Research news

  • 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.

  • 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.

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