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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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."
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".
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.
The battle against malaria is also a battle against its natural host, the mosquito, which means disrupting the insect's lifecycle is every bit as important as putting nets over beds. Now, an international research team has discovered what attracts mosquitos to lay their eggs in specific places.
Where ALS comes from and how it progresses are mysteries that continue to vex medical science. But recent research at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology has found three proteins that could shed some light on the mechanisms behind this deadly disease.
Swedish pop star Robyn wants more women to make careers for themselves in technology. So she's launching a special festival aimed at opening young girls' eyes to the creative possibilities of studying technology.