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  • Project plants seeds for widespread urban farming

    Published Oct 28, 2013

    City dwellers may one day soon harvest vegetables and catch fish without leaving their kitchens, using equipment under development at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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  • Doctoral honouree focuses on sustainable development

    Published Oct 22, 2013

    For Swedish business leader Antonia Ax:son Johnson, building bridges between business and science has been a vital part of sustainable development.

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  • Web firestorm raises concern over free exchange in science

    Published Oct 18, 2013

    Where new research is concerned, how free is one to think out loud and express ideas? The Swedish politician, Peter Pedersen, has already found out – at some cost. When he asked an open question about...

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  • Nanomaterial risks unclear

    Published Sep 30, 2013

    There are huge gaps in our knowledge of the effects of nanomaterials on health and the environment. This has been established by KTH researchers after mapping the risks and applications of the materia...

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  • Honorary doctorates announced

    Published Sep 30, 2013

    Antonia Ax:son Johnson, head of the Axel Johnson Group, will join leading researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain in receiving honorary doctorates from KTH Royal Institute of Technology on...

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  • 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 he...

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  • Boats tap the rising sun

    Published Sep 10, 2013

    Coming from the land of the midnight sun, a team of KTH students traveled to the land of the rising sun to win a solar-powered boat race on Japan's largest lake.

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  • KTH shares spotlight with Obama

    Published Sep 05, 2013

    For 10 minutes on Wednesday fuel cells researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology shared centre stage in the university library with U.S. President Barack Obama.

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  • Breakthrough enables long-distance delivery of renewable energy

    Göran Engdahl, professor of Electromagnetic Engineering, has contributed to the development of an eagerly awaited circuit-breaker for high voltage direct current (HVDC).
    Published Sep 04, 2013

    Smart grids are fundamental to allow increasing amount of renewable energy in the network. A much more flexible grid is also required in order to generate and transport solar energy from the Sahara to...

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  • Solar cell performance improves with ion-conducting polymer

    Published Sep 03, 2013

    Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology have found a way to make dye-sensitized solar cells more energy-efficient and longer-lasting.

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  • Why Obama is visiting KTH

    Published Sep 02, 2013

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is home to extensive research into renewable energy and other, related areas. Here are some of the reasons why U.S. President Barack Obama is visiting the university ...

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  • Welcome to KTH, Obama!

    Published Aug 30, 2013

    U.S. President Barack Obama is coming to KTH Royal Institute of Technology on Sept. 4. He will be joined by Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, to get a taste of KTH's research in renewable ener...

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  • Solar energy repackaged for the mass market

    Published Aug 28, 2013

    The mass market appeal of solar power could get a boost from design and packaging concepts being developed at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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  • Roads could power cars across Europe

    Published Aug 27, 2013

    Electric car development is primarily focused on fuel efficiency, and until recently, researchers have been seeking answers under the bonnet. But a team at KTH Royal Institute of Technology is looking...

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  • Biofuel research awarded 25 million SEK

    Published Jun 25, 2013

    A researcher at KTH Royal Institute of Technology has been awarded 25 million SEK as part of a Swedish and European effort to develop the use of the sea as a source of energy and other products, such ...

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  • Building the supergrid

    Published May 21, 2013

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology researchers are helping to ensure that the power grids of the future meet the new demands created by renewable energy.

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  • 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.

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  • Making fuel from bacteria

    Published Mar 13, 2013

    In the search for the fuels of tomorrow, KTH researchers are finding inspiration in the sea. Not in offshore oil wells, but in the water where blue-green algae thrive.

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  • Tunnel vision: let there be light

    Published Mar 06, 2013

    For transportation authorities looking to reduce operation costs, there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Or, in the case of Sweden, the light is inside the tunnel.

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  • 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.

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