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  • Trees are source for high-capacity, soft batteries

    Published Jun 01, 2015

    A method for making elastic high-capacity batteries from wood pulp was unveiled by researchers in Sweden and the US. Using nanocellulose broken down f...

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  • Global recruitment seeks top researchers

    KTH is recruiting globally for 13 new assistant professors in 11 research areas. (Photo: Jann Lipka)
    Published Apr 01, 2015

    KTH Royal Institute of Technology is offering 13 international researchers positions as assistant professors. Here's a quick look at the positions tha...

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  • Robyn and KTH launch tech festival for girls

    Published Mar 19, 2015

    Swedish pop star Robyn wants more women to make careers for themselves in technology. So she's launching a special festival aimed at opening young gir...

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  • Shared, self-driving cars could free up traffic

    Published Mar 05, 2015

    With the growing popularity of care share programs, self-driving technology could be a game changer for urban traffic systems. A new study looks at ho...

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  • News blog spreads KTH research

    Published Mar 03, 2015

    The Stockholm Technology Blog is a new, start-up blog by KTH's international press secretary, David Callahan. Why are you doing it?

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  • Hot research under the (simulated) sun

    KTH's Solar Lab is one of only seven such research facilities in the world. (Photo: Håkan Lindgren)
    Published Feb 20, 2015

    Concentrated solar power can be part of the solution for sustainable energy in the future — not least in those developing countries where sunshine is ...

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  • Making waves with new gear technology

    Published Feb 10, 2015

    A Swedish company has cracked the challenge of scaling up wave energy, with the help of technology from researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technolo...

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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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