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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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  • KTH lab switches gears to fast-track open source COVID-19 home test

    A paper-based DNA testing is process is being studied for possible use as a self-administered corona virus test method.
    Published Apr 06, 2020

    A research lab at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is repurposing its point-of-care DNA diagnostics research with the aim of producing a paper strip ...

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  • KTH researcher awarded large EU grant

    Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor of Computer Science, Photo: Håkan Lindgren.
    Published Apr 06, 2020

    It is now clear that Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor of Computer Science, is a recipient of the prestigious research grant, the ERC Advanced Grant. ...

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  • "We must find a solution somehow”

    Published Apr 03, 2020

    Professor Eva Malmström Jonsson is starting her new job as director of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, WWSC, by having to manage lab operations fr...

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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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