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  • Searching for solutions

    KTH Innovation has just moved into the Red Cross's college premises on the KTH Campus. Lisa Ericsson looks forward to a new meeting place for innovation. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Feb 21, 2020

    Lisa Ericsson launched KTH Innovation almost 15 years ago. In this time she has seen new ideas take off and the Swedish innovation wonder emerge.Every...

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  • VIDEO: The mammoth lives on, underground

    Long after their extinction, mammoths are still part of life in the Siberian Arctic. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Feb 18, 2020

    Toward the end of the Pleistocene era, the woolly mammoth was a dwindling source of food and material for the people of the northern hemisphere. But 1...

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  • Exotic atomic nuclei reveal traces of new form of superfluidity

    The team behind the discovery of the new form of superfluidity: from left, Bo Cederwall, professor of physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Xiaoyu Liu, Wei Zhang, Aysegül Ertoprak, Farnaz Ghazi Moradi and Özge Aktas
    Published Feb 17, 2020

    Recent observations of the internal structure of the rare isotope ruthenium-88 shed new light on the internal structure of atomic nuclei, a breakthrou...

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  • Cellulose technology enables swift scaling up of cotton recycling enterprise

    The Re:newcell founders, from left, KTH Professor Mikael Lindström, Christofer Lindgren, Malcolm Norlin and KTH Professor Gunnar Henriksson
    Published Feb 12, 2020

    Ethanol production was the aim when two KTH Royal Institute of Technology professors first developed their method for breaking down plant cellulose ab...

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  • A variety of perspectives drives quality

    Published Feb 11, 2020

    Broader recruitment is a critical issue for KTH and Sweden when it comes to pursuing quality in the long-term. So says Leif Kari, Vice President of E...

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  • They were once domestic pets, then natural selection made dingoes wild

    The dingo's earliest ancestors were pets, but they evolved to become wild. (photo: courtesy of Peter Savolainen)
    Published Feb 10, 2020

    Believed to have been pets at one stage in their evolution, the origins of the Australian dingo are shrouded in mystery, compelling generations of bio...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Feb 07, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • Chips could accelerate tests for drug safety and effectiveness

    Testing for drug safety and efficiency may be accelerated with a system of chips that simulate human organs, which was developed by researchers at KTH and Harvard University.
    Published Jan 27, 2020

    A multiple organ-on-chip platform developed by researchers at KTH and Harvard University could drastically accelerate drug testing. The technology pro...

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  • System would keep ships from releasing sulfur and nitrogen oxides

    A new technology being developed at KTH could help shipping companies comply with new international maritime rules on toxic emissions. Pictured are researchers Christophe Duwig, left, and Klas Engvall, professor of Chemical Engineering. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    Pollution from maritime vessels is largely overlooked by the media, but it plays a significant role in deteriorating air quality. Now a research team ...

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  • KTH takes a lead in climate change

    UN´s Sustainable Development Goals.
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    KTH is taking the lead in climate change via its new climate targets and determination to be climate neutral by 2045. “KTH has made the assessment th...

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  • How AI will affect UN goals for climate, development and global stability

    A look at how many of the targets in each area would be inhibited or enabled by artificial intelligence.
    Published Jan 13, 2020

    Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global warming, poverty and issues of peace and justice....

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  • “I’d need two lives to fit everything in”

    Photo: Fredrik Persson
    Published Dec 20, 2019

    She left Naples in 1999 to join KTH to do research with multimodal communication as her speciality. Today, she has her base, family and career in Swed...

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  • Immune cell map arms researchers with new tool to fight deadly diseases

    KTH Professor Mathias Uhlen says the Blood Atlas provides a much-needed "comprehensive map" for researchers in the fight against disease.
    Published Dec 19, 2019

    A first-ever map of the human body’s immune cells has been created by scientists at SciLifeLab, providing medical research with a detailed description...

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  • Air quality sensor for wearables is successfully tested

    Close up of the CO2 sensor on a chip developed by KTH researchers. (Photo: Hans Sohlström)
    Published Dec 18, 2019

    Carbon dioxide isn’t just a threat to the planet, it can also reduce your mental capacity. So researchers have taken a first step toward creating inex...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Dec 11, 2019

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • New appointments as Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    Published Dec 09, 2019

    It has now been confirmed that KTH researchers Sara Zahedi and Marina Petrova have been appointed as Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019. The grants cover...

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  • Tougher actions imperative to reduce aviation emissions

    The climate impact of high altitude emissions can be significantly reduced by changing flight routes. (Photo: Unsplash)
    Published Dec 06, 2019

    Carbon offsets, emission allowances and environment taxes – these current instruments are not enough to reduce airline climate emissions. A broad mix ...

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  • UN sustainability goals part of master's programmes and scholarship

    In the KTH Library, cushions representing each of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are laid out for students to use while they study. The university has linked all of its master's programmes to the SDGs, as well as its master's scholarships. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Dec 06, 2019

    Since the autumn 2019 term, UN Sustainability Development Goals have been linked to all master’s programmes at KTH, and now they are part of the appli...

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  • Time for the second half

    Meeting all engaged researchers, teachers and administrators at KTH is one of the most fun things in the job, according to Sigbritt Karlsson. who has spent her first three out of six years as President of KTH.
    Published Dec 03, 2019

    Sigbritt Karlsson has completed three of her six years as President of KTH. One of the many discoveries she has made is that KTH, despite its size, ca...

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  • KTH is marshalling its forces within digitalisation

    Tomorrow’s digital society is the subject of KTH Digital Futures, a series of multidisciplinary projects. (Photo: Pixabay)
    Published Nov 28, 2019

    Social robots, always connected cities and smart solution within industry, infrastructure and healthcare. A new research initiative, KTH Digital Futur...

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