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  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    Published Feb 13, 2018
    Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Swedish-designed wave energy conversion system in the North Atlantic.

  • Technique produces powerful DNA wire biosensors

    Published Feb 12, 2018
    KTH researchers reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wires of DNA enhanced with gold which could be used to electrically measure hundreds of biological processes simultaneously.

  • The brain can become a cornerstone of artificial intelligence

    Published Feb 07, 2018
    Researchers at KTH, and US universities MIT and Cornell have been studying the work memory in the brains of monkeys. Hopefully, their newly-acquired knowledge about how memory works will not only play a part in how artificial intelligence can be designed, but also the way in which brain diseases are treated.

  • KTH will host international Music Tech Fest in September

    Published Jan 31, 2018
    KTH Royal Institute of Technology has partnered with Music Tech Fest to host the next installment of the organization’s acclaimed international symposium and festival of music ideas.

  • He discovers heart defects by using artificial intelligence

    Published Jan 25, 2018
    When, on 18 January, a judging panel, including the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, announced the winner of the title Årets Studentföretagare (Student Entrepreneur of the Year) 2018, the vote fell on KTH student Max M Mohammadi. One of many factors leading to Mohammadi winning the title was his development of Heartstrings, a technique for early-stage diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases using artificial intelligence.

  • New organisational structure equips KTH for the future

    Published Dec 19, 2017
    On 1st January 2018, KTH will be launching a new structure which will see five schools replacing the previous ten. “We are creating a structure that will provide more efficient and clearer support for our academic excellence and better reflect KTH’s breadth and expertise,” says KTH President Sigbritt Karlsson.

  • ERC Consolidator Grants to two KTH researchers

    Published Dec 15, 2017
    Recently, the European Research Council (ERC) published the results of the 2017 call for proposals for ERC Consolidator Grants. Of the total of 14 Swedish researchers who received grants, two are from KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Dejan Kostic, Professor of Internetworking and Per Högselius, Associate Professor in the field of the History of Science, Technology and Environment.

  • Precision nanomaterials may pave new way to selectively kill cancer cells, study shows

    Published Dec 13, 2017
    Researchers from KTH have succeeded in taking the next step toward using man-made nanoscale compounds in the fight against cancer. A recent proof-of-concept study showed that dendrimers – which were first introduced in the 1980s – may be used to introduce compounds that essentially trick cancer cells into performing self-destructive tasks.

  • New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use

    Published Dec 04, 2017
    With recent advances, technology can be used to synthesize silk with similar mechanical properties as an actual spider’s. But applying this material to promising medical therapies for illnesses such as cancer requires that humans develop a capability that only arachnids or silkworms possess – the ability to control the formation of silk.

  • Peace, equality and prosperity all depend on affordable clean energy, study shows

    Published Nov 21, 2017
    The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are aimed at achieving equality, securing global peace and ending extreme poverty – an ambitious agenda that will require a wide-range of conditions to be met. But one requirement lies at the center of most of the SDGs: that people have access to clean, affordable energy, says a new study co-authored by Francesco Fuso Nerini, Assistant Professor in the Division of Energy Systems Analysis at KTH.

  • Quantum secure communication is focus of new research center node

    Published Nov 21, 2017
    The future of secure communication will be in quantum encryption, and KTH will lead research in this area under the auspices of a new national research center financed by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

  • EU testing way to use Sun to break up plastics in wastewater

    Published Nov 07, 2017
    Harnessing the Sun’s radiation to help rid the oceans of microplastic contamination is one of several technical innovations to be developed by a new EU-funded project. Beginning in November 2017, a system developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden for breaking down microplastics from personal care products will be tested for implementation in homes and wastewater treatment plants.

  • Anniversary week kicks off in Dome of Visions

    Published Oct 18, 2017
    Yesterday marked the start of the seminar marathon, the highlight of the anniversary week in which KTH’s campus is celebrating 100 years. “The laying of the foundations of the KTH campus and the university’s evolution go hand in hand with Sweden’s development into an industrial nation,” said President Sigbritt Karlsson in her inaugural address for the anniversary.

  • Chan Zuckerberg Initiative teams up with Swedish researchers to map all cells in human body

    Published Oct 18, 2017
    The Human Protein Atlas and Cell Atlas projects at KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) are teaming up with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to strengthen research in cell biology and proteomics.

  • Sweden and Japan join forces on ageing population challenges

    Published Sep 27, 2017
    An advanced robot that can perform high precision surgery. Automated patient voice analysis as a method for medical diagnosis and individual treatment. Swedish and Japanese researchers can now start to work more closely together in areas like this to tackle the challenges of an ageing population.

  • KTH degrees rank high on job market

    Published Sep 12, 2017
    A degree from KTH is valuable currency on the job market, a new survey shows. KTH is ranked 94th best university in the world in QS Graduate Employability Rankings, which measures students' chances of getting jobs. KTH is one of two universities in Sweden to be listed in the top 100 (along with Chalmers University), and it ranks 32nd among all European universities.

  • An insider’s look at what goes on with proteins in a cell

    Published Sep 12, 2017
    There have been huge advances in medical science since Robert Hooke coined the term “cell” in 1665, yet the cells of the human body remain a mystery. KTH researcher Emma Lundberg is one of the scientists behind efforts to solve the puzzle of how cells work and ultimately to find new ways to treat disease.

  • Cutting-edge scientists in life sciences speak at symposium in Stockholm

    Published Sep 11, 2017
    Humanity’s origins, protein mapping and the neurobiology of the world’s deadliest animal, the mosquito, are some of the topics addressed by a group of cutting-edge scientists at a life sciences symposium in Stockholm on 15 September. The symposium is a part of the centenary celebrations of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

  • How humans develop echolocation skills is revealed in new research

    Published Sep 07, 2017
    Ongoing research at KTH reveals that when navigating by echolocation, as blind people do, our powers of hearing can be used in ways we never realized.

  • Anniversary to be celebrated with a seminar marathon

    Published Sep 04, 2017
    The speakers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology seminar marathon have now been announced. The marathon will be held during the anniversary week in October that celebrates the 100th year founding of the university campus. “It will be a very interesting programme that demonstrates the full breadth and depth of the whole of KTH,” says Donnie SC Lygonis, who will host the seminar marathon.

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