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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512   

VOLUME 40 

 NUMBER 12       

DECEMBER 2003

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY
 
Consolidating the Future                                                                                                    9
Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

 

 

 

ARTICLES

 

Governance Comes of Age                                                                                                22
U C Joshi

 

   
Nobel Prizes 2003                                                                                 25
Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan

 

   
Life’s Luminosity                                                                                                 52
Geetanjali Mishra and Omkar

 

   
COLUMNS
 
BOOKSHELF                                                                                                                        35

PERSONALITY: The Story of Penicillin                                                                          

42
   
HEALTH: Biomedical Waste Management                                                                     44
   
BIOPROFILES: Coconut Close-up                                                                                    56
   
DEPARTMENTS
 
READERS WRITE                                                                                                               4
IN FOCUS                                                                                                                             5
SPECTRUM                                                                                                                          18
FACT FILE   

·                     Star Watch: Constellation Pisces                                                                    

31

·                     Ingenious Inventions: Writing Wonder                                                          

32

·                     Herbal Healers: Lovely Licorice                                                                      

33

·             Safe Sanctuaries: Namdapha National Park                                                  

34
CROSSWORD                                                                                                                      38
SKY CORNER                                                                                                                       36

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                                              

40

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                               48

HOW?                                                                                                                                   

50

WHY?                                                                                                                                    51
QUIZ TIME                           62

                           

                                                                                                    

 Science Reporter

Vol. 40, December 2003, pp 9-17

 

Consolidating the Future

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan, B C Sharma

 

 Today, the most important task for us is to evolve ways and means to authenticate, codify and preserve information on all aspects of medicinal plants in an unambiguous and scientifically valid way before this knowledge is irrevocably lost. The article dwells on the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library developed by NISCAIR, which is a good beginning in this direction.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, December 2003, pp 22-24

 

 Governance Comes of Age

U C Joshi

 

The concept of e-governance goes far beyond mere computerisation of office operations.  It means to fundamentally change the way the Government operates. The article throws light on this modern concept.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, December 2003, pp 25-28

 

Nobel Prizes 2003

Sukanya Datta, Parvinder Chawla, Hasan Jawaid Khan

 

A look at the winners of the Nobel Prize in the year 2003.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, December 2003, pp 52-55, 59-60

 

Life’s Luminosity

Geetanjali Mishra and Omkar

 

The sight of glowing living lights enthrals one and all. The article gives an insight into this phenomenon, called bioluminescence, and which is Nature’s gift to a host of life forms found both on land and in deep seas.