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  • Sexism extends to robots

    A robot to be used for modeling in Japan. (Photo: Koji Sasahara)
    Published May 24, 2016

    What gender are the robots that are taking over more and more of our chores? Does it matter whether we call them, "he" or "she"?

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  • Tests show how trucks can reuse engine heat for power

    Published May 20, 2016

    A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 t...

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  • ACCESS Linnaeus Research center celebrates 10 year anniversary

    Published Apr 26, 2016

    During the last ten years, the ACCESS Linnaeus center has conducted successful research within the broad area of networked systems. A total of 60 facu...

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  • Researchers have "come a long way" with self-driving trucks

    Published Apr 14, 2016

    A self-driving truck under development by Scania and KTH researchers has tested successfully at speeds of up to 90 kilometres-per-hour.

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  • Firefighters' positioning system may be used to monitor walking difficulty for elderly

    Published Apr 08, 2016

    A positioning system adapted for use in fire rescue operations will soon be tested on senior citizens in Sweden as a way to spot signs of early stage ...

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  • Wooden windows? New material could replace glass in solar cells and buildings

    Published Mar 31, 2016

    Windows and solar panels in the future could be made from one of the best — and cheapest — construction materials known: wood. Researchers at Stockhol...

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  • Simulations show how helmets would have protected bike crash victims' brains

    Published Mar 30, 2016

    Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of concussions by 54 percent, and drastically cut the risk of skull fractures, according to a study at KTH Royal I...

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  • Threatened species that lose our attention

    Our feelings about threatened species of the sea are shaped to some extent by the kinds of stories we have been exposed to. (photo: Olivier Morin/TT)
    Published Mar 16, 2016

    Do we care only about endangered species that are cute, cool or charismatic? The fact that many sea creatures face extinction has been overlooked or f...

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  • Teamwork was crucial in evolution of dogs

    Genes relating to digestion are one sign of how much dogs changed from their origins as wolves.
    Published Mar 15, 2016

    Dog owners often say that their pets know their place in the pack — an observation based on the notion that man's best friend descended from the wolf....

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  • Mosquito trap relies on scent to fight malaria

    A chemical has been discovered that is a primary attractant to egg-laying mosquitos. (Photo: Jim Gathany)
    Published Mar 14, 2016

    Malarial mosquitos kill more people than any animal on Earth, even though various control methods have reduced their numbers by half. KTH researcher J...

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  • Animals inspire innovations in science and engineering

    Published Mar 14, 2016

    Furry airplanes, submarines modeled after penguins and wind turbine blades based on whale fins. KTH research is replete with examples of inspiration f...

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  • KTH and Wikipedia develop first crowdsourced speech engine

    Published Mar 10, 2016

    By 2017, English, Swedish and Arabic speakers will find that Wikipedia is talking their language — literally. The online free encyclopedia is collabor...

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  • Material enables more reliable and meaningful self-screening

    Published Feb 25, 2016

    Paper-based diagnostics enable rapid medical test results at minimal cost — and now they're about to get even better. A new synthetic paper developed ...

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  • Breakthrough for lab-on-a-chip material

    Published Feb 24, 2016

    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring — a technique for creating micro-scale shape...

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  • MPC allows heavy-duty vehicles to drive by themselves

    Published Feb 11, 2016

    Autonomous vehicles have become a popular research field in the last decade. Mostly, the research is conducted with private cars or other small vehicl...

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  • Carbon fibre from wood is used to build car

    Published Feb 09, 2016

    Remember wood paneled station wagons? Well, wood is back, but this time it's not for aesthetics — it's for reducing vehicle weight with renewable mate...

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  • Method for tiny cracks in electrodes may mean big boost for nanoelectronics

    Published Feb 03, 2016

    The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electr...

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  • Going to market with health research

    Published Feb 02, 2016

    In order to make an impact on society, a researcher also must play the role of entrepreneur. In the latest edition of KTH Tech Talks, two experienced ...

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  • A renewable and biodegradable alternative to Styrofoam

    This prototype bicycle helmet is made entirely from forest products — particularly the foam shock absorbing material, which was developed at KTH. (Photo: Cellutech)
    Published Jan 15, 2016

    Maybe soon we can say goodbye to polystyrene, the petroleum-based material that is used to make Styrofoam. In what looks like an ordinary bicycle helm...

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  • Underwater kites could be next wave in clean energy

    Published Jan 14, 2016

    Moored to the ocean floor, they glide in the slow-moving currents to reap energy. A KTH researcher involved in Europe's biggest "underwater kite" proj...

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