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  • Demonstration in support of facts and science

    Published Apr 20, 2017
    Do you want to help counter the spread of fake news and resistance to facts? On Saturday, 22 April, people will gather in Stockholm and in other cities around the world to hold the March for Science, a celebration of science.

  • Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling

    Published Apr 12, 2017
    It’s usually used as livestock feed, but wheat bran’s value in human nutrition and medicine may soon reach its full potential with a new sustainable processing method developed by Swedish researchers.

  • New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results

    Published Mar 29, 2017
    A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.

  • Plasma could cut wind resistance for trucks

    Published Mar 28, 2017
    For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane wings.

  • Global competition for sustainable fashion

    Published Mar 27, 2017
    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – highlights innovations from around the world. Voting is open to all from 27 March. Make your voice heard – and influence how the million euro grant is divided between five winners.

  • Water filter from wood offers portable, eco-friendly purification in emergencies

    Published Mar 21, 2017
    What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing.

  • KTH climbs overall in QS engineering and tech rankings

    Published Mar 15, 2017
    KTH continues to rise in the global subject ranking of engineering and technology. The QS World University Rankings by Subject places KTH at 29th worldwide, compared with its ranking at 36th in 2015 – the last time the engineering and technology subject rankings were published.

  • STEM studies appeal aimed at teen girls

    Published Mar 07, 2017
    A new KTH campaign to promote STEM studies offers a way for students and professionals to reach out to teenage girls with their personal stories and advice.

  • New treatment attacks liver disease and type 2 diabetes

    Published Mar 02, 2017
    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes which harnesses liver cells’ own ability to burn accumulated fats.

  • Heart’s hydraulics proven for the first time

    Published Mar 02, 2017
    While scientists agree that the heart relies on hydraulic forces to fill up with blood, for whatever reason these forces have never been measured – that is, until now.

  • Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers

    Published Feb 15, 2017
    Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the secret to predicting and controlling chemical reactions. Now, a new method, developed by researchers in Sweden, enables biotech researchers to do just that.

  • New theory explains how Earth’s inner core remains solid despite extreme heat

    Published Feb 13, 2017
    Even though it is hotter than the surface of the Sun, the crystallized iron core of the Earth remains solid. A new study from KTH Royal Institute of Technology may finally settle a longstanding debate over how that’s possible, as well as why seismic waves travel at higher speeds between the planet’s poles than through the equator.

  • Silk from milk? New method binds proteins into threads

    Published Feb 08, 2017
    By all appearances, cows have little in common with spiders. Yet despite the two species’ obvious differences, new research shows that ordinary milk can be used to spin artificial silk – a breakthrough that could open new doors for alternative plastics and regenerative medicine.

  • IT training for new arrivals gets underway

    Published Jan 27, 2017
    Three months of unrelenting hard work await the 26 newcomers with academic backgrounds who will be given intensive training to become IT developers. As the course got underway at KTH, the participants had high expectations.

  • Innovation hub for global development launched

    Published Jan 26, 2017
    Now the ball is rolling for KTH's investment in a training and collaboration model that aims at finding innovative solutions to global challenges.

  • Online course on spaceflight returns with certification for participants

    Published Jan 17, 2017
    A unique online course led by Sweden’s history-making astronaut Christer Fuglesang is offering students the chance to learn from a personal perspective on space travel, and earn a certificate.

  • Now drivers can hear ambulances no matter how loud their music is playing

    Published Jan 16, 2017
    If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren. Fortunately, your car is probably equipped already to receive warning signals on its audio system, thanks to a new solution developed by students at KTH.

  • With new tool, cities can plan electric bus routes, and calculate the benefits

    Published Jan 09, 2017
    The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool for cities to determine the environmental and financial benefits of introducing their own electrified bus networks.

  • Unveiling of Cell Atlas points to new understanding of health and disease

    Published Dec 14, 2016
    Researchers from Science for Life Laboratory at KTH have achieved another significant milestone in the wake of the completion of the human genome in 2001. At the 2016 American Society of Cell Biology Meeting in San Francisco earlier this month, they presented the Cell Atlas, an open-access interactive database with unparalleled high-resolution images which visualizes for the first time the location of more than 12,000 proteins in cells.

  • Skin patch with microneedles proves effective alternative to injections

    Published Dec 12, 2016
    It’s only a matter of time before drugs are administered via patches with painless microneedles instead of unpleasant injections. But designers need to balance the need for flexible, comfortable-to-wear material with effective microneedle penetration of the skin. Researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm say they may have cracked the problem.

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