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  • These nanoscale “crack-junctions” can speed up DNA sequencing
    19 Jun 2018


    The time-consuming, expensive process of sequencing DNA molecules – a technology used to identify, diagnose and possibly find cures for diseases – could become a whole lot faster and cheaper as a result of a new nanofabrication method that takes advantage of nano-sized air-gaps, or nanocracks, in electrically conductive materials.

  • Method could be boost to large scale production of graphene
    15 Jun 2018


    The measure by which any conductor is judged is how easily, and speedily, electrons can move through it. On this point, graphene is one of the most promising materials for a breathtaking array of applications. However, its ultra-high electron mobility is reduced when you synthesize larger sheets of the material. Now this barrier to industrial production of graphene may be broken as a result of new research done at KTH with universities in Germany.

  • Capillary flow is harnessed for the first time
    21 May 2018


    You may have never heard of the capillary effect, but it’s something you deal with every time you wipe up a spill or put flowers in water. Wouter van der Wijngaart has spent most of his life contemplating this phenomenon, which enables liquid to flow through narrow spaces like the fibres of a cloth, or upwards through the stems of flowers, without help from gravity or other forces.

  • Platform brings mobile connection speeds up to 100 Gbps
    15 May 2018


    Even though mobile internet link speeds might soon be 100 Gbps, this doesn’t necessarily mean network carriers will be free of data-handling challenges that effectively slow down mobile data services, for everything from individual device users to billions of internet-of-things connections.

  • Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk
    9 May 2018


    Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or natural, including wood and spider silk.

  • Teklafestival hosts girls workshops at Music Tech Fest
    23 Apr 2018


    Teklafestival, founded by Swedish recording artist Robyn, will be hosting unique technology workshops for girls as part of Music Tech Fest (MTF) Stockholm, in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Test shows bone fracture glue provides stronger fixation than dental filler
    23 Apr 2018


    Acute bone fractures may soon be treated with an adhesive patch inspired by dental reconstruction techniques. Researchers at KTH report a new method which they say offers unprecedented bonding strength and a solution to the incredibly difficult problem of setting an adhesive in the wet environment inside the body.

  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin
    20 Apr 2018


    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the European Research Council’s ERC Advanced Grants, which provides funding to senior researchers. The grant is to enable him to carry out a historical study into the emergence and development of environmental governance.

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