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  • Being green without being a grinch

    Sweden has reduced its own emissions, but not its consumption of gadgets produced in countries with different environmental standards. (Photo: Marc Feminia)
    Published Dec 17, 2014

    Sweden has reduced its own greenhouse gas emissions. Yet as the holiday gift-giving season approaches, gadgets produced in countries with different en...

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  • Online shopping, at what cost?

    The environmental impact of online consumerism requires more rigorous investigation. (Illustration: Cutcaster)
    Published Dec 16, 2014

    We save time and money by shopping online. But what about the environmental impact? Is it better or worse for the environment that goods and services ...

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  • Holiday travel can be climate smart

    Long-haul air travel emissions exceed that of rail by more than 200 times in Sweden. The figures show emissions in kg and refer to four people whose starting point is Stockholm. (Graphic: Daniel Gineman)
    Published Dec 15, 2014

    Flying the family to Thailand to celebrate the holidays? Maybe taking the train to Åre? The difference in climate impact is considerable, according to...

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  • Sharing economy surges forward

    The sharing economy has expanded in recent years, says Karin Bradley, a researcher in urban planning and environment. (Photo: Peter Larsson)
    Published Dec 15, 2014

    The holiday shopping season breaks records year after year. Consumer spending this year is expected to total 7.2 billion globally – a 2.5 percent incr...

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  • An alternative to the disposable economy

    Published Dec 02, 2014

    Continued economic growth requires an alarming – and arguably unsustainable – amount of raw material and energy. But what if there was a way to rein i...

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  • Method will reduce arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh

    Published Oct 01, 2014

    Millions of Bangladeshis could have access to drinking water free from dangerous levels of arsenic, thanks to a research team led by KTH Royal Institu...

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  • Safer than silver: antibacterial material made with algae

    Published Sep 30, 2014

    Consumers concerned about safety of silver ions in antibacterial and odor-free clothing will soon have a proven safe alternative thanks to ultra-thin ...

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  • Who controls public space?

    Published Sep 29, 2014

    Among the questions Maria Håkansson has researched is whether everyday environments, such as mass transit or residential neighborhoods, can serve as g...

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  • Fuel cell researchers seek better solutions

    Published Sep 11, 2014

    Rakel Wreland Lindström performs research in renewable energy and fuel cells at KTH. Nearly a year ago she got to tell the world and US President Bara...

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  • Electronic voting - easier, but risky

    Karim Jebari, a researcher on ethics and technology, says California's budget woes serve as a warning against overuse of referenda. (Photo: Fememia)
    Published Sep 04, 2014

    Easy – but risky for democracy. Electronic elections would increase pressure to implement more and more referenda. And that could be devastating to a ...

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  • Mapping could help stop Ebola's spread

    Fruit bats (Pteropodidae) are considered the likely host of the Ebola virus. (Photo: Satit Srihin)
    Published Sep 03, 2014

    Whether it’s the Black Death of 1350 or the Ebola virus in West Africa, one thing deadly pandemics have in common is that their progress takes a geogr...

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  • Project turns algae problem on its head

    The seabed could become a source of food, as well as other benefits, such as medicine and energy, thanks to algae research being done at KTH. (Photo: TT Nyhetsbyrån)
    Published Aug 18, 2014

    Algae is being upgraded from an environmental problem to a valuable natural resource and raw material.

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  • Sweden's ICT carbon footprint detailed

    Published Aug 14, 2014

    Despite a rapid growth in the use of computers and mobile phones in Sweden, emissions per user remain low, according to a unique study which maps out ...

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  • Better theoretical grasp would boost sustainable development

    Students need to have a more solid theoretical ground to stand on where sustainable development is concerned, says the environmental researcher Anna Björklund (Photo: Christer Gummeson)
    Published Jun 25, 2014

    No doubt, sustainable development engages the interest of both students and teaching staff. It is also a prioritised area for KTH Royal Institute of T...

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  • New device could improve biomarker analyses

    Visualization from a numerical simulation of a cell flowing past the obstacle through the microfluidic device.
    Published Jun 24, 2014

    KTH researchers have proposed an advance in cell sorting technology that could lead to lower costs, increased accuracy and quicker analysis of biomark...

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  • Here comes the Sun

    Published Jun 19, 2014

    Saturday, June 21 is the summer solstice – when the hours of sunlight in the northern hemisphere are at their longest. Here’s a look back at some stor...

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  • Taking stock of Obama's climate plan

    Obama's Climate Action Plan targets coal burning energy generation, for one. (Photo: Compuinfoto)
    Published Jun 17, 2014

    US President Barack Obama’s recently-unveiled Climate Action Plan has provoked strong reactions in America; though it’s generally agreed the changes w...

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  • KTH and World Cup city focus on urban planning

    Arena da Baixada in Curitiba holds 40,000 spectators and is one of Brazil's most modern arenas. (Photo: Gustavo Paolo)
    Published Jun 12, 2014

    Curitiba is one of the twelve cities in Brazil where World Cup matches will be played, and it has one of the modern arenas in the country. The city al...

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  • Searching for the perfect steel

    Published Jun 10, 2014

    A new theory may unlock the secret to a creating a perfect, ultralight steel, paving the way for more energy efficient vehicles and aircraft.

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  • Stronger-than-steel fibre spun from wood

    Published Jun 09, 2014

    Whether they need to be strong as steel, or as soft as cotton, products of the future could be sourced from the forest, using new techniques developed...

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