Research news

  • New method for dynamic, stable skyrmions is developed

    Published Oct 13, 2015
    A KTH researcher is part of an international team that has unlocked the secret to creating stable dynamic skyrmions – the nanoscale magnetic whirls that promise to meet our insatiable appetite for data storage.

  • Vinnova’s national medical engineering venture is conducted from KTH

    Published Oct 08, 2015
    Reidar Gårdebäck has found his place at the Center of Technology in Medicine and Health (CTMH) at KTH and his new role as Programme Director of MedTech4Health. Vinnovas big venture in medical engineering shall put Sweden on the map and contribute to innovations and the introduction of new technologies.

  • Physics prize both expected, and unexpected

    Published Oct 07, 2015
    Particle physicists at KTH had nearly given up hope that the discovery of mass within the universe's smallest components, neutrinos, would be recognized with a Nobel Prize.

  • Nobel highlights underfunded fight against malaria

    Published Oct 06, 2015
    Millions suffer from malaria, but relatively little is done to develop effective medications. That's why this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine is so encouraging, says KTH Professor Peter Nilsson.

  • Tech Talks previews Inspired by Space conference

  • Why 100 astronauts are coming to KTH

    Published Sep 18, 2015
    There might not be an astronaut wedding this year, but the annual Association of Space Explorers XXVIII Planetary Congress at KTH Royal Institute of Technology will nevertheless be something truly unique.

  • Probes pick up where space exploration leaves off

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    Inside a small suite of offices at the department of Plasma Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researchers are picking up where space exploration leaves off. The object of their work is to understand the fundamental plasma-physics process that connects and disconnects magnetic fields in space.

  • Space films nurture research

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    Both science fiction and space research seeks answers to the big questions. However, scientists seem to have much greater confidence in the future than filmmakers.

  • KTH develops electronics to withstand Venus' harsh climate

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    In the research project, Working on Venus, KTH researchers are developing electronics for a space mission to collect data from the second planet from the sun. The electronics are based on silicon carbide, a semiconducting material that can withstand the Venus' extremely harsh climate, where surface temperatures are as hot as 460 degrees Celsius.

  • What happens to the body in space?

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    How does prolonged bed rest or weightlessness affect your body? Professor Ola Eikens research team is studying the effects of life in space on circulation, muscles and metabolism.

  • Moon tours and hotels in orbit — space travel's future takes off

    Published Sep 15, 2015
    In 20 years you'll be able to check into a motel on the Moon. Or why not take a flying tour around the Moon?

  • Redefining the shop floor

    Published Sep 10, 2015
    Young people see a factory as a dangerous workplace, a source of pollution and all sorts of problems. Lihui Wang, professor of Production Engineering and Chair of Sustainable Manufacturing, wants to change that.

  • Squabbles at work may be due to office design

    Published Sep 10, 2015
    Your likelihood of squabbling with co-workers could be due to the design of your office, a new study suggests.

  • Voter privacy and choice jeopardised, researcher says

    Published Sep 10, 2014
    Does electronic voting put individual choice and secrecy at risk? One KTH researcher thinks so.

  • Project turns algae problem on its head

    Published Aug 18, 2014
    Algae is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material.

  • Algae that could replace fish and crude oil

    Published Dec 12, 2013
    Across thousands of square metres in Skåne, Fredrika Gullfot plans to cultivate microalgae which she says can solve the problem of overfished seas.

  • Potential for magnetic cellulose comes in crisp and clear

    Published Nov 19, 2013
    Throughout the ages, Sweden has relied on its vast forests as a source of sustenance and economic growth. Now add the world’s first magnetic cellulose membrane loudspeakers to the list of products that can be produced from wood.

  • Suit offers alternative to brain injury treatments

    Published Oct 10, 2013
    For those with brain damage or neurological disorders, treatment could be as close as the wardrobe.

  • Hunt for biomarkers leads to more personal health care

    Published Sep 19, 2013
    A one-size-fits-all approach to medicine is costly for the public health system and dangerous for patients. Research at KTH is looking for a way to individualise medication for better, healthier results.

  • Through the roofing glass

    Published Sep 19, 2013
    Solar panels are not the only way to capture clean energy from the sun. Glass roofs that draw on technology developed at KTH have emerged as an aesthetically pleasing way to self-generate household heat.

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