• Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood

    “The strength of the fiber is significantly better than any man-made, silk-based material to our knowledge, and on the same level as what can be found in nature from spiders,” says Daniel Söderberg, a researcher with the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH.
    Published May 16, 2017

    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nano...

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  • Cell Atlas study reveals new insights into human biology

    The new Cell Atlas generated more than 100,000 images to systematically resolve the spatial distribution of human proteins in cultivated cell lines.
    Published May 11, 2017

    The first analysis of the physical arrangement of proteins in cells was published today in Science, revealing that a large portion of human proteins c...

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  • Demonstration in support of facts and science

    The spread of the resistance to facts threatens the democratic structure of society, according to Elisabeth Ekener, one of the organisers of the March for Science. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Apr 20, 2017

    Do you want to help counter the spread of fake news and resistance to facts? On Saturday, 22 April, people will gather in Stockholm and in other citie...

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  • Antioxidants and plastics could be made from byproducts of wheat milling

    A new wheat bran extraction process yields valuable biomolecules that can be used in nutrition, medicine and even making alternatives to plastic packaging. (Photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Apr 12, 2017

    It’s usually used as livestock feed, but wheat bran’s value in human nutrition and medicine may soon reach its full potential with a new sustainable p...

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  • New flu test easy as breathing, with faster results

    The new technique is capable of detecting influenza infection after the patient breathes for only a few minutes into the container, says Laila Ladhani, PhD student in Micro and Nanosystems at KTH.
    Published Mar 29, 2017

    A method for diagnosing flu virus from breath samples could soon replace invasive nasal swabs and deliver better results faster.

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  • Plasma could cut wind resistance for trucks

    Tests at KTH show that trucks could reduce fuel consumption by up to 5 percent by using plasma to cut wind resistance.
    Published Mar 28, 2017

    For road vehicles, wind resistance increases fuel consumption. But one way to fight wind is with wind. Researchers in Sweden are experimenting with re...

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  • Global competition for sustainable fashion

    The aim of the Global Change Award competition is to highlight pioneering ideas for a more circular fashion industry. (Photo: Global Change Award)
    Published Mar 27, 2017

    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – ...

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  • Water filter from wood offers portable, eco-friendly purification in emergencies

    Researcher Anna Ottenhall compares samples after running dirty water through the wood-based antibacterial filter. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Mar 21, 2017

    What can the forests of Scandinavia possibly offer to migrants in faraway refugee camps? Clean water may be one thing.

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  • KTH climbs overall in QS engineering and tech rankings

    Published Mar 15, 2017

    KTH continues to rise in the global subject ranking of engineering and technology. The QS World University Rankings by Subject places KTH at 29th worl...

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  • STEM studies appeal aimed at teen girls

    A scene from one of the campaign's videos.
    Published Mar 07, 2017

    A new KTH campaign to promote STEM studies offers a way for students and professionals to reach out to teenage girls with their personal stories and...

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  • New treatment attacks liver disease and type 2 diabetes

    The cocktail burned up fat in liver cells in a proof of concept test on human patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. (Image: courtesy of Adil Mardinoglu)
    Published Mar 02, 2017

    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology are planning the clinical trial of a new treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 di...

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  • Heart’s hydraulics proven for the first time

    Elira Maksuti set out five years ago to find a way to measure and prove the hydraulic forces in the heart. Her work culminated in a major international research project that published its findings today in Scientific Reports. (Photo: courtesy of Elira Maksuti)
    Published Mar 02, 2017

    While scientists agree that the heart relies on hydraulic forces to fill up with blood, for whatever reason these forces have never been measured – th...

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  • Closer look at atomic motion in molecules may benefit biotech researchers

    The new technique enables scientists to break down the collective atomic motion in a molecule into elementary components. (Image: courtesy of Victor Kimberg)
    Published Feb 15, 2017

    Every molecule holds a complex landscape of moving atoms – and the ability to single out and examine individual nuclear vibrations may unlock to the s...

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  • New theory explains how Earth’s inner core remains solid despite extreme heat

    Seismic waves traveling in between the Earth's poles travel faster than those between the equator - one sign of the textured nature of Earth's solid iron inner core. A recent study from KTH explains how the core retains its unique solid form. (Image: Dixon Rohr)
    Published Feb 13, 2017

    Even though it is hotter than the surface of the Sun, the crystallized iron core of the Earth remains solid. A new study from KTH Royal Institute of T...

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  • Silk from milk? New method binds proteins into threads

    A depiction of the artificial silk strands created by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and DESY. (Photo: DESY/Eberhard Reimann)
    Published Feb 08, 2017

    By all appearances, cows have little in common with spiders. Yet despite the two species’ obvious differences, new research shows that ordinary milk c...

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  • IT training for new arrivals gets underway

    Ramsha Waseemuddin (left) and Shubha Rao are being given intensive training to become IT developers. (Photos: Marc Femenia)
    Published Jan 27, 2017

    Three months of unrelenting hard work await the 26 newcomers with academic backgrounds who will be given intensive training to become IT developers. A...

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  • Innovation hub for global development launched

    Jesper Vasell, project leader for Global Development Hub, speaks at the even to kickoff the newly-launched training and collaboration model. (Photo: Camilla Cherry)
    Published Jan 26, 2017

    Now the ball is rolling for KTH's investment in a training and collaboration model that aims at finding innovative solutions to global challenges.

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  • Online course on spaceflight returns with certification for participants

    Christer Fuglesang participates in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in 2006. The history-making ESA astronaut/KTH adjunct professor leads a massive online course (MOOC) in human spaceflight in which students can get certification from (Photo: NASA)
    Published Jan 17, 2017

    A unique online course led by Sweden’s history-making astronaut Christer Fuglesang is offering students the chance to learn from a personal perspectiv...

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  • Now drivers can hear ambulances no matter how loud their music is playing

    You may never have to worry about not hearing ambulance sirens again - Swedish drivers will soon get audio warnings that interrupt their music, as well as a text, when an ambulance is approaching.
    Published Jan 16, 2017

    If you’ve ever been startled by the sudden appearance of an ambulance while blasting music in your car, then you appreciate the value of a loud siren....

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  • With new tool, cities can plan electric bus routes, and calculate the benefits

    A wireless-charging electric bus in the greater Stockholm area city of Södertälje.
    Published Jan 09, 2017

    The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool f...

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