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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 5

MAY 2005

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Einsteinís Miraculous Year          

T. V. Venkateswaran                                            

9

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

Einsteinís Relativity                                        

Manoj Komath

22

 

 

Fascinating Black Holes

Monoranjan  Hazarika                                

29

 

 

FICTION

 

The Perception  

Abhijeet P. Degaonkar                                         

44

 

 

COLUMN

 

BIOPROFILE: Luscious Lychee                                   

20

HEALTH: Lethal Lead                                                   

33

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                                            

4

IN FOCUS                                                                           

5

SPECTRUM                                                                       

16

IT TRENDS                                                                        

19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE                                         

36

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Gel Electrophoresis

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT                                             

48

FUN QUIZ: Astronomy                                                  

50

CROSSWORD                                                                   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Hippopotamus           

53

DID YOU KNOW?                                                           

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                       

56

PUZZLE CORNER                                                          

60

HUMOUR                                                                          

62

 


 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, May 2005, pp 9-15

 

Einsteinís Miraculous Year

T. V. Venkateswaran

 

Celebrating the 100th year of Einsteinís revolutionary findings that changed the face of Physics.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, May 2005, pp 22-30

 

Einsteinís Relativity

Manoj Komath

 

 Clarifying the confusing concepts of relativity and exploring the relevance of this pathbreaking theory.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 42, May 2005, pp 39-42

 

Fascinating Black Holes

Monoranjan  Hazarika

 

A look at how black holes are formed and how they distort the cosmic fabric.