Research news

  • 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.

  • Study may improve understanding of MS

    Published Jun 19, 2013
    A group of proteins identified by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology could play a role in helping multiple sclerosis patients get more accurate diagnostics about the severity and progress of their disease.

  • A noteworthy app

    Published May 02, 2013
    Need some instant musical notation to remember that little tune you just came up with? A new mobile app – created by a Computer Science engineer from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and a professor from KMH Royal College of Music – makes it possible to score any melody instantly and share it.

  • Battery low? Give your mobile some water

    Published Apr 19, 2013
    A power source for your mobile phone can now be as close as the nearest faucet, stream, or even a puddle, with the world’s first water-activated charging device.

  • A new look at urbanization's environmental impact

    Published Feb 28, 2013
    A research team from KTH Royal Institute of Technology has developed a technique for quick, simple and cost-effective mapping of worldwide urban growth and its environmental impact.

  • Eco-safe antibacterial fibre discovered

    Published Feb 14, 2013
    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear, diapers and bandages, without causing resistant bacteria.

  • Mathematics for Life

    Published Sep 14, 2012
    KTH researchers are developing advanced computer simulations that may help decrease the number of experiments on animals and at the same time improve environmental protection. “Simulation can already reduce the need to produce industrial prototypes,” says Johan Hoffman, professor of numerical analysis at KTH. “And computer simulation may soon be used as decision support for certain medical procedures.”

  • Budget Boost, Collaboration Lift SciLifeLab

    Published Jul 23, 2012
    A bigger budget, new sponsorship and a wide-ranging collaboration agreement are all helping the successful Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) research centre shift into top gear for 2012 and beyond. Since its foundation by KTH, Karolinska Institutet (KI), Stockholm University and Uppsala University in 2010, the centre has become a unique resource for Swedish and international researchers.

  • Face to face – from afar

    Published Jun 15, 2012
    Advances in IT and communication services are changing the way the world looks at the built environment. “Video is a building material,” says Charlie Gullström, visiting associate professor in architecture, media, interaction and communication at the KTH Department of Architecture. “As an architect, I’m interested in extending the room using virtual doors and windows.”

  • Improving Measurement of Elasticity in Steel

    Published Dec 15, 2011
    It’s not easy to determine the elastic properties of steel by experimenting on single crystals. But now a KTH research team has developed new theoretical methods to bind resilience properties to the steel’s electron structure and magnetic characteristics.

  • Expanding Research in Environmental Drug Residues

    Published Nov 21, 2011
    New funding will strengthen research at the MistraPharma Centre at KTH into more efficient wastewater treatment processes. Among the Centre’s focus areas is risk assessment studies, aiming to see whether trace amounts of common pharmaceuticals may be causing environmental bacteria to become antibiotic resistant.

  • Getting the Details: Images of Cancer

    Published Oct 25, 2011
    Studies of specialised proteins by KTH researcher Helena Wållberg may have important implications for the future of cancer diagnostics. Her work is intended to allow doctors to one day distinguish tumours from healthy tissues and develop targeted treatments.

  • “Using your phone in the car cuts costs and pollution – and it can save lives”

    Published Sep 16, 2011
    Peter Händel wants you to make your mobile phone a part of the car’s dashboard. The KTH Professor of Signal Processing has helped create a new mobile application for safer and more efficient driving. “In the public debate, drivers are often warned about using a mobile phone while driving, but I say the opposite: your mobile phone should be seen as an extension of the car’s dashboard.”

  • Wrinkled surface for faster boiling

    Published Aug 26, 2011
    KTH researchers have developed a new surface coating that can substantially cut energy consumption by heat pumps and cooling devices.

  • Baltic flora of bacterial plankton mapped out

    Published Jun 23, 2011
    Using advanced DNA sequencing technology, researchers at KTH in an international research collaboration have created a three dimensional map of the distribution of thousands of bacterial plankton species in the Baltic Sea. Since bacteria play key roles in various nutrient cycles in the marine environment, this is important work in order to understand how the Baltic Sea’s ecosystem functions.

  • When packaging became a competitive edge

    Published Nov 18, 2009
    Packaging in the future will be based on a hybrid between silicon technology and printing electronics. With inbuilt intelligence it will be possible to do much more than just encapsulate a product and protect it during transport.

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