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  • Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion
    23 May 2017


    In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study.

  • Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood
    16 May 2017


    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide range of medical uses.

  • Cell Atlas study reveals new insights into human biology
    11 May 2017


    The first analysis of the physical arrangement of proteins in cells was published today in Science, revealing that a large portion of human proteins can be found in more than one location in a given cell.

  • Demonstration in support of facts and science
    20 Apr 2017


    Do you want to help counter the spread of fake news and resistance to facts? On Saturday, 22 April, people will gather in Stockholm and in other cities around the world to hold the March for Science, a celebration of science.

  • Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling
    12 Apr 2017


    It’s usually used as livestock feed, but wheat bran’s value in human nutrition and medicine may soon reach its full potential with a new sustainable processing method developed by Swedish researchers.

  • New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results
    29 Mar 2017


    A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.

  • Plasma could cut wind resistance for trucks
    28 Mar 2017


    For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane wings.

  • Global competition for sustainable fashion
    27 Mar 2017


    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – highlights innovations from around the world. Voting is open to all from 27 March. Make your voice heard – and influence how the million euro grant is divided between five winners.

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