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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Nov 20, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • Science that ‘hits the spot’ for peace, sustainable development

    Preparing for planting in an irrigated field in Morocco, one of several countries that researchers
    Preparing for planting in an irrigated field in Morocco, one of several arid countries where researchers from KTH's division of Energy Systems work with local officials to help them balance the countries natural resources. (Photo: SuSanA Secretariat/Lydia Herrmann CC by 2.0)
    Published Nov 10, 2020

    On UN World Science Day for Peace and Sustainable Development, Francesco Fuso-Nerini reflects on the importance of scientific research to inform decision-making and international cooperation.

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  • Degree project takes student to front lines of COVID-19 battle

    Aashlesha Chekkala posing in an arcade of cherry trees in Stockholm.
    "I feel privileged that I get to tell my friends and family that the project I work on is in the direction of fighting a global pandemic." Photo: Courtesy of Aashlesha Chekkala
    Published Nov 09, 2020

    The fight against the COVID-19 pandemic became an unexpected opportunity for master's student Aashlesha Chekkala.

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  • Study identifies more genes that are likely behind psoriasis and eczema

    Nail displaying the characteristic pitting of psoriasis. Photo: Seenms/CC BY-SA 3.0
    Nail displaying the characteristic pitting of psoriasis. Photo: Seenms/CC BY-SA 3.0
    Published Oct 27, 2020

    A new study identified 17 new genes that could be targeted for treatment of psoriasis and eczema, two common hereditary skin diseases with no cure.

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  • Wheat gluten can be used to make sustainable diaper material

    A baby getting their diaper changed
    Most of the billions of diapers used each year are made with petroleum-based absorbent material. That could change with the development of new sustainable materials like the one recently reported by researchers at KTH.
    Published Oct 08, 2020

    More sustainable diapers are one possible use for a new bio-based material that researchers in Sweden are developing. The superabsorbent material is made with wheat gluten proteins from wheat starch p...

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  • Sewage analysis shows sharp increase in COVID 19 virus in Stockholm

    Published Oct 05, 2020

    The coronavirus is spreading again in Stockholm and surrounding suburbs, according to COVID 19 RNA measurements in local sewage, which are being conducted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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  • New initiative to build tomorrow’s society

    Three people, Matilda Ernkrans, Karl Henrik Johansson and Erik Ekudden are standing next to an indus
    Matilda Ernkrans, Minister of Research, tests an industrial robot during the inauguration of Digital Futures, together with Karl Henrik Johansson, professor (left) and Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer at Ericsson . (Photo: Fredrik Persson)
    Published Oct 02, 2020

    Robot co-workers, self-driving cars and social carers – more and more smart solutions are becoming part of our lives. What do we want tomorrow’s society to look like? KTH has just inaugurated Digital ...

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  • New center focus on integrated science

    A laboratory image of a potato in section.
    A potato in section.
    Published Sep 30, 2020

    Meet Agneta Richter Dahlfors, director of a new interdisciplinary research centre with the focus on societal benefits, that was inaugurated on 30 September. What is AIMES?

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  • Lightning fast implementation of alumnus´master´s thesis about smart charging of electric vehicles

    Jacob Dalton is sitting at his office in front of his computer, giving a thumb´s up.
    Jacob Dalton wrote a master´s thesis on smart charging of electric vehicles. The solution has been implemented by the electricity company Tibber, where he´s now employed. Photo: Tibber
    Published Sep 01, 2020

    Two years ago Jacob Dalton completed a master´s thesis proposing how household charging of electric vehicles can be used to stabilize the power grid. Now the KTH graduate’s idea has been introduced as...

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  • "We must dare to break ingrained patterns"

    Published Aug 10, 2020

    Swimmer Maja Reichard was already beginning to lose her sight in her teens, but has continued her career at elite level. During her time as a Master of Science in Engineering student at KTH, she won 2...

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  • A new material takes shape – all by itself

    Produce packaging could be one of the first areas where research scientists’ Robotic Matter is used.
    Published Jun 24, 2020

    Remember the T-1000 robot from Terminator 2? It could change form into anything at all, including a human being. The microrobots in the animated feature, Big Hero 6, offer another example of matter th...

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  • Transport model could help predict virus’ spread

    Researchers at KTH have created a tool that can show which areas in a city are at risk of being particularly harshly affected by spread of infections, such as Covid-19. Photo: Peter Ardell
    Published Jun 16, 2020

    Researchers at KTH are developing a computer model to simulate the connection between the spread of the coronavirus and the travel habits of Stockholm residents. The tool would provide epidemiologists...

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  • How should we travel after the pandemic?

    Aircraft are parked pending the reopening of societies and for travel to start again. (Photo: Peter Frennesson/Sydsvenskan/TT)
    Published May 20, 2020

    The climate impact of aviation has dropped to a minimum level due to the coronavirus crisis. How can emissions be kept down after the pandemic? Researchers at KTH are developing a tool designed to hel...

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  • KTH teachers are cutting out templates for local apron factory´s protective suits

    Gabriel Johannesson, teacher and workshop engineer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, cuts one of the templates with the help of the school’s CNC milling machine.
    Published May 19, 2020

    On Friday, May 8, the activity was in full swing at the Architecture School's makerspace workshop Verkstaden at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Two teachers were producing templates with a CNC mill...

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  • Shape-shifting carbon fibre could replace mechanical systems for planes and more

    A new carbon fibre composite material which can be bent with electronic impulses was demonstrated in a recent proof-of-concept study.
    Published May 07, 2020

    Imagine wind turbine blades that change shape to achieve the most efficiency in varying wind speeds, or airplane wings that bend and alter their own form without hydraulic rudders and ailerons. These ...

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  • Newsmakers at KTH

    Published Apr 27, 2020

    Who has received what when it comes to funding? What findings, results and researchers have attracted attention outside KTH? Under the vignette Newsmakers, we provide a selection of the latest news an...

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  • KTH ranked among world's top universities in sustainable development

    Published Apr 24, 2020

    KTH was ranked among the world’s top 100 universities for impact related to sustainability, Times Higher Education announced yesterday.

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  • Higher ed institutions’ climate initiative awarded

    The Climate Framework adopted by 37 institutions of higher education in Sweden is meant to permeate all operations of the university.
    Published Apr 17, 2020

    The 37 Swedish universities and colleges that have signed the Climate Framework have been awarded for their systematic work on driving the climate change adaptation while also reducing their own emiss...

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  • Researchers sample sewage to measure infections in six European countries

    From two Stockholm water treatment plants, samples of sewage are collected at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for tracking the coronavirus and measuring the spread of COVID-19 in communities. KTH is also collecting samples in Italy, Spain, India, Netherlands and Turkey.
    Published Apr 16, 2020

    The spread of the coronavirus in Stockholm and in six European countries is being tracked through sewage samples by a research group at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, which will repor...

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  • Visors, sanitizer and fruit donated to healthcare facilities

    Stefan Sundström, caretaker at KTH, unloads chemicals with Tamara Church, a chemistry researcher at Stockholm University.
    Published Apr 07, 2020

    In the midst of the corona virus outbreak, KTH employees are contributing hand sanitizer, protective visors and fruit deliveries to healthcare personnel in Stockholm and a special aid organization has...

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