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Science Reporter

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 7  

 JULY 2004

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

 

Hypersonic Flight: Far Ahead of Sound         

Bimal K. Srivasta 

9

 

ARTICLES

 

Wi-Fi for a Wireless Life                                    

Sachin P. Kamat                                                                  

16

 

 

Name Game                                                          

G. Venkatesh                                                                        

27

 

 

FICTION

 

 

 

A Thousand Moons                                          

Cyril M. Gupta                                     

38

COLUMNS

 

BOOKSHELF       

30

PERSONALITY: Homi Jehangir Bhabha: Versatile Genius          

41

HEALTH: Fortifying Foods              

47

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE                                                                              

4

IN FOCUS            

5

SPECTRUM                         

20

FACT FILE 

 

         Star Watch: Constellation Cepheus         

31

         Ingenious Inventions:

32

         Herbal Healers: Precious Periwinkle

33

         Indian Icons: Jagadis Chandra Bose       

34

QUIZ TIME          

36

CROSSWORD                     

37

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Should India Reach for the Moon                    

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST         

 

FUN QUIZ            

50

DID YOU KNOW?              

52

HUMOUR            

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA

56

SCIENCE PROJECT: Secret Writing                                

57

PUZZLE CORNER              

60

HOW?                   

62

WHY?                   

63


 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, July 2004, pp 9-15

 

Hypersonic Flight: Far Ahead of Sound

Bimal K. Srivastava           

 

The dream machines of aviation engineers, which can fly higher at hypersonic speed, have now become a reality. The article takes a look at the new generation of amazing airplanes that are powered by the scramjet engine.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, July 2004, pp 16-19

 

Wi-Fi for a Wireless Life

Sachin P. Kamat

 

Wireless networks are poised to replace the wired networks, thanks to the Wi-Fi technology. The article unfolds the enormous potential of this technology.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, July 2004, pp 27-29

 

Name Game

G. Venkatesh

 

It is both interesting and enlightening to know how different elements in the Periodic Table got their respective names. The article would be a special attraction for readers with a fascination for etymology.