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The Pocket Card Monthly QR Exclusive - July 2023

Thank you for ordering one of our popular STEM Pocket Tools and scanning the QR code to reach this page! This page is exclusively for holders of these cards and will have new content, freebies, resources and discounts every calendar month.

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July Discount:

We just launched our new line of Pocket Protectors, and want to give you 15% off in July ONLY for being an existing cutomer! Use the code PROTECT15 and grab as many as you want. We have 3 colors available now, chosen by hundreds of fan votes in April! Make sure to read all the fun details of how we upgraded the design from the classic.

July Resource - An AI search tool that cites its sources from academic papers:

It's still a bad idea to use AI to help you generate writing in a professional setting, but there are some ways it can be helpful. I've been playing around with Perplexity.ai and found an awesome feature: you can limit the search to "Academic Papers". Check out my pre-filled example about starting a carbon capture literature review (no sign-in needed).

It does a great job pulling summaries from these papers and IT CITES each one! Then it links directly to each of those citations at the bottom so you can follow up to confirm more details (see image below). Below that, it even gives similar search questions which you can expand on with one click. I think this is a great jumping-off point when starting a literature review or just trying to understand a new field better for a collaboration or lab change.

Plus, it's free for light use. What do you think? Useful or is it a trap?

      July News - Pocket Protectors AVAILABLE NOW!

      You voted, and we delivered the top 3 colors we call Faded Pink, Spruce Green, and Sapphire Blue. Our design improves on the classic by being taller for your utensils, wider to fit your pocket correctly, and has a full-length inner divider for pens with small clips and rubber grips. This was a lot of fun to design and I'm really happy with the colors you all helped choose!

            Lab Coat Project Update:

            The first 30 lab coats are being made now! This is a sample run of our intended design to let our 30 Beta Testers fix any more design flaws before full production. Keep an eye on our Instagram for more updates!

            Just for fun:

            When your boss asks you to work on something a little...out there.

            Science cartoons by Tom Gauld


            Did you miss last month? Check out our archive:

            *Note: Discount codes will no longer be active and some links may be broken.

            June 2023 - The easy button on literature reviews

            May 2023 - Negotiating vacation and Pocket Paleontologist launch

            April 2023 - Job interviews and lab coat updates!

            March 2023 - Lab coats affect your mental health?

            February 2023 - STEM books that won't put you to sleep

            January 2023 - AI Chat and SciArt

            December 2022 - SciComm video editing tools

            November 2022 - Focus timer 

            October 2022 - Career skills workshops

            September 2022 - Conservation in the laboratory

            August 2022 - Join a study to help scientists

            July 2022 - Lab Coat Materials Ultimate Guide

            June 2022 - Neuroscience Podcasts and Lab Coat Update

            May 2022 - Science Learning Centers near you

            April 2022 - The Pocket Physicist Launch and Best Math Blogs

            February 2022 - Fantastic Physics Blogs

            January 2022 - Pleasure reading for engineers

            December 2021 - Easy lab process diagrams

            November 2021 - Free STEM icons for your presentations

            October 2021 - WebPlotDigitzer and Lab Coats

            September 2021 - Engineering Podcasts

            August 2021 - STEM Holiday Calendar

            July 2021 - STEM on TikTok

            June 2021 - Productivity resources

            May 2021 - SciComm on Social Media

            April 2021 - Sustainability in the lab

            March 2021 - Gifts for Engineers

            February 2021- Focus on reading papers

            January 2021 - Focus on interviewing

            December 2020 - Inspirational reading for graduate students

            November 2020 - Graduate application resources

            October 2020 - Voting for Science

            September 2020 - New Lab Art Photography

            August 2020 - The Pocket Chemist Exam Edition launch!

            July 2020 - Word Magnet Launch!

            June 2020 - Constant giveaways and learning to code

            May 2020 - Time to get writing?

            April 2020 - Quarantine life and a new retro sticker!

            March 2020 - Focus on Best Chemistry Blogs

            February 2020 - Focus on Digital tools for chemistry

            January 2020 - Focus on Outreach

            December 2019 - Focus on Social Media Accounts for Scientists

            November 2019 - Focus on Helpful Reading for Grad Students

            October 2019 - Focus on Chemistry and Chemistry Resources

            September 2019 - Focus on Science Podcasts

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