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  • Report exposes Pakistani e-waste recycling workers’ plight

    Published Feb 21, 2013

    A 6-year-old girl in a remote Pakistani village sits quietly in the family’s kitchen, breathing toxic fumes that drift from across the table where her father is burning a computer circuit board. The s...

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  • 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 bact...

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  • Saab-KTH partnership flies even higher

    Published Feb 07, 2013

    Saab and KTH Royal Institute of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will strengthen long-term strategic cooperation in aviation research, education and innovation.

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  • Better protection needed from chemicals in products

    Published Feb 04, 2013

    European Union policy falls short of protecting consumers – and the environment – from the hazards of chemicals in textiles, building materials and other everyday products, a study conducted at KTH Ro...

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  • 'Paper cups don't exactly scream credibility'

    Elinor Falkman, head of communications for the KTH Energy Platform.
    Elinor Falkman from the Energy Platform challenges the conference organisers of the KTH to create the most environmentally friendly events possible. This will improve KTH's credibility, she suggests. (Photo: Christer Gummeson)
    Published Dec 04, 2012

    If KTH is to become credible in environmental matters, it needs to practice what it preaches. Or more precisely, what it researches. This is the view of the Energy Platform's management, which decided...

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  • White-Hat Hackers Hit Helsinki

    Published Sep 26, 2012

    They call themselves hackers, but they’re not out to break into your bank account or steal government secrets. Instead, programmers meeting at the third Green Hackathon in Helsinki, Finland, are looki...

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  • Research Maps Policy, Technology Path for Bolivian Biogas

    Published Sep 04, 2012

    KTH researchers work with local partners to help the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto develop strategies for biogas recovery from organic waste. The technical, social and economic challenges are ...

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  • KTH Hosts Gathering of Building Efficiency Experts

    Published Aug 31, 2012

    The International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB’12) comes to Stockholm Sept. 3-5.

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  • Success story - KTH trio shines in Desertec project

    Published Aug 15, 2012

    Three young KTH Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) alumni with a passion for a better world have been independently developing different solar technologies within three different companies, towards ...

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  • Study Calls on China to Modernise Cooking Fuels

    Published Aug 07, 2012

    In a new study of access to energy supplies used for cooking in China, KTH researcher Brijesh Mainali calls for a transition to improved stoves and clean, modern fuels in the world’s most populous nat...

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  • KTH's lunches become sustainable energy

    Master's student Janet Eustasie (on the right) and researcher Anders Malmquist are operating a biogas plant that transforms KTH's lunch leftovers to electricity and heat. (Photo: Christer Gummeson)
    Published Jun 19, 2012

    The leftovers of your lunch that you leave on your plate are now being transformed into biogas at a research facility at the edge of the wood on Brinellvägen on KTH's campus. The experiment may become...

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  • New Study Measures Life Cycle Social Impacts

    Published Jun 11, 2012

    A KTH research group has completed a Social Life Cycle Assessment (S-LCA) of a laptop computer. Going beyond the traditional LCA’s focus on environmental impacts over a product’s lifetime, this emergi...

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  • The environmental issue to be included in all programmes

    “It is great that the course in sustainable development comes in at an early stage of the programme,” says computer engineering student Alexander Solsmed. (Photo: Christer Gummeson)
    Published May 28, 2012

    KTH is now making an extra effort with their educational programmes about environmental and sustainable development. Among other things, computer engineering students will be able to study a new cours...

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  • Road2Science: Researching Stronger, Safer, Smarter Infrastructure

    Published May 24, 2012

    Infrastructure research can be as mundane as finding better ways to make asphalt concrete from crushed rock and oil refinery sludge, and it can be as exotic as designing road surfaces that charge your...

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  • Jake mixes science and politics

    Jake Whitehead has political ambitions with his research – to contribute to decisions that are of benefit to the environment. (Photo: Christer Gummeson)
    Published May 16, 2012

    He is passionate about change and says that the ecological arguments must be more important than the financial with regard to growth. Jake Whitehead is at present working on two doctoral theses at the...

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  • Renewable Energy Research to Focus on Africa

    Published May 15, 2012

    In partnering with the International Renewable Energy Agency, KTH positions itself to create a range of new research and internship opportunities. Professor Mark Howells, point man for the relationshi...

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  • A Range Tracker for Electric Cars

    Published May 11, 2012

    A major shortcoming of electric cars is drivers’ uncertainty over how far the vehicle can be driven before the battery dies, a phenomenon known as “range anxiety.” But a new Web-based tool developed b...

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  • BRISK Accepting Proposals for Biofuels Research

    Published Apr 25, 2012

    The KTH-led, 26-member consortium BRISK has begun accepting proposals from researchers studying improved production methods for biofuels and thermal biomass conversion. Financed by €11 million in EU r...

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  • Save the City, Save the Planet

    Published Apr 20, 2012

    Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond: Rethinking Cities for the Future Edited by Tigran Haas, Published: April 3, 2012, Publisher: Rizzoli, New York ISBN: 978-0-8478-3836-3

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  • Breakthrough in Artificial Photosynthesis Could Boost Solar Future

    Published Apr 11, 2012

    Researchers at the KTH Department of Chemistry have designed a molecular catalyst able to convert water into oxygen and protons at speeds similar to natural photosynthesis. The rapidly advancing field...

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