SCIENCE REPORTER


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ISSN: 0036-8512

 

VOLUME 42 

NUMBER 8

AUGUST 2005

 

CONTENTS

COVER STORY

ELECTRIC VEHICLES—FOR A CLEAN FUTURE

 Chetan Kumar Maini                                                              9

 

FEATURE ARTICLES

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE- - GIANT ‘EYE’ IN THE SKY

Rajani Mishra                                                                            20

 

 

COMMERCIALIZING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY    

Hasan Jawaid Khan                                                                  24

 

 

SPINTRONICS -- THE NEW PARADIGM SHIFT

Rudrajit Chakraborty                                                               29

 

 

PEBBLE PLANTS

 G. Ram Prasad Babu                                                                40

 

 

 

FICTION

TINKERING WITH GENE D2

 R.K. MURTHI

 

COLUMN

HEALTH: Fermented Milk for Healthy Heart                 34

 

DEPARTMENTS

READERS WRITE                                                                  …4

IN FOCUS                                                                               …5

SPECTRUM                                                                           …16

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE                                               …38

 

 

JUNIOR SCIENTIST

POINT-COUNTERPOINT                                                  …48

 

FUN QUIZ: Biology                                                              …50

CROSSWORD                                                                        …52

 

FASCINATING ANIMALS: Penguin                                …53

 

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                …54

ENTERTAINMENT ARENA                                               …56

PUZZLE CORNER                                                                 …60

HUMOUR                                                                               …62

 

 


Science Reporter

Vol. 42, August 2005, pp 9-14

 

                                                         ELECTRIC VEHICLES—FOR A CLEAN FUTURE

 

Chetan Kumar Maini   

 

With the designing of electric vehicles, a new era in transport technology is on the horizon.                                                                                                                                                                              

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, August 2005, pp 20-23, 32

 

HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE- - GIANT ‘EYE’ IN THE SKY

Rajani Mishra

 

Sophisticated cameras aboard the Hubble Space Telescope have captured rare celestial events that are helping scientists understand the mysteries of the Universe.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, August 2005, pp 24-28

 

COMMERCIALIZING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

Hasan Jawaid Khan

 

Commercializing the intellectual property created in labs is critically important.

 

 

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, August 2005, pp 29-31

 

SPINTRONICS -- THE NEW PARADIGM SHIFT

 

Rudrajit Chakraborty

 

Take a look at what the exciting new field of spintronics has in store.             

 

 

             

Science Reporter

Vol. 42, August 2005, pp 40-42

                            

PEBBLE PLANTS

 

G. Ram Prasad Babu

Camouflaged to look like stones, pebble plants are a unique creation of Nature.