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Science Emojis Are Officially a Thing Now, And It's About Time

Coming your way in 2018.

SCIENCE AF STAFF
9 FEB 2018
 

A new set of emojis for 2018 has officially been finalized, and - at last! - the list includes some super cute science-themed emojis.

Emojis are fast becoming a semi-conventionalized form of communication, but when it comes to science, there aren't many emojis that do the trick. Sure, you've got the scientist, the microscope and the telescope emojis, but apart from that there really isn't much to choose from.

 

Now, Unicode Emojis are going all-out on the science front. While the Emoji 11.0 list won't be available for users until the second half of this year, Emojipedia has given us a sneak peak of some of the sample images - and, oh boy, do they look amazing.

The science-related emojis include all of the classic equipment you would expect to find in a science lab, including a lab coat, goggles, a microbe, an abacus, a magnet, a test tube, a petri dish and, of course, a good old double helix.

Untitled design 3Photo Credit: EmojipediaPlus, the 2018 set adds a whole score of new animal species, from llamas to hippos to kangaroos.

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No doubt, these emojis will pair perfectly with a new set of climate change emojis, called Climoji, that were also released this year.

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"The emoji list being announced today is final, so that vendors can start work on this year's emoji," Unicode president Mark Davis told Emojipedia.

"We'll release the final specification for Emoji 11 in synchrony with the Unicode 11 release, targeted in June. Users can expect to see support for these new emoji rolling out in the second half of 2018."

In the past, these emojis have usually been picked up by companies like Twitter and EmojiOne around June, while Apple and Google tend to wait until September or October.

It's a long time to wait, but we can't wait to try them!