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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 vignette Researchers on the g...

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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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  • Reducing consumption is climate smart – but how to make it attractive?

    Associate Professor Karin Bradley is on a quest to find out how climate smart changes in the way we consume can be made mainstream. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Nov 23, 2018

    Borrow your neighbour’s ladder. Repair that broken bike. Share your wardrobe. There’s more to sustainable consumption than simply buying eco-labeled p...

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  • Large portion of Amazon rain forest could lose legal protection

    Large areas of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil are facing destruction if provisions of Brazil's law are invoked.
    Published Nov 14, 2018

    Nearly 150,000 square kilometers of the Amazon rain forest in Brazil is at risk of losing its legal protection, according to a new Swedish-Brazilian s...

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  • Super-strong, bio-compatible material may reduce broken fillings

    A sample, cutaway tooth that was filled with the new material developed at KTH. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published Nov 09, 2018

    Soon you may no longer have to worry about how long your dental repairs will last. A new dental reconstruction material developed at KTH offers unprec...

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  • Robots that lend a “hand” carrying objects are a breakthrough for human-machine cooperation

    In the test environment, researchers show how a robot works cooperatively on a physical task with a human.
    Published Oct 26, 2018

    Physical interaction between robots and humans is advancing to a new level, as researchers report.

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  • New method of mapping the voice could improve the treatment of voice patients

    Published Oct 25, 2018

    The measurement methods commonly used in voice therapy do not usually take into account how different individual voices are. A new thesis from KTH pre...

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  • Researchers may have figured out one way acne bacteria defies treatment

    The structural biology research team that discovered special enzymes which could enable acne-causing bacteria to resist treatment. From left, Dayanand Kalyanim, Henrik Aspeborg, Christina Divne and Tom Reichenbach. (Photo: courtesy of Christina Divne)
    Published Oct 22, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have discovered how acne-causing bacteria feed off their human hosts, opening the possibility for finding effective ways to treat s...

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  • Study shows faster, scalable way to make molecular semiconductors

    A nano-scale view of a molecular junction created with a new, scalable method reported in Nature Communications by researchers at KTH.
    Published Oct 16, 2018

    Visions for what we can do with future electronics depend on finding ways to go beyond the capabilities of silicon conductors. The experimental field ...

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  • Machine learning competition seeks best models for mapping human proteins

    The aim of the competition is to develop models capable of classifying mixed patterns of proteins in microscope images.
    Published Oct 04, 2018

    Biomedical researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have opened up an online machine learning competition that will award USD 37,000 to be spl...

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  • Ancient details of mummy’s hand revealed with advanced radiology technique

    Advanced radiology techniques enabled an unprecedented examination of the soft tissues in a mummified hand from 400 BCE.
    Published Sep 27, 2018

    A mummified human hand from ancient Egypt was CT scanned by researchers at KTH to reveal unprecedented microscopic detail of soft tissues that are tho...

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  • AI created more than 100,000 pieces of music after analyzing Irish and English folk tunes

    Bob Sturm performs one of the pieces generated by artificial intelligence in the style of Irish and English traditional music.
    Published Sep 24, 2018

    At turns lively and yearning, the traditional folk musics of Ireland and Britain have made their mark around the world. Now this perennially popular m...

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