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  • How should we travel after the pandemic?

    Aircraft are parked pending the reopening of societies and for travel to start again. (Photo: Peter Frennesson/Sydsvenskan/TT)
    Published May 20, 2020

    The climate impact of aviation has dropped to a minimum level due to the coronavirus crisis. How can emissions be kept down after the pandemic? Resear...

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  • KTH teachers are cutting out templates for local apron factory´s protective suits

    Gabriel Johannesson, teacher and workshop engineer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, cuts one of the templates with the help of the school’s CNC milling machine.
    Published May 19, 2020

    On Friday, May 8, the activity was in full swing at the Architecture School's makerspace workshop Verkstaden at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Two...

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  • New test strip preserves clues that blood tests often overlook

    KTH researchers have developed a finger-prick blood test strip for filtering blood plasma recovers 10 percent more proteins than existing methods. (Photo: Margrette Dorn)
    Published May 15, 2020

    A new synthetic paper for finger prick blood tests could provide accurate point-of-care diagnostics for cancer, COVID-19 and other serious diseases. R...

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  • Students’ winning hack project minimizes medical workers’ contact with COVID-19 patients

    The winner team in the hackathon #EUVSVIRUS have come up with a highly scalable patient monitoring system that allows for far more check-ups simultaneously..
    Published May 12, 2020

    Master´s students from KTH teamed up with other partner universities in the EIT Digital programme to win the category Health & Life in the EU Hackatho...

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  • Shape-shifting carbon fibre could replace mechanical systems for planes and more

    A new carbon fibre composite material which can be bent with electronic impulses was demonstrated in a recent proof-of-concept study.
    Published May 07, 2020

    Imagine wind turbine blades that change shape to achieve the most efficiency in varying wind speeds, or airplane wings that bend and alter their own f...

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  • Survey: KTH among Sweden's most internationalised universities

    As in the previous three years, the maximum of five stars have been awarded to KTH Royal Institute of Technology, (NASA photo)
    Published May 06, 2020

    KTH is one of Sweden’s most international universities. This is confirmed by the annual survey by the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation...

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  • Detection of COVID-19 in Stockholm sewage is first step toward early-warning system

    Published May 05, 2020

    Development of an early warning system for COVID-19 outbreaks continues to move forward. Researchers at KTH reported they have successfully isolated a...

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  • By early April, coronavirus had spread to 10 percent of Stockholm population

    After the first survey measured the spread of coronavirus in Stockholm in April, a second survey will determine how many more were infected one month later.
    Published May 05, 2020

    By the first weeks of April, 10 percent of Stockholm’s population had been infected with the coronavirus and developed antibodies, according to sampli...

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  • Elastic "memory" metal achieved without relying on heat

    The new elastic alloy undergoes testing during the study that was published in Nature Materials.
    Published Apr 29, 2020

    Elastic metal alloys are able to “memorize” their previous form after being subjected to temperature change. Now a new alloy has been developed which ...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Apr 27, 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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  • KTH ranked among world's top universities in sustainable development

    Published Apr 24, 2020

    KTH was ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for impact related to sustainability, Times Higher Education announced yesterday.

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  • Innovation provides addresses for those who have none

    Published Apr 22, 2020

    As a senior research collaboration officer at KTH, Karoline Beronius was working with ICT development projects in developing countries where many lack...

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  • Cancer cell research may be used to accelerate coronavirus testing

    Professor Cecilia Williams walking in her laboratory at SciLifeLab, Solna. Doctoral students are working in the laboratory.
    Doctoral students, from left, Dandan Song, Linnea Pettersson and Madeleine Birgersson work at SciLifeLab with Professor Cecilia Williams. The researchers hope to be able to contribute to an increased number of virus tests in the community.
    Published Apr 22, 2020

    The turnaround time for coronavirus test results could soon be shortened by several days, with the help of technology that has been developed for canc...

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  • Higher ed institutions’ climate initiative awarded

    The Climate Framework adopted by 37 institutions of higher education in Sweden is meant to permeate all operations of the university.
    Published Apr 17, 2020

    The 37 Swedish universities and colleges that have signed the Climate Framework have been awarded for their systematic work on driving the climate cha...

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  • Researchers sample sewage to measure infections in six European countries

    From two Stockholm water treatment plants, samples of sewage are collected at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for tracking the coronavirus and measuring the spread of COVID-19 in communities. KTH is also collecting samples in Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands and Turkey.
    Published Apr 16, 2020

    The spread of the coronavirus in Stockholm and in six European countries is being tracked through sewage samples by a research group at KTH Royal Inst...

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  • Method can synthesize high quality copper oxide crystals for quantum photonics

    Synthesized copper oxide crystals arranged to spell out the name of the university where the production method originated - KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
    Published Apr 14, 2020

    Copper oxidation for most people means tarnished surfaces and corroded electronics. But the compound Cu2O – or cuprous oxide – is a promising material...

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  • An alternative to the cancelled Eurovision: AI Song Contest

    Come To Ge Ther is the title of Bob Sturm and his collegues´ entry song to AI Song Contest.
    Published Apr 08, 2020

    KTH Associate Professor Bob Sturm has teamed up with Pietro Bolcato, a master’s student at KTH and Sven Ahlbäck, professor of Swedish folk music at th...

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  • Model for launching innovations generates worldwide demand

    Entrepreneurs like Aniela Hotlink, one of the winners of the 2018 Global Change Award, have been coached with the KTH Innovation Readiness Level Model. At right is Gustav Notander, business development coach at KTH Innovation. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Apr 08, 2020

    Launching an innovative tech startup isn’t just a matter of having a good idea – it’s about having a 360-degree command of every dimension in which a ...

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  • Researchers sending out home test kits to identify spread of COVID-19 antibodies in Stockholm

    This letter, containing a corona virus self-test kit, will appear in 1,000 Stockholmers' mailboxes over the holiday weekend.
    Published Apr 07, 2020

    Corona virus self-test kits are being mailed to 1,000 residents of Stockholm over the Easter weekend by two professors at KTH Royal Institute of Techn...

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  • Visors, sanitizer and fruit donated to healthcare facilities

    Stefan Sundström, caretaker at KTH, unloads chemicals with Tamara Church, a chemistry researcher at Stockholm University.
    Published Apr 07, 2020

    In the midst of the corona virus outbreak, KTH employees are contributing hand sanitizer, protective visors and fruit deliveries to healthcare personn...

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