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  • They lower the cost for surface patterning plastics

    Published Sep 14, 2016
    Researchers at the Department of Micro- and Nanosystems at KTH have developed a new way to simultaneously shape and surface treat plastic components. The new method can reduce the manufacturing cost of medical devices, such as diagnostic tools for various diseases.

  • KTH team builds telescope to investigate mysterious Crab pulsar

    Published Jun 30, 2016
    In the coming days, a telescope designed and built at KTH will be launched into the stratosphere to observe the small pulsar at the centre of the spectacular Crab Nebula.

  • New national graduate school will be hub for neutron scattering research

    Published Jun 29, 2016
    KTH is one of six partner universities in a new national graduate school for neutron scattering science, which is a key part of Sweden's emergence as an international hub for this versatile area of research. The director of studies for the new school explains what it means for KTH.

  • Robots can now signal each other to lend a "hand"

    Published Jun 28, 2016
    Sometimes all it takes to get help from someone is to wave at them, or point. Now the same is true for robots. Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have completed work on an EU project aimed at enabling robots to cooperate with one another on complex jobs, by using body language.

  • Researchers find cheaper way to produce hydrogen from water

    Published Jun 27, 2016
    KTH researchers have opened a route to large-scale hydrogen production by discovering a better way to split water without relying on precious metals.

  • Regardless of weight, mannose levels point to diabetes risk

    Published Jun 27, 2016
    If you think you're clear of diabetes because your weight is under control, your mannose levels may tell a different story, a new study from SciLifeLab at KTH shows.

  • Bee McBeeface, Beeyoncé are web poll choices to name bees

    Published Jun 13, 2016
    KTH asked the Internet to name the queens of the campus' two new honey bee hives, and the results were perhaps not so surprising. In a web poll held last week, the name "Bee McBeeface" won with 69 percent of the votes, and the name "Beeyoncé" came up second with 16 percent.

  • IT entrepreneur awarded KTH Great Prize

    Published Jun 10, 2016
    Inventor and entrepreneur Stina Ehrensvärd will be awarded KTH's 2016 Great Prize, the university has announced.

  • KTH to help new arrivals get foot in IT job market

    Published Jun 10, 2016
    The KTH School of Computer Science and Communication has received funding from the Wallenberg Foundations to train new arrivals to Sweden who come from countries outside the EU to become employable in the Swedish IT sector. The commissioned education program will involve 3 to 5 months of intensive studies in computer programming.

  • 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.

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