Those matrix-like bar codes that have popped up recently, may soon also be found on a research poster near you. QR codes, or quick response codes, can be read by bar code readers and smartphone cameras. Jay Buckley at PosterSession.com's blog — PosterSession.com prints posters — says that he's seen posters with QR codes.

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