SCIENCE REPORTER

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

 

VOLUME 40

NUMBER 1

JANUARY 2003

CONTENTS                                            

COVER STORY

Flying High  Hundred Years of Aviation                                                                     9

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

 

ARTICLES

Aerial Warfare                                                                                                         16

K. V. Gopalakrishnan

Diabetes Can Damage Your Eyes                                                                             53

Lalit Verma & Gunjan Prakash

 

COLUMNS

PERSONALITY: The Wright Brothers Reaching for the Skies                                 20

HEALTH: Think Zinc                                                                                              42

BIOPROFILES: Behold, the Bamboo                                                                       56

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                                                   4

IN FOCUS                                                                                                               5

SPECTRUM                                                                                                            24

HUMOUR                                                                                                              28

FACT FILE

Star Watch: Constellation Aries                                                                                 31

Ingenious Inventions: Traffic Light                                                                           32

Herbal Healers: Amazing Aloe                                                                                 33

Safe Sanctuaries: Dachigam National Park                                                                 34

CROSSWORD                                                                                                        35

SKY CORNER                                                                                                       36

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                                               40

SCIENCE NEWS                                                                                                  47

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                               48

HOW?                                                                                                                   50

WHY?                                                                                                                    51

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                                                               52

QUIZ TIME                                                                                                          62

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, January 2003, pp 9-15, 44-46

 

 

Flying High Hundred Years of Aviation

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

 

It was ingenuity and perseverance that helped humans master the art of flying. This article takes you on a flight, back in time, traversing through a century replete with historic advances and landmark achievements in the field of aviation.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 40, January 2003, pp 16-19

 

Aerial Warfare

K. V. Gopalakrishnan

 

Warfare has acquired a new dimension with the incredible advances in aerial firepower. The article discusses how high performance aircrafts and electronically guided bombs and missiles have changed the complexion of modern warfare.

 

 

 

Science Reporter Vol. 40,

January 2003, pp 53-55, 60-61                                                        

 

Diabetes Can Damage Your Eyes

Lalit Verma & Gunjan Prakash

 

A diabetic is 25 more times more likely to be afflicted with vision damage than any other member of the population. The article deals with the symptoms of diabetic eye disease and the precautions one needs to take to prevent large-scale damage to the eyes.