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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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  • Economic downturn made him a successful inventor

    Published May 13, 2019

    He graduated from KTH not long after the dot.com bubble burst in 2000 and it was “impossible to get a permanent job”. “I had no intention of becoming...

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  • Satellite data and AI help fight Sweden's forest fires

    Tonight's Valborg celebrations coincide with a high risk of forest fires through much of Sweden, including the Stockholm area. (Photo: Pablo Collantes)
    Published Apr 30, 2019

    Weeks of drought and sporadic forest and grass fires have threatened to put a damper on traditional Walpurgis Night celebrations tonight in Sweden, wh...

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  • This compact and cheap lidar could steer small autonomous vehicles

    A close-up look at a miniature optical beam steering component that promises to enable lighter and less costly autonomous vehicles. (Photo: Kristinn Glyfason)
    Published Apr 09, 2019

    For autonomous vehicles, lidar is an essential technology to recognize and detect surrounding objects. Researchers at KTH have taken aim at the key co...

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  • This “glass” is made of wood, and you can control how much heat it conducts

    The wood material gets clearer as it stores more heat. (Photo: courtesy of Wallenberg Wood Science Center)
    Published Apr 04, 2019

    Researchers from KTH have developed a window material made of wood that regulates how much heat it lets in – and out.

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  • Spotlight on Research

    Published Mar 28, 2019

    Who has received funding for new research? What findings and results are being published in academic journals? Under the heading Spotlight on Research...

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  • Powerful near real-time monitoring tool enables response to Mozambique floods

    Published Mar 26, 2019

    Flooding and damage from the tropical cyclone Idai is being tracked in near real time in Mozambique with a method developed at KTH Royal Institute of ...

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  • Independent researchers progress further

    Published Feb 04, 2019

    Security or independence – which strategy should a young researcher choose? If you decide to go your own way, you have a greater chance of being richl...

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  • This small tube may help compress entire labs into a computer chip

    The simplified device eliminates components that typically are used in controlling the storage and dispensing of fluids on microfluidic platforms.
    Published Jan 23, 2019

    Lab-on-a-chip (LOC) technology could transform medicine in ways comparable with how microprocessors have changed our everyday lives – that is once it ...

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  • A new glucose monitor for diabetics proves virtually painless and even more accurate

    The frequency of finger prick tests could be reduced with a glucose monitoring system being developed at KTH. (Photo: Alden Chadwick/CC BY 2.0)
    Published Jan 07, 2019

    A more comfortable and reliable blood-sugar monitoring system is being designed at KTH for people with diabetes. After successfully testing a prototyp...

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  • At core of software leader SAP's product, an open source code developed at KTH

    Computer Science Professor Christian Schulte's Gecode configuration engine is at the core of one of software leader SAP's leading products. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Jan 03, 2019

    Open source software developed at KTH is at the core of a business system from German software giant SAP. The system S/4HANA has nearly 400,000 custom...

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  • EU transport research consortium aims to improve use of urban space

    Now that KTH has been selected to be part of MOBiLus, which focuses on urban space and transport, the university is a partner in five of the eight EIT consortia.
    Published Dec 27, 2018

    The EU's major technology and innovation initiative, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), has just closed two new calls. KTH has...

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  • Teamwork lifts research

    Annika Stensson Trigell, vice president for research at KTH. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Nov 27, 2018

    Team work, cutting-edge research and interdisciplinary science; these are fundamental pillars in KTH's research, and determiners of its reputation.

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