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  • Writer's block? Robot authors face uncertain future

    Published May 24, 2016
    Are readers ready for novels written by robots? The technology exists, but the value of it is less clear.

  • Sexism extends to robots

    Published May 24, 2016
    What gender are the robots that are taking over more and more of our chores? Does it matter whether we call them, "he" or "she"?

  • Self-driving cars could change traffic behaviour

    Published May 24, 2016
    When self-driving cars start appearing on your commute, they're not likely to remind you of the swift Lexus vehicles in Minority Report. Think driving behind your grandpa, instead.

  • Hives creating a buzz on campus

    Published May 24, 2016
    The latest employees at KTH have been busy from sunrise to sunset — literally buzzing with activity seven days a week. Their project? To produce some 10 kilos of honey by midsummer.

  • Tests show how trucks can reuse engine heat for power

    Published May 20, 2016
    A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per year.

  • Eurovision media digging students' sand game

    Published May 13, 2016
    Backstage at the Eurovision Song Contest, a sandbox has been set up near the pressroom. But this is no ordinary sandbox — it's part of a unique augmented reality game designed by five students from KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Behind the scenes at Eurovision with audio students

    Published May 12, 2016
    Eurovision Song Contest isn't only about outlandish costumes and fog machines. Ultimately it comes down to the music.

  • Countdown begins for KTH's first MOOC

    Published Apr 15, 2016
    Christer Fuglesang made history as Sweden's first astronaut to fly into space, so it's perhaps appropriate that he becomes the first professor at KTH to lead a massive open online course (MOOC).

  • Researchers have "come a long way" with self-driving trucks

    Published Apr 14, 2016
    A self-driving truck under development by Scania and KTH researchers has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 kilometres-per-hour.

  • Firefighters' positioning system may be used to monitor walking difficulty for elderly

    Published Apr 08, 2016
    A positioning system adapted for use in fire rescue operations will soon be tested on senior citizens in Sweden as a way to spot signs of early stage Parkinson's disease and other mobility problems.

  • Wooden windows? New material could replace glass in solar cells and buildings

    Published Mar 31, 2016
    Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best — and cheapest — construction materials known: wood. Researchers at Stockholm's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new transparent wood material that's suitable for mass production.

  • Simulations show how helmets would have protected bike crash victims' brains

    Published Mar 30, 2016
    Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of concussions by 54 percent, and drastically cut the risk of skull fractures, according to a study at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Threatened species that lose our attention

    Published Mar 16, 2016
    Do we care only about endangered species that are cute, cool or charismatic? The fact that many sea creatures face extinction has been overlooked or forgotten.

  • Teamwork was crucial in evolution of dogs

    Published Mar 15, 2016
    Dog owners often say that their pets know their place in the pack — an observation based on the notion that man's best friend descended from the wolf. But it's not as simple as that.

  • Mosquito trap relies on scent to fight malaria

    Published Mar 14, 2016
    Malarial mosquitos kill more people than any animal on Earth, even though various control methods have reduced their numbers by half. KTH researcher Jenny Lindh and her colleagues have developed a new control method based on the mosquitos' nesting behavior. There is actually a mix of scents that determines where females choose to lay eggs.

  • Animals inspire innovations in science and engineering

    Published Mar 14, 2016
    Furry airplanes, submarines modeled after penguins and wind turbine blades based on whale fins. KTH research is replete with examples of inspiration from the animal kingdom.

  • KTH and Wikipedia develop first crowdsourced speech engine

    Published Mar 10, 2016
    By 2017, English, Swedish and Arabic speakers will find that Wikipedia is talking their language — literally. The online free encyclopedia is collaborating with KTH Royal Institute of Technology to develop the world's first crowdsourced speech synthesis platform.

  • KTH grows in Södertälje

    Published Mar 01, 2016
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology took a symbolic step into the future last week, with the official groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new campus in the Greater Stockholm city of Södertälje. The university is investing heavily in sustainable production and is a key partner in the Södertälje Science Park now under construction.

  • Material enables more reliable and meaningful self-screening

    Published Feb 25, 2016
    Paper-based diagnostics enable rapid medical test results at minimal cost — and now they're about to get even better. A new synthetic paper developed by KTH researchers could enable simultaneous screenings for multiple conditions, with more reliable results.

  • Breakthrough for lab-on-a-chip material

    Published Feb 24, 2016
    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring — a technique for creating micro-scale shapes. The discovery opens new possibilities for medical diagnostics, biophotonics and 3D printing.

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