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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Oct 15, 2019

    Who has been granted funding and from whom? Who has received an award? Who has had their work published – and in which publication? "Spotlight on Rese...

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  • Conference focuses on IT security, DevOps and distributed systems

    Benoit Baudry, one of the organizers and professor in the Department Of Software and Computer Systems at KTH. (Photo: Peter Ardell)
    Published Oct 02, 2019

    On October 14, KTH’s doors open up to a three-day conference hosted by some of the sharpest developers from NASA, Spotify, SAAB and game maker, King.

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  • High-resolution RNA-sequencing enables detection of disease at its earliest stages

    A detailed cell map with assorted colors marking the presence of cancer in adipose tissue.
    Published Oct 01, 2019

    Researchers at KTH and in the U.S. have devised a new method for studying individual cells in human tissue, which could lead to even earlier detection...

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Sep 16, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings and results are being published in academic journals? Under the heading Spotlight on Res...

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  • World’s smallest accelerometer points to new era in wearables, gaming

    The accelerometer created by KTH researchers could be used in mobile phones for navigation, mobile games and pedometers, as well as monitoring systems for heart disease and motion-capture wearables that can monitor even the slightest movements of the human body
    Published Sep 02, 2019

    In what could be a breakthrough for body sensor and navigation technologies, researchers at KTH have developed the smallest accelerometer yet reported...

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  • A possible alternative to silicon-based solar cells is shown to be more efficient

    Researchers at KTH and Siberian Federal University in Russia used high-precision calculations to examine, for the first time, the electronic and optical properties of both single- and multi-layer films made of the material. (photo: Andreas Gücklhorn)
    Published Aug 26, 2019

    A possible alternative to silicon-based solar panels has been shown to convert solar energy into electricity more efficiently, reports KTH Professor H...

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  • “Inclusive societies deliver a higher level of financial prosperity”

    Published Aug 15, 2019

    In two books that have received a great deal of attention, he has discussed the importance of what he calls the creative class when it comes to stimul...

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  • How to manage impact of climate action on global sustainable development goals

    Certain climate mitigation policies can impact land and food prices, increasing the risk of leaving behind small agricultural holders. (Photo: Francesco Fuso Nerini)
    Published Jul 15, 2019

    Climate action without careful planning and reform can be costly – but a new study shows that the benefits of global action on climate largely outweig...

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  • KTH joins major EU university alliance

    KTH is now in one of the 17 alliances established by the European Universities Initiative, funded by the European Commission.
    Published Jul 01, 2019

    As part of a major education and research initiative, the EU Commission is financing 17 European university alliances. Each of these alliances include...

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  • Why the brain can only learn so much

    A pianist can easily learn a complex score because neuron circuitry can be reused for similar tasks. However, they have as much difficulty as anyone else when it comes to learning a new, completely different skill. The limits of new learning were recently tested by neuroscientists at KTH.
    Published Jul 01, 2019

    Why is it that a master musician can learn a new score in no time, yet encounter difficulty learning something else, like skateboarding tricks? Could ...

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  • Swedish universities develop comprehensive framework for their climate work

    Published Jun 26, 2019

    A collection of 36 Swedish universities and colleges have created a combined climate framework to serve as the basis for individual climate strategies...

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  • Future wars will be fought on the internet

    Published Jun 20, 2019

    KTH and the Swedish Armed Forces have announced a new form of collaboration on IT security through the establishment of a Centre for Cyber Defence and...

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  • Radically different telescope design offers deeper look into space

    A cross-section of a typical Wolter type space telescope with mirrors (above) is contrasted with the design that uses stacks of microengineered prisms to bend light toward the focal point. (Illustration: Wujun Mi)
    Published Jun 18, 2019

    A radically different type of X-ray space telescope has been designed at KTH, using advanced optic techniques that were originally developed in medica...

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  • KTH Great Prize goes to social entrepreneur Dilsa Demirbag-Sten

    Published Jun 14, 2019

    Entrepreneur, author and journalist Dilsa Demirbag-Sten is this year´s recipient of KTH Great Prize for 2019. She is awarded the prize for her work i...

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  • “My deprived childhood made me want to give something back to society”

    Published May 28, 2019

    SEK 6,000. That was the amount of the loan new KTH graduate Charlie Hansson took out in 2005, and which would change his life. With those six thousand...

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published May 24, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings and results are being published in academic journals? Under the heading Spotlight on Res...

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  • Sweden's king pays visit to quantum lab

    PhD student Thomas Lettner, left, prepares a microscope so that King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden can view the nano-scale details imprinted on a gift the lab presented His Majesty at the conclusion of a royal visit.
    Published May 22, 2019

    A royal visit focused on KTH's research and education in quantum communications, and a link between the university and Ericsson.

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  • A long-standing research center in a fast moving field

    Published May 22, 2019

    Thirteen years is a long time – especially in rapidly changing areas like communications, networking, control systems and computer science. ACCESS has...

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  • The smart top that tracks your body posture

    Mikael Forsman demonstrates the connected top while a colleagues checks the data recorded on a smartphone. He has dedicated much of his research to developing technology that can be applied practically within ergonomics.
    Published May 15, 2019

    Does your body ache after you lift something incorrectly or bend down too much at work? This top tells you when you should straighten your back and l...

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  • Blood and sweat take training app to the next level

    The armband measures your blood and sweat and sends the information to a training app.
    Published May 13, 2019

    Were you one of the 20,000 entrants who ran the Stockholm Marathon in 2018? If so, you will remember what a warm day it was, and how many of you were ...

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