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The March 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about the Royal Society of Chemistry brand refresh. Contact the Networks team at networks@rsc.org with any comments or questions.   We’re very excited to announce that you will soon be seeing the results of our recent work to update our brand and logo. About a year ago, we began the process of refreshing ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 28, 2019 5:48 PM GMT
  Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter, our way to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives. This month in the spotlight we have a special update from our Corporate Communications team about the about the Royal Society of Chemistry brand refresh. This month’s Newsletter contains:   Upcoming ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Feb 28, 2019 5:38 PM GMT
In my last post, I promised to expose one of my failures, so let us start. If nothing else, it might be a lesson for those beginning their adventure in research. It all started properly with the start of my PhD. I had previously done some research while still an undergraduate, without a lot of success and I think that was because my supervisor was using me to ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Feb 9, 2019 10:43 PM GMT
The February 2019 Networks Newsletter sees an update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Anna Aldred, RSC Public Engagement Officer. Contact Anna and the IYPT team at outreach@rsc.org  with any comments or questions. The International Year of the Periodic Table is now underway! The ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:24 PM GMT
The February 2019 Networks Newsletter sees a special update from the Regions team about the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinators and how they can support member networks. You can find your find your local Education Coordinator here . From improving teacher confidence and recruiting the next generation of chemistry teachers to ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:07 PM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the Networks Newsletter! This Newsletter is to keep our member networks up to date with RSC activities, services and new initiatives; you are receiving the Newsletter as the role of network. This month in the spotlight we have a special update from our Regions team about the Royal Society of Chemistry Education Coordinators and how ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 31, 2019 2:06 PM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the first edition of the Networks Newsletter for 2019 and happy International Year of the Periodic Table! This month we have a special update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Gemma Wood and an update about the RSC Publishing Author Experience Project from Journals ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Jan 7, 2019 12:00 PM GMT
A long time ago, when computers were memory challenged, I got my son a computer game in which the characters aged, and according to the instructions after so much playing they were useless for anything except sitting around the campfire telling stories. I sometimes wonder if I have reached this stage. Whatever, for some reason I seem to be fixated on ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Jan 5, 2019 10:41 PM GMT
If you work in a school or college in the UK or Ireland, then you could get support to organise your own event to benefit yourself and other local teachers or technicians.  By applying to the new Chemistry Teaching Event Empowerment fund, you could get up to £700 (€750) to fund your event and cover costs for your planning time.  Your local Education ... more...
Posted by Emily Howe on Elementary Articles Jan 4, 2019 4:32 PM GMT
Have your say about science provision: are schools offering students equal learning opportunities? Join the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Society of Biology, Royal Society, Institute of Physics and ASE for this year’s Talking Science debate to discover the factors influencing schools’ decisions about science provision. These learned ... more...
Posted by David Sait on Elementary Articles Dec 19, 2018 1:29 PM GMT
The January 2019 Networks Newsletter sees a special update about Royal Society of Chemistry activities for the International Year of the Periodic Table from Gemma Wood. Contact Gemma and the IYPT team at outreach@rsc.org  with any comments or questions. 2019 marks 150 years since Dmitri Mendeleev published his first periodic table of elements. To ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Dec 14, 2018 5:49 PM GMT
“Seeing is believing” is often a commonly used phrase in the scientific corridors. Microscopy therefore, is a magnificent branch that actually equips researchers with the power to visualize things in a manner that was previously thought to be impossible. Despite the sophistry involved with the interpretation of many of the images obtained through ... more...
Posted by Sugosh Prabhu on Leaky Cauldron : Life of a Researcher Dec 12, 2018 10:48 AM GMT
Like many others who came to work as a Publishing Editor at the Royal Society of Chemistry, the path that led me here brought me from a research background with a readiness to hang up the lab coat and safety specs. Having completed my PhD at the University of Sheffield, I was in the middle of a postdoctoral contract in January 2017 when I was shown an advert for ... more...
Posted by Harriet Brewerton on Publishing Editor Blog Dec 4, 2018 9:18 AM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the December edition of the Networks Newsletter. This month’s Newsletter contains: Upcoming Administration Deadlines Upcoming Events International Year of the Periodic Table – Resources for Member Networks Communications from across the RSC Upcoming Administration Deadlines 11 December    Deadline for E-alerts ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Dec 3, 2018 12:35 PM GMT
Join us at the ASE conference in January to get new teaching ideas for your classroom, support your department and join the conversation for science education. The ASE Annual conference, held at the University of Birmingham in 2019, is the largest science education development conference in Europe.  We will be there from 9-12th January to support all ... more...
Posted by Emily Howe on Elementary Articles Nov 30, 2018 9:13 AM GMT
In my last post, I started by explaining why I had embarked on finding a new quantum mechanical interpretation. The actual answer to why I got started was of course personal and not that important, but there was a better reason why I kept going: currently, theoretical chemistry depends on some hideously difficult computations that arise when one ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Nov 4, 2018 8:36 PM GMT
Dear all, Welcome to the November edition of the networks newsletter. This month we have a special update about Brexit and our campaigning actions to date, please contact our Policy and Evidence team on   policy@rsc.org with any comments or questions.   Upcoming Administration Deadlines 6 November      Deadline for E-alerts going out on 15 th ... more...
Posted by Aurora Walshe on RSC Networks Newsletter Oct 29, 2018 4:27 PM GMT
Take part in our online survey exploring models used for timetabling of the sciences at GCSE. The Royal Society of Chemistry is working with the Association for Science Education, Institute of Physics, Royal Society, Royal Society of Biology and  Shift Learning  to gather feedback from those who have a strong knowledge of how the sciences are ... more...
Posted by Daniele Gibney on Elementary Articles Oct 22, 2018 2:21 PM BST
This is my list of iPhone (most iPad also) apps which I have installed on my iPhone and iPad, most free. I do not endorse any apps but Chemistry World, ChemSpider, and RSC Mobile are notable. I have recently added NMR Solvent Peaks to aid identification of 'unknown peaks'. Furthermore, see http://molmatinf.com/products.html#valence  for a range of 'Molecular Materials Informatics' related apps. I have also added the USA EPA apps: CompTox Mobile https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comptox-mobile/id1179517689?mt=8  and m/z EPA CompTox  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/m-z-epa-comptox/id1148436331?mt=8 . Also added is ChemTube3D  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemtube3d/id1291952162?mt=8 . Update: The very latest iPhone/iPad app to be added is the well-known Organic Syntheses  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-syntheses/id1087152400?mt=8 NMR Solvent Peaks  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/nmr-solvent-peaks/id1293462223?mt=8 ACS Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/acs-mobile/id355382930?mt=8 C&EN Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/c-en-mobile/id451789640?mt=8     Chemical Safety Data Sheets – ICSC http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemical-safety-data-sheets/id405208132?mt=8   Chemistry By Design  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-by-design-target-synthesis-database/id451791347?mt=8   Chemistry World http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemistry-world/id491655965?mt=8   ChemSpider http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/chemspider/id458878661?mt=8   iOrnament – The Art of Symmetry http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iornament-the-art-of-symmetry/id534529876?mt=8   Molecules http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/molecules/id284943090?mt=8   Organic Chemistry Essentials http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/organic-chemistry-essentials/id390821660?mt=8   Reagents – Metamolecular http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reagents/id453336174?mt=8   RSC Mobile http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/rsc-mobile/id459371444?mt=8   ReactionFlash http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reactionflash/id432080813?mt=8   At the first time of compiling this list and posting in 2012, and after later edits and additions, all the links to the apps were still valid. However, since then, some iPhone apps may no longer work (after iOS 12 updates) but will still work using iOS 10. My older iPad 4 still uses iOS 10.3.3 and all the iOS apps work there. If you use a Windows or Mac PC, or Android platform, please check and let me know of any problems with the links, or if any apps are no longer available, also of any appropriate new apps that can be added to the above list. There is still no MyRSC mobile app and so you can save a screen image from the link  http://my.rsc.org/home  and using Safari on iOS devices and adding the image to the screen of the iOS device. Thank you. more...
Posted by Robert Slinn on Organic, General, and Analytical Chemistry Oct 11, 2018 8:38 PM BST
In my last post, I mentioned that in my alternative interpretation of quantum mechanics, I rejected the Born interpretation as being fundamental, and instead I argued that because the wave must keep up with the particle it had to transmit energy. That means the square of the amplitude of the wave should equal that energy, as it does in general wave ... more...
Posted by Ian Miller on Alternative interpretations Oct 7, 2018 10:02 PM BST