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  • Algae entrepreneur from KTH named Wired fellow

    Published Aug 28, 2015
    Can a seaweed farmer change the world? Wired magazine seems to think so. It named algae entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot —a former KTH researcher — one of its 12 Wired Innovation Fellows for 2015.

  • Fashion industry shops for innovative ideas

    Published Aug 26, 2015
    The H&M Conscious Foundation launched the first-ever Global Change Award (GCA) at an exclusive event in the main library at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm the 25th of August.

  • Hawking offers new solution to black hole mystery

    Published Aug 25, 2015
    Black holes don't actually swallow and destroy physical information, according to an idea proposed today by Stephen Hawking at the Hawking Radiation conference being held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Instead, they store it in a two-dimensional hologram.

  • Hawking will explain new black hole idea today at KTH

    Published Aug 25, 2015
    Last night Stephen Hawking dropped a hint that he'll reveal something big today. He'll be expanding on his latest ideas concerning black holes — and the possible passage of information into alternative universes — at the Hawking Radiation conference being held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Hawking conference takes aim at paradox of black hole theory

    Published Aug 19, 2015
    By academia's standards, the list of participants packs as much star power as an Academy Awards ceremony. But the Hawking Radiation Conference, which begins Monday at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, has been convened to take on a slightly different matter of business.

  • Public lecture with Stephen Hawking

    Published Jul 21, 2015
    Stockholm’s Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) and UNC-Chapel Hill’s Laura Mersini-Houghton organizes a world-class science event with founding members of modern physics.

  • Campus plans earn international sustainability award

    Published Jun 26, 2015
    KTH has won the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award for its campus plans. The plans outline the direction in which the campus will be developed over the next four to five years – the focus being on sustainability and on creating a vibrant campus.

  • Trees are source for high-capacity, soft batteries

    Published Jun 01, 2015
    A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using nanocellulose broken down from tree fibres, a team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stanford University produced an elastic, foam-like battery material that can withstand shock and stress.

  • KTH partakes in major investment in autonomous systems and software

    Published May 28, 2015
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is one of four universities that will share SEK 1.8 billion for basic research in autonomous systems and software development. The 10-year investment from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation also includes collaboration with Swedish industry.

  • Are we wired to be 'natural naysayers'?

    Published May 27, 2015
    We may cave in to peer pressure, marketing and persuasion, but faced with decisions, the default response programmed into our brains is to say "no", a recent study suggests.

  • Who left the dogs out?

    Published May 20, 2015
    Their migration spanned half the globe and their culture was spread across the Pacific and Indian Oceans; but in Madagascar, the ancient Indonesians left behind a mystery. What happened to their dogs?

  • Improved care for premature babies

    Published May 19, 2015
    A new monitoring tool for preemies could help reduce complications from dangerous blood-oxygen levels by 30 to 50 percent, say its developers.

  • Dressed for occupational health

    Published May 04, 2015
    In the workplace of the future, the risk of injury, stress and sick leave can be reduced. That is the hope of two KTH researchers who propose an interdisciplinary method to take the temperature of the workplace with the help of sensors in our clothing.

  • Innovation is focus of official Malaysian visit

    Published Apr 30, 2015
    Mah Siew Keong, the Malaysian government official in charge of the Southeast Asian nation's innovation efforts, visited KTH Royal Institute of Technology last week to witness first-hand the collaboration between academia and industry.

  • KTH performs well in QS ratings

    Published Apr 29, 2015
    KTH continues to perform very well in the QS subject rankings. In the just-released QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, KTH ranks among the world's 50 top universities in five out of 13 subjects.

  • KTH Great Prize to Max Tegmark

    Published Apr 27, 2015
    Physicist and cosmologist Max Tegmark has been named the recipient of this year's Great Prize from KTH Royal Institute of Technology. The Swedish scientist, who is a professor of physics at MIT, follows in the footsteps of prominent scientists such as Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson in presenting cosmology to the mass public in a vivid and memorable way.

  • Award-winning physicist prizes originality

    Published Apr 17, 2015
    Egor Babaev, a physics researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of five young researchers who will share SEK 24 million awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA). In awarding the Göran Gustafsson Prize for young researchers, the KVA cited Babaev's "original theoretical research, which has shown entirely new ways to understand complex systems and processes in materials physics."

  • Team solves mystery at heart of "black" auroras

    Published Apr 14, 2015
    While our understanding of how the aurora's shimmering curtains of colour are formed, scientists have struggled to explain the black patches between the bright beams. Now Swedish and British scientists have discovered what happens at the heart of these so-called "black aurora".

  • Countdown begins for entrepreneurs

    Published Apr 10, 2015
    Budding entrepreneurs at KTH have until April 30 to apply for the FOUNDER.org University class of 2016 and to compete for USD 100,000 in start-up funds. Now in its second year as a member university of the FOUNDER.org network, KTH will host the World Founder Forum 2015 in June.

  • Personalised treatment becoming reality

    Published Apr 08, 2015
    Researchers at KTH's Science for Life Laboratory are taking the lead in finding key biomarkers that could enable more effective, individualised treatment of serious diseases.

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