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  • News blog spreads KTH research

    Published Mar 03, 2015
    The Stockholm Technology Blog is a new, start-up blog by KTH's international press secretary, David Callahan. Why are you doing it?

  • The future of digital gadgetry

    Published Feb 27, 2015
    When the Mobile Life research center hosts an open house, there's joy and playfulness. Here's a glimpse of some of the ways the Internet of Things could become part of our lives in the near future.

  • Hot research under the (simulated) sun

    Published Feb 20, 2015
    Concentrated solar power can be part of the solution for sustainable energy in the future — not least in those developing countries where sunshine is plentiful.

  • Making waves with new gear technology

    Published Feb 10, 2015
    A Swedish company has cracked the challenge of scaling up wave energy, with the help of technology from researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Before you swipe, remember your privacy

    Published Feb 04, 2015
    You give up more than your money when you make purchases by mobile phone or bank card. Every non-cash transaction sends a new stream of personal data to the government, insurance companies and anyone else who wants your personal details. A KTH computer science researcher explains what you need to know — before you swipe.

  • Converting olive mash into cash

    Published Jan 26, 2015
    An experimental system to create heat and power with waste from olive oil processing is up-and-running in Spain. KTH's lead researcher on the project, Carina Lagergren, reports on this new way to reduce environmental damage and convert organic waste to energy.

  • First major analysis of Human Protein Atlas published

    Published Jan 23, 2015
    A research article published today in Science presents the first major analysis based on the Human Protein Atlas, including a detailed picture of the proteins that are linked to cancer, the number of proteins present in the bloodstream, and the targets for all approved drugs on the market.

  • For students, walking beats sitting

    Published Jan 22, 2015
    Walking classrooms are better for not only for students' physical health, but classroom engagement, a study from KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows.

  • From mammoths to math, 2014's best webcast moments

    Published Jan 13, 2015
    From mammoth-cloning to urban congestion, researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology offer perspectives on a wide range of subjects. Here are some of the most memorable moments captured on video during 2014, courtesy of Crosstalks.

  • Being green without being a grinch

    Published Dec 17, 2014
    Sweden has reduced its own greenhouse gas emissions. Yet as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, gadgets produced in countries with different environmental standards gather under Christmas trees across the country.

  • Online shopping, at what cost?

    Published Dec 16, 2014
    We save time and money by shopping online. But what about the environmental impact? Is it better or worse for the environment that goods and services are consumed via the Internet? Two KTH researchers explain that the answer is not that straightforward.

  • Holiday travel can be climate smart

    Published Dec 15, 2014
    Flying the family to Thailand to celebrate the holidays? Maybe taking the train to Åre? The difference in climate impact is considerable, according to environmental research. The greenhouse gas emissions created by a round-trip flight from Sweden to the beaches of Southeast Asia is roughly 200 times greater than the amount generated by a rail trip from Stockholm to the Swedish mountains.

  • Sharing economy surges forward

    Published Dec 15, 2014
    The holiday shopping season breaks records year after year. Consumer spending this year is expected to total 7.2 billion globally – a 2.5 percent increase over last year, according retail analyst HUI. But an even stronger trend is underway. The “sharing economy” is growing rapidly and is changing the conditions for holiday retail business and consumption in general.

  • A fitting technology for the apparel industry

    Published Dec 12, 2014
    The tale of Cinderella might have had a very different final act if the prince had access to Volumental’s 3-D measuring technology. The browser-based app will soon be introduced at major shoe dealers so that customers can be sure the shoe fits … perfectly.

  • Brain depends on gut bacteria for protection

    Published Dec 03, 2014
    With the abundance of information available about eating right, no one could question the capacity of your brain to protect your digestive tract. But a recent study shows that the intestines may in turn be protecting the brain, long before you’re old enough to surf health and nutrition websites.

  • An alternative to the disposable economy

    Published Dec 02, 2014
    Continued economic growth requires an alarming – and arguably unsustainable – amount of raw material and energy. But what if there was a way to rein in production, without slowing down the economy?

  • Better diagnoses for cardiovascular disease

    Published Dec 01, 2014
    A new technique developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology shows promise for early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease.

  • Mobile polling app enables direct democracy

    Published Nov 27, 2014
    Soon anyone can conduct public opinion polls to drive issues that are important to them, using a new open source tool being developed at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Fighting pandemics by learning from the past

    Published Nov 26, 2014
    In the battle against devastating pandemics, such as Ebola, SARS and AIDS, what can we learn from the past? Lars Skog is a geoinformatics researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology who is helping provide the answer.

  • From proteins to promotion

    Published Nov 20, 2014
    “You have a high forehead, you,” says hat maker Mark Eriksson, as he measures star researcher Mathias Uhléns skull. “Well, I’ve got a lot of stuff to store in there,” jokes Uhlén, who is getting ready for his role as promoter at KTH’s conferment of doctoral degrees and inauguration of new professors in the Stockholm Concert Hall.

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