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  • Underwater kites could be next wave in clean energy

    Published Jan 14, 2016

    Moored to the ocean floor, they glide in the slow-moving currents to reap energy. A KTH researcher involved in Europe's biggest "underwater kite" proj...

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  • Farming the sea for food, and more

    You could fill up a dinner table with products from seaweed. The fact is, we already consume a lot of it.
    Published Dec 21, 2015

    Imagine being able to enjoy a Christmas dinner and, at the same time, make a difference for the environment. Today you can buy caviar and crisp bread ...

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  • Changing meat "norms" will require political decisions

    Meat taxes are one way KTH researcher Annika Carlsson Kanyama suggests to reduce consumption. (Photo: Issei Kato/TT)
    Published Dec 16, 2015
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  • Insects creeping closer to western dinner tables

    Christmas crickets could be standard fare in the future. (Illustration: Ida Björs)
    Published Dec 16, 2015

    "Please pass the ... crickets." Some Christmas dinner in the not-too-distant future, you just might be asking for someone to pass you a steaming platt...

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  • An array of research takes aim at climate change

    There's no silver bullet to stop global warming. Getting climate change under control will require an array of energy systems and solutions. As COP21 wraps up, we take a look at some of the most interesting recent research at KTH that addresses global warming.
    Published Dec 10, 2015

    There's no silver bullet to stop global warming. Getting climate change under control will require an array of energy systems and solutions. As COP21 ...

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  • Research needed to realise UN development goals

    For the first time, more is invested in renewable energy than in fossil fuels, which is important for creating a sustainable future. (Photo: Patrik Pleul)
    Published Dec 07, 2015

    Climate change is linked to at least six of the UN's 17 goals for sustainable development. Making these goals a reality requires commitment at all lev...

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  • A closer look at how climate policy gets derailed

    Published Dec 02, 2015

    On the long and winding road toward climate policy action, scientific evidence is often the first casualty. A KTH study reveals how the political proc...

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  • Algae entrepreneur from KTH named Wired fellow

    Researcher and entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot at the Simris production facility in Österlen, Sweden. (Foto: Daniel Nilsson)
    Published Aug 28, 2015

    Can a seaweed farmer change the world? Wired magazine seems to think so. It named algae entrepreneur Fredrika Gullfot —a former KTH researcher — one o...

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  • Fashion industry shops for innovative ideas

    At KTH Anders Wijkman, Rebecca Earley, Vigga Svensson and Johan Rockström discussed how to close the loop of fashion. (Photo: Benny Ritzén)
    Published Aug 26, 2015

    The H&M Conscious Foundation launched the first-ever Global Change Award (GCA) at an exclusive event in the main library at KTH Royal Institute of Tec...

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  • Campus plans earn international sustainability award

    The plan for a vibrant campus includes more student housing: up to 700 by 2017. (Illustration: White arkitekter AB))
    Published Jun 26, 2015

    KTH has won the International Sustainable Campus Excellence Award for its campus plans. The plans outline the direction in which the campus will be de...

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  • Emissions remain high, despite reductions

    Business air travel has to be reduced further if KTH is going to reach its long-term environmental goals, says Göran Finnveden. (Photo: TT)
    Published Jun 12, 2015

    Internal carbon taxes and a discussion concerning those researchers and teachers who really need to travel; these are just a few of the proposals for ...

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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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