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SCIENCE REPORTER

 

 

ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 41 

NUMBER 10 

OCTOBER 2004

 

 

CONTENTS 

 

 

COVER STORY

 

Saras Takes To The Skies!

Srinivas Bhogle   

9

 

 

ARTICLES
 

Poisoned Waters!

Parvinder Chawla and Hasan Jawaid Khan

16

 

 

The Mobile Revolution 

Rakesh Mohan Hallen

24

 

 

Francis Crick—The DNA Icon  

Shivaprasad M. Khened

39

 

 

COLUMNS

 

BOOKSHELF: Reviews of Indian Medicinal Plants 

24

HEALTH: Say Cheese1                   

46

 

 

DEPARTMENTS

 

READERS WRITE 

4

IN FOCUS                                

5

SPECTRUM                       

20

FACT FILE 

 

  •  Star Watch: Constellation Draco 

31

  •  Ingenious Inventions: Microphone

32

  • Herbal Healers: Flavourful Mint

33

  • Indian Icons: Prafulla Chandra Ray

34

POINT-COUNTERPOINT: Has Basic Science Lost its Shine? 

44

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST 

 

FUN QUIZ    

50

DID YOU KNOW?

52

HUMOUR

54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA  

56

SCIENCE PROJECT: Nice Ice  

57

PUZZLE CORNER

60

HOW?

62

WHY? 

63

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, October 2004, pp 9-15

 

SARAS Takes To The Skies!

Srinivas Bhogle

 

The recent successful flight of SARAS augurs well for the Indian civilian aircraft industry. The article takes a close look at the inside story.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 41, October 2004, pp 16-20

 

Poisoned Waters!

Parvinder Chawla and Hasan Jawaid Khan

 

The revelation that even the most popular soft drinks contain pesticides shocked the entire nation. The article discusses the recent findings of the JPC set up to look into the issue.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, October 2004, pp 24-27

 

The Mobile Revolution

Rakesh Mohan Hallen

 

The mobile phone is no more a luxury. The article describes the technology that makes the mobile phone work.

 

 

 

Science Reporter

 Vol. 41, October 2004, pp 39-42

 

Francis Crick—The DNA Icon

Shivaprasad M. Khened

 

The co-discoverer of the structure of the DNA recently passed away. The article dwells on the life and times of this great scientist.