SCIENCE REPORTER

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VOLUME 46                                                      NUMBER 5                                         May 2009

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

TARGETING PAIN

SHOA ABBAS NAQVI

 

8

FEATURE ARTICLES

Are You Comfortable Weather-Wise?

MANJU MOHAN & SHWETA BHATI

 

19

INS VIRAAT – A Sea Tiger on the Prowl

MRITYUNJAY BOSE

 

29

Anti-G Suits—Lifeguards for Pilots

S. N. VIJAYALAKSHMI, V. N. JHA & ANURADHA RAVI

 

45

FICTION

The Man-eater of Okha

SOUMYA SUCHARIT DAS  

 

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL       

7

 

REFLECTIONS:

Ø       Taiwan’s Science Parks

 

 

14

SPECTRUM       

16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

POINT-COUNTERPOINT

 

39

 

 

HUMOUR

42

 

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

FLORAL RECORDS                                                                                           

53

BIOPROFILE

·         Eucalyptus

54

 

AMAZING ADAPTATIONS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW   

60

CROSSWORD                     

62

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, May 2009, pp 8-13

TARGETING PAIN

SHOA ABBAS NAQVI

Research has brought about marked improvements in the diagnosis

and treatment of a number of painful disorders

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, May 2009, pp 19-23

Are You Comfortable Weather-Wise?

MANJU MOHAN & SHWETA BHATI

In different weather conditions the degree of comfort

depends on a number of varying factors

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, May 2009, pp 29-33

INS VIRAAT – A Sea Tiger on the Prowl

MRITYUNJAY BOSE

This gigantic ship of the Indian Navy is truly a national asset

Science Reporter

Vol. 46, May 2009, pp 45-48

Anti-G Suits—Lifeguards for Pilots

S. N. VIJAYALAKSHMI, V. N. JHA & ANURADHA RAVI

Being developed indigenously, Anti-G suits are not only tailor-made

to fit the Indian pilot, but also effect enormous savings