Current Science
A Fortnightly Journal of Research
ISSN 0011-3891
Volume 97 - Issue 08: 25 Oct, 2009
In this Issue
In this issue
p. 1108

Nobel Reflections
p. 1109 | Balaram, P.

Teaching and research
p. 1111 | Saha, Samir Kr.

Guazuma ulmifolia, an abundant tree species in Chennai
p. 1111 | Senthil, D.

Do higher fixed pay scales create better faculty?
p. 1111 | Agrawal, Anurag

Mangrove forest cover of Visakhapatnam coast is under threat
p. 1112 | Swain, P. K.; Rao, N. Rama; Pattanaik, Chiranjibi

Calophyllum inophyllum: an apomict or a true seed?
p. 1114 | Gupta, Veena; Kak, Anjali; Dashora, Kavya; Bhardwaj, Meenakshi; Gupta, Anjali

Research News
A 'FLASH' in the synthesis of graphene
p. 1115 | Srinivasan, C.; Saraswathi, R.

Ayurveda: scientific research and publications
p. 1117 | Patwardhan, Bhushan; Vaidya, Ashok D. B.

Otoliths - the biological CD-ROMs of fish
p. 1121 | Radhakrishnan, K. V.; He, W.; Liu, M.; Xie, S.

Changing profile of undergraduate level science teaching in India with special reference to biology
p. 1123 | Muralidhar, Kambadur; Tripathi, B. K.

Teaching and research - a lifestyle option and a lifetime experience
p. 1126 | Roy, S. C. Dutta

General Articles
Bioethics, medicine and society - a philosophical inquiry
p. 1128 | Yadavendu, Vijay Kumar; Kumar, Deepak

Research Articles
Evaluation of changes in oil cells and composition of essential oil in lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus (D. C. ) Stapf. ) due to supplemental ultraviolet-B irradiation
p. 1137 | Kumari, Rima; Agrawal, S. B.; Sarkar, Abhijit

Status and distribution of the endangered Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica gangetica) in the Brahmaputra River within India in 2005
p. 1143 | Wakid, Abdul

Bathymetry prediction over a part of the Bombay High in the western offshore using very high resolution satellite gravity data
p. 1152 | Bhattacharyya, R.; Majumdar, T. J.

Special Section: Civil Engineering Research (Guest Editors: D. Roy and P. P. Mujumdar)
Natural analogs for improved understanding of coupled processes in engineered earth systems: examples from karst system evolution
p. 1162 | Rajaram, Harihar; Cheung, Wendy; Chaudhuri, Abhijit

Applications of SPH with the acceleration correction algorithm in structural impact computations
p. 1177 | Shaw, Amit; Reid, S. R.

Is the inverse problem technique appropriate for structural health assessment?
p. 1187 | Haldar, Achintya

Assimilation of remote sensing and hydrological data using adaptive filtering techniques for watershed modelling
p. 1196 | Kumar, Sat; Sekhar, M.; Bandyopadhyay, S.

An approximate approach for nonlinear system response determination under evolutionary stochastic excitation
p. 1203 | Kougioumtzoglou, Ioannis A.; Spanos, Pol D.

Novel technologies for sniffing soil and ground water contaminants
p. 1212 | Kurup, Pradeep U.

Pseudo-time marching schemes for inverse problems in structural health assessment and medical imaging
p. 1220 | Varma, H. M.; Banerjee, B.; Nandakumaran, A. K.; Vasu, R. M.; Roy, D.

Research Communications
Activation of aerial oxygen to superoxide radical by carbon nanotubes in indoor spider web trapped aerosol
p. 1227 | Sonkar, Sumit Kumar; Tripathi, Shweta; Sarkar, Sabyasachi

Impact of the 2004 earthquake on the limestone caves in North and Middle Andaman Islands
p. 1230 | Manchi, S.; Sankaran, R.

U-Pb zircon age for a granite intrusion within the Shyok suture zone, Saltoro Hills, northern Ladakh
p. 1234 | Upadhyay, Rajeev

Evidences for seawater-rock hydrothermal interaction in the serpentinites from Northern Central Indian Ridge
p. 1239 | Ray, Dwijesh; Banerjee, Ranadip; Iyer, Sridhar D.; Mukhopadhyay, Subir

Catch-up growth during juvenile life can compensate for the small metamorphic size in Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis
p. 1243 | Gramapurohit, N. P.

Book Reviews
Transits and Occultations in Indian Astronomy by S. Balachandra Rao and Padmaja Venugopal
p. 1247 | Kembhavi, Ajit

1970s America - An Indian Student's Journey by Anil K. Rajvanshi
p. 1248 | Singhi, Navin

Elizabeth Blackburn and the Story of Telomeres: Deciphering the Ends of DNA by Catherine Brady
p. 1249 | Hasan, Gaiti

Clouds in the Perturbed Climate System: Their Relationship to Energy Balance, Atmospheric Dynamics, and Precipitation by J. Heintzenberg and R. J. Charlson (eds)
p. 1251 | Srinivasan, J.

Biodiversity of Parasite-Fauna: Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh Himalayas by R. C. Bhagat
p. 1251 | Singh, N. P.

Department of Biotechnology Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI)
p. 1253

p. 1254

p. 1255

National Training Programme
p. 1256

Darwin 150 Project
p. 1256

p. 1257

UGC Resource Network Programme
p. 1257

Invitation for participation in Visiting Scientist Programme 2010
p. 1258

Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)
p. 1258

Department of Genetic Engineering
p. 1259

National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (ICMR), Mumbai
p. 1259

IIAR Invites Applications for the Post of Director, School of Biological Sciences and Biotechnology
p. 1260

p. 1260

p. 1261

Nanophosphor Application Centre
p. 1261

Bharathidasan University
p. 1262

Biotechnology Division, Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI)
p. 1262

Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut
p. 1263

p. 1263

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