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  • Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

    SEM image of the cross-section of the fibre, showing the aligned nanofibrils.
    Published May 09, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or ...

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  • Teklafestival hosts girls workshops at Music Tech Fest

    Published Apr 23, 2018

    Teklafestival, founded by Swedish recording artist Robyn, will be hosting unique technology workshops for girls as part of Music Tech Fest (MTF) Stock...

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  • Test shows bone fracture glue provides stronger fixation than dental filler

    A technician demonstrates the bone gluing procedure on a sample bone.
    Published Apr 23, 2018

    Acute bone fractures may soon be treated with an adhesive patch inspired by dental reconstruction techniques. Researchers at KTH report a new method w...

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  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the ...

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  • Permeable capsule could be packed with cells that fight cancer

    Microscopic image of the 7- to 15- micrometer thick shells which encapsulated a gel containing living cells.
    Published Apr 16, 2018

    One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer c...

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  • Imogen Heap headlines stage – and labs – during festival at KTH

    Recording artist and producer Imogen with the Mi.Mu wearable technology that she developed. (Photo: Fiona Garden)
    Published Apr 09, 2018

    Grammy Award-winning recording artist Imogen Heap is scheduled to perform, as well as lead a lab on development of blockchain technology for the music...

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  • Next-generation, hormone-free contraceptive for women

    The distribution of chitosan over a mucin drop is shown in flourescence. (Image: Thomas Crouzier)
    Published Mar 28, 2018

    A hormone-free women's contraceptive with no side effects is one promising use for a new technique developed by researchers in Sweden to tighten up th...

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  • Breakthrough paves way for simulations of large parts of the brain

    A breakthrough for neuronal network simulator (NEST) research reduces the amount of memory needed for simulating large parts of the brain.
    Published Mar 09, 2018

    Brain activity simulations are a critical part of neuroscience research, but advances in this type of computing have been held back by the same thing ...

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  • Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer

    Published Feb 23, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative...

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  • Model for producing brain’s “helper cells” could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s

    Pluripotent stem cells that the researchers used to produce astrocytic cells.
    Published Feb 15, 2018

    A new protocol developed in Sweden has the potential for industrial-scale production of the brain helper cells known as astrocytes. The research team'...

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  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    From KTH to the North Atlantic, a new wave energy conversion system is installed in the waters off Orkney, Scotland. (Photo: Colin Keldie)
    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 Sw...

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  • Technique produces powerful DNA wire biosensors

    A close up of DNA wires being drawn through the porous membrane. (Photo: Wouter Metsola Van Der Wijngaart)
    Published Feb 12, 2018

    KTH researchers reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wire...

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  • 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 k...

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  • KTH will host international Music Tech Fest in September

    Music Tech Fest was launched in 2012 as a “festival of music ideas”, in an attempt to bring all music tech creators and thinkers under one roof. (Photo: Andrew Dubber)
    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 sympos...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 ...

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  • 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 Swe...

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

    The four stages of the test: 1. Dendrimers, because of their size, can accumulate more in cancer tumors. 2. Cancer cells adsorb the dendrimers and begin breaking them down with the help of specific proteins, thereby generating ROS. More dendrimers accumulate, along with more ROS generation. 4. ROS reaches levels that finally lead to cell death.
    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-c...

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  • New way to form bioactive spider silk for medical use

    Technology hasn't quite mastered the spider's ability to form silk proteins into structures. But a new technique has been developed that can form silk structures without relying on chemicals that compromise their usefulness in medical applications.
    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 t...

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  • 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...

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