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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 3 

MARCH 2005

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

The Superjumbos Are Coming!    

Bimal K. Srivastava                                                                                         

9

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Are You Prepared for an Avalanche?

H.S. Gusain                                                                                                      

20

 

 

When Lightning Strikes

R.K.Jain                                                                                                              

23

 

 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar: Life and Times

Rajesh Kochhar                                

26

 

 

Poisonous Yet Beautiful

Prafulla K. Mohanty & Mini Philip                                                            

39

 

 

FICTION

 

The Stellar Reactor

Vinod Khare

44

 

 

COLUMN

 

HEALTH: Phobia—The Fear                                                                        

35

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM

16

IT TRENDS

19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

49

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Microscopy

43

FUN QUIZ: Famous Scientists

50

CROSSWORD   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Great White Shark     

53

DID YOU KNOW?

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 


 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, March 2005, pp 9-15

 

The Superjumbos Are Coming!

Bimal K. Srivastava

 

The article takes a look at the largest civilian aircraft that was unveiled recently.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, March 2005, pp 20-22

 

Are You Prepared for an Avalanche?

H.S. Gusain

 

Avalanches can be deadly. There are several reasons why they happen.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, March 2005, pp 23-25

 

When Lightning Strikes

R.K. Jain

 

Lightning strikes could be fatal. The article dwells on the science behind it and outlines a few ways to escape lightning strikes.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, March 2005, pp 26-33

 

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar: Life and Times

Rajesh Kochhar

 

The story of the life and times of the founder of CSIR is an interesting one.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, March 2005, pp 40-42

 

Poisonous Yet Beautiful

Prafulla K. Mohanty & Mini Philip

 

Some beautiful butterflies and moths could be poisonous. The article takes a look at some of these.