SCIENCE REPORTER

ISSN: 0036-8512                                                                                              

VOLUME 47                                                      NUMBER   2                                               FEBRUARY 2010

CONTENTS

 

COVER STORY

 

Adding Fizz to Science!

Changing Role of Science Museums & Science Centers

JAYANARAYAN PANDA & BIKASH RANJAN MOHANTY

               

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INTERVIEW

DR G. S. RAUTELA, Director General of the National Council of Science Museums

 

14

FEATURE ARTICLES

Visit to a City of Science: PUSHPA GUJRAL SCIENCE CITY, KAPURTHALA

HASAN JAWAID KHAN

               

16

Kusum – Multipurpose Tree, Yet Not Popular

D. SAHA, R. RAMANI & B. BABOO

 

20

Secrets of Plant Pigments

DIPANJAN GHOSH

 

29

SILICON – A VERSATILE MATERIAL!

SHANKAR DUTTA  & P. DATTA

 

40

Danger Lurking Underwater!

ARUN KUMAR & N. BABU RAO

45

SHORT FEATURE

INERTIA AT WORK

IQBAL ABDUL DHALAIT

                               

53

FICTION

The Ring

V.M. Vivek Mohan

 

36

DEPARTMENTS

 

REACTIONS

6

EDITORIAL

7

 

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

24

CARTOONS

26

PUZZLE CORNER

50

 

LIVING FOSSILS                                                                                 

55

NATURAL HAZARDS

56

 

FUN QUIZ

58

WHAT’S NEW 

60

CROSSWORD                     

62