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  • Method could be boost to large scale production of graphene

    Image of graphene before and after VHF staining reveals (right) the grain boundaries of the material.
    Published Jun 15, 2018

    The measure by which any conductor is judged is how easily, and speedily, electrons can move through it. On this point, graphene is one of the most pr...

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  • Capillary flow is harnessed for the first time

    Capillary flow is a common phenomenon inherent in everyday tasks, from wiping up spills to watering plants. (Photo: David Callahan)
    Published May 21, 2018

    You may have never heard of the capillary effect, but it’s something you deal with every time you wipe up a spill or put flowers in water. Wouter van ...

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  • Platform brings mobile connection speeds up to 100 Gbps

    Even as demand for web services grows alongside countless internet of things applications, a new platform could enable networks to deliver speeds of up to 100 Gbps.
    Published May 15, 2018

    Even though mobile internet link speeds might soon be 100 Gbps, this doesn’t necessarily mean network carriers will be free of data-handling challenge...

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  • Method assembles cellulose nanofibres into a material stronger than spider silk

    SEM image of the cross-section of the fibre, showing the aligned nanofibrils.
    Published May 09, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have produced a bio-based material that is reported to surpass the strength of all known bio-based materials whether fabricated or ...

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  • Test shows bone fracture glue provides stronger fixation than dental filler

    A technician demonstrates the bone gluing procedure on a sample bone.
    Published Apr 23, 2018

    Acute bone fractures may soon be treated with an adhesive patch inspired by dental reconstruction techniques. Researchers at KTH report a new method w...

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  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the ...

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  • Permeable capsule could be packed with cells that fight cancer

    Microscopic image of the 7- to 15- micrometer thick shells which encapsulated a gel containing living cells.
    Published Apr 16, 2018

    One way that cancer may be fought in the future is with micro-sized capsules containing living cells engineered to secrete toxins that attack cancer c...

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  • Global cooperation to ensure better use of brain data

    Published Apr 09, 2018

    How does the future of neuroscience look? How do we handle big data and what does the GDPR law really mean? These are some of the topics of the INCF B...

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  • Next-generation, hormone-free contraceptive for women

    The distribution of chitosan over a mucin drop is shown in flourescence. (Image: Thomas Crouzier)
    Published Mar 28, 2018

    A hormone-free women's contraceptive with no side effects is one promising use for a new technique developed by researchers in Sweden to tighten up th...

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  • Danica Kragic Jensfelt is one of Sweden’s most powerful women in industry

    Published Mar 13, 2018

    When Swedish magazine ”Veckans affärer” presented their list of the most powerful women in industry, Danica Kragic Jensfelt, Professor of robotics, wa...

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  • Breakthrough paves way for simulations of large parts of the brain

    A breakthrough for neuronal network simulator (NEST) research reduces the amount of memory needed for simulating large parts of the brain.
    Published Mar 09, 2018

    Brain activity simulations are a critical part of neuroscience research, but advances in this type of computing have been held back by the same thing ...

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  • Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer

    Published Feb 23, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative...

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  • Model for producing brain’s “helper cells” could lead to treatments for Alzheimer’s

    Pluripotent stem cells that the researchers used to produce astrocytic cells.
    Published Feb 15, 2018

    A new protocol developed in Sweden has the potential for industrial-scale production of the brain helper cells known as astrocytes. The research team'...

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  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    From KTH to the North Atlantic, a new wave energy conversion system is installed in the waters off Orkney, Scotland. (Photo: Colin Keldie)
    Published Feb 13, 2018

    Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Sw...

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  • Technique produces powerful DNA wire biosensors

    A close up of DNA wires being drawn through the porous membrane. (Photo: Wouter Metsola Van Der Wijngaart)
    Published Feb 12, 2018

    KTH researchers reported a nanoengineering innovation that offers hope for treatment of cancer, infections and other health problems – conductive wire...

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  • The brain can become a cornerstone of artificial intelligence

    Published Feb 07, 2018

    Researchers at KTH, and US universities MIT and Cornell have been studying the work memory in the brains of monkeys. Hopefully, their newly-acquired k...

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  • How to stay safe online

    Published Feb 05, 2018

    Today, the 6th of February, the world celebrates Safer Internet Day. We caught up with Sonja Buchegger, associate professor in theoretical computer sc...

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  • He discovers heart defects by using artificial intelligence

    Published Jan 25, 2018

    When, on 18 January, a judging panel, including the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth and the Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, announced ...

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  • WASP wants to increase understanding of artificial intelligence in Sweden

    Published Jan 12, 2018

    During 2018 WASP will arrange a series of conferences on the team of artificial intelligence (AI). The events, called AI4X Collecting Ideas and Identi...

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  • New organisational structure equips KTH for the future

    Published Dec 19, 2017

    On 1st January 2018, KTH will be launching a new structure which will see five schools replacing the previous ten. “We are creating a structure that ...

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