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  • Lighter electric cars and aircraft possible with nano-scale electrical relay

    The new relay requires only a tenth of the energy to work, compared with transistors.
    Published Apr 03, 2020

    A KTH research group has developed a nano-scale electromechanical relay that could be used to reduce the weight of electronics in electric cars or eve...

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  • Big investment in digitalization’s next chapter: edge computing

    Published Apr 02, 2020

    Now that cloud computing is firmly established in our society, the next big step in tech is edge computing. KTH is taking on the next chapter of digit...

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  • Students attack pandemic with online monitoring tool

    The tool, built by André Gerbaulet and Robin Sandström , monitors deaths and the number of infections reported. A
    Published Mar 31, 2020

    Master’s students Robin Sandström and André Gerbaulet have taken time away from their studies to dig into the corona virus pandemic. They created an o...

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  • Using ordinary tape, researchers make chip that could speed up drug development

    A chili pepper did what it was expected to do – namely, cause irritation – when tested with the chip-based model of a human gut. The "barrier-on-a-chip" was assembled at low cost with ordinary double-sided tape.
    Published Mar 24, 2020

    With ordinary double-sided tape, a team at KTH assembled a chip-based model of a human gut, and then fed it chili peppers to prove it works. The techn...

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  • Corona antibody test development drives forward

    The novel corona virus, SARS-CoV-2
    Published Mar 24, 2020

    A drop of blood is all that’s needed to tell if someone has been infected by the corona virus. A research team from KTH has begun developing an effect...

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  • Bacteria in the air visualised in hospitals

    Published Mar 16, 2020

    KTH researchers are now using virtual reality (VR) to visualise bacteria in the air. “We visualise particle movement in indoor air and pollutants in ...

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  • Wind in the sails of emission free shipping

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler next to a model of the future merchant ship to be built in the department's lab. (Photo: Marc Femenia)
    Published Mar 16, 2020

    Engine powered shipping took over transport across the world’s oceans over one hundred years ago. Sailing ships can now be on the way back. KTH is dev...

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  • The jaundice meter for babies

    The jaundice meter.
    Published Mar 11, 2020

    Every year some 135 million children are born. Well over half, 80 million, suffer from jaundice. This medical condition can, if left untreated, lead t...

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  • Research aims at cutting steel emissions

    A fossil-free steel production process is coming in the near future, thanks to a research collaboration with SSAB. Pictured: the SSAB steelworks in Oxelösund (Photo: TT)
    Published Mar 10, 2020

    The steel industry, source of some of the highest emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2,) is on the verge of a green revolution. Together with three indust...

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  • KTH spreading its mission to girls worldwide

    Sweden's Queen Silvia and the King were special guests at the recent Tekla event in India. (Photo: Anushree Tandale)
    Published Mar 07, 2020

    In the last 12 months, KTH and Robyn’s Tekla Festival has been presented for girls in multiple time zones – from the U.S. to Brazil and India. Yet bei...

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  • Unpaid work stealing research time

    Who is responsible for the service work that must be done? (Photo: Martina Holmberg/TT)
    Published Mar 06, 2020

    Who manages “academic housekeeping work” – tasks that have to be done, but you do not get credits for? These tasks are usually done by women, even tho...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Mar 06, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • ‘Of mice and men’ – Brain differences require caution in lab animal tests

    Image of mouse brain, from the Human Brain Atlas.
    A stained image of a mouse brain features parts of the cerebral cortex. (Image: Human Brain Atlas)
    Published Mar 06, 2020

    The kinds of proteins in lab animals’ brains aren’t different from those of humans, but a new study shows that there are important differences in wher...

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  • KTH comes out strong in QS subject and faculty rankings

    KTH's faculty ranked 30th worldwide in Engineering and Technology, and 84th in Natural Sciences, in the latest QS World University Rankings.
    Published Mar 04, 2020

    In the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject and by Faculty, KTH Royal Institute of Technology has placed high in key areas.

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  • The Brighter program helps startups succeed internationally

    A few of the Brighter program participants in New York last fall. Back row from left to right: Jasmin Sabir from the startup Ellure, Meysam Sadegh, from Noteful, Emelie Jin and Alexander Jakobsen from Waves and Vegas Simbelis from Art Value. Front row from left to right: Selah Li from Ellure and Patarawan Ongkasuwan from Art Value. Photo: Lisa Bäckman
    Published Mar 04, 2020

    KTH Innovation's Brighter program brings startups to international innovation environments where they learn what it's like to operate on a global mark...

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  • Better knowledge of dangerous substances can prevent life-long allergies

    Allergenic substances are constantly present in our everyday lives. To respond to the growing problem of allergies in society, Yolanda Hedberg calls for increased cooperation between chemists and dermatologists.
    Published Feb 24, 2020

    An estimated 4,300 common chemicals in society can trigger an allergic reaction on contact. “Chemists and dermatologists need to work together to tac...

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  • Searching for solutions

    KTH Innovation has just moved into the Red Cross's college premises on the KTH Campus. Lisa Ericsson looks forward to a new meeting place for innovation. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Feb 21, 2020

    Lisa Ericsson launched KTH Innovation almost 15 years ago. In this time she has seen new ideas take off and the Swedish innovation wonder emerge.Every...

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  • VIDEO: The mammoth lives on, underground

    Long after their extinction, mammoths are still part of life in the Siberian Arctic. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Feb 18, 2020

    Toward the end of the Pleistocene era, the woolly mammoth was a dwindling source of food and material for the people of the northern hemisphere. But 1...

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  • Exotic atomic nuclei reveal traces of new form of superfluidity

    The team behind the discovery of the new form of superfluidity: from left, Bo Cederwall, professor of physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Xiaoyu Liu, Wei Zhang, Aysegül Ertoprak, Farnaz Ghazi Moradi and Özge Aktas
    Published Feb 17, 2020

    Recent observations of the internal structure of the rare isotope ruthenium-88 shed new light on the internal structure of atomic nuclei, a breakthrou...

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  • Cellulose technology enables swift scaling up of cotton recycling enterprise

    The Re:newcell founders, from left, KTH Professor Mikael Lindström, Christofer Lindgren, Malcolm Norlin and KTH Professor Gunnar Henriksson
    Published Feb 12, 2020

    Ethanol production was the aim when two KTH Royal Institute of Technology professors first developed their method for breaking down plant cellulose ab...

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