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Four ways the map of the human proteome is paying off

When the Human Protein Atlas was unveiled in November, the worldwide media focused on the news that the testicles have the most proteins in the human body. But for researchers seeking treatments for deadly diseases, the Atlas offers a whole lot more. The extensive database offers a tool for researchers worldwide in the hunt for … Continue reading “Four ways the map of the human proteome is paying off”

Robyn wants to get more women into technology

She’s a kick-ass performer, and great songwriter. But that’s not all. Robin Mariam Carlsson—aka Robyn—is becoming a fantastic ambassador for technology. It would be fair to speculate that technology has for a long time been an inspiration to the Swedish pop star, if not one of her muses. Robyn has sung about it. She uses … Continue reading “Robyn wants to get more women into technology”

Mission launched into magnetosphere

Just a few hours before last night’s Magnetospheric Multiscale launch at Cape Canaveral, Per-Arne Lindqvist reported: “Keeping all fingers crossed.” Lindqvist, a space and plasma physics research scientist at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and his colleague, Professor Göran Marklund, were on their way to a reception for MMS mission scientists, engineers and managers, and their families, … Continue reading “Mission launched into magnetosphere”

Inside a major NASA mission, with two Swedish physicists

There aren’t many people from Sweden who get to do what Göran Marklund and Per-Arne Lindqvist are doing this week. Actually, I doubt there are any. The two Swedish space and plasma physics scientists are in Florida, holed up in scientific meetings with their colleagues on a 1-billion dollar NASA mission. By Thursday night in … Continue reading “Inside a major NASA mission, with two Swedish physicists”

Smart cars may free us from rush hour hell

Oh, to live in the future, where all the great ideas we have today actually are being used. Researchers from KTH’s department of Transport and Location Analysis and Center for Traffic Research have taken a look at what would happen if Stockholm had a fleet of 9,700 self-driving cars — cars that could be shared by people … Continue reading “Smart cars may free us from rush hour hell”