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  • This gold-winning team at iGEM created a way to prevent pharmaceuticals from washing into waterways

    The iGEM Stockholm team brought home two gold medals for its water treatment innovation, Biotic Blue.
    Published Nov 20, 2018

    A team of students has won gold medals in a major global competition by developing a method for cleaning antibiotics and drug residues from wastewater...

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  • Strengthen your company's cyber security with KTH's Online Course in Ethical Hacking

    Published Oct 24, 2018

    Apply to the Online Course in Ethical Hacking open for businesses by December 15.

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  • KTH hosts international Music Tech Fest in September

    An exhibition at MTF in Berlin in 2016. (Photo: @PeterKolskiArt)
    Published Aug 22, 2018

    The international festival of music ideas and innovation, Music Tech Fest (MTF Stockholm), is coming to KTH in September. During the week Sept. 3-9, a...

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  • ERC grant to Environmental Historian Sverker Sörlin

    Published Apr 20, 2018

    Sverker Sörlin, Professor of Environmental History at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, is one of ten Swedish researchers receiving a grant from the ...

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  • Next-generation, hormone-free contraceptive for women

    The distribution of chitosan over a mucin drop is shown in flourescence. (Image: Thomas Crouzier)
    Published Mar 28, 2018

    A hormone-free women's contraceptive with no side effects is one promising use for a new technique developed by researchers in Sweden to tighten up th...

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  • Hydrogen extraction breakthrough could be game-changer

    Published Feb 23, 2018

    Researchers at KTH have successfully tested a new material that can be used for cheap and large-scale production of hydrogen – a promising alternative...

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  • Wave energy device tests begin in North Atlantic

    From KTH to the North Atlantic, a new wave energy conversion system is installed in the waters off Orkney, Scotland. (Photo: Colin Keldie)
    Published Feb 13, 2018

    Europe is on a quest to make renewable energy available to remote coastal areas and islands. That’s the motivation behind the testing of a powerful Sw...

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  • Anniversary week kicks off in Dome of Visions

    President Sigbritt Karlsson, His Majesty The King of Sweden, Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Göran Cars and Karolina Keyzer in front of the fountain by sculptor Carl Milles on KTH’s campus. Photo: Marc Femenia
    Published Oct 18, 2017

    Yesterday marked the start of the seminar marathon, the highlight of the anniversary week in which KTH’s campus is celebrating 100 years. “The laying ...

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  • Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion

    Night deliveries were found not to be as disruptive as expected, in most cases. (Photo: courtesy of ITRL)
    Published May 23, 2017

    In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch truck...

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  • Strongest artificial spider silk synthesized with cellulose from wood

    “The strength of the fiber is significantly better than any man-made, silk-based material to our knowledge, and on the same level as what can be found in nature from spiders,” says Daniel Söderberg, a researcher with the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at KTH.
    Published May 16, 2017

    The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists in Sweden using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nano...

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  • Global competition for sustainable fashion

    The aim of the Global Change Award competition is to highlight pioneering ideas for a more circular fashion industry. (Photo: Global Change Award)
    Published Mar 27, 2017

    How can the fashion industry become more sustainable? The Global Change Award competition – in which KTH Royal Institute of Technology is a partner – ...

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  • Silk from milk? New method binds proteins into threads

    A depiction of the artificial silk strands created by researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology and DESY. (Photo: DESY/Eberhard Reimann)
    Published Feb 08, 2017

    By all appearances, cows have little in common with spiders. Yet despite the two species’ obvious differences, new research shows that ordinary milk c...

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  • Innovation hub for global development launched

    Jesper Vasell, project leader for Global Development Hub, speaks at the even to kickoff the newly-launched training and collaboration model. (Photo: Camilla Cherry)
    Published Jan 26, 2017

    Now the ball is rolling for KTH's investment in a training and collaboration model that aims at finding innovative solutions to global challenges.

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  • With new tool, cities can plan electric bus routes, and calculate the benefits

    A wireless-charging electric bus in the greater Stockholm area city of Södertälje.
    Published Jan 09, 2017

    The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool f...

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  • New research shows one way LED efficiency is far from optimal

    LED efficiency is impeded by trace amounts of iron, a byproduct of production of the semiconductor structures in light emitting diodes.
    Published Nov 25, 2016

    Even though LED lights are among the most energy efficient available, there’s still plenty of room for improvement. Researchers recently found that li...

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  • Technique could lower cost of making bioplastics and biofuel

    Packaging is one area where biomass could replace oil as a resource, as a result of improvements in cellulose processing such as that published in Scientific Reports by a KTH researcher.
    Published Oct 19, 2016

    The potential for at least partly replacing oil with cellulose as a renewable source of energy and materials has just improved.

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  • Researchers find cheaper way to produce hydrogen from water

    Published Jun 27, 2016

    KTH researchers have opened a route to large-scale hydrogen production by discovering a better way to split water without relying on precious metals.

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  • Bee McBeeface, Beeyoncé are web poll choices to name bees

    Published Jun 13, 2016

    KTH asked the Internet to name the queens of the campus' two new honey bee hives, and the results were perhaps not so surprising. In a web poll held l...

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  • Sexism extends to robots

    A robot to be used for modeling in Japan. (Photo: Koji Sasahara)
    Published May 24, 2016

    What gender are the robots that are taking over more and more of our chores? Does it matter whether we call them, "he" or "she"?

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  • Tests show how trucks can reuse engine heat for power

    Published May 20, 2016

    A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 t...

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