ALERT 101 are video shorts featuring different technologies and research areas that the center engages in. We hope that these productions help educate and inform the global community on these topics in an accessible and enjoyable way.
ALERT 101: The Basics – Atoms and Molecules
The prequel to ALERT 101 – Methods of Chemical Characterization and Mitigation, ALERT 101 – The Basics: Atoms and Molecules, provides an introduction to atoms and molecules. This video describes the structure of atoms, basic behaviors and properties of atoms, how atoms bond to form molecules. Different methods of molecule identification are also discussed.
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ALERT 101: Methods of Chemical Characterization
ALERT Thrust Leaders Jimmie Oxley (Thrust 1) and Steve Beaudoin (Thrust 2) provide commentary about the crucial role of chemical characterization in the mitigation of explosives-related threats, and how ALERT research is helping first responders and security personnel to detect and eliminate threats before they can be used for malicious reasons.
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ALERT 101: Video Analytics
We are pleased to present the second installment of ALERT 101. This segment’s topic is Video Analytics. ALERT researchers Richard Radke, Octavia Camps, and Venkatesh Saligrama explain what it is, how it’s used, and how they teach computers how to see and learn.
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ALERT 101: Airport Screening Technologies
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