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Periodic Table of QR Codes

I confess: I do not have a smartphone. My smartphonephobia occasionally makes me feel like an oddball, like when I’m waiting for a train or trying to text someone on my dumbphone, but lately I’ve begun to feel like I’m missing out on something.

The elemental videophiles at England’s University of Nottingham have just confirmed my fears. Smartphone users have access to a whole world of videos, thanks to little black and white boxes called QR codes. And the Nottingham chemists have now created an entire periodic table of  them. Check it out:

4 Comments

  • Jul 15th 201109:07
    by Chemjobber

    I’m a smartphone holdout as well. I think I can last another year or two.

  • Jul 15th 201110:07
    by Bethany Halford

    Yeah, but those QR codes seem to be popping up everywhere…begging to distract me.

  • Sep 5th 201100:09
    by engineerjob

    Yeah, I’m also a smart phone holdout. I think I can still take a year or two.

  • Feb 18th 201215:02
    by Vasco Bonifácio

    Check out the QR-coded audio Periodic Table of the Elements recently published in the Journal of Chemical Education.
    http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ed200541e

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