QR code bees make it easier to track their movements

QR Code Bees - Image of Bumblebee in flight

Researchers have barcoded whole colonies for the purpose of better understanding them. Little QR code bees are currently flying around to help researchers to better understand them. Each one boasts his or her own quick response code to make it possible to discover more about their colonies. The process of adding QR codes to individual bumblebees took a great deal of care and precision. Essentially, the QR code bees came to wear their scannable barcodes through the use of superglue. The process required great delicacy, and the scientists were extremely…

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QR code based payments next up for Japanese banking coalition

QR code based payments - Yen symbol

A new quick response code system for mobile transactions will be ready by the end of March. A Japanese megabank coalition is moving forward with a new QR code based payments system. The system will be ready by the end of March. That said, the whole thing won’t roll out until the 2019 fiscal year. The coalition is composed of three very large and powerful banks headquartered in the country. The three banks making up the coalition are Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Mizuho Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.…

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QR codes offer Michigan DOT a new high-tech signal repair process

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The state’s Department of Transportation is using the technology to achieve better response time and accuracy. In Michigan, the Department of Transportation (MDOT) has now decided to use QR codes as a part of a broader effort to improve its ability to achieve a smaller response time while bettering its accuracy when it conducts repairs on traffic signals that have been damaged. The MDOT frequently receives calls with regards to traffic signals during bad weather and overnight. The calls they receive often report dysfunctional or damaged traffic signals. While the…

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QR codes will help bring lost pups home

Lost Dog qr codes

A new system through AnimalRescue.com will help lost pets to be able to find their way home. A program called AnimalRescue.com, based in Brevard County, is now making it possible for people to scan QR codes in order to be able to gain information about a lost pet they’ve found. Because dogs and cats can’t speak for themselves, it can make it very hard to bring them home when they’re lost. Losing a pet can be an owner’s worst nightmare. It depends very heavily on the ability of someone who…

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QR codes are central to Walmart’s new mobile payment system

Walmart Pay app QR codes self checkout

The retail giant has launched a system to compete with Apple Pay and that uses quick response codes. Walmart recently announced that it would be including itself among the newest players in the mobile payments category and that its branded system, Walmart Pay, would use QR codes as a part of the transaction verification process. The name of the mobile payments system makes it clear that it is meant to compete with Apple, Samsung and Google, among others. The system based on QR codes has now gone live in select…

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