The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is a learned society (professional association) in the United Kingdom with the goal of "advancing the chemical sciences." It was formed in 1980 from the merger of the Chemical Society, the Royal Institute of Chemistry, the Faraday Society and the Society for Analytical Chemistry with a new Royal Charter and the dual role of learned society and professional body. At its inception the Society had a combined membership of 34,000 in the UK and a further 8,000 abroad. The headquarters of the Society are at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. It also has offices in Thomas Graham House in Cambridge where RSC Publishing is based. The Society has offices in the United States at the University City Science Center, Philadelphia, in both Beijing and Shanghai, China and Bangalore, India.
First reported self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself
Scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention. The new material could be used to improve the security and lifetime ...
Cheaper Chinese solar panels are not due to low-cost labor
A study of the photovoltaic industries in the US and China shows that China's dominance in solar panel manufacturing is not driven solely by cheaper labour and government support, but by larger-scale manufacturing and resulting ...
Formula for the perfect cheese on toast revealed
The Royal Society of Chemistry, together with the British Cheese Board, has today announced the formula for making the perfect slice of cheese on toast.
Scientists create tiny bendy power supply for even smaller portable electronics
Scientists have created a powerful micro-supercapacitor, just nanometres thick, that could help electronics companies develop mobile phones and cameras that are smaller, lighter and thinner than ever before. The tiny power ...
Next RSC president predicts that in 15 years no chemist will do bench experiments without computer-modelling them first
The newly-appointed President-Elect of the Royal Society of Chemistry today forecast the impact of advances in modelling and computational informatics on chemistry research in the future.
RSC condemns helium balloon-powered Atlantic crossing
The Royal Society of Chemistry is troubled by news today of the gross waste of a precious element, in a world record attempt to fly across the Atlantic using helium balloons.
Science needs more funding to keep Britain competitive, says new report
Scientists will warn today that the economy will be damaged without more support for British research and development.
Organic electronics will transform the way society interacts with new technology
Smartphones that can be folded to fit in your pocket and video displays that roll up and down like a window blind are the future of new technology, according to a joint report by the RSC and four other major chemical societies.
Smoke signals: The intriguing chemistry of a conclave chimney
The eyes of the world are focused on a thin chimney on top of the Sistine Chapel. Underneath, ensconced in the papal conclave, 115 cardinals are due to make their decision as to who will succeed Benedict ...
Innovations in soil science will grow the solutions to global food security
A report published by the RSC says that innovative research in soil science will be fundamental in overcoming the growing threat of global food and fuel crop shortages as the world's population continues to increase.
Could insulin-loaded nasal gel mean the end of injections for diabetics?
(Phys.org)—Scientists have developed a once-a-day nasal gel formulation for the delivery of insulin that could put an end to injections for Type 1 diabetes sufferers.
Huge transition costs will mean a bumpy ride to reach UK's Open Access, says RSC Chief Executive
The Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry has welcomed the government's Open Access proposals announced yesterday, but said the estimated £50 million annual transition costs would mean a bumpy ride ahead ...