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  • A new material takes shape – all by itself

    Produce packaging could be one of the first areas where research scientists’ Robotic Matter is used.
    Published Jun 24, 2020

    Remember the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2? It could change form into anything at all, including a human being. The microrobots in the animated featu...

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  • Transport model could help predict virus’ spread

    Researchers at KTH have created a tool that can show which areas in a city are at risk of being particularly harshly affected by spread of infections, such as Covid-19. Photo: Peter Ardell
    Published Jun 16, 2020

    Researchers at KTH are developing a computer model to simulate the connection between the spread of the coronavirus and the travel habits of Stockholm...

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  • How should we travel after the pandemic?

    Aircraft are parked pending the reopening of societies and for travel to start again. (Photo: Peter Frennesson/Sydsvenskan/TT)
    Published May 20, 2020

    The climate impact of aviation has dropped to a minimum level due to the coronavirus crisis. How can emissions be kept down after the pandemic? Resear...

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  • KTH teachers are cutting out templates for local apron factory´s protective suits

    Gabriel Johannesson, teacher and workshop engineer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, cuts one of the templates with the help of the school’s CNC milling machine.
    Published May 19, 2020

    On Friday, May 8, the activity was in full swing at the Architecture School's makerspace workshop Verkstaden at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Two...

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  • Shape-shifting carbon fibre could replace mechanical systems for planes and more

    A new carbon fibre composite material which can be bent with electronic impulses was demonstrated in a recent proof-of-concept study.
    Published May 07, 2020

    Imagine wind turbine blades that change shape to achieve the most efficiency in varying wind speeds, or airplane wings that bend and alter their own f...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Apr 27, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsma...

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  • KTH ranked among world's top universities in sustainable development

    Published Apr 24, 2020

    KTH was ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for impact related to sustainability, Times Higher Education announced yesterday.

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  • Higher ed institutions’ climate initiative awarded

    The Climate Framework adopted by 37 institutions of higher education in Sweden is meant to permeate all operations of the university.
    Published Apr 17, 2020

    The 37 Swedish universities and colleges that have signed the Climate Framework have been awarded for their systematic work on driving the climate cha...

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  • Researchers sample sewage to measure infections in six European countries

    From two Stockholm water treatment plants, samples of sewage are collected at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for tracking the coronavirus and measuring the spread of COVID-19 in communities. KTH is also collecting samples in Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands and Turkey.
    Published Apr 16, 2020

    The spread of the coronavirus in Stockholm and in six European countries is being tracked through sewage samples by a research group at KTH Royal Inst...

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  • Visors, sanitizer and fruit donated to healthcare facilities

    Stefan Sundström, caretaker at KTH, unloads chemicals with Tamara Church, a chemistry researcher at Stockholm University.
    Published Apr 07, 2020

    In the midst of the corona virus outbreak, KTH employees are contributing hand sanitizer, protective visors and fruit deliveries to healthcare personn...

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  • "We must find a solution somehow”

    Published Apr 03, 2020

    Professor Eva Malmström Jonsson is starting her new job as director of the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, WWSC, by having to manage lab operations fr...

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  • Bacteria in the air visualised in hospitals

    Published Mar 16, 2020

    KTH researchers are now using virtual reality (VR) to visualise bacteria in the air. “We visualise particle movement in indoor air and pollutants in ...

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  • Wind in the sails of emission free shipping

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler next to a model of the future merchant ship to be built in the department's lab. (Photo: Marc Femenia)
    Published Mar 16, 2020

    Engine powered shipping took over transport across the world’s oceans over one hundred years ago. Sailing ships can now be on the way back. KTH is dev...

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  • KTH spreading its mission to girls worldwide

    Sweden's Queen Silvia and the King were special guests at the recent Tekla event in India. (Photo: Anushree Tandale)
    Published Mar 07, 2020

    In the last 12 months, KTH and Robyn’s Tekla Festival has been presented for girls in multiple time zones – from the U.S. to Brazil and India. Yet bei...

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  • Unpaid work stealing research time

    Who is responsible for the service work that must be done? (Photo: Martina Holmberg/TT)
    Published Mar 06, 2020

    Who manages “academic housekeeping work” – tasks that have to be done, but you do not get credits for? These tasks are usually done by women, even tho...

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  • Cellulose technology enables swift scaling up of cotton recycling enterprise

    The Re:newcell founders, from left, KTH Professor Mikael Lindström, Christofer Lindgren, Malcolm Norlin and KTH Professor Gunnar Henriksson
    Published Feb 12, 2020

    Ethanol production was the aim when two KTH Royal Institute of Technology professors first developed their method for breaking down plant cellulose ab...

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  • System would keep ships from releasing sulfur and nitrogen oxides

    A new technology being developed at KTH could help shipping companies comply with new international maritime rules on toxic emissions. Pictured are researchers Christophe Duwig, left, and Klas Engvall, professor of Chemical Engineering. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    Pollution from maritime vessels is largely overlooked by the media, but it plays a significant role in deteriorating air quality. Now a research team ...

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  • KTH takes a lead in climate change

    UN´s Sustainable Development Goals.
    Published Jan 24, 2020

    KTH is taking the lead in climate change via its new climate targets and determination to be climate neutral by 2045. “KTH has made the assessment th...

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  • How AI will affect UN goals for climate, development and global stability

    A look at how many of the targets in each area would be inhibited or enabled by artificial intelligence.
    Published Jan 13, 2020

    Artificial intelligence (AI) represents a powerful but double-edged sword as nations confront global warming, poverty and issues of peace and justice....

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  • New appointments as Wallenberg Academy Fellows

    Published Dec 09, 2019

    It has now been confirmed that KTH researchers Sara Zahedi and Marina Petrova have been appointed as Wallenberg Academy Fellows 2019. The grants cover...

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