The actinides - those chemical elements on the bottom row of the periodic table - are used in applications ranging from medical treatments to space exploration to nuclear energy production. But purifying the target element so it can be used, by separating out contaminants and other elements, can be difficult and time-consuming.
SAN ANTONIO - June 4, 2019 - Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has announced the release of Activision, a machine vision tool that transportation agencies can use to autonomously detect and report traffic condition changes. Activision's algorithms process camera data to provide real-time information on weather conditions and other anomalies affecting congestion.
Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are, so to say, a computer manufacturer's "Lego bricks": electronic components that can be employed in a more flexible way than other computer chips. Even large data centers that are dedicated to cloud services, such as those provided by some big technology companies, often resort to FPGAs.