Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 108 - Issue 04: 25 Feb, 2015
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 0470

Guest Editorial
The ‘historic’ storm at the Mumbai Science Congress
p. 0471 | Narasimha, Roddam

Good fences make good neighbours
p. 0473 | Balasubramanian, D.

Early workings and modern science: some reactions to current happenings
p. 0473 | Ramakrishnan, T. V.

The missing ‘crown’ of India
p. 0474 | Chaudhary, K. L.

The annual science farce
p. 0474 | Tauro, P.; Rao, A. S.

Meeting Report
Ayurvedic treatment and modern medicine
p. 0476 | Girija, P. L. T.; Savithri, G. S.; Jayasundar, Rama; Gangadharan, G. G.; Nagashayana, N.; Yashonath, S.

Scholarly publishing
p. 0479 | Ghosh, Debosree

Strategic environmental assessment
p. 0480 | Kuniyal, Jagdish Chandra; Shashni, Sarla; Kumar, Amit; Kanwar, Nidhi; Chand, Bhim; Sundriyal, R. C.; Dhyani, Pitamber P.

Controversies surrounding coumarin in cassia: the good, the bad and the not so ugly
p. 0482 | Dinesh, R.; Leela, N. K.; Zachariah, T. John; Anandaraj, M.

General Articles
Groundwater depletion in Central Punjab: pattern, access and adaptations
p. 0485 | Kaur, Satvir; Vatta, Kamal

Special Section: Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (Guest Editors: M. Srinivasan and A. Meulenberg)
p. 0491 | Srinivasan, M.; Meulenberg, A.

Cold fusion: comments on the state of scientific proof
p. 0495 | McKubre, Michael C. H.

Extensions to physics: what cold fusion teaches
p. 0499 | Meulenberg, A.

Phonon models for anomalies in condensed matter nuclear science
p. 0507 | Hagelstein, Peter L.; Chaudhary, Irfan U.

Development status of condensed cluster fusion theory
p. 0514 | Takahashi, Akito

Model of low energy nuclear reactions in a solid matrix with defects
p. 0516 | Sinha, K. P.

Selective resonant tunnelling – turning hydrogen-storage material into energetic material
p. 0519 | Liang, C. L.; Dong, Z. M.; Li, X. Z.

Coherent correlated states of interacting particles – the possible key to paradoxes and features of LENR
p. 0524 | Vysotskii, Vladimir I.; Vysotskyy, Mykhaylo V.

How the explanation of LENR can be made consistent with observed behaviour and natural laws
p. 0531 | Storms, Edmund

Introduction to the main experimental findings of the LENR field
p. 0535 | Storms, Edmund

Review of materials science for studying the Fleischmann and Pons effect
p. 0540 | Violante, V.; Castagna, E.; Lecci, S.; Sarto, F.; Sansovini, M.; Torre, A.; Gatta, A. La; Duncan, R.; Hubler, G.; Boher, A. El; Aziz, O.; Pease, D.; Knies, D.; McKubre, M.

Highly reproducible LENR experiments using dual laser stimulation
p. 0559 | Letts, Dennis

Sidney Kimmel Institute for Nuclear Renaissance
p. 0562 | Hubler, G. K.; Boher, A. El; Azizi, O.; Pease, D.; He, J. H.; Isaacson, W.; Gangopadhyay, S.; Violante, V.

Progress towards understanding anomalous heat effect in metal deuterides
p. 0565 | Azizi, O.; Boher, A. El; He, J. H.; Hubler, G. K.; Pease, D.; Isaacson, W.; Violante, V.; Gangopadhyay, S.

Replicable cold fusion experiment: heat/helium ratio
p. 0574 | Lomax, Abd ul-Rahman

Observation of radio frequency emissions from electrochemical loading experiments
p. 0578 | Kidwell, D. A.; Dominguez, D. D.; Grabowski, K. S.; DeChiaro Jr, L. F.

Condensed matter nuclear reactions with metal particles in gases
p. 0582 | Cravens, Dennis; Swartz, Mitchell R.; Ahern, Brian

Use of CR-39 detectors to determine the branching ratio in Pd/D co-deposition
p. 0585 | Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P.; Roussetski, A. S.; Lipson, A. G.; Tanzella, F.; Saunin, E. I.; McKubre, M.; Earle, B.; Zhou, D.

Brief summary of latest experimental results with a mass-flow calorimetry system for anomalous heat effect of nano-composite metals under D(H)-gas charging
p. 0589 | Kitamura, A.; Takahashi, A.; Seto, R.; Fujita, Y.; Taniike, A.; Furuyama, Y.

Condensed matter nuclear science research status in China
p. 0594 | Dong, Z. M.; Liang, C. L.; Li, X. Z.

Dry, preloaded NANOR®-type CF/LANR components
p. 0595 | Swartz, Mitchell R.; Verner, Gayle M.; Tolleson, Jeffrey W.; Hagelstein, Peter L.

Directional X-ray and gamma emission in experiments in condensed matter nuclear science
p. 0601 | Hagelstein, Peter L.

Observation and investigation of anomalous X-ray and thermal effects of cavitation
p. 0608 | Vysotskii, Vladimir I.; Kornilova, A. A.; Vasilenko, A. O.

Martin Fleischmann Memorial Project status review
p. 0614 | Valat, Mathieu; Hunt, Ryan; Greenyer, Bob

Observation of neutrons and tritium in the early BARC cold fusion experiments
p. 0619 | Srinivasan, Mahadeva

Introduction to isotopic shifts and transmutations observed in LENR experiments
p. 0624 | Srinivasan, Mahadeva

Transmutation reactions induced by deuterium permeation through nano-structured palladium multilayer thin film
p. 0628 | Iwamura, Yasuhiro; Itoh, Takehiko; Tsuruga, Shigenori

Biological transmutations
p. 0633 | Biberian, Jean-Paul

Microbial transmutation of Cs-137 and LENR in growing biological systems
p. 0636 | Vysotskii, V. I.; Kornilova, A. A.

Energy gains from lattice-enabled nuclear reactions
p. 0641 | Nagel, David J.

Lattice-enabled nuclear reactions in the nickel and hydrogen gas system
p. 0646 | Nagel, David J.

Summary report: ‘Introduction to Cold Fusion’ – IAP course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
p. 0653 | Verner, Gayle M.; Swartz, Mitchell R.; Hagelstein, Peter L.

Status of cold fusion research in Japan
p. 0655 | Kitamura, Akira

Condensed matter nuclear reaction products observed in Pd/D co-deposition experiments
p. 0656 | Mosier-Boss, P. A.; Forsley, L. P.; Gordon, F. E.; Letts, D.; Cravens, D.; Miles, M. H.; Swartz, M.; Dash, J.; Tanzella, F.; Hagelstein, P.; McKubre, M.; Bao, J.

Review Articles
Flyrock in surface mine blasting: understanding the basics to develop a predictive regime
p. 0660 | Raina, Avtar K.; Murthy, V. M. S. R.; Soni, Abhay K.

Research Articles
Aerosol optical properties over marine and continental sites of India during pre-monsoon season
p. 0666 | Patel, Piyush; Shukla, A. K.

Contribution of sewage treatment to pollution abatement of urban streams
p. 0677 | Jamwal, Priyanka; Zuhail, T. Md.; Urs, Praveen Raje; Srinivasan, Veena; Lele, Sharachchandra

Research Communications
In silico prediction of Escherichia coli metabolic engineering capabilities for 1-butanol production
p. 0686 | Mienda, Bashir Sajo; Shamsir, Mohd Shahir; Salleh, Faezah Mohd; Illias, Rosli Md.

Morphometric analysis of Barren volcanic base and associated tectonic elements in the Andaman fore-arc sub-basin
p. 0694 | Varghese, Saju; Nagendran, G.

Comparative study of soil profiles developed on metavolcanic (basaltic) rocks in two different watersheds of Garhwal Himalaya
p. 0699 | Vyshnavi, S.; Islam, R.; Sundriyal, Y. P.

Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility of earthquake-affected soft sediments: example from Ther village, Latur, Maharashtra, India
p. 0708 | Lakshmi, B. V.; Satyanarayana, K. V. V.; Basavaiah, N.; Gawali, Praveen

Geochemistry of the unusual mafic intrusions in Betul Fold Belt, Central India: implications for Ni–Cu–Au–PGE metallogeny
p. 0713 | Rao, D. V. Subba; Satyanarayanan, M.; Sarma, D. Srinivasa; Subramanyam, K. S. V.; Venkateswarlu, K.; Prasad, M. Hanuma

Equivalent permeability model for sealing evaluation of natural gas storage cavern in bedded rock salt
p. 0723 | Wang, Tongtao; Yang, Chunhe; Yan, Xiangzhen; Ma, Hongling; Shi, Xilin; Daemen, J. J. K.

Book Reviews
Know Your Heart – The Hidden Links Between Your Body and the Politics of the State. Dinesh C. Sharma
p. 0730 | Kutty, V. Raman

A Petrographic Atlas of an Ophiolite: An Example from the Eastern India–Asia Collision Zone. Naresh Chandra Ghose, Nilanjan Chatterjee and Fare-eduddin
p. 0731 | Ghosh, Rajkumar

Personal News
Vasant R. Gowariker (1933–2015)
p. 0732 | Nagappa, Rajaram

Publications received
Publications received – 2014
p. 0734

Ph.D. Programme in Science Education 2015 - Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
p. 0737

MSc in Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology - IBAB
p. 0738

Science Academies’ Refresher Course on Quantum Mechanics
p. 0739

ICMR International Fellowships (2015–16) - Indian Council of Medical Research
p. 0740

Science Academies’ Refresher Course in Mathematics
p. 0741

Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council
p. 0742

Annual National Earth System Sciences Awards – 2015 - Earth System Science Organisation
p. 0743

Senior Research Fellows - National Centre for Biological Sciences
p. 0743

Fellowships for Biomedical Research in India - Wellcome Trust
p. 0744

Invitation for Innovative Research Proposals – 35th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica – Maitri and Bharati- Earth System Science Organization
p. 0744

Junior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 0745

Senior Research Fellow - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
p. 0745

Call for Abstracts - Divecha Centre for Climate Change
p. 0746

Junior Research Fellow - St Joseph Engineering College
p. 0746

Research Associate, Research Fellow and Project Assistant - University of Mysore
p. 0747

Junior Research Fellowship - Karnatak University
p. 0747

Junior Research Fellowship - Alagappa University
p. 0747

Junior Research Fellowship - Anna University
p. 0747

Group Discussion on Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Amendment Ordinance
p. 0748

The Peacock in Splendour
p. 0748

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