A New Hypersensitive Magnetometer Based on Kinetic Inductance

By Alexander Hellemans Photo: VTT Technical Research Centre/Nature Communications During the 1960s, researchers at the Ford Motor Company developed one of the early practical applications of superconductors, the SQUID (short for superconducting quantum interference device). A SQUID consists of a superconducting loop incorporating two Josephson junctions—very thin insulating barriers in …

Hyundai Robocar Competition: KAIST Details Weather Problems, Philosophical Differences

By Evan Ackerman Image: KAIST Last week, we posted a pair of videos from Hyundai’s Future Automobile Technology Competition in South Korea. The videos showed Team KAIST’s autonomous car navigating the course in good weather, and then doing it again the next day, after some heavy rain. We speculated about …