SPECTRUM                                                                                                                         

18

FACT FILE 

 

  • Star Watch: Constellation Aquarius                                                                

                          31

  • Ingenious Inventions: Staying Underwater                                                   

                               32

  • Herbal Healers: Simply Saffron                                                                         

                                33

  • Safe Sanctuaries: Bharatpur National Park                                                     

                                34

CROSSWORD                                                                                                                     

38

SKY CORNER

36

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                              

40

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                            

48

HOW?                                                                                                                                 

50

WHY?                                                                                                                                   

51

HUMOUR                                                                                                                            

60

QUIZ TIME                                                                                                                         

62

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, November 2003, pp 9-15

 

Building Bridges 

Shakti Prakash and Ashutosh Kumar

 

 Bridges are important features of the cultural and architectural landscape marking the evolution of cutting-edge engineering trends in creative construction. The article traces the major developments in this field.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, November 2003, pp 22-25

 

Bothersome Biofouling

R. Venkatesan

 

A biofilm is a complex microbial community that adheres to a surface and causes deterioration of a host of materials. The article dwells on the host of problems caused to various industries due to this problem.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, November 2003, pp 26-28

 

Networking of Ideas

Praveen Gawali

 

The advancement of science has necessarily been one of learning from otherís mistakes and forging ahead with oneís own ideas till the shores of truth are reached. The article examines this process of networking of ideas and how this leads to progress.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, November 2003, pp 52-55, 59

 

Wonderful World of Holography

Srikanth Sugavanam

 

The article gives an account of the possibilities of the future applications of holography that are only limited by the human imagination.