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  • Water purification system engineered from wood, with help from a microwave oven

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    Before and after. An all-lignocellulose hydrogel before (left) and after it has adsorbed methylene blue from an aqueous solution. Photo: Giuseppe Melilli
    Published Apr 15, 2021

    Researchers at KTH have developed a more eco-friendly way to remove heavy metals, dyes and other pollutants from water. The answer lies in filtering w...

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  • The new KTH Innovation Award will go to brave innovators

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    The KTH Innovation Award goes to entrepreneurs and innovators that have dared to think big and take on difficult challenges. Creativity, grit and courage are the words that typify this new award, that has been enabled by donations from Spotify founder Ek and KTH Professor Uhlén. Photo: Spotify/KTH/Alessandro Bellini.
    Published Apr 07, 2021

    Together with Spotify founder Daniel Ek and KTH Professor Mathias Uhlén, KTH has established the new KTH Innovation Award. Each year, SEK 500,000 will...

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  • Robots can be more aware of human co-workers, with system that provides context

    Hongyi Liu tests a robot arm by placing his hand in its path.
    KTH researcher Hongyi Liu tests a robot arm by placing his hand in its path. (Image: Hongyi Liu)
    Published Apr 07, 2021

    Working safely is not only about processes, but context – understanding the work environment and circumstances, and being able to predict what other p...

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  • Findings offer ‘recipe’ for fine tuning alloys for high-temperature use

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    A piece of alloy is stress tested in Levente Vitos' lab at KTH. (photo: courtesy of Levente Vitos)
    Published Mar 31, 2021

    Superalloys that withstand extremely high temperatures could soon be tuned even more finely for specific properties such as mechanical strength, as a ...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Mar 30, 2021

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • Study shows survival mechanism for cells under stress

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    Cancer cells survived multiple episodes of stress and maintained their rate of proliferation. Pictured: an image of a breast cancer cell (Photo: public domain)
    Published Mar 29, 2021

    New research reveals how cancer cells endure stress and survive. Publishing in Molecular Cell, an international research team identified mechanisms th...

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  • New Vice President for Sustainable Development

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    Per Lundqvist, is new Vice President for Sustainable Development.
    Published Mar 29, 2021

    Per Lundqvist, Professor in Energy Technology, will be KTH Vice President for Sustainable Development from the first of April.

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  • Students to work with industry in transition to circular economy

    A man in an industry pulls a cart filled with textiles.
    Recycling is part of the circular economy. In an industry in Avesta, attempts are being made to sort textiles into different material groups with new technology. (Photo: Andrea Brask/DN/TT)
    Published Mar 26, 2021

    The Nordic Countries are keen to increase the rate at which industry can transform into a circular economy. Students at KTH and from our neighbouring ...

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  • Getting minerals from water is as important as hydrating, says researcher-author

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    Drinking water should contain the right balance of the vital minerals, according to KTH guest researcher Ingegerd Rosborg. Photo: Lars Owesson/Scandinav
    Published Mar 22, 2021

    The water we drink should contain more than 20 vital minerals, which are needed to protect against various diseases, says KTH guest researcher Ingeger...

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  • Smart Mobility Lab opportunity shaped AI entrepreneur's journey

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    “Students who enroll in KTH can’t be shy. If you show you’re interested, people will reach out to you." (Photo: Isabella Englund)
    Published Mar 17, 2021

    An entrepreneurial journey that started at KTH has led alumnus Umar Chughtai to the threshold of success in the inspection drone business, and the sig...

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  • Sensors on buses measure city air quality

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    Last autumn, sensors were fitted to buses in Stockholm to take readings and collect information on the air quality. “The aim is to collect large volumes of data in real time, in order to be able to better understand how the air quality changes in different urban environments in different parts of the city during the course of the day, for instance,” says Sara Borgström. Photo: Unsplash
    Published Mar 15, 2021

    By installing sensors on moving vehicles researchers can measure the air quality at street level in real time in a totally new way. “Air borne pollut...

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  • Alum organises secure distribution of millions of doses of Covid vaccine

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    Niklas Adamsson is the Chief Operating Officer at Envirotainer, a company that produces and leases cold chain containers for the international air transport of temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and vaccines.
    Published Mar 12, 2021

    KTH alumnus Niklas Adamsson, Chief Operating Officer at cold chain transport company Envirotainer, explains about the challenges of distributing a tem...

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  • Remote ed experience informs students’ designs for new services

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    Students in Advanced Service Design applied their own experiences with remote learning to design better services for all users. They presented their envisioned products in animations and films. Pictured is a still from one of the animated presentations.
    Published Mar 12, 2021

    Technical glitches, lack of interactions and the disappearance of routines are some of the problems young people around the world experience with dist...

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  • Robots can use eye contact to draw out reluctant participants in group

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    Researchers demonstrate the experimental setup they used to observe how group participants are prompted to speak up in an activity led by a robot. (Photo: Sarah Gillet)
    Published Mar 10, 2021

    Eye contact is a key to establishing a connection, and teachers use it often to encourage participation. But can a robot do this too? Can it draw a re...

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  • All KTH programmes on path to include equality and diversity education

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    For students, the new modules may be the most noticeable result of an equality and diversity agenda that has been picking up steam in recent years.
    Published Mar 08, 2021

    Gender equality and diversity perspectives in technology will have been introduced into the curriculum of 50 mandatory courses at all levels by the be...

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  • Heat-free optical switch would enable optical quantum computing chips

    Illustration show details of a controlled quantum circuit
    Illustration of a controlled quantum circuit enabled by the reported heat-free switches. Credit: Lucas Schweickert
    Published Mar 03, 2021

    In a potential boost for quantum computing and communication, a European research collaboration reported a new method of controlling and manipulating ...

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  • Cancer research to gain from identification of 300 proteins

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    A montage of microscopic images that show the stages of the cell cycle, in which a single cell duplicates its DNA and eventually divides into two "daughter" cells. Staining shows the cell nucleus in blue, and the microtubules in red.
    Published Feb 24, 2021

    With the hope of contributing to the fight against cancer, researchers from KTH have identified and mapped 300 proteins that regulate the cell divisio...

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  • Brain training is made visible through a headset

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    With a headset and app, users can see their own brain signals, or neurons, and influence them in various games via focused thinking. On the display you can see how the body pumps blood to the areas of the brain being trained. The technology is known as neurofeedback and up to now, has primarily been used within the care sector and by company executives and sports stars to deal with stress, anxiety, ADHD, sleeping problems, migraines, memory difficulties and similar disorders.
    Published Feb 23, 2021

    Training your brain with the aid of a headset with infrared light and an app is pure physical exercise for your brain, claims KTH alumnus Rickard Eklö...

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  • KTH initiative becomes a part of a prestigious consortium

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    Published Feb 18, 2021

    KTH and the Digital Futures venture have joined the C3.ai DTI consortium, it was announced today. Karl Henrik Johansson, professor at KTH and director...

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  • Pandemic leads student to revisit first love: art

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    Nikita Patil, pictured last fall, explains how the pandemic has led her back to exploring her love of painting and drawing (photo: David Callahan).
    Published Feb 18, 2021

    Coping with the isolation and anxiety of the pandemic has led Nikita Patil back to her first love – making art.

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