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  • 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.

  • Sigbritt Karlsson proposed as new KTH president

    Published Feb 19, 2016
    She goes from Sweden's smallest university, Skövde, to the largest technical university in the Nordic region. Sigbritt Karlsson is proposed to become the new president of KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

  • Encore for Robyn's tech fest for girls at KTH

    Published Feb 17, 2016
    When Robyn teamed up Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology last year to present a technology festival for girls, it was proposed as a one-time event. But due to popular demand, the singer-songwriter's Tekla Festival is back for an encore on April 9, 2016.

  • Carbon fibre from wood is used to build car

    Published Feb 09, 2016
    Remember wood paneled station wagons? Well, wood is back, but this time it's not for aesthetics — it's for reducing vehicle weight with renewable materials. Swedish researchers have just produced the world's first model car with a roof and battery made from wood-based carbon fibre.

  • Method for tiny cracks in electrodes may mean big boost for nanoelectronics

    Published Feb 03, 2016
    The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now there's a method that could pave the way for mass production of nanogap electrodes.

  • Going to market with health research

    Published Feb 02, 2016
    In order to make an impact on society, a researcher also must play the role of entrepreneur. In the latest edition of KTH Tech Talks, two experienced innovators in the health field tell their stories.

  • Space flight is subject for first MOOC at KTH

    Published Jan 21, 2016
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has joined the ranks of universities that educate on a broad front through massive open online courses — or MOOCs — by becoming an edX member.

  • A renewable and biodegradable alternative to Styrofoam

    Published Jan 15, 2016
    Maybe soon we can say goodbye to polystyrene, the petroleum-based material that is used to make Styrofoam. In what looks like an ordinary bicycle helmet, Swedish designers have replaced Styrofoam with a new shock-absorbing material made with renewable and biodegradable wood-based material.

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