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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 4

APRIL 2005

 

 

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Is Anybody Out There?

K. Sandeep

9

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

 

The Automobile—Unity In Diversity                

G. Venkatesh

22

 

 

Great Scientists Or Great Villains?

K. Smiles Mascarenhas

29

 

 

Mimicking Nature                                              

Ashokan K.V.

39
FICTION

 

The Ultimate Solution                

D.P. Singh

44

COLUMN

 

HEALTH: Beware of Computer Vision Syndrome

 33

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS

5

SPECTRUM

16

IT TRENDS

19

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

36

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

 

TECHNIQUES IN SCIENCE: Plant Tissue Culture

43

POINT-COUNTERPOINT 48

FUN QUIZ: Wildlife

50

CROSSWORD   

52

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Flying Colugo   

53

DID YOU KNOW?

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HUMOUR          

62

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, April 2005, pp 9-15, 26-27

 

Is Anybody Out There?

K. SANDEEP

 

The article takes a look at the intriguing subject of the search for extraterrestrial life.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, April 2005, pp 22-25

 

The Automobile—Unity In Diversity

G. VENKATESH

 

A car is a unique engineering wonder created by the combined use of many materials.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, April 2005, pp 29-32

 

Great Scientists Or Great Villains?

K. SMILES MASCARENHAS

 

Unbelievably, some of the greatest scientists had once posed hindrance to the progress of science.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, April 2005, pp 39-42

 

Mimicking Nature

ASHOKAN K.V.

 

Biomimicry has opened an era of learning from Nature